Raves for “DUELLING PIANOS! – 25 June 2018

“…A note to say how privileged we were to have you and Simon both entertaining us on the keyboards last Monday. You are both so gifted and you bring joy to us in your music…”

– Pam F

“…Once again, what a brilliant concert you gave us last Monday. The performances of Bernard and Simon were truly awesome – and what a great idea to have the video screens! The shows you present for us Senior Citizens are so much appreciated; every show presented has so much class…”

– John & Nan W

“…On behalf of our group members thank you for the wonderful concert, we all enjoyed it very much…really a wonderful time…”

– Valerie A

“…Could we just say a BIG thank you for the Duelling Pianos Concert – we thoroughly enjoyed it (as we have all the concerts!!). Perhaps we could look forward to an Encore on next year’s programme?…”

– Robyn & Kel L

“…Thank you for another wonderful concert yesterday. Watching those fingers on keyboards was breathtaking. What a great idea those screens were! You are providing so much pleasure to us older members of the community with your concerts. Thank you so much…”

– Helen C

“…BRAVO! What a wonderful performance by two amazing virtuosi. Thank you so much…the two screens were great and then entire programme amazing. I hope I’m around to hear a repeat performance – please reschedule. Congratulations on a fabulous concert…”

– Noelene C

Raves for “TEDDY TAHU RHODES IN CONCERT” – 30 April 2018

“…Teddy and Georgia were fabulous!…Thank you – such a wonderful treat to hear these beautiful voices…”

– Gabrielle G

“…My first Good Old Days Concert! I very much enjoyed everything about it, including the nostalgia of the wonderful Town Hall…Thank you for a wonderful performance…”

– Joy B

“…I am compelled to email you to CONGRATULATE Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Georgia Wilkinson, David Parsons, the Orchestra and Bernard Walz for a magnificent Concert – you made my heart sing! Absolute magic!…”

– Vivienne C

“…Once again a big thank you for a truly fabulous show today. Congratulations. Well done for giving so many people such enjoyment. I really want you to know we appreciate all the effort that goes into organising such a show. Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Georgia Wilkinson had amazing voices, such a delight. We are now eagerly awaiting the next show. Many thanks…”

– Pam F

“…No words can fully describe yesterday’s concert. It was superb in all areas…”

– Judith B

“…You have excelled yourself! What a wonderful afternoon it was – not only were the two main artists superb in both their singing and interaction, but the orchestra, the selection and the presentation couldn’t have been bettered…”

– Alan H

“…Yes, yes, this last concert was as I can only describe it: ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL! Not only the great performers, but also you, Mr Walz, were super fantastic. To lead an orchestra and the singers in such a beautiful professional way – super! My sincere thanks to you and all the team for such a memorable performance, which really touched my heart and probably a lot of the audience’s too. A great Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!…

– Barbara M

“…What can I say! The concerts keep getting better and better! I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say it was fantastic to be part of Monday’s audience. Just loved the two items performed by your so very professional orchestra and, of course, Teddy Tahu Rhodes  and Georgia Wilkinson more than met expectations. Keep up the excellent work and look forward to doing it all again in June…”

– Jennifer H

Raves for “FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD” – 5 February 2018

“…How can you [resent such wonderful entertainment concert after concert? As we depart the Town Hall (humming and feeling like skipping) we wonder how the next production could compare; but it is a continuance of enjoyment on each occasion. To you, your Team, your orchestra members and Michael Cormick and Claire Lyon we send our sincere thanks for a wonderful experience…”

– Judith B

“…I just wanted to say that yesterday’s concert 5 February 2018 at Sydney Town Hall was amazing. Everybody I spoke to just loved it…”

– Joy C

“…Another fantastic performance by everyone yesterday! Thank you so very much for providing two hours of the most wonderful entertainment…”

– Lionel & Marianne W

“…I had the pleasure of attending the 11am From Broadway To Hollywood Concert and really enjoyed the programming, choice of songs, skill of orchestra and yourself, quality of arrangements/scoring and wonderful presentations by Michael Cormick and Claire Lyon…Well done to you and your team for a great concert…”

– George C

“…Thanks Bernard for a truly great concert yesterday. It ranks with one of the best – although a friend said to me afterwards that it was THE BEST! The quality of all the performers and the selection of music was superb…”

– Alan H

Raves for “THE AUSTRALIAN TENORS IN CONCERT!” – 16 October 2017

“…Thank you for another truly wonderful concert today. The selection and performance from the Tenors was lovely and what an amazing voice Emilie Lemasson has. Your accompaniment along with the orchestra made for a delightful performance. The concerts you produce not only promote live music but give so much pleasure to so many older people. Can’t wait for the concerts planned for 2018…”

– Helen C

“…Today’s concert with a fabulous soprano and five Australian Tenors supported by Bernard and his band was a standout and beyond all expectation! The concert was so enjoyable we were still singing the tunes on our bus trip home – a polished professional performance by all – many many thanks…”

– Cathryn B

“…Thank you for another wonderful concert on Monday. My second concert visit and I enjoyed every minute. I was seated among a number of “first-timers” and they were enthusiastically looking forward to returning in 2018. I had a fantastic day and congratulations to you all for providing so many people with such enjoyment…”

– Jennifer H

“…Wow – loved it. Great singing, great orchestra and of course the piano player was wonderful!…”

– Cheryl R

“…Thank you, thank you. What a truly fabulous concert today. What a show to finish off 2017. We all enjoyed it very much. You bring so much happiness to a lot of Seniors. What would the world be like without music? Once again, many thanks…”

– Pam F

 

Raves for “I LOVE A PIANO – ENCORE!” starring BERNARD WALZ (10 July, 2017)

“…Just letting you know how much I enjoyed your concert on Monday.  I am actually lost for words to express what it all meant to me, but will simply say it was fantastic, and you and the orchestra, and the many others who would have worked so hard to make it all happen are to be congratulated.  The Town Hall is a wonderful venue, and the pre-concert performance by the organist added yet another dimension to what was an exceptionally entertaining and memorable day…”

– Jennifer H

 

“…The concert today was absolutely FANTASTIC. You excelled even your usual brilliance. Thank You. We are very fortunate…”

– Joy & Stephen G

 

“…Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed your music selections today.  You must have been exhausted after two concerts with such demanding pieces and yet you convey your enjoyment of your favourite segments.   What a joy it is for us to be able to enjoy your “magic” on the piano…”

– Lyn S

 

“…Thank you for the exciting concert today….Your two artists, both were exquisite, and the orchestra is spectacular……..mind blowing…….but most of all….WE LOVE THE PIANO!!…Thank you for the joy you have given us…”

Charles L.

 

“…I wish to thank you for the fantastic concert yesterday. It started with David playing that great organ. Then you came on and what a terrific performance you put on. I am always amazed at the speed your hands move up and down the piano and the selection of numbers you play. Congratulations on another magnificent show . I will look forwards for next concert with the five Tenors..”

– Bruce S

 

“…Congratulations on a amazing concert. Your talent is huge and the music and feeling in the hall was unforgettable. Thanks to all musicians…”

– Mary F

Raves for “NOW WE’RE SWINGIN’!” – starring TOM BURLINSON (8 May 2017)

 “…Thank you so much for the concert yesterday – my friend and I attended for the first time – we came away absolutely thrilled! We cannot wait for the future concerts!…”

– Adele S.

 

“…A superb concert! Tom Burlinson is a master interpreter of those classic swing songs! We loved every moment. The big band with him were fantastic, too. Every show you present is different and every one a winner. Thank you! Cannot wait for the July concert, now!”

– James W.

 

 “…What a fabulous show you put on again. World-class entertainment for us oldies – we really enjoy and always look forward to whatever is on. Seems to give life a boost – no need to say keep up the good work!…”

– Pauline W.

 

“…A beautiful show!…”

– Ron B

 

“…I want to say what a wonderful day we had (once again) at your concert with Tom Burlinson. Accompanied with the marvellous orchestra, he is outstanding!…”

– Heather McC

Raves for “DAVID HOBSON IN CONCERT!” (13 February 2017)

…Thank you for another sensational concert yesterday. David Hobson, Claire Lyon and the orchestra were all incredible, and left the audience amazed at their talent. Looking forward to the next concert…”

 – Jean W

…Another blinder of a concert to commence 2017 that had absolutely everything! Bernard, you continue to present fantastic concerts that are filling the Sydney Town Hall – a very big thank you! David and Claire displayed their brilliant musical versatility combined with humorous interludes. This was the first time that I’ve heard Claire – what a beautiful voice with a wonderful vocal range! The orchestra led by yourself on piano combined to make this concert a truly memorable experience!..”

 – Robert H

…Wow! What a success! Thank you for the wonderful entertainment that you present always, but Monday’s concert was a bonus…You are all such brilliant performers who obviously enjoy yourselves on stage, which feeling is conveyed to your audience. Is it surprising that we exit the Town Hall with huge smiles on our faces? Very best wishes to you all…”

 – Judy B

…Yesterday’s concert with David Hobson and Claire Lyon…it was just the best ever. I have been coming to the concerts for years and they are just getting better and better…keep up the great work you are doing…so many of we mature-aged patrons just love the concerts…”

 – Jan C

..What a great concert! My wife and I enjoyed it immensely. This was the third time we have seen David Hobson and this was his best concert yet! He really connected with the audience. Claire Lyon was really good – hope to see more of her on your concerts. The orchestra just keeps getting better too – they were good to start with! The pianist wan’t bad either! David Parsons – always a joy to listen to…”

 – Geoff B

…Many, many thanks for another great concert yesterday morning. David Hobson excellent as usual and Claire has a great future. Thanks again…”

 – John W

…Wow, I still have chills with “Bring Him Home”. Thank heavens David sang “Jerusalem”. What a great feel-good concert. I’ve enjoyed every concert I’ve been to. Thank you. What wonderful duets – My Fair Lady GREAT GREAT! Congratulations to everyone…”

 – Jenni R

Thank you! Thank you! BRAVO! Just had to let you know we all enjoyed the concert today. It was fabulous, David Hobson and Claire Lyons were sensational. A big congratulations to you and your orchestra. Well done…”

 – Pam F

 

Raves for “BY GEORGE!…IT’S GERSHWIN!” (31 October 2016)

 

“…Just a short email to thank you for yet another brilliant concert. Both yourself and all those very talented members of the Police Concert Band and vocalists performed at a level that would more than hold it’s own on ANY world stage! It was an absolute blinder!…”
– Robert H

“…Wow! What a concert! My friends and I loved the Gershwin programme yesterday! How you keep bringing such fabulous concerts for us is just amazing! My favourite was “Rhapsody In Blue”. You and the Police Band played it with such energy and fun. It was amazing. Thank you for all you do in keeping “good music” and “honest entertainment” going for us Seniors. We love it. See you in 2017!…”
– Joan F

“…Thank you for the By George!…It’s Gershwin programme today (I love the name of the concert, too). So many highlights from the opening Strike Up The Band to the amazing I Got Rhythm version at the end. The Police Band are so versatile – and Belinda Parson’s voice is just like silk. Fantastic! And “Rhapsody In Blue” was the best I have ever heard. Thank you…”
– Peter J

“…Our group was trying to find the words to summarise the feelings we had from attending the Police Band concert today! Wow…amazing….superb…fantastic…and on-and-on! Not enough adjectives to capture our sentiments – suffice to say we all had a bounce in our step and huge smiles on our faces as we left the Sydney Town Hall. We cannot wait for the 2017 concerts to come around!…”
– Margaret 

Raves for “A GALA CONCERT” (12 September 2016)

“…Thank you so much for the glorious concert we saw yesterday with Yvonne Kenny and Simon Tedeschi. What great performers they are. Their music was out of this world…”
– Christine D

‘…We wanted to drop you a note to let you know how thoroughly we enjoyed yesterday’s performance. Classical music is one of our passions and when the programme included magnificent pieces by some of our favourite composers, we were over the moon. Yvonne, Simon and Maria’s pieces were perfection. We loved every moment of the two hours which went by all too quickly. The guest performers, the orchestra, Bernard Walz and David Parsons treated us to a feast of beautiful music. Thank you!…”
– Lionel W

“…Congratulations on another brilliant concert on Monday. I never cease to be amazed at the brilliance of people who play the piano…and Yvonne Kenny was also magnificent…”
– Bruce S

“…Thank you so much for the most wonderful Concert today…it was fabulous as usual! I don’t think there would be any better entertainment in the whole country. Thank you to everyone who made it possible…”
– Margaret S

Raves for “I LOVE A PIANO!” (6 June 2016)

…Once again thank you for a beautiful  concert yesterday, I knew it was going to be wonderful and I wasn’t disappointed…you are just an amazing pianist…I think my favourite part was the Andrew Lloyd Webber segment…the Aussie part I loved too, just the whole concert, I do hope we can have another piano show again in the not too distant future. Also Gavin has a beautiful voice, I’m sure he has a bright future…”

– Faye S

…I am writing to thank you very much for a magnificent concert yesterday – you truly are a wonderful pianist (and compere) – my  husband, friends and myself  were thoroughly entertained for the entire 2 hours.  Also thank you for playing that ridiculously ‘hard’ piece of music ‘Chopsticks’…it brought a smile and a laugh to a lot of people I think!!  I would like to recommend that you perform at on an annual basis – your repertoire is amazing. I do hope that we see more of Gavin Brightwell in the upcoming musicals doing the rounds in Sydney in the near future.  Paul Martell was excellent with his ‘clean’ jokes and his impersonations were brilliant – well done on a fabulous concert.  A big ‘thank you’ to all the ‘behind the scenes’. We can’t wait until the September concert again…”

– Jill R

CONGRATULATIONS on yesterday’s concert. It was just wonderful and all my crowd thoroughly enjoyed it. These concerts seem to be getting better and better. Can hardly wait for the next one in September...”

– Val “S” D

Congratulations on a wonderful performance at the Town Hall yesterday – you personally excelled – and the orchestra, singer, comedian were fantastic.  Thank you for what you do, and I look forward to reading about the 2017 Season…”

– Helen J

…Thank you so much for another really wonderful concert yesterday.  Once again it was a truly uplifting experience.  Your skill at the piano is amazing!  The orchestra sounded great, loved Gavin Brightwell and enjoyed a chuckle at Paul Martell’s funnies.  I hope that we are able to hear you again at a concert next year – maybe “My love of the piano continues”  or “I love a piano 2”.  Your love of the piano is quite obvious. Thank you again…”

– Colin & Helen C

…We could have stayed there all evening listening to you make that piano sing, Bernard. Congratulations on a wonderful concert. See you next time…”

– John and Anne K

I want to congratulate you on the fantastic concert yesterday. I thought the previous one was superb but this one was even better. With the piano in the middle of the stage I was able to see the speed of your fingers over the keys and I was astounded at your performance. The supporting artists were great and, because my Dad was born in Ireland, I really appreciated the Irishman turned Australian. I hope you will do another show like this one again in the future…”

– Bruce S

…My wife and I extend our heartfelt thanks for your performance at today’s Good Old Days Concert, “I Love A Piano”.  We cannot get enough of your performances and of all the concerts we have been to over the past few years this rates as one of if not the best concert we have attended.  And every concert is enhanced by your being the pianist extraordinaire, not to mention your great sense of humour and quick wit.  We will be back for the October one.  We can hardly wait…”

– Grahame C