Just want to say a HUGE Thankyou to you and the choir for doing such a fantastic job. You are all truly wonderful, taking on a challenging song and making it better than we could have ever hoped! Leading up to the day you took all the stress out of the music for the service and drinks reception, taking on responsibility for creating the perfect list to suit the occasion. Everyone has mentioned how amazing the music was during the church service and it made all their hairs stand up on end! Thankyou so much for giving us the confidence to go ahead with a non-traditional song and making it so right for the occasion, despite so many differing opinions! As I walked down the aisle the music nearly made me cry and that’s saying something!! You all gave the finishing touches to such a special day for us and we are so grateful.
Rob and Becky Grimwood – Married 24/06/2017
“Barbara, Jane and Middle Eden Voices were wonderful at our wedding. They made the ceremony even more meaningful for us by singing and playing some of our favourite pieces, and they could not have been more helpful in the run up to our big day. As always, the sound was just beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you all for helping to make our wedding day personal, memorable and above all special.”
From the start Barbara has been great, guiding us on what music works best for walking down the aisle to. Giving us ideas to think about for music, she played beautiful music throughout our reception.
Even though our timings ran over, Barbara didn’t stop playing and provided the background music to make our reception special.
Barbara even came to our venue the night before to coach myself and bridesmaid on how to walk down the aisle and our cues, which we were very grateful for.
Barbara brought the room to tears at our walk in music, a very professional lady and an exceptional pianist. Would highly recommend her.
Kim and kev Augill castle 8th July 2017
As I prepare to start a new academic year, I would like to congratulate all my pupils for their success in either ABRSM, GCSE or Advanced level examinations.
I am proud to report that for another year I have had 100% pass rate in practical examinations with exceptional individual marks, including a high level of Distinctions and Merits.
Many congratulations and I am excited to be meeting new pupils.
The following performances are open to the public.
1. Sunday 16 November 2014 — Lowther Castle Sculpture Gallery. Dress warm! Performance at 2pm. Two 40 minute sets.
2. Sunday 30 November 2014 — Rheged. Two sets. 10.45am – 11.30am and 1.30am – 2.30pm.
3. Saturday 6 December 2014 — St Lawrence’s, Appleby 7.00pm (tbc).
4. Saturday 13 December 2014 — Sainsbury’s, Penrith. 12pm – 2pm. Singing carols. Raising money to buy our own piano!
5. Saturday 11 July 2015 – Music For A Summer’s Evening At Lowther Castle 7 for 7.30 contact Barbara for further details.
Middle Eden Voices performed live at the BBC Radio Cumbria Carlisle studio on Sunday 8th January 2012 to launch the BBC’s The People’s Passion project. Barbara led the community choir who performed three pieces on the Breakfast Show.
Music for Life with Barbara Gilbertson runs workshops and masterclasses for all ages and abilities. To find out more visit www.barbaragilbertson.co.uk.
BBC Radio Cumbria came along to the World Music Workshops attended by Long Marton, Crosby Ravensworth, Asby and Milburn primary school children held at Cliburn Village Hall.
The annual World Music Workshops for the Middle Eden Small Schools group provided by Barbara Gilbertson of Music For Life this year took inspiration from the World Cup in South Africa.
The pupils working with Barbara composed and performed at a special concert their own anthem for the England football team.