Testimonials from clients
We never ask for feedback from clients, but most are moved to send their appreciation in letters and emails.
Here is just a small selection:
Here is just a small selection:
I am acutely aware that I didn't get chance to thank you for your amazing contribution to my Mum’s funeral. You really did make my mother’s service beautiful and memorable and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Mum would have loved your wonderful voice!
LW, mother’s funeral
Cobham Cemetery Chapel, Cobham / January 2018
Toni sang beautifully at my father's funeral recently which made it so special. Her voice carried throughout the large church and so many people commented on how lovely it was. Thank you Toni very much for making this day as special as it could be. My dad would have loved it.
SO, father’s funeral
The Five Precious Wounds Catholic Church, Harlesdon, London / January 2018
I would just like to say thank you for singing at both my mother and father’s funerals. It made such sad days beautiful and helped us get through such a difficult time.
I will never forget how beautifully you sang not to mention your professionalism throughout. I didn’t get the chance to thank you after my mums funeral but did get to say thank you at dad’s.
Words cannot describe the pain of grief over the past 5 months but what is lovely is to remember how many people's hearts were touched just listening to you during the service. We will talk about you for a very long time. In the nicest way of course!
Both mum and dad would have loved hearing you I know. You made such a difficult day a little easier to bear.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
LA, mother’s & fathers funeral. St James' Catholic Church, Reading, 2018
My thanks to you for your participation at my Mum's funeral. You sang so beautifully and people remarked on your singing. Kindest regards,
RP, mother’s funeral. Hendon Cemetery Chapel, Hendon, 2017
I'm sure you have been told a million times before about your magical voice but I will just have to make it one million and one. Your voice made the funeral service into something really special. Thank you from all at the service.
DW, mother-in-law’s funeral. St Mary's Church, Liss, 2017
Toni's singing was so beautiful and she herself, was a wonderful warm presence at my beloved Aunt's Crematorium Service. In addition to being a superb singer, Toni suggested wonderful songs that were in addition to her repertoire, that were perfect for my Aunt. Thank-you Toni; I know my Aunt would have been very happy.
AS, aunt’s funeral. Woking Crematorium, Woking, 2017
Toni sang for my father-in-law's funeral. Her soaring soprano voice filled the space and every single person at the ceremony commented on her performance and how much it added to the proceedings. The funeral directors and the celebrant were very impressed. She sang beautifully and was extremely professional, thoughtful and discreet throughout. Toni's singing was a fitting tribute to John and his love of music.
JF, father-in-law’s funeral. South Bristol Crematorium, Bristol, 2017
Every one was enamoured with your singing it was wonderful thank you it made the service and helped every thing go smoothly. Again thank you
LW, husband’s funeral. St John's Church, Stanmore, 2017
We want to thank you so much for making Jean's funeral so special this morning. You sang so beautifully and it was the making of the service. We will strongly recommend you as the perfect choice as a soloist. Many thanks from all the family.
G&MP, mother's funeral. North East Surrey Crematorium, Morden, 2017
I wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday. You sang so beautifully it was a very fitting tribute to my Dad. Many people commented on how beautiful your solos where which moved many of us to tears!
AS, father’s funeral. Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Croydon, 2017
You sounded beyond beautiful, thank you
DS, mourner. Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, 2017
I didn’t get a chance to speak to you yesterday, but I know my sister, Kim, managed to express our gratitude.
You’re singing was beautiful and it really made the service special, I know Dad would have loved to hear you sing in person.
I thought you conducted yourself very professionally from the initial enquiry to the actual performance. You helped to make everything go so smoothly on such a difficult day for the family. THANK YOU!
I have left you some positive feedback on the Singers for Funerals Facebook page.
NC, father’s funeral. Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, 2017
Thank you for your singing to us today. You upped the experience again for those attending and so many commented on your skills.
NB, Memorial Service. Lothbury, London, 2017
Thank you so much for your beautiful contributions to the Service for our dear Carol.
Your solo of "Lascia ch'io pianga "was outstandingly beautiful and your lead in the hymn singing motivated and encouraged the other mourners to give voice.
As one of our friends who attended said in a note earlier today - "You certainly gave dear Carol a superb send-off. Tears are not often shed by me - but I must admit yesterday was an exception. Very well done all of you - and the singer was a masterstroke."
MN, wife’s funeral. Croydon Crematorium, 2017
One of the ladies who attended today, was literally singing your praises! And asked me to pass on her thanks to you too. She said you made a day that was bleak just that bit more manageable. Seems we are a good team.
JH, Celebrant. Croydon Crematorium, 2017
I just want to say thank you so much for your wonderful singing at Mum’s funeral today which made the service extra special. I’m very grateful that I came across your card at Jonathan Terry.
DH, mother’s funeral. Wessex Vale Crematorium, Eastleigh, 2017
Just a line to thank you most sincerely for your absolutely fantastic singing yesterday at mum's service. She would have been so pleased, particularly to hear her favourite song, little drummer boy, being sung so beautifully just for her. Thank you again
JB, mother’s funeral. St Giles Church, Reading, 2017
Hi Toni, sorry I didn't speak to you after the service. Thank you so much for your participation in making the day go so well. Am sure my mother would have been proud.
LH, mother’s funeral. Reading Crematorium, 2017
I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday, so sorry that I did not get to speak to you. It was so fitting that my Dad “went on his way” accompanied by your singing which he would have so loved. Thank you again.
DG, father’s funeral. West Berkshire Crematorium, 2017
Thank you so much your singing was wonderful and made this a special send off for mother. I want to book you for mine!
JC, mother’s funeral. Christ the King Polish Church, Balham, 2017
I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful singing you provided at my dear Aunt's funeral. Your professionalism is second to none.Without any rehearsal, you were able to adapt to our requirements for meaningful hymns with beautiful accompanying music flowing seamlessly alongside your singing. You knew when to appear at just the right moment, were visible to the whole congregation and you dressed so beautifully for the occasion too.
Apart from the above Toni, your voice is outstanding. I was mesmerized by your rendition of Ave Maria and moved to tears.
Feedback from others at the funeral was so enthusiastic too . They all said they were touched by your wonderful voice, sincerity of presentation and overall performance. Time to Say Goodbye was most people’s favourite, moving song. My Aunt was a bit of a perfectionist herself and I know she would have thoroughly approved of your amazing contribution to a beautiful service.
Thank you once again Toni. I would recommend you as first choice to anyone requiring a truly professional singer for any social occasion and I would be happy to speak to any prospective customer who is considering hiring you, a consummate professional.
JD, aunt’s funeral. St Michael’s Catholic Church, Cranford Middx, 2017
Having spoken to you so briefly after the Service, I could not let the time pass without sending you this email to convey the thanks of all my family - in particular my uncle himself - who had no idea that you were to sing for us .He felt the music i had chosen was perfect for our small family service - so poignant, moving but also very uplifting for us all.
I loved the way you directed your head /voice towards the coffin - it was so dignified and you did reduce me to a quiet sobbing at one point in Pie Jesu - as I expected.
Thank you so much
PW, mother’s funeral, Durrington Cemetery, Worthing, 2017
Thank you so much for the stunning music you sang at the celebration of my mother's life at St Peter's Church, Limpsfield. It made a very memorable contribution to the service and enabled my brother and I to immerse ourselves into the uplifting songs and hymns providing us with splendid comfort and an amazing tribute to my mother, honouring her.
Everyone has commented on the beauty of the music and your fantastic voice. Jerusalem was so uplifting as mother exited. We cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and the contribution to the day. We are so sorry not to speak to you personally but the time just whizzed by.
We have passed your details to other people who attended, as they were so impressed.
DH & CH, mother’s funeral, St Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, 2017
Thank you so much, your singing was wonderful and made a terrific tribute to my mother. Who I'm sure loved every minute of it! Thanks once again.
RK, mother’s funeral, Church of the Annunciation, Southampton, 2016
I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you yesterday after the funeral for my mum. I just wanted to say thank you for singing so beautifully at the service; it made us very emotional and I know my mother would have loved your voice. Several people also commented how lovely you sang, one of my friends said you had the voice of an angel. Thank you so much,
TM, mother’s funeral, Christ the King Polish Church, Balham, 2016
Thank you so much for singing at Dad's funeral yesterday, everyone said how wonderful you bother were. My you have a set of lungs on you. The hymns and solos were a wonderful send off and I'm sure there'll be a few bookings coming from the day.
EG, father’s funeral, Emmanuel Church, Guildford, 2016
Hi Toni, I am really sorry I didn't get a chance to thank you personally for singing for us at my fathers funeral. Your voice was really amazing and made the occasion really special. Everyone said so! I just couldn't get back into the church to see you. I hope you understand! Again many thanks.
CC, father’s funeral, St Elphege RC Church, Wallington, 2016
You were fabulous! everyone commented on your voice!
TP, mother-in-law’s funeral, Easthampstead Park Crematorium, 2016
Thank you so much for singing today. Your singing made both funerals extra special. A great memory and tribute to my parents.
JC, mother’s funeral, Woking Crematorium, 2016
Thank you very much. You have a lovely voice. That was wonderful
MS, sister’s funeral, St Peter’s Church, Chertsey, 2016
I just wanted to say another big THANK YOU for singing at my brother’s funeral yesterday. As before your singing was delightful and we had a number of comments about ‘The Soloist’.
Everything went as I hoped.
BP, brother’s funeral, St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Newbury, 2016
Just wanted to say thank you so much for your beautiful contribution to dad's service yesterday. It made it very special and many people commented on what a difference it made having you there.
JC, father’s funeral, Woking Crematorium, 2016
I would just like to thank you very much for yesterday.
Your contribution made it a very special service. We had a number of our family commenting on what a great job you did.
LM, mother’s funeral, North East Surrey Crematorium, 2016
Just a note to say a very grateful thank you for signing at my mother’s funeral.
Everyone who attended noted about the songs and vocals, so again Thank You So Much, it brought a many a tear on that day, but helped us to say goodbye to our Mother.
JH, mother’s funeral, Corpus Christie Catholic Church, Tring, 2016
Thank you very much for singing today. Many people told me how beautiful it was several were close to tears in the Ave Maria.
Laurence used to sing the panis angelicus when he was a boy the school choir and quite a few of his school friends were there today and found it very moving. I felt that your singing lifted us from a sad occasion to a much lighter, profoundly spiritual and joyous celebration of a long life well lived.
AD, Funeral organiser, St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, Twickenham, 2016
Dear Toni, thank your for your contribution to Jean's funeral
Quite a few people approached me at the wake with favourable comments on your voice. It really made a big difference, and supplemented the miserable mutterings of the congregation.
AT, mother’s funeral, Peartree Church, Sholing, Southampton, 2016
Toni, I apologise for not taking the time to thank you in person for such a wonderful performance today. My family and friends all commented on how good you were, my evidence being that know-one wanted to leave on the exit song.
Thank you again for all your help
TR, mother’s funeral, The Park Crematorium, Aldershot, 2016
Toni, Thank you so much for singing at dad’s funeral yesterday. Everyone absolutely adored your voice and we talked about you for the rest of the day! So glad I found you and as is inevitable in life there will be more funerals and I will definitely be in touch again, thanks so much for your very special contribution to a difficult occasion.
JS, father’s funeral, Woking Crematorium, 2016
You have a great voice we definitely want you again. I listed especially to the end of Time to say Goodbye - you have it all!
Funeral Director, H C Grimstead, Chilterns Crematorium, 2016
Toni, Just a note of thanks to you for such a lovely and uplifting addition to our little Service. I had so many comments from those attending, you were truly wonderful, your signing was marvellous it really added to the celebration. ‘the service was moving for a lot of people. It certainly was for us’. I cannot but think how much you lifted people's spirits, and you have a great gift in your voice. The fact that you come complete with your ‘magic’ Bose system, which you used to great effect at St Margaret’s, is a great bonus.
NB, Memorial Service, St Margaret’s Church, Lothbury, 2016
Toni thank you so much, was wonderful and really added to the service, making it something special.
SG, mother-in-law’s funeral, Kingston & Surbiton Cemetery, 2016
Just a note to thank you very much for singing at mum's funeral today. Mum would have loved it! It is much appreciated by all her family.
JK, mother’s funeral, Wessex Vale Crematorium, 2016
Thank you so much for your beautiful singing at my mothers funeral yesterday. We had so many people coming up to us afterwards saying what a wonderful service it was and saying how the music made the occasion. My mothers would have loved it. Thank you again,
PD, mother's funeral, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Epsom, 2016
Your singing was sublime - pure, rich, soaring, unforced. Everyone was moved by your voice - it conveyed what would otherwise have been incommunicable. I shall hear that sound whenever I think of that day.
JD, mother's funeral, English Martyrs church, Goring-upon-Sea, 2016
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your role in Joe’s funeral last Friday. Your presence and contribution added a perfect extra dimension to the service and inspired people to sing way above the barely audible murmur of most services I’ve attended. Your solo also moved some (including my wife) to tears as her father particularly loved that piece sung well. I won’t hesitate in contacting or recommending you in future.
AM, father-in-law's funeral, St Anthony of Padua RC Church, Edgware, 2016
Thank you so very much for your singing. Everyone complimented you, I can't thank you enough for the respect you showed our dear mother.
EC, mother's funeral, Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip, 2016
I would like to thank you for your performance today at my Mum's funeral. Your vocals added that something extra to the service and everyone said how beautiful the 3 songs sounded especially time to say goodbye. If you ever need a recommendation then please offer my details as a point of contact and will happily recommend your services. Once again thank you.
HB, mother's funeral, South London Crematorium, 2016
Thank you so much for the beautiful solo performance of 'O mio babbino caro' you did for us last Friday. We would have liked to thanked you personally, but unfortunately due to the occasion that it was, we were unable to do so.We have had so many friends and family mention to us how they enjoyed your solo.Thank you once again.
TT, father's funeral, Wessex Vale Crematorium, Havant, 2016
Everybody was very impressed, again, with your performance and I would like to add to that how impressed I was with your help and advice throughout. It certainly helps to have professionals to add a poise to the singing and I know it helps to swell the congregations efforts in the hymns.
I am confident that your work improved the service and allowed people to concentrate on Kate rather than worry about mechanics.
In the end I thought it all went well and was a fitting send off for her. Naturally I liked the trumpet blast at the crematorium which, although we might expect it, was perhaps a little earlier than I had anticipated.
I do hope that we might meet at sometime without somebody actually having to die which is always a difficult and rather awkward period. I can though say that I am asking, by then I will not be able to insist, that you are at my funeral to add to the occasion. Thank you again for your time and effort.
JD, Mother's funeral, St Peter's church, Farnborough, 2016
Thank you for singing at Liz’s funeral last Friday. We thought that you were excellent and that your singing added a real touch of quality that Liz would have enjoyed. We also had a number of our guests comment on how beautifully you sang. So thank you again.
PV, Mother-in-law's funeral, St Jude's church, Englefield Green, Surrey, 2016
You made such a sad occasion so very special. Absolutely everybody came up to my sister and I and said what a wonderful service it was and how amazing you were. The immediate family new you would be singing but most of the peeps didn’t so when you started singing Jerusalem everybody thought you were a family member going full out. Of course you will know that when someone sings with power it encourages everyone else to sing more powerful too and they did! You were so professional when you sung Ava Maria starting off looking at Mum and then turning towards us, I know a lots of the peeps didn’t have dry eyes, my sister and I certainly didn’t. Mum would have truly loved listening to you.
At the wake everyone was asking about you, were you a family member or friend, how did I find you, they couldn’t believe it when I said I just googled funeral singers?
So my sister’s and mine heartfelt thanks to you for joining us and making Mum’s sent off truly beautiful.
E & C, mother's funeral, Lambeth Crematorium, 2015
Just a quick line to thank you so much for singing at my mother's funeral on Friday last. It was a shame you were unable to come to the wake as so many people were praising your singing and wanted to know all about you. You brought such a special element to the service that my mother would have loved. My sister, brother and I cannot thank you enough.
MW, mother's funeral, St Joseph's church, Havant, 2015
I just wanted to write to you to say thank you for the fantastic singing at mum's funeral. We were so pleased, it made the occasion very personal and moving and was everything and more that we could have wished for. You have had a mention in the parish newsletter as some of the congregation were enquiring as well. I/we will be more than happy to recommend you to anyone in the future.
ME, mother's funeral, St Joseph's catholic church, Aldershot, 2015
Big THANK YOU from me, The family were so Happy with your performance at the funeral yesterday.
I spoke with the family and they were so happy with the songs you sang. They were so impressed your professionalism and of course you wonderful voice. They were overwhelmed with the "Personal Touch" that you added to the funeral, and also how lovely it was as many people now use C.D's.
AJ, Funeral Director, Co-Operative Funeral Service, New Malden, 2015
Thank you so much for your beautiful singing at my husband's funeral, it gave me a lovely memory to cherish. Ian would have loved it.
AM, husband's funeral, Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium, 2015
Toni, a great pleasure to meet and work with you #amazingsolist #beautifulvoice
JH celebrant, Surrey & Sussex Crematorium 2015
Thank you so much Toni for the wonderful singing, you made the service, mum would Have loved it.
DS & PS, Mother’s funeral, Surrey & Sussex Crematorium 2015
I wanted to thank you so much for singing for us at Mums funeral yesterday. Your voice is absolutely beautiful and so many people came up to me after to say how wonderful it was to have you there so a really big thank you. I have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family. Thanks again
KS, mother's funeral, St Tarcisus Church Camberley, 2015
We just want to say that you sang wonderfully at Mum's service today. THANK YOU SO MUCH TONI YOU WERE AMAZING. We felt very happy with the way the service went, it was so important to us as Mum was such a lovely lady. Our sincere thanks to you.
J & D, mother's funeral, Banbury Crematorium, 2015
Thank you so much for helping out, it was great. I never knew I could get a singer for a funeral, I'm so glad I found you.
Church Admin, high profile funeral London, 2015
On behalf of my family and friends I would like to say a very huge thank you for your wonderful performance at my mother's funeral yesterday. Everyone told me they wanted to give you a standing ovation but obviously this was not appropriate. You sang beautifully and brought us happiness to a very sad occasion. I know my mother was listening especially so when you sang "Ill Walk with God". Once again, thank you so very much.
JJ, mother's funeral, Forest Park crematorium, Essex, 2015
""we are very impressed with the singing and your professionalism. Once again, thank you for helping us out, the family were very pleased and it did create a very personal touch to the funeral."
FD, Lodge Brothers Windsor, 2015
"That was a lovely thank you so much, it was a lovely send off."
"How wonderful, thank you so much. You made it so special and helped us."
"What a wonderful idea, you have a wonderful voice. I loved your singing, you made us cope with our emotions."
Mourners, graveside, Slough, 2015
""Thank you very much for singing at the above service. You have a lovely voice, and you sang beautifully. Your singing uplifted the service in a spiritual way. It made it special for us, and my mother would have loved to hear you, as she had a great appreciation of music and beauty.."
EG,mother's funeral Easthampstead Park crematorium, 2015
"I just want to say how moving your singing was at my brother's funeral in Winchester cathedral. The fact that I cried whilst you sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem was more to do with the emotion of mine at the time. it was just perfect and you have such a lovely singing voice. You are very lucky that you can help people come to terms with a lost one . I have listened to the recording just now and I cried again!
Thank you for making the service so beautiful for my brother. I am sure he was listening."
SH, brother's funeral, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, 2015
""Thank you very much, beautiful singing. We will definitely be in touch."
Garner's Funeral Service, Tolworth, 2015
"I would just like to say how beautifully you sang at my mum's funeral. The service was enriched by your singing and the song/hymns you sang. Family and friends told me how lovely the service was because of this addition. Thank you"
The family, mother's funeral, Slough, 2015
"So sorry we did not see you on Friday to say goodbye, and to say thank you. Your wonderful solo and the leading in the hymns made mum’s funeral. Dad was especially touched by your rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’.
We have received many comments about what a lovely addition you were to the service, we will be sure to pass your contact details on. Thank you once again."
The family, mother's funeral, Winchester, 2015
"Just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful singing at my Mother's funeral on Friday. You were wonderful. It made the service very special."
MB, mother's funeral, Guildford Crematorium, 2014
"You will never have any idea how many compliments you received at our lunch after the funeral yesterday. SO many people kept saying how beautifully you sang (in fact, out of over 60 people I don't think there was anybody that didn't mention you. The funny thing was that everybody seemed to think I must already know you, so, in the end, I just said that I did, which was really amusing!
You are clearly really talented and we are so delighted that you could perform for us in such an elegant and respectful manner. Mum was especially touched that you sang towards 'dad' as well as to the family and guests.
Thank you once again for making the funeral so very special, Dad would be so very pleased and I know he was somewhere listening!"
LH, father's funeral, Basingstoke Crematorium, 2014
"Toni, Thank you very much for your contribution at Peter's funeral on Friday. Without you it would have been a rather dismal occasion but you lifted it to something rather splendid which made it much more bearable and memorable. You have a lovely voice, but you probably know that!"
CK, father-in-law's funeral, Church Crookham, Hampshire, 2014
Toni a million thank yous. Your singing was beautiful.. I must pass on to you that so many people came to me to say how wonderful you were and ask for your number. I will happily recommend you. Thanks
CP, brother-in-law's funeral, Winchester Cathedral, 2014
"I would just like to say a big thank you for the bottom of my heart , you were amazing...."
GN, on mother's funeral, Maidstone, 2014
"I would like to thank you for singing at my husband's funeral service. It was always going to be a very difficult time, but your performances were truly amazing. Your voices are wonderful and you carried us all through the ceremony. My particular favourite was Toni singing "I'll Walk with God" - Toni it was just perfect - thank you - I will always remember it as will the congregation. We had so many comments from our family and friends about your professionalism and your fantastic voices. You made us feel so uplifted after the ceremony. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending your company - you do a great job.
Many thanks for making such a sad day a truly memorable one. You cannot know how much that meant to me.""
HS, on husband's funeral, South Norwood, 2014
"that was wonderful - thank you so much, you made the service so special.""Granddad would have loved it, you're wonderful."
GA and AA, on husband's and grandfather's funeral, Barnet, 2014
"Just want to say thank you so much for completing the wonderful celebration of our darling Mum's life at the Requiem Mass recently in Dorset. The solos were just amazing and so very beautiful and appropriate. You carried us all in the hymns without dominating, letting our voices be heard but ready to step in where needed. We are all so very glad you were there. Would recommend your services in a heartbeat to anyone considering whether or not to engage you.. "Just do it - you will not regret.""
The Stedmon Family, on mother's funeral, Christchurch, 2014
"I just wanted to express our heartfelt thanks for your beautiful performance of mums favourite arias yesterday at her funeral..The service was beautiful and perfect because of what you delivered. It will be something so beautiful to hold onto at this very difficult time for us.Thank you so very much.
I hope you got home safe and well yesterday and if you want a testimonial for your website please don’t hesitate to ask as you made it such a special day for mum and for us and for everyone in attendance. Thank you "
JA, on mother's funeral, Golder's Green, 2014
"I write to express my thanks for the contribution you and Leon made to my father’s service on Tuesday. You both definitely helped to make it a moving and even more memorable occasion and I thank you so very much. We really loved the way you sang both pieces and the rendition of When I Was a Lad cheered me up no end, and brought much light relief to the occasion. With kind regards"
SK, on father's funeral, Guildford, 2014
"Dear Toni, I just wanted to say that your rendition of Ave Maria today was so beautiful and moving. Mum would have loved it! I am sure all my family will join me in saying thank you!"
KT, on mother's funeral, Portchester, 2014
""Hi Toni, a Big Thank You for the lovely singing on our mum's funeral on Thursday. So many people said it was a great day with you being there. You made it very special… Our guests all said we gave our mum a good send off. From all of the family Thank You X"
MW, on mother's funeral, Portchester, 2014
"I cannot thank you enough for your amazing singing at my father's funeral. You gave an outstanding and very moving performance that really helped to create a reflective and appropriate ambiance.
I have received so many positive comments about your talent and professional input to the ceremony.
Can I also thank you for offering valued guidance and suggestions for the music selections in the planning process.
PC, on father's funeral, Aldershot, 2014
""You sang and led my mother's chosen songs beautifully. How fitting. Not sure I will be able to listen to Ave Maria or Going Home again without it bringing many years to my eye. Thank you."
JL, on mother's funeral, Tooting, 2014
"Thank you for singing at our Father's funeral on Wednesday. It is difficult to talk of a beautiful funeral but with the sun shining through stained glass windows and your soaring voices it was a very special occasion.
Personally I shall treasure the memory of you singing whilst looking at Father's Hat and medals. Everyone was enraptured by the music. I should add that we found your observations prior to the funeral very helpful so that you are more than singers but provide a service. Finally, and in more sense than one, I can say I would want you to sing at my funeral. I am not sure I can say more than that."
SD, on father's funeral, Farnborough, 2014
"That was so moving it brought tears to my eyers, I'm almost crying again remembering (the good kind of tears)"
"You have such lovely voices. How do you sing so high?"
"You girls certainly know how to kill a song!…that was amazing, really beautiful"
"Wonderful, really beautiful, thank you so much.…Just what we wanted for dad."
Feedback from Funeral at St Peter's Church, Farnborough, 2014
"I just wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you so much for coming at such short notice last Thursday to Mum's funeral. Your presence certainly made the whole service complete for us and the singing was absolutely beautiful and moving. Thank you again and please pass our thanks on to Toni. With kind regards,"
JB, on mother's funeral in Ditchling, West Sussex, 2014
"Thank you both so very much for your beautiful singing. I am sorry I didn't get to thank you in person."
ES, on husband's funeral in St Marys' Church, Old Basing, Hants, 2011
"Many thanks for your beautiful singing on this funeral ... my colleagues here have received some excellent feedback."
Southern Co-Op Funeral Directors, Andover Hants, 2011
"Thank you for today. It was what I wanted, everyone said how wonderful and moving you were. Thanks again."
AM, on his mother's funeral at St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond Surrey, 2011
"Please may you pass on to Toni our greatest thanks for her performance yesterday, it was so beautiful. I did not manage to meet her in person yesterday. Everything went so smoothly and professionally, thank you!"
NW, on her grandmother's funeral at St James Church, Emsworth Hants, 2014
"I wanted to send our heartfelt thanks for the beautiful solo of 'Ave Maria' that Toni gave at my mum's funeral last Thursday. Thank you so much. Mum would have loved it."
SB, on a service at Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Crawley, 2013
"I just wanted to say a really big thank you on behalf of all or us for your help on Wednesday with J's funeral. No funerals are easy, but this one was particularly hard and we all appreciated your help and co-operation. Everyone was very impressed with you and we'll certainly be in contact again!"
S. & J. Maddocks, Independent Funeral Directors, Andover, 2013
"Thank you so much for your beautiful singing at my mother's funeral. As soon as you began singing "Ave Maria" I knew that I would be able to get through the service. You have a wonderful voice and our family and friends were both uplifted and comforted by your "Panis Angelicus". Thank you too for the marvellous singing of the chosen hymns - you inspired us all to sing our best. Thank you, Toni, with all my heart."
RG, on her mother's Requiem Mass in Littlehampton, West Sussex, 2013
"Thank you so much for the beautiful singing at Mum's funeral. There were lots of compliments and I hope that you did get to chat with some of wellwishers before you left. The poem too sounded great, you read it with just the same emphasis to each verse as I had imagined so I was thrilled, thank you."
J, on her mother's funeral in a country church in Hampshire, 2013
"My apologies that its taken so long to write to you thanking you for your wonderful singing at my father's funeral. So many people asked who you were and the regular church goers said the singing was the finest they had heard in the church for years. Thanks again and I would certainly recommend you to others."
MR, RC funeral in Totton, Southampton, 2012
"Just a note to thank Toni and organist Paul so very, very much for making my mother's funeral so special. As the family walked behind the coffin up the nave of the church, to hear Toni's wonderful rendition of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" was amazingly beautiful. Funerals are always a sad and expensive time but I have to say that this was money very well spent!!! All I kept hearing from the guests was "Where did you find the soloist!" Thank you so much for everything and I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone."
CS, funeral at Morden, Surrey, 2012
"Just a short note to say thank you for your wonderful singing at my aunt's funeral. It made all the difference and was the talk of many at the gathering afterwards. (My aunt) will have loved it."
JC, funeral at St Mary the Virgin, Horsell, nr Woking, Surrey, 2012
"Just to say a huge thank you for singing at my father's funeral yesterday. You have the voice of an angel, and the entrance solo set the scene for a very moving service."
LH, funeral in Bordon, Hampshire, 2012
"Kirsty, you & Paul (organist) were absolutely amazing, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Everyone was talking about you, full of praise. My dad was so pleased, and he kept saying "Beautiful, beautiful" which it was - you were both so magical!"
CA, on her mother's funeral mass in Camberwell, London, 2012
"Thank you for singing - it made the service so special and so suitable for my opera-loving mother."
SG, funeral service at North East Surrey Crematorium, Lower Morden, 2012
"The family have asked me to apologise that they were unable to speak to you after the service but would like to let you know how pleased they were with your contribution."
Longhurst Funeral Directors, Ewell, Surrey, 2012
"Just a short note to say a very, very big thank you. The service that you provided was excellent, and all the family were so happy with the singing, and your professionalism."
JC, service held at East Sheen Cemetery Chapel, 2012
"Hauntingly beautiful, truly wonderful, we felt so blessed to have had you present at (our mother's) funeral. From the moment we accessed your comprehensive website to the last notes you sang it was absolutely amazing, so professional. We both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the service so happily memorable."
A&J S, service held at Kingston Crematorium, Kingston Upon Thames, 2012
"On behalf of my whole family, I had to write to thank you for your beautiful performance at my father's funeral service. Everyone found the combination of your perfect voice and the organ accompaniment very moving and uplifting.
The funeral of a much-loved father can never be a happy occasion but I think it is vital that the family should have the comfort of sharing the memory of a special ceremony, both to help them accept their loss and also to bring them closer to each other. Your contribution ensured that the day was very special and memorable for us.
As the funeral organiser, I was impressed with the professional way you handled all the arrangements with the minister and the crematorium yourself beforehand, which was one less thing for me to worry about at a very difficult time.
Please feel free to use anything from this letter, including my name, as a testimonial. I will certainly recommend you to anyone."
JC & family, funeral at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip, Middx, 2011
"A quick note to let you all to know how grateful we were at the lovely service that you contributed to. I speak on behalf of all the family when I say that we were really pleased with all of the assistance you provided. The service and all peripheral support could not have been better."
BD, family funeral at Portchester Crematorium, Hampshire, 2011
"Thank you very much for your beautiful singing at L's funeral. I was holding my daughter's hand for the hymn and neither of us could sing as we were so choked. Suddenly we heard above all the strength and beauty of the most colourful enrichment to our grief. We found our voices and sang with you 'till the end.
You can never know just what your sweet voices did for us, as no doubt to others too, and I will always treasure the moment."
BM, Farnborough, service held at Park Crematorium Aldershot, 2013
"The family were highly delighted and very impressed with your wonderful performance on the day of the funeral. Apparently everyone commented on it at the wake afterwards! Well done to you."
B Matthews Funeral Directors, Park Gate, Southampton, 2010
"I just had to say how much I enjoyed your singing at my mum's funeral yesterday. I had lots of lovely comments from people. There were several singers in the audience, and we all agreed that while anyone can sing hymns, it takes a special singer to sing "Ave Maria" as well as you did. I hope to hear you sing again in happier circumstances!"
JS, church funeral at Odiham, Hants, 2010
"Thank you so much for your beautiful singing yesterday. My husband would have loved it. Everyone commented afterwards how lovely it was."
WE, cremation service at Guildford Crematorium, 2010
"Thank you so much for your fantastic performance. You made the service memorably beautiful, and your stunning voice was the talk of everyone at the wake. It was very hard not to applaud you, and most importantly, I know my Mum would have loved it."
SC-P, Thames Ditton, Surrey, 2009
"Thank you for your beautiful singing at my aunt's funeral. You sang perfectly. It was just what my Aunt would have wished for, and a lasting memory for all who were there."
KH, funeral at the Church of St Cross, Winchester, 2010
"Thank you for your research and excellent service, especially at a time like this."
PS, booking us from Germany, 2010
"Just to say a huge thank you to you for all your help, assistance and participation in the funeral today. All went very well indeed."
Iain Steel, Richard Steel & Partners Ltd, Winchester, on a traveller's funeral in Hampshire, 2013
"Absolutely lovely… Mum would have loved it."
CW, funeral at Easthampstead Crematorium, Berkshire, 2010
"Many thanks for your beautiful singing on this funeral ... my colleagues here have received some excellent feedback."
Southern Co-operative Funeral Directors, Andover, 2011
“I can’t easily express in words just how lovely and fantastic the singing was at my father’s funeral and burial. It was very moving, the perfect ‘finishing touch’ for the funeral service. It was just what my father would have wanted. It's been very nice dealing with you, and I would certainly recommend Singers for Funerals to anyone in the future."
KK, Birmingham, 2010
"Thank you for giving my mother a truly special send-off. I will never forget what you have done... Richard's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' was sensational. My mum would have loved it. I am so lucky to have found you - everybody that was there can't stop talking about it."
TA, funeral in Halesowen, 2009
"Thank you so much for your fantastic performance. You made the service memorably beautiful, and your stunning voice was the talk of everyone at the wake."
SC-P, Thames Ditton, Surrey, 2009