Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir

What our audience says about us

Here are just a few of the great things that have been said about the choir by people in our audience. We hope this section will build as we start to undertake concerts again.

'It was a pleasure to have The Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir perform at our Jubilee Beacon lighting event. What a wonderful performance - thank you for being a part of our event'

Lauren - Event Organiser, Worthing Borough Council

2nd June 2022

 

‘A huge thank you to The Gruffs Male Voice Choir who delivered a beautiful uplifting performance at a fundraiser event for our small local Charity Superstar Arts. What a talented bunch! A great turnout and a great atmosphere. We are very grateful for their support and kindness.’ - Jo, Superstar Arts 21st May 2022

'It was a pleasure to invite the Gruffs to Highdown Gardens. Their upbeat and cheerful tunes were a fantastic way to kick off the bank holiday weekend and bring the local community together. Thank you Gruffs for a wonderful performance!' - Ellen - Highdown Gardens

22nd April 2022

'Thank you so much for bringing all of the magnificent choir to our garden for a wonderful performance for our National Garden Scheme opening.Thank you too for making everyone's day that much brighter and more colourful and for providing some wonderful entertainment for one and all. 

I am very pleased that our event was the one thing to bring the choir together again for a performance after a time of confinement and lack of togetherness. Keep on going now and we wish you well for future entertainments.'- Pauline and Paul - Sussex Prairie Gardens 14th September 2021

What our members say about being in the Choir

‘I first sang in a choir at school about 65 years ago, continued in stage shows, rugby clubs, folk clubs, etc.  Ten years ago I finished with the shows but was encouraged to join the Gruffs.  Talk about a new lease of life!  New friends, new songs, great pleasure.  I was given good advice 10 years ago (clever lady, my wife!!)’ – Alan P

‘The buzz I get from knowing that I have been part of a performance that caused an audience to applaud is wonderful.’ – Bob G

‘Rehearsals require concentration and practice, but are very enjoyable, and the numerous charity concerts we perform throughout the year provide a real sense of satisfaction and achievement.’ – Geoff J

‘Mostly, I am a bit shy and reserved, didn't think I could sing and would never have been able to perform on my own. But since joining the Gruffs, and singing as part of the bass section, my confidence has grown and now I find I really look forward to rehearsals and especially to our next public performance. I enjoy it so much that I arrange my holidays so I don't miss any concerts’ - Paul W

‘Very friendly choir, singing great music. Love it!’ – Mike R

‘I was made very welcome by the other choir members. Fifteen months ago, I was diagnosed with emphysema. When I told the doctor I sang in a choir, he said that singing was the best thing I could do. These past five years I’ve been singing with the Gruffs I have enjoyed it so much, and would say to any man – come and try the choir, you will not regret it.’ - Alan M 

'I was encouraged to join the Gruffs to help boost my self-confidence and mood.  It works - a brilliant prescription.  Joining the choir has had many social, mental and physical benefits.  It's a brilliant sensation when we perform for others' - Bob B.

'Joining the Gruffs gives mental stimulation, friendship, and pride in our achievements in entertaining others.' – Mike K.

'What does singing do for me? It gives me a sense of being and a rewarding hobby. What does singing do for our audiences? It makes them feel something and provides them with memories. Our concert activities, especially at retirement homes, make people happy.  Singing keeps my mind active. There is a lot of fun in singing with a bunch of 'lads'. I'm singing with guys with varying voices and I can feel easy because nobody is judgmental. To sing is therapeutic and causes me naturally to feel happy.' – Alan B.

'I’m a founder member of the choir. Ten years on it's still a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Roll on Tuesday evening rehearsals and performing at concerts.' - Richard C.

'I joined the Gruffs when I retired and could finally stop travelling for work. There is never a dull moment and the support you get from the Musical Team and the other guys is fantastic - I have enjoyed every second.' Dave R

If reading these testimonials has helped you to decide to have a go at singing with us, just click on Contact us and send us a message to get the ball rolling.

​The Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir has helped to raise significant amounts of money to promote venues or organisations. 

 

We have also sung at Weddings and other types of celebrations and are available for performances throughout the Sussex area.

 

To discuss booking us for a performance, please click on contact us and send us a message.

 

If you would like to be kept informed of our next concert or would like to reserve tickets, please click on contact us and let us have your full name, email address, contact phone number and details of how many tickets you would like putting aside on the door.

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