REVIEWS OF FUNERAL SINGERS UK

“Marianne I cannot thank you enough for making my Mums Funeral at Avening Church in February this year so very special for us. It was a very difficult time and you were so accommodating with all the date change and so compassionate, it was like having you as part of our family.
I would recommend Marianne every-time for such a service.
Her voice is beautiful, she sang with such passion, emotion and sensitivity.

I am very pleased I met you Marianne - thank you so very much”
Maggie Kington, Gloucestershire

“Marianne Lihannah recently sang at the funeral service for my dear mother. Not only did I find her to be the consummate professional in finalizing arrangements, she showed compassion throughout and I felt as if I had known her for years.
Marianne's voice is both soothing and uplifting at the same time. She sang with passion, emotion and sensitivity. Most importantly of all..... my dear mother would have loved it!”
Gail Meredith Vaynor, South Wales

"Marianne, I can only say a huge thank you for your very beautiful singing today.
Danny Boy was always Dad's favourite song.
I am honoured that you were able to be there.
Your singing is exquisite and always from the heart. It was very special".
Sara Cooper xxxxxxxxx, Stourbridge



“Your singing at Dad's funeral really was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted, poignant and beautiful. We could not have asked for more and many many people have commented about how lovely the service was and how they have not been to a funeral like it before. Your singing felt very personal to us and your adaptation and interpretation of the songs was perfect and so well suited to the occasion.
We really can't thank you both enough for everything. I know that Dad would have been really pleased and probably a bit overwhelmed by the beauty of it.
Thank you so very much for everything.”
Marie Mooney, Bristol

“I don't think I will ever forget the sound of Marianne's stunning, soaring voice as she sang Ave Maria on the occasion of my mother's funeral. It has played through my mind many times in the days following and I can still hear her beautiful tones now. Her voice filled every corner of the church and captivated everyone present.
Marianne has a wonderful, understated elegance; her voice truly expresses all the many emotions one feels at such a difficult time whilst bringing a sense of gentle calm and the utmost dignity to the proceedings.
Marianne's professionalism is unquestionable, her attention to detail impeccable. We feel extremely blessed that our search for a singer led us to Marianne. Many times, thank you.”
Anthony Cooper, Kingswinford

“After asking Marianne to sing ‘Ave Maria’ at my mothers funeral she mentioned she would do a rehearsal at the church prior. My sister and I were filled with emotion as we heard Mariannes voice fill the church as we approached the church door. That amazing feeling hearing her voice comforted us that it would be a special day, - and it was.”
“Thank you Marianne for your professional approach, sensitivity and beautiful voice.”
Jeremy Bisset, Gloucestershire

 

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for singing at my father's funeral in Brecon Cathedral yesterday. I am sorry I didn't get to thank you for long in person. All my family loved your performance and many people were saying how your singing made the service very special.”
Peter Orton, Wales

 

“I'm old-fashioned enough to find email inadequate as a means of expressing my thanks to you for your singing at the funeral of my mother on Monday. Your efforts beforehand to check the music and arrange to practice with the organist Gary, your calm professionalism and uplifting performance added so much to the occasion, and I am very grateful. With very best wishes”
Wish to remain anonymous, Funeral in Bristol city in Christchurch with St Ewen

“What a truly amazing voice you have. Singing Ave Maria at my grandads funeral was simply stunning. It was so moving and brought tears to everyone's eyes. It made the day so special and we will cherish the memory forever. I can't recommend you highly enough.
Very helpful and organised even with only days to prepare. A true Joy.”
Louise Figgett, Tewkesbury

 

“I got lots of compliments about your singing at Mum's funeral.
It was very sad but very beautiful too and your singing was the highlight for me.
It really was a gift - I know you have described singing at events in that way. I could really see how you were giving something very personal to us in a very generous way.”love
Shona Ward, Gloucestershire


"Hi Marianne, thank you so much for singing so beautifully at the funeral. It really was perfect and everyone commented on how poignant the moment was. it gave everyone time to reflect not only about Grandma but also about how beautiful the song really is. Thanks again for everything. I really appreciate how easy it was to organise things with you at what was a very difficult time." Marie, Bristol




“Marianne sang at my Fathers funeral and sounded glorious. This was in a very large church.She sang ‘How great tho art’ and ‘We will meet again’, which came across beautifully.
Within a couple of months my dear mother then passed away so we had no hesitation in asking Marianne to sing once again in the same church.
This time she sang ‘Memory’ as the entry song, and ‘How great tho art’ as we left the church.
So as expected she did not let us down and her communication leading up to both services was excellent. She has such a beautiful voice and I would recommend Marianne to anyone who is looking for a singer.”
Ian Burrows, Leominster

 

"PERFECT attention to my request is the word that comes to mind when I try to explain how you all have fulfilled my wish to leave my Grandson through song and music my LOVE for him after I leave his life. Thank you so much.
All the best for your future". Val xx

(I recorded a song with the guitarist James Cheseldine, which is to be played at Val's funeral. We added her words to the song.)

 

“Marianne's quiet presence at my mother's funeral was well judged and pleasing.
       Her sensitive rendition of Schubert's                    ‘An die Musik’ was beautiful and we felt                    very blessed to have her with us.”          
Cathy Dine, Ringwood

 

Dear Marianne, 

We would like to thank you so very much for yesterday.

From the moment we entered the church with our darling Dad, the music, your voice, enveloped us, and made the occasion even more special and spiritual.

So many people have told us how wonderful it was to have you there and to listen to beautifully sung hymns.

We are so grateful you agreed to travel to Oxford to do this for us. 

                           With our thanks and best wishes                           Bev & Mandy x  (Iffley, Oxford)

Dear Marianne,

Thank you for singing so beautifully today, at my mother's funeral. Your rendition of Ave Maria by Bach Gounod was very moving and enjoyed by all present. I was even asked by a local clergy minister where did I find you!

I would very much like to thank you for your quick organisation of this performance given the little time involved. You took away any additional stress, turned up when you said you would, travelled a good distance to the service, and on top of all that I could not fault your performance or price.

I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a funeral/wedding singer who is not only reliable but sings movingly.

Thank you so much and I wish you well for the future.                           Kindest regards

Sylvia Knibbs, (Coventry)

PERFECT attention to my request is the word that comes to mind when I try to explain how you all have fulfilled my wish to leave my Grandson through song and music my LOVE for him after I leave his life. Thank you so much.
All the best for your future. Val xx, Leeds

(I recorded a song with the guitarist James Cheseldine, which is to be played at Val's funeral. It is her message to her only Grandson. We added her words to a song.)

"Hi Marianne , thank you so much for yesterday, the singing was absolutely perfect , we all loved it as would have mum , you are an absolute star . 
You were very compassionate and personable up to the funeral and very happy to accommodate our choice of hymn/ songs . You sang from the heart as if you knew mum . You sang like an angel". 
Jacqui Moore, Cheltenham

 

"Dear Marianne, we just wanted to thank you very much indeed for singing so beautifully at our mothers Service of Remembrance on Thursday. You did both songs huge justice and we all feel that Mummy would have loved it.
Very best wishes".
Alex and Henrietta, The Minster, Warminster

 

"Hi Marianne
I can't thank you enough for singing at my father in laws funeral service, you made it so special and so many people commented one what a lovely voice that you have .......I think that you are very special and that you have been given such a lovely gift to have a voice like that but I am sure that you are reminded of that all the time. I hope that you are feeling ok because I know that you have had upsets of your own. Once again thank you for all the effort that you put into everything for us.
Lots of love"
Maggie x, Stourbridge

 

“Marianne Lihannah sang the hymns at my father’s funeral, accompanied by pianist Liz Leachman.  Her dignified presence and beautiful singing made a great impression on everyone. Liz also played some Bach for the entrance music and her own arrangements for the exit music which helped to make the occasion very special. I felt privileged to have Marianne and Liz taking part in the ceremony”
David Edwards, Memorial Woodlands, Alveston

"You did a wonderful job at Mum’s funeral, Marianne. I would certainly book you again if the occasion arose.
You sounded and looked so beautiful up there in the pulpit.
I would have thanked you in person, but so many people were outside wanting to speak, then we were hurried along and it was all a bit overwhelming.
I could have listened to you for longer, soaking up the atmosphere, it felt so magical walking into Church to your singing.
Thank you so much x"
Sue Millington, Worcester

 

"Hi Marianne, Thank you so much for your wonderful performance yesterday at Mums funeral.
Amazing grace - was amazing and so well sung.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to hear much of 'Abide with me' as the slight delay by the organist and that the hearse was leaving quite soon after the service, but I am sure you sang it all wonderfully well."
Regards, Andy Wright, Cinderford

 

"Would just like to say a big thank you for singing at my nan's funeral today. Not only just a Beautiful voice, but such a lovely caring nature and the communication was amazing!"
Victoria Rascinskis, Birmingham

 

"Marianne's voice and attention to detail make her the perfect addition to any celebration. Anyone considering hiring Marianne for their wedding, christening or funeral can be assured of her professionalism and beautiful singing.
Marianne is a joy to work with. She is always well-prepared, professional and sensitive to the needs of your special occasion. Her beautiful voice is a lovely additional to any celebration.           Marianne’s high notes ring out like a beautiful bell,                                I love the  way she ‘tells the story’ when she sings”.               Wendy Clifford, Gloucestershire

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