Major Oak Pop Choir Testimonials

The Pandemic

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us all through this awful Covid season. Having the opportunity to see a few friendly faces each week on zoom has made such a difference to me, as I am sure it has for others. Bless you Pauline.

I want to thank you for continuing the choir on zoom throughout the pandemic, and making each week different and fun for us all.


Thank you so very much for all your work & continued efforts during the pandemic, to not only do zoom for us, but making it as best as possible too!


Thank you for all your hard work in keeping the choir going throughout the pandemic. I know it’s a lifeline for many people.


Thank you for all your hard work to keep our choir going during a very tough year. You've been wonderful .


Many thanks for all your hard work over the past months since lock down. You do make a great difference.


Thank you for all the lovely evenings on zoom for all these months.


Thank you so much for continuing with the choir through the pandemic. I know it’s not the same as singing together in person, but I really appreciate the time and effort put in to make it the best.


Thanks for your patience and sense of fun all year long. You have made this long, horrible year bearable for many of us.


I wanted to tell you what a great job you’re doing and I know that the zoom meetings are a real ray of sunshine for so many, thank you for your hard work.


I just wanted to let you know I think the choir songs should be on a weekly prescription for anyone who is feeling down in the dumps!


Thank you for last night's super rehearsal. It seems we all enjoy zooming together! Looking forward to next week..


Thanks for the zoom choir sessions I'm sure all the members have a huge need to escape from all the hassle of these horrible days .I certainly do, even though my zoom skills are really limited.


The zoom sessions are a real tonic. Getting together with you and all the girls is a welcome escape from all that's going on around us at the moment. Your cheery smile reminds me that we have a lot to be grateful for, thank you!


A big thank you for all your hard work. You make choir very enjoyable and worthwhile. It’s a real boost especially on cold nights!


Pauline, you have created something amazing for a lot of people. Thankyou.


I recommend anyone wanting a great night out to go and see/listen to this choir.

Steven Thacker, Concert secretary, Anston Male Voice Choir

Hi Pauline. Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your concert last night. Under your leadership the choir just gets better and better.

Terry Ram

Thank you for all your hard work to bring the variety of songs to the choir and your skill and patience to get the best out of us.


Many thanks for a fun year of song


This morning radio 2 played ‘Somewhere only we know’ and I was able to join in the full song. It made me smile and I thought 'thank you Pauline'


Thanks for pushing us as you do, and for everything. We love it!


Thank you so much for being so brilliant and organising this fabulous choir. Rehearsing and performing in your choir is the thing I look forward to the most, outside my family, every week. – Janet

This has been the best choir I have ever been a part of.


I really do love our choir, as it brings so much happiness to so many people!


The work you do with the choir is incredible.


Thank you for all the hard work you put in to make the choir such a success.


So pleased I joined… it has been a joy!


Such a fabulous group of Ladies makes the choir special, led by a special and talented leader!


I’ve been a member for 3½ years and it’s been wonderful!


Happy 5th birthday of the choir. Gosh, where has the time gone? From 15 members to 80… AMAZING!!!


Happy 5th birthday to the choir, and here’s to many more happy years.


'I would recommend anyone to come along and be part of this choir. You are made to feel very welcome and my singing is now much more confident. Lots of singing along with lots of laughs ends the day perfectly. Thank you Pauline, and all the other lovely ladies.'


'Wow Pauline, your teaching methods are brilliant, easy to follow, precise & such fun. So lovely to meet a really friendly group of ladies.'


'I love every minute of it. Roll on the next rehearsal!'


'Thanks Pauline for making my Monday’s happy!'


'Last night's concert was wonderful! Thanks to Pauline and all the choir members - our much-enjoyed weekly sessions came together and the singing sounded great. I was excited and nervous and couldn't wait to start. I loved it and the audience did too! On the choir for the school holidays. I will miss it so much.'


'Our concert was a fantastic evening!!! I haven't enjoyed myself so much in a long time. An absolute success brought about by pure hard work and dedication...Oh and a lot of patience by Pauline Daglish. I feel proud to be part of a great team. Onwards and upwards.'


'Love Monday nights - so uplifting!'


'A big 'Thankyou' Pauline for helping to make my choir experience so enjoyable. Your patience is endless and you certainly know your stuff, plus you are a super teacher.'


'I really enjoyed my first rehearsal last night and it was lovely that everyone made me feel welcome. I thought the choir sounded fantastic!'


‘Joining the choir has been a fantastic experience. Thank you, Pauline, for your patience, direction and the confidence you give us all.’


‘I cannot remember the last time I took part in anything so enjoyable and smile inducing! Pauline creates such a calm, enthusiastic and music loving atmosphere. Thank you so much!'


‘What an amazing evening raising such a fantastic amount of money for a wonderful charity. I must admit I was apprehensive when I first joined the choir, but clearly all the practice payed off and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I never thought I would share the same stage as an X Factor finalist!!! Thank you for bringing happiness into my life.’


‘I had a wonderful time singing in the concert. My family were there and were so impressed and full of praise. Thank you, Pauline, for all the time and hard work you put in to the choir. I'm so glad fate brought me to Edwinstowe. I absolutely LOVE coming to choir.’


‘I look forward to every Monday evening. Thank you Pauline, you have changed my life!’


‘Thank you Pauline, for making it such fun and seem so easy!’


‘Thank you, Pauline for all your hard work, dedication and inspiration. I've had great fun.’


‘Just to say how much I enjoyed singing in last night's concert. It was one of the loveliest experiences I've had. I woke up this morning singing and I'm still singing now on my way to work!’


‘What a joy it is singing with everyone.’


'Dear Pauline. I would just like to say thank you for making my friend and I so welcome last night. We really enjoyed it and felt on top of the world for having had a good sing. Your members were so friendly and Jill, especially, helped me to make notes on my sheet so I could know how the voices were arranged. I think your teaching style is quite inspirational and I can't wait for the next session!’


‘Hi Pauline. Just been looking through past photos of the choir. What memories we have, thanks to you.’


'Hi Pauline. Just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to sing in another great concert last night.

The lovely thing, in my opinion, about the Major Oak Pop Choir is that it is all inclusive! Young, not-so-young, singers of all ability - but together with lots of help from you we make a great sound. l for one love being part of it’.


‘Thank you for all your hard work pushing us along. I was so proud to be part of the choir at last night’s concert.’


'I just want to say a big thank you for making my experience with the choir such an enjoyable one. We are able to leave all worries and personal problems at the door when we come to sing. I absolutely love coming to rehearsals and the icing on the cake is when we get to the performance stage. It feels so exhilarating to take part and get such positive responses from the audience. I am also thrilled that we have taken part in raising over £3000 in just two performances which will benefit those worthy causes. It's great to be part of such a lovely group of ladies.’


'I really enjoyed singing at the concert last night. I'm still singing in my head! Thank you to you, Pauline, and your fantastic back up team, Walter and Mike. I appreciate how much time and effort goes in to organising a concert.

Feedback from friends: Emotional, brilliant & professional.'


‘To all you lovely ladies.

Last night I had the great pleasure of being in the audience at Retford and WOW! it was truly amazing! You looked fantastic, your smiles showed you were enjoying every minute, you sounded so professional, the harmonies were really impressive and the dynamics added depth which gave me goose bumps. It was a real treat to hear what the choir sounds like as a member of the audience. You were so great that I yearned to be up there with you. Pauline you are a genius! Many congratulations on a fantastic performance!’

Maria (fellow pop singer)

‘Hi Pauline. Just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely social evening. I really appreciated all the little touches which made the evening so special. Being in the choir has ŕeally blessed me and I am grateful for all the hard work you and Walter do.'


‘Thank you Pauline, for a fabulous social last night. I thought it was the best one yet! Such ENERGY!!!’


‘What a fantastic concert we had last night. The comments and the standing ovation we received were fabulous to hear and see! Thank you, Pauline so much for all you do. You have the patience of a saint. It's down to your hard work and passion that helps make us sound like we do!’


‘Coming to choir on a Monday night is a real pleasure. The concerts are the icing on a very delicious cake.’


‘May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on last night's superb concert.

I found it to be a rousing and joyful experience, as, no doubt, did all of the audience. Your comments about singing providing well-being for the ladies is quite evident. Wishing you continued success in your work.’


'I love choir! Thank you Pauline. You have created something amazing for a lot of people.'


'I can't tell you how much I enjoyed singing with the choir in last night's concert. Thank you, Pauline, for all the opportunities you have given us.'


'We went and participated in the fantastic concert put on by the Major Oak Pop Choir at The Crossing last night. They sang 20 songs perfectly without music. The place was packed and buzzing. I recommend anyone wanting a great night out to go and see this choir!'


'Hi Pauline. Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your concert last night. Under your leadership the choir just gets better and better. One item last night was so good I think you could have gone to any venue, in any company and sung it, it was that good. That was 'The Rose'. Well done to everyone (including the sound man!)'


'The concert last night.....pure joy!'


'Really enjoyed last night, the soloists were fantastic. What a journey you have brought us on, Pauline. Long may it continue.'


'It was a fantastic concert last night, I really enjoyed it. Thank you Pauline for your brilliant leading and teaching. I've just been looking at the website with the list of all the charities we've supported. It's a wonderful feeling and quite humbling to think that I've played a small part in helping all those people/ Thank you for making it happen'.


'Hi to everyone. Wow! It was such a privilege to hear the choir perform last night at Worksop Priory. You were fantastic. You were so professional and some great new songs. Congratulations and warmest wishes to everyone'.


'Thank you for making my Monday nights so wonderful!'


'I've had some fantastic feedback about our concert at The Crossing, but quite honestly, it really reflects on Pauline's hard work, professionalism and infinite patience!!! We're turning into what she is moulding us into.'


'Your musical director has done a fabulous job. She clearly lives, eats and breathes music - it shows in the way she guides you through the songs. All I could hear around me was praise for her and the choir'.


'Just wanted to say how fab the concert was for me...I'd had such a bad week - usual stuff ... too busy, work, clapped out car and then a migraine. I nearly cancelled but didn't want to let anyone down. So I came, sang my heart out instead and it was joyful and amazing. I forgot my woes, they just faded away and I felt peace and such gratitude instead. No doctor could have prescribed anything better!'


'It's a pleasure being part of such an amazing choir. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANKYOU!!!'


'Thank you Pauline for providing such a fun, meaningful and worthwhile activity within my life,'


'What an amazing night with the choir. Love singing, love the camaraderie and I actually remembered most of the words!'


'Pauline, you have given a lot of Ladies so much to look forward to every week. Personally you've helped me to make new/more friends, you have given me something to look forward to every week've improved my singing voice (although Walter & Mike might disagree!!!)'


' I have, wow, wow!!! It was a pleasure to witness the professionalism and obvious dedication of the choir at last night's concert. I know you willl have all worked hard to prepare and it certainly paid off. I thought the programme was a great choice and the sound was fantastic. I had to get the tissues out! And, all I heard around me were positive comments. You should all be very proud. Well done. and hope to see you all again soon!'


'For me, it's the wonderful feeling of belonging to such a fantastic group of lovely Ladies doing a brilliant job.'


'I was at Retford Town Hall on Saturday night with a friend. A superb concert, thoroughly enjoyed. Solos were really good. A good mix of music once again. Well done to everyone involved.'


'The concert was fab, but it's Pauline's enthusiasm and teaching methods that inspire people to want to give their best.'


'Just a brief note to say how much I am enjoying the pop choir. Everyone has made me so welcome.'


'Another fabulous concert - lovely to have such an appreciative audience.'


'A lady from the audience stopped me on the way out and said...'You have brought a lot of joy to a lot of people tonight...thank you!' That's what makes it all feel worthwhile'