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Sing United
5.0
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Joan Dodd
Joan Dodd
2019-06-14T08:44:47+0000
seen them the other night they were fantastic i would deffernetly see them again
Dorothy Gregory
Dorothy Gregory
2019-03-25T13:13:45+0000
Is a truly inclusive choir I’ve felt welcome since the very beginning The rehearsals are great and the music, well it’s touched my soul!read more
Sean Smith
Sean Smith
2019-03-25T11:48:01+0000
Fantastic concert on Friday, well done to everyone involved, really impressed
Jackie Hodgson
Jackie Hodgson
2019-03-24T15:16:21+0000
What a truly moving and inspiring concert "This land is mine" had it all, from sad songs of pit disasters to the join in favourite "the collier lad". The choir were amazing with backing from an accomplished group of musicians and the keyboard player and musical director Mark Deeks, and not forgetting the fantastic signer, who was a show on his own. As an extra treat we had a song, about his miner grandfather, from Gareth, what a great voice. A very enjoyable night. ❤️👍👍👍❤️👏👏👏read more
Susan Craigs
Susan Craigs
2019-03-24T15:10:06+0000
This choir gets better and better .It's founder Mark Deeks had a vision of what he wanted and his passion is infectious . The choir rise to what ever challenge is given them and give 110% which was proven in the latest concert. A passion for music, friendship , fun and laughter are a great combination and results in the amazing Sing United choir.read more
Sue Denise
Sue Denise
2019-03-24T10:13:50+0000
It is obviously a fantastic end to a term putting on a concert but Sing United is so much more than that. During the term our friendships strengthen with songs that have us all singing with real heart and passion. Getting to share this in many other venues is also special and offers the opportunity to spread our enthusiasm for singing to many more than just the wonderful 400 strong audience that support us at The People’s Theatre. It is little wonder to me that I am “hooked” ! The feel good factor of being part of Sing United can be measured by the atmosphere in the rehearsal room, the online daily chats and the warm enthusiastic encouragement given my Team Sing United and, as already mention by other reviewers, - the faces of the choir when performing. Onward and upward ... next term here we come!read more
Suzanne Parker
Suzanne Parker
2019-03-24T09:30:27+0000
Fantastic concert, really enjoyed it, moving performance in such an energetic way.. great idea about involving families in the future..read more
Kim Freeman
Kim Freeman
2019-03-24T08:24:12+0000
So I have just completed my first term being in Sing United and I have loved every minute of it. Being part of this is really special. It's more than singing it's about performing songs that tell a story. Mark deeks passion and vision to create this is amazing choir just got to say thank you. So proud to part of the greenheartarmy. Going to rehearsals every week going into a room that is filled with smiley faces ready to sing out hearts out. I have made a lot of new friends being in this choir. Thank you.read more
Richard Brown
Richard Brown
2019-03-23T22:47:24+0000
Being part of Sing United feels like you are part of something really special. It’s more than just singing.... more than performing wonderful songs.... more than giving back to the community that you live in.... more than making new friends.... much much more. It is the passion that Mark Deeks has coupled with his strength of vision to create an abundance of value in all that he sets out to achieve. This is what it is to be a proud member of the Green Heart Army. I believe Magnificant things happen when people come together and sing!!read more
John Harris
John Harris
2019-03-23T21:44:44+0000
Spending an evening watching and listening to Sing United is about as uplifting as any experience can be. The choir and it’s interpretation and choice of songs leaves the audience in a state of complete bliss and fulfilment. The look of joy on the faces of every choir member shows how important the music and message is to them and if music can help to make the world a better place , then Sing United would be the choir to do it.read more
Nikki Manuel
Nikki Manuel
2018-11-21T17:55:47+0000
What a FANTASTIC show Power To The People was on Sunday night. As a choir member myself, I can fully appreciate the amount of hard work that was put in to delivering such a STRONG, powerful and faultless performance. We were sat right up the back but it didn’t matter, the sound was incredible and the diction was rehearsed to perfection and heard every single word. So very impressed at your storytelling to the point I was moved to tears. Thank you for such a wonderful night. I Can’t wait for your next show. Xread more
Pam Trout
Pam Trout
2018-11-20T22:54:47+0000
Passionate and pollished!
Deborah Byrne
Deborah Byrne
2018-11-19T23:16:42+0000
I can’t think of a better community choir to be part of. The generosity of spirit of people, positive & uplifting vibe & best of all the core values underpinning Mark Deek’s choice of music for us to sing all combine to just lift your spirits no matter what stress or worries you are encountering. Mark really motivates us all & strives to get the best out of us at rehearsals each week, all building up to the final cracking performance on the night! An added bonus is learning about music you might never have paid much attention to, or know little about, then learning the words & stories behind the songs really starts to resonate. A really special experience, so glad I joined.read more
Jane Speak
Jane Speak
2018-11-19T20:17:37+0000
Singing with Sing United is uplifting, challenging and above all, fun! We sing songs with meaning in wonderful venues and support local charities at the same time. Mark's vision, enthusiasm and musical talent are a joy - come along and give Sing United a go!read more
Karen McGowran
Karen McGowran
2018-11-19T09:10:22+0000
Sing United is a community choir led by Mark Deeks. Except it's SO much more than that....it's a group of friends, old and new, working together to create the most fantastic performance. It's about the laughs in the practice sessions to the tears at the final show! It's about raising money for some incredible local charities. It's about singing songs with meaning and a message arranged by Mark. It's about that feel good factor you get from singing (should be in the NHS to be honest haha) and it's about just having a thoroughly good time with lovely people. This choir is for all.....and you dont need any singing experience at all and if you join you wont regret it!read more
Mark Deeks
Mark Deeks
2018-10-14T07:23:58+0000
I may be biased, but I’m immensely proud of this group of people. They’re making great music, tackling important and powerful subjects, raising money for their community, and fast becoming a huge, positive force for good. All whilst forming friendships to last a lifetime. � What’s not to like? �read more
Malcolm Williamson
Malcolm Williamson
2018-08-28T15:55:08+0000
Phenomenal first term with Sing United. Such an easy atmosphere in rehearsals but no slacking allowed when learning the songs which were so well chosen and arranged. The theme had a real message to say about life and our connection with rivers and the environment. It culminated in a unforgettable performance at an iconic venue. Nobody wants to miss the next one.read more
Claire Wynarczyk
Claire Wynarczyk
2018-07-13T12:23:28+0000
Loved my first term at sing united despite never hearing the songs before in the end learned them all from scratch and loved itread more
John Roper
John Roper
2018-07-10T13:39:23+0000
Sing United may have been formed recently and still relatively young as a choir, but Mark’s years of experience in arrangement, direction and composition show as their shows at both the Priory and the Discovery Museum were brilliant!A wonderful surprise to see that Cliff Lee has brought his usual class in BSL to support the choir.The 5-piece musical set were spot on in the setting. It’s hard not to get regionally inspired with riveted steel trusses and songs of the Tyne resounding.She’s leavin’ today Wullie!read more
Anjanette Berrie
Anjanette Berrie
2018-07-01T16:53:19+0000
What a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon I’ve enjoyed listening to these guys at Tynemouth Priory! Big river, and The Tyne Lives On were my personal favourites! �read more
Michael Mutch
Michael Mutch
2018-06-28T19:32:38+0000
What a trully amazing first term with this fantastic group of people who've come together to find friendship, fun, oh and if course, to enjoy singing together! All created by the extremely talented, enterprising and forward thinking Mark Deeks along with the help and support of his lovely wife Angela Deeks. The music, although totally diferent to what I would have chosen to sing, is totally beyond words and I just know that the final performance will be nothing short of stunning. An added bonus is the fact that we are helping out a different charity with each concert.The icing on the cake though had to be performing on stage with Gareth Malone and the unbelievable Swingle Singers. I can't believe my luck at being accepted into such a fabulous group. — feeling crazy.read more
Cynthia Hall
Cynthia Hall
2018-06-28T13:01:59+0000
I've loved singing with this group of friendly people, Mark Deeks is just a brilliant coach, i love his different arrangements, he makes rehearsals so much fun, and he is also very approachable. Cant wait for the next show rehearsals to start "Power to the people"read more
Carol Capaldi
Carol Capaldi
2018-06-25T08:35:43+0000
Wow what a first term of this amazing new choir� I just LOVE being a part of it. How much thought has gone into EVERYTHING The songs and their stories, the venues and the charities all linking together. Rehearsals are great so much fun and friendship in the room (and lots of hard work) of our new Sing United family. Roll on next term. Thank you Mark Deeks ���read more
Emma Bennett
Emma Bennett
2018-06-23T08:54:12+0000
What a fantastic first term. No matter what kind of day I’ve had, I know that when I leave after a Sing United rehearsal I’m going to feel ‘on top of the world’! A great group of people tackling a very interesting mix of songs-all put together by a very creative and talented leader. All this and a party to look forward to! It’s been great being introduced to songs I’d never heard and I’ve loved singing those with a local link. Bring on next term.read more
Jenny Browne
Jenny Browne
2018-06-22T21:57:42+0000
So so much fun ... learning so much too !
Susan Craigs
Susan Craigs
2018-06-22T21:41:57+0000
This is such a wonderful thing to be part of. There is such a wonderful atmosphere in the room and it feels as though you are not only amongst friends, but part of a great big family. The music can be a challenge but Mark makes it such a joy to learn that it soon becomes second nature to you. I would recommend joining to anyone , when your spirits are flagging there is no better way to give them a boost than singing especially such wonderful songs in such great company.read more
Karen McGowran
Karen McGowran
2018-06-22T19:53:00+0000
I would give this 6 stars if I could as 5 just doesn't do it justice! Led by the amazing Mark Deeks we are a group of lads and lasses from all walks of life who come together as we love singing! There is something magical about singing in a choir and this one is a little bit special as we sing songs with meaning and purpose (sometimes bringing a tear to my eye). I always leave practice sessions feeling happy and those two hours can really change you mood..great stress buster! We have a good laugh during practice sessions and although I joined on my own, I've made lots of new friends!read more
Linda Williamson
Linda Williamson
2018-06-22T19:33:32+0000
Absolutely love this new choir it leaves you feeling uplifted and puts a smile on your face. I've made new friends and learned new things, tried new genres of music ,what more could you ask for! I'll be signing up again for sure.read more
Karen Jeff
Karen Jeff
2018-06-22T19:02:45+0000
What an amazing singing group! I love singing, and I especially love singing songs which have a message. With Sing United I get to be part of a singing community with the word community at the heart of what we do. The boss Mark is an incredibly talented musician who comes up with some fabulous, challenging arrangements to keep us on our toes, and each term we have a theme for what we do. The theme is carried through from the songs themselves, through our charity work right on to the choice of venues for our performances. This is much more than your average choir, this is Sing United �read more
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gillian david
gillian david
11:22 14 Jun 19
SING UNITED IS FUN, FRIENDS, LAUGHTER AND SINGING 💚💚. Love it 💚.
Kirsty Carr
Kirsty Carr
08:11 25 Mar 19
I love Sing United! Fab atmosphere and a choir with a very special message to sing and raise money for our community. Well led by Mark who is inspiring. I'm delighted to be part of it!
Kirsty Carr
Kirsty Carr
07:29 25 Mar 19
I love Sing United! Fab atmosphere and a choir with a very special message to sing and raise money for our community. Well led by Mark who is inspiring. I'm delighted to be part of it!
Susan Craigs
Susan Craigs
15:47 24 Mar 19
I love being a member of this choir and it just gets better and better. It's success comes from it's founder Mark Deeks who had a vision of what he wanted and he has certainly found the true meaning of community singing from raising money to support charities in the region to offering support by volunteering to help .This term culminated in a truly emotional concert that was both sad and funny and loved by both the choir members and the wonderful, supportive audience who came to watch.
Susan Craigs
Susan Craigs
14:55 24 Mar 19
I love being a member of this choir and it just gets better and better. It's success comes from it's founder Mark Deeks who had a vision of what he wanted and he has certainly found the true meaning of community singing from raising money to support charities in the region to offering support by volunteering to help .This term culminated in a truly emotional concert that was both sad and funny and loved by both the choir members and the wonderful, supportive audience who came to watch.
Pam Trout
Pam Trout
22:55 20 Nov 18
I was lucky enough to grab a couple of tickets for the Power to the People concert at The Peoples Theatre last night before it sold out. I knew it would be good but I was blown away! Powerful alright! Looked and sounded amazing. I hear they have done some Community Fundraising for The Peoples Kitchen in Newcastle and the POWER of the SING UNITED PEOPLE blew all expectations out of the water and incredibly have raised several Thousand Pounds for this wonderful local charity. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves. You all looked like you had the best time too! Brilliant!
Pam Trout
Pam Trout
22:58 19 Nov 18
I was lucky enough to grab a couple of tickets for the Power to the People concert at The Peoples Theatre last night before it sold out. I knew it would be good but I was blown away! Powerful alright! Looked and sounded amazing. I hear they have done some Community Fundraising for The Peoples Kitchen in Newcastle and the POWER of the SING UNITED PEOPLE blew all expectations out of the water and incredibly have raised several Thousand Pounds for this wonderful local charity. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves. You all looked like you had the best time too! Brilliant!
Jane Speak
Jane Speak
20:20 19 Nov 18
Singing with Sing United is uplifting, challenging and above all, fun! We sing songs with meaning in wonderful venues and support local charities at the same time. Mark's vision, enthusiasm and musical talent are a joy - come along and give Sing United a go!
Emma Bennett
Emma Bennett
18:58 19 Nov 18
I have felt privileged this term to be part of the ‘green heart army’. We are more than a singing group. We are a community. We sing together, have an awesome time at rehearsals and we make a difference. We are friends and we make friends. We learn together and we succeed together. A wonderful experience made possible by the musical genius and vision of Mark Deeks.
Wendy Lowdon
Wendy Lowdon
14:49 19 Nov 18
I have loved being part of Sing United this term. The music we've been learning has been challenging at times but always rewarding. Rehearsals are fun and a great way to meet like-minded people. Singing at the concert at the People's Theatre on 17th November was uplifting, emotional and totally brilliant! See you next term!
Sue Straker
Sue Straker
19:17 22 Jun 18
I joined Sing United as I love the idea of singing with a message , singing with like minded people and supporting local charities. The musical arrangements are so wonderful to sing and for an Alto they are not all on one note! I sing to bolster my resilience and to top up my well-being it really does help you to forget the day - Sing United is a great way to do this.
Jill Brown
Jill Brown
21:39 10 May 18
I’m thoroughly enjoying being part of Sing United. I’ve always sung in choirs but this has such a different feel because of the regional links and the messages conveyed by the music. Sing United has become a community with a heart and I look forward to the weekly rehearsals very much indeed. ?
Cynthia Hall
Cynthia Hall
06:38 10 May 18
Sing United is a wonderful new community choir, learning the music is made so much fun by the enthusiastic Mark Deeks his humour is infectious, but doesn't take away from our learning. Personally I've never looked back since joining.
Janice O’Connell
Janice O’Connell
19:41 09 May 18
I joined Sing United because I enjoy singing and learning about different genres of music. They are a great group of people and rehearsals are such fun. It’s a fabulous way to unwind after a day at work! Mark’s enthusiasm for music is infectious, his knowledge is immense and he also has a good line in Geordie patter.....
pm berrie
pm berrie
08:49 09 May 18
I've found it such a positive experience to be a member of the Sing United community choir. Rehearsals are really well organised with no detail overlooked - and such fun too! I've known Mark Deeks for many years; he really cares about our experience as singers and his musical arrangements (which go way beyond choral music) are second to none. Great experience - if you enjoy singing, you'll love this!
Mark Deeks: Music Newcastle
Mark Deeks: Music Newcastle
08:28 09 May 18
Community singing in Newcastle never felt so good! More than 120 singers not just singing but supporting their local community and charities as well. Very proud to work with them and can't wait to see what they achieve.
Tony Caddies-Green
Tony Caddies-Green
08:15 09 May 18
Sing United is a new and exciting community choir in the North East of England led by Mark Deeks. It’s a joy to sing and Mark’s boundless enthusiasm for what he does permeates every rehearsal. I call the rehearsals my “holiday in the week” because while you are there you forget the stress and troubles of everyday life.
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