Harry / John…
Please accept a heartfelt “thanks” from AVP. We had a blast. Everything worked to plan, and nothing was overlooked. The bus service was great and appreciated. Both drivers enjoyed themselves and were thankful for being included in the meals and show.
This may we be the smoothest gig we have ever done. Well done!
Will Bruner, Chorus Manager
Atlanta Vocal Project
The Columbia County News Times
When Rebecca Nelson opened her door Friday evening, she was greeted by a barbershop quartet singing an early Valentine's Day performance from her husband, U.S. Army Spc. Adam Nelson.
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Kiwanis Club of Augusta
December 22, 2008
It was the Monday before Christmas and all through St. Paul’s, Kiwanis had gathered to see the decked halls – and share a great lunch and a toast or two. Everyone was in a festive mood and we had lots of guests – even too many to recognize. Traditionally, we can bring our spouse or guests to enjoy our Christmas program and we had a room full.
President Jatho welcomed everyone and blessed our meal. Sybil Surrett took home the attendance prize and several lucky people took home the poinsettia on their table. Our program featured the Garden City Chorus, members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Lowell Dorn sings with that group – tenor, as near as I could tell.
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Washington Savannah River Company
December 3, 2007
To: John Phillips
Once again, let me tell you how much we enjoyed your visit to The Pinnacle Club on Saturday evening. I think everyone enjoyed hearing and seeing you...and, I know that our hosts, Leo and Susan, did! You did an outstanding job and the commentary, musical selections and performance time were right on point. We appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to be a part of our evening! Please relay to all the attending members how much we enjoyed your performance.
Again, I apologize for your long wait. But, as you said, I do think that we all enjoyed it more since we were able to concentrate on watching you instead of dividing our time between you and a meal! (Glad that you insisted on waiting.)
We wish all of you well during the holiday season!
Washington Savannah River Company
Public Affairs/Special Programs
Saint Valentine's Day, February 2007February 19, 2007
To: Quartets of the Garden City Chorus
Dear Gifted Gentlemen of Song:
Thank you for offering to share your gifts of talent and beautiful voices, with men fortunate enough to have the affections of our special lady, by serenading her, in person, on Valentine’s Day. Not only did the special attention in song surprise my wife, but she said. “My face turned red, but I loved it. You’re just a bundle of surprises, aren’t you?” Since the other ladies in her office enjoyed your singing, too, it was the highlight of the workday and the comments made her feel lucky to have me. The joy endures, as the rose and card help her recall the experience, especially when she got home that night. What a great idea – beautiful music does stir emotions.
One grateful husband,
Augusta Festival of Lights, November 2006
November 21, 2006
Dear Mr. Phillips,
Thanks so much to you and the chorus kindness for showing up last evening in the terrible cold rainy weather [for the Augusta/Richmond County Festival of Lights]. The chorus sound really great during your warm ups; I thought you guys were performing. I'm definitely going to invite you back to some of our events for entertainment, the people must hear the chorus wonderful singing. Thanks for the We Wish You a Merry Christmas selection. From the City of Augusta Special Events, we would like to wish you and the chorus a very Merry Christmas!!
Fairview Presbyterian Church, August 2006
Sunday, August 13th, 2006
The chorus was WONDERFUL Sunday morning. Thank you so very much for coming and sharing in our service. Isn't it cool how you can take such diverse individuals and voices and make them sound great together?! Please accept our modest donation to your group for something fun. Come back any time!