Flying without Feathers Performer Feedback
What were the key achievements of the project?
The joy of performing together and the pleasure it gave to audiences.
Some beautiful music and words were composed and hopefully the audience learned more about the history of the RAF in an enjoyable way.
To educate and entertain.
Showing the public who attended the depth of the contribution made by the RAF. Bringing beautiful music to Stanmore!
A sold out event on the calendar. Some brand new music specially written for the museum. A wonderful opportunity for the local school to sing as part of something special.
Perfect setting for the Tonic Choir to share the beautiful music written by Bryan Kesselman to celebrate the centenary of the RAF and to bring an unforgettable awareness to a new generation
To help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the RAF. I think our contribution was a good one.
Getting Tonic Extra working well with another Choir - rehearsing to get the best out of singers with mixed experience and ability and combining it into a really successful outcome.
A fitting and unique celebration of the RAF, and especially the Battle of Britain, and a great community project, bringing together singers from different backgrounds, as well as school children and professional speakers.
Bringing the importance of all jobs and cultures to the fore, not just the air crew. I thought the involvement of the children as well as adults was great
A high performance of the choir following many rehearsals and managing to produce the words and music of Philip and Bryan to a standard they were hoping for.
Using the museum as a venue for musical community projects. Particularly giving an opportunity for original music to be showcased. Ensuring the memory of RAF veterans is maintained for future generations.
Feedback they received from audience members
All good especially how we moved around the museum as we sang.
All very positive and many will return to the museum to look around.
Fantastic, made them very emotional, wonderful sound.
People enjoyed the promenade aspect of the concert, and thought the music, singing and atmosphere were very impressive.
They thought it was excellent. Words and music so appropriate and the setting was perfect.
Good use of every room, very atmospheric.
Very emotional, educational, enjoyed the concert moving from room to room.
Concert - words and music was very powerful
They were very moved by the whole experience. The music was inspiring, the readings were interesting and at times emotional. They thought all the choirs performed really well. Also impressed with the staging and the 'theatre' aspect of the show. The children were great.
They thought it was wonderful and extremely moving and some returned to see it a second time.
They thought the performance was amazing!
That the project was imaginative and emotional, with just the right balance of humour. They particularly enjoyed the children’s participation. One, who had been evacuated himself, said "as soon as they marched in with their gas mask boxes it all came flooding back to me". Another friend, who had served in the RAF police himself thought it was a fitting tribute to mark the centenary.