Fans and Reviews

 

Open Arts Community Choir deliver stunning performances every time. They have a large base of fans across Northern Ireland, the UK and internationally. Here is what they have had to say:
“The OACC is a thing of true, unique and inspiring magnificence! Their beautiful sound radiates with humanity, musicality, understanding and love …an utterly wonderful collection of musicians – this is simply the very definition of what a choir should be!”

-Brian Irvine, Composer

 

“…high quality music… pleasure, and above all, Joy…”

-Belfast Telegraph

 

“a stunning performance.”

-Jeffrey Williams, Adjudicator at the 2010 Bangor International Choral Festival

 

“Absolutely beautiful phrasing and nuance.”

-Gary Batley

 

“You were inside the music.”

-Richard Yarr, Adjudicator at 2013 Bangor International Choral Festival

 

“I thought you were a real African choir! …you must make a CD so I can listen to you back home!”

-Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

“I cried when I first heard this Choir on TV. So sensational. I was utterly overwhelmed by their sound. Absolutely beautiful…”

-Ms Jones, West Yorkshire

 

“When a choir gets it right, the goosebumps come up and tears roll down your cheeks. Open Arts are the only ones to do that to me so far…”

-Chris, Lancashire

 

“Listen to this choir with your eyes closed – ability/disability totally irrelevant – absolutely STUNNING sound…”

-Jane, Sheffield

 

“You all exude joy and happiness and it is obvious that singing gives you all such great pleasure. That is one of the reasons your performances are so moving. Your diversity also demonstrates that singing is for everyone…”

-Janice, Dorset

 

Comments after recent concerts:

“…My hands were sore clapping, and I’ll definitely be there next time!”

“Absolutely wonderful – outstanding!”

“Very good… excellent, first class”

“I couldn’t take my eyes off the Signer”

“Couldn’t believe how great the four men were – really strong!”

“Amazing”