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Feedback Highlights: Just a sampling of some of the nice things people have said about Vocal Area Network. Inspired to write? Send your comments to Steve Friedman.

"In these difficult economic times for the arts, your site really helps [us] to get the word out about [our] programs, concerts, and events."
JL
8/14/2014

"[We are] grateful to you for your work in developing and continuing the Vocal Area Network Choir Directory for these many years. It's a fine source of information for professionals and amateurs alike."
MJ
9/19/2013

"We so appreciate all you do for our organization as well as others. It is such a great marketing tool for those of us who LOVE music."
SC
8/31/2013

"Thanks again for operating this marvelous service, through which we have found many excellent singers!"
JM
7/15/2013

"MANY thanks for your tireless work on this invaluable project that is VAN! Hard to even think of NYC without it!!"
DK
10/4/2011

"And thanks, as always, for your help in publicizing our auditions and concerts. You have significantly enhanced our chorus's population and audience."
SC
7/24/2011

"Please let me express my appreciation for your dedication to the world of choral music, and your kindness in helping so many of us in our efforts to communicate about our special events and develop our choral societies. What you have accomplished through the Vocal Area Network for professional and avocational singers does not have many parallels in scope and significance. I want to thank you also for making it possible for choral singers such as myself to find a place where our writings about the music we love so much may be heard."
JW
5/19/2011

"Thank you, as always, for your very gracious help and singular support of the choral arts. I hope you know how greatly the Vocal Area Network has come to figure in the life of so many choral singers."
JW
1/7/2011

"You're doing a fantastic job! I can't imagine all of the hours you put in at this time of year. A true labor of love. Many profound thanks for your generous service to the choral and general community."
CA
12/4/2010

"I am so glad to see all the development and interesting new features on the Vocal Area Network. You are always evolving and enriching the website for those who love choral music!"
JW
10/14/2010

"I love looking at your site, both for singing opportunities, as well as the rich set of performances all around the NY/NJ region."
TM
9/29/2010

"Thank you so much for all the work you do -- we net a lot of singers from your site!"
JA
8/31/2010

"VAN is a wonderful resource."
JW
8/9/2010

"I so appreciate all you and VAN does to publicize and help choral music grow and thrive in our area!"
CF
7/1/2010

"We love the exposure we get through your great site!"
KB
5/5/2010

"VAN is a real treasure."
AH
3/30/2010

"With many thanks for your wonderful mission of publicizing choral activities in the New York metropolitan area."
DM
1/13/2010

"Continued THANKS for all the work you put into VAN -- it is an invaluable resource!"
BR
1/11/2010

"[T]hanks for all your good work on behalf of NYC's choral community!!"
SB
12/7/2009

"And thanks for doing all the hard [work] of keeping VAN up. Itís really an amazing website, and we really do appreciate it."
BS
11/30/2009

"You do such a great service to our music community, and are very professional in your work."
MT
9/24/2009

"You perform a tremendous public service!"
AL
4/15/2009

"Thanks so much for providing such a great resource and service for the NYC choral community!"
JM
11/16/2008

"VAN is a truly exceptional website and I thank you for your generosity."
PC
9/8/2008

"Your website is very effective. We received audition responses as a direct result of our ad in VAN. Thank you for this wonderful choral network."
GG
9/4/2008

"I love the list you publish, and truly appreciate all the time and effort it must take on your part to make it happen."
SH
8/6/2008

"Your web site is the gold standard."
NM
4/2/2008

"Your site is invaluable and we are grateful for your service."
DS
3/9/2008

"Your site is fantastic!"
CC
1/12/2008

"Thanks for your continued work on this website. So many people find it useful! It is much appreciated."
SB
8/23/2007

"VAN is the best thing ever. Thank you for all the work you do!"
JB
7/27/2007

"Thank you again for your continuing promotion of choral singing in the greater New York area. You provide a marvelous service to us all."
SC
4/29/2007

"VAN is a wonderful tool for us singers!"
EL
4/27/2007

"I am constantly impressed with how beautifully you maintain van.org Ė it really is a treasure and an incredible resource."
RM
4/19/2007

"You are doing a great job and a great service to run the VAN. It really fills a need for vocalists in the greater NY area!"
PW
4/9/2007

"I hadn't looked at your site for a while - you're doing wonderful things! Congratulations - and many thanks for your work..."
MB
3/6/2007

"You're doing a great job, and I appreciate how much VAN has enabled me to connect with the choral "world"."
JS
2/7/2007

"The VAN website and calendar is a great service to all of us."
AT
10/20/2006

"Thanks for maintaining a great website!"
DM
7/28/2006

"Bravo for your great VAN site."
DH
5/29/2006

"Thank you so much for your most generous time and care with us. VAN.org has been so helpful in finding wonderful voices for our chorale."
MS
3/1/2006

"Of all the online sites, as well as printed audition publications, yours seems to generate the most results. Thank you for the great work."
MS
1/14/2006

"VAN brings us great voices to our chorale!"
MS
12/5/2005

"What a wonderful service you provide!"
SB
10/9/2005

"Thank you again for such a great site."
BC
9/19/2005

"Thanks again for running a wonderful site."
DM
8/27/2005

"VAN continues to be a fertile source of information for all of our auditionees, and a great source for new singers. Thanks again for operating this wonderful service."
JM
7/12/2005

"Your website is a real service - I check it often as a resource!"
PB
7/6/2005

"You have done a wonderful job with your website- very comprehensive!"
CW
4/25/2005

"We have gotten emails and calls from folks who found out about us on your website. Keep up the good work!!!"
KR
3/12/2005

"Thanks again for all the work you do for the choral groups in NY!"
AR
2/27/2005

"Thanks for providing such a valuable service to the musical community."
HM
12/25/2004

"Thanks for this wonderful resource!"
KR
9/27/2004

"Thank you for providing this invaluable service to choruses in our area."
MR
9/20/2004

"Thank you so much! It's such a pleasure to work with you. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated!"
FH
9/6/2004

"Thanks again for providing this very valuable service!"
MA
8/19/2004

"I really appreciate your professionalism and your sincere desire to assist the choral community."
FH
8/17/2004

"Thanks so much for your exemplary service."
AS
8/17/2004

"BTW, thanks to the VAN, I was able to find a new choir last year that I am much happier with. It's an excellent resource! Thanks for all your hard work."
KA
8/12/2004

"Thank you for your assistance in publicizing our program and helping choruses in the New York metropolitan area."
DM
7/20/2004

"Thank you so much for running such a fabulous site!"
VW
6/20/2004

"The site is a wonderful and informative resource for the choral community, and you do an excellent job of organizing and maintaining it."
TB
6/16/2004

"Thank you so much for VAN.org. I joined The Canby Singers after finding an audition notice on your site. Singing again has changed my life! I will always be grateful, and have told all my fellow singers about your site. Thank you, thank you!"
AH
6/15/2004

"This is a great service."
KR
5/17/2004

"You provide an indispensible service."
HR
3/11/2004

"Thank you for your continued wonderful work on this website."
JB
3/3/2004

"I think van.org is the greatest thing going for NYC area choruses. You're the best!"
SM
11/16/2003

"Thank you for creating and maintaining such a wonderful site!"
JT
10/22/2003

"I think it is a great resource for choral professionals and enthusiasts."
GD
10/7/2003

"You have got to be the most efficient and accurate web administrator I have ever come across. I thank you! We thank you."
JA
8/30/2003

"You have been a wonderful recruitment vehicle: I have upwards of 36 new singers who contacted me this summer to come and sing the Bach B-minor Mass with us, including a respectable number of tenors and basses."
AL
8/30/2003

"You are doing such a fabulous thing with VAN, we are all indebted to you."
LW
8/18/2003

"Appreciative as always for your incredible contribution to the life of vocal arts in our area!"
PS
8/18/2003

"Thank you so much for your wonderful service in publicizing choral opportunities in the NY metropolitan area."
DM
8/6/2003

"Thank you very much for maintaining the Vocal Area Network; it is a gem."
AQ
8/4/2003

"Your page is great and it keeps expanding and getting better all the time."
RR
7/27/2003

"Thanks so much. Your service is amazing."
MC
7/15/2003

"I've rarely seen such a well-done site, brimming with so much information, coordinating so MANY forces. You are to be congratulated and I wonder how on earth you do it!"
KS
6/22/2003

"The website remains enormously helpful, and looks terrific."
LF
5/18/2003

"The Park Slope Singers and the Community Chorus (of Brooklyn) have benefited greatly from the VAN site. It is a pleasure to have such a wonderful resource at our disposal."
SC
5/5/2003

"We received many inquiries as a result of the posting on your website. It is obvious that many people on the music scene visit your site for information."
RR
4/17/2003

"Vocal Area Network is a great resource."
JB
3/25/2003

"You folks are performing a very valuable service to the choral community,"
AH
3/20/2003

"The VAN newsletter is wonderful! Many people have contacted us after having read our information on VAN, and we have also given information on VAN to many vocalists. Thank you for providing this wonderful service!"
JB
3/16/2003

"Bravo on a fabulous website!"
GW
3/11/2003

"VAN is a tremendous service--much appreciated. All the best for its continued success."
DC
3/11/2003

"Van.org offers a really great service, and thanks to you guys for all your work!"
JG
2/17/2003

"I think the VAN site is a fabulous resource for all of us in the choral community. The site itself looks terrific, and content is wonderfully substantive. I can't sing praises enough! Congrats again on providing such a fine service to the larger choral community!"
LS
1/29/2003

"Thanks for this great service."
PS
1/23/2003

"Every season, more and more people mention your site -- and we've started getting calls citing it, directly. THANK YOU for this wonderful asset!"
NK
1/8/2003

"I don't know what we'd do without your site."
TC
1/5/2003

"Just wanted to say how much I appreciated the site-- as a longtime singer just now relocating to NYC, I was quite impressed. Your work will make it easier for folks like me to get back to singing as soon as we can!"
CG
12/16/2002

"Thank you for a such a great service!"
CC
12/9/2002

"The website is an absolutely spectacular resource for singers!"
BF
12/5/2002

"Thanks for all the great work you are doing to coordinate choral activities in NY!"
SM
12/5/2002

"What a wonderful website you have."
DS
11/25/2002

"It's truly awesome what you're running here. Most impressive."
ES
11/22/2002

"Every time I come back to VAN, it looks even better! What a terrific site. It's so nice to have a place to send people who have questions about choral life in NY (where can I sing, how do I find a teacher, etc.)."
RI
11/18/2002

"Thanks for the great forum! Your site is the best I've seen for this kind of info."
DD
10/25/2002

"Thank you for having this web site! It is a wealth of information. So many choirs, so little time, I wish I could be cloned."
CD
10/21/2002

"Thank you very much for this wonderful website."
KK
9/27/2002

"We were successful this summer in finding a conductor for our chorus via your website! Thanks!"
RS
9/20/2002

"Your site is very professionaly done and a real service to the choral community."
LC
8/27/2002

"It almost makes me want to move to NYC!"
RS
8/27/2002

"VAN is a great resource; we will be using it frequently!"
JB
8/27/2002

"Many thanks to you and your website - we have had many singers join our group because they found out about us on VAN.ORG !!!!!!!"
SH
8/1/2002

"Thanks for maintaining a great website!"
PD
7/23/2002

"You're a marvel and a marvelous resource for all of us."
PK
7/23/2002

"Thanks again for all the work you've done to make VAN such an integral part of the New York choral scene."
JK
7/18/2002

"Vocal Area Network is a great page. I will definetly spread the word about it."
FG
7/17/2002

"Thanks again for providing this wonderful service!"
TH
7/15/2002

"I encouraged a friend of mine to list her chorus on the VAN. She placed an ad for a new choral director and found two!"
LB
7/10/2002

"Thanks for the great service you provide the singing community."
DM
7/10/2002

"MANY sincere thanks for VAN.org."
PS
7/10/2002

"Thanks again for your continuing fine work in making the VAN site available. I have often referred people to it."
MA
7/9/2002

"You do great work with the VAN website, and our chorus is grateful for the extra publicity."
KB
7/2/2002

"We got three of our four applicants through VAN, two of the three very experienced and all three quite good. Also picked up two or three singers through VAN this year as well."
FB
6/18/2002

"Thanks again for this exceptional service!"
FM
6/17/2002

"Thanks again for hosting such a great website."
JM
6/13/2002

"Your site makes a real difference!"
JH
5/29/2002

"VAN ads work! I got several responses to my last ad. Thanks for a great service,"
JI
5/13/2002

"We get a great response from your website."
JS
4/30/2002

"Thanks for the wonderful site!"
SW
4/30/2002

"Thanks for providing such a wonderful resource!"
MJ
4/25/2002

"Thank you so much for the gloriously detailed information on your Web site. I've been wanting to get involved with choral singing, but had no idea where to start. Your site fixed all that and is making singing a closer possibility than I imagined. (I wrote to nine choral groups today and have already heard back from two of them!) I appreciate all the work you've done for us."
HM
4/25/2002

"Thanks very much, Steve -- for what you did for us and for all the work you do for the choruses in the tri-state area."
FB
4/16/2002

"Thanks for all your work on the VAN site -- two singers joined us this semester simply by finding us on the VAN site, a testimony to the site."
FB
3/2/2002

"We got both the bass and soprano that we wanted through our VAN listing, and we're very grateful for the wonderful service that you provide."
JK
2/27/2002

"What a great resource you provide!"
EL
2/16/2002

"Yours is a most valuable site for every metropolitan area singer!"
ES
2/15/2002

"In the 2 or 3 days since you posted our last audition ad, I've received 6 or 7 requests to audition. Impressive amount of traffic on your site!"
CM
2/3/2002

"Thank you for your wonderful assistance to the choral life of our region."
DM
1/16/2002

"I am always awed at your site. It looks so good, and is so well kept."
CE
1/12/2002

"Vocal Area Network is a great resource and I appreciate all the help you have provided us."
ES
1/11/2002

"Thanks as always for running such a great service!"
JM
1/4/2002

"Thanks so much for all you do for so many!"
MC
11/26/2001

"Your web-site is an incredible resource. I really congratulate you on it."
DK
11/19/2001

"[W]hat a wonderful service this website is to the New York choral scene. I have gotten two new singers this fall from our listing. It has quickly become the premier place for the exchange of information for singers and choirs."
KP
11/17/2001

"Your web site is a real service to all of the music loving community--performers and audience alike."
SP
11/9/2001

"You really have a great site for us choral singers!"
JC
11/7/2001

"What a great service! I have decided to start singing again after a 3 year hiatus, and was very nervous about trying to find the right choir in NYC. Thank you for making it easy."
JB
10/8/2001

"What a beautiful and easy-to-use site! Very impressive."
FB
9/10/2001

"Thanks again for all your work keeping VAN up and running. I and most of the (albeit few) people I know who run choirs always get people who have discovered our ensembles via VAN. Thanks for this great service."
CM
9/10/2001

"Congratulatlions on a wonderful website."
PM
9/5/2001

"It is the single best source for choral information on the web."
TC
9/1/2001

"VAN rocks."
FG
8/28/2001

"You have a wonderful and informative web site."
TT
8/22/2001

"Your site was a huge success in bringing people to our summer singouts."
ES
8/21/2001

"Your website is wonderful."
AK
8/19/2001

"This site continues to be an amazing resource. When I recently visited, I was absolutely blown away by the depth and breadth of the groups and services you've organized and catalogued. There's something here for every singer, from novice to pro. Like manna from heaven for anyone seeking to sing!"
DE
8/13/2001

"Many thanks for the wonderful work you do."
SH
8/8/2001

"The site continues to look fabulous."
MS
8/8/2001

"I have just browsed the VAN site for the first time, and I am very impressed -- it is a fabulous resource that I will be using often in the future!"
DL
8/8/2001

"Thanks, Steve, for providing a valuable service to singers and churches."
DM
7/27/2001

"You are doing a great service to the community."
SS
7/25/2001

"Your website is a very valuable and important service and I tell everyone to check it out."
PC
7/23/2001

"Thanks for all the great work at VAN --[we have] really been getting a lot of calls through it and I'm delighted for it."
DE
7/19/2001

"Appreciate your continued interest in our chorus and the exposure you offer us."
CB
7/19/2001

"This site is great, and I really appreciate it!"
MT
7/19/2001

"Thanks for your great service!"
JH
7/19/2001

"Great website!!"
BL
7/16/2001

"An excellent source for quality singers!"
GL
6/22/2001

"This website is enormously helpful to my students. It provides a real service."
LF
5/14/2001

"Thank you again for the great help you give us and groups like us!!!"
JW
5/2/2001

"I love the website. It's one of the first sites I turn to when I log on to the web at work. Congratulations on a great piece of work."
JW
4/30/2001

"General thanks and kudos for maintaining such a terrific, comprehensive site!"
VW
4/24/2001

"It is wonderful that the arts community has people like you in it to keep us updated!"
SV
4/21/2001

"What a great web site!!"
BC
4/18/2001

"Thank you so much for putting our information up so quickly on the VAN website! It's great!!"
PG
4/17/2001

"Thank you, Steve. How did we ever live without you?"
NG
4/13/2001

"Thanks a million for the wonderful service your website provides to the choral community!!!"
TK
4/9/2001

"The website looks and runs great."
AN
4/9/2001

"VAN provides a much needed service for the vocal/choral community in New York. Thanks for your contributions."
PD
4/4/2001

"I've not been to the Vocal Area Network site in a while, and you've really expanded and improved it. Good work; it's very useful even to an out-of-towner!"
EP
3/29/2001

"[Your work] is appreciated -- you don't know how refreshing it is to have someone respond so attentively! Bravo!"
JS
3/28/2001

"You have developed a great site! Keep up the good work."
GH
3/26/2001

"The calendar is great, especially for us out in the hinterlands. Thanks for this great resource."
BK
2/15/2001

"We have gained several new members and many inquiries through VAN."
JH
2/12/2001

"What an impressive array of listings."
EW
2/6/2001

"Thank you for your work for choral/vocal music!"
GL
1/23/2001

"The VAN update is a great idea-I'm enjoying receiving them."
JK
1/15/2001

"[The] VAN website [continues] to be a great source of interest in the choir and our activities."
JM
1/2/2001

"I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the VAN website and how grateful I am for its existence. Thanks again for such a wealth of resources."
KK
1/2/2001

"As always, thanks for a great website. We have already gotten several responses for [our] trip through your site."
MT
12/26/2000

"I think you are doing a great service to the community at large with the VAN site."
MS
12/16/2000

"I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how great VAN is looking these days! Keep up the good work; you're doing the singers' community a great service."
MS
12/14/2000

"We have attracted a number of new singers who found us on the website; I really appreciate your efforts in setting this all up and keeping it going."
SH
11/17/2000

"We meet the most interesting people from our VAN auditions as well. I don't know what we'd do without you. The new features on van are great-I especially like the VANupdate-email news and recent postings."
JK
11/17/2000

"We deeply appreciate your support. The VAN site is fantastic. Keep up the good work!"
CE
11/16/2000

"You truly give excellent service to the choral community!"
MT
11/13/2000

"This is a great site, by the way... glad I discovered it."
DF
11/13/2000

"We have gotten a number of interesting inquiries (plus a couple of members) from our posting here! Thanks for performing this great service."
KS
10/31/2000

"You'll be happy to know that I have gotten a number of responses as a result of the listing on the VAN website."
DM
10/30/2000

"What a great service you're providing with your well-designed web site."
CR
10/25/2000

"Thanks for all of your work with VAN. Itís a great service!"
ND
10/5/2000

"We gained THREE new members from your service. Thanks so much!!!"
JB
10/5/2000

"This is a fine service you have."
EC
10/3/2000

"Our listings on the VAN Concert Calendar last year had a positive impact on attendance."
RC
10/3/2000

"Many thanks again for running this wonderful service."
JM
10/2/2000

"Many thanks for your great site and service to the choral community!"
CP
9/29/2000

"VAN, as you know, is really working as far as bringing in auditions."
MR
9/27/2000

"VAN was the source of about 90% or more of our referrals."
MM
9/21/2000

"Congratulations on such a fantastic collection of choruses: what a great tool for choristers and soloists alike. I love it!"
MS
9/7/2000

"I want to say again that you are doing a wonderful job which benefits everyboby in this field."
NV
8/29/2000

"Iíve been using VAN for well over a year and think itís one of the most informative and best organized sites on the Net. Congratulations on a superb site!"
KS
8/10/2000

"Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful service."
JB
8/5/2000

"Keep up the good work on the VAN site. Itís a real service to the musical community."
DM
7/25/2000

"Thank you again for this incredible site!"
PS
7/24/2000

"I've just come from visiting, my first in quite some time, although I recommend it to all and sundry all the time, and I must confess to being staggered by the changes you've made ... Congrats! ... and ... Wow!"
MG
7/6/2000

"Biz is booming for us, and itís partly due to the link to our URL on your excellent web page, even though we have advertised monthly in the ACDA Choral Journal for the past 10 years."
GH
7/6/2000

"This is a fantastic website. It will be a tremendous boost to the spread of choral music, for participants and audiences, and will hopefully turn more of the audiences into participants, once they see how many opportunities there are to sing in the NY area. I believe that our listing on your site will bring new members to our chorus. More power to you! It is especially wonderful to be able to get a listing on VAN since we have a very tight budget and canít afford expensive advertising, like many other choral groups, unfortunately."
MT
7/5/2000

"Thanks again for all your work - VAN is such an awesome resource!"
TH
7/4/2000

"I am constantly and pleasantly amazed at how singers new to NYC are finding VAN and contacting us from your audition page. You are providing a tremendous service and I am always mentioning VAN to choral singers that I meet."
JK
6/18/2000

"Thank you so much for providing such a great service!"
JB
6/5/2000

"We have found the website to be a wonderful source of referrals for the group. Thanks again for operating this wonderful and comprehensive resource."
JM
5/24/2000

"I hadn't been at your Website for quite some time, and took a good look this afternoon. It's extraordinarily useful. Congratulations and thank you."
PK
5/22/2000

"Membership growth directly resulting from our VAN listing has been quite noticeable--6 new members just this past season, which is just great."
LN
5/18/2000

"Your website is a wonderful resource for singers and lovers of choral music."
BW
5/5/2000

"I think this web site is awesome."
DA
4/26/2000

"VAN has become an indispensible part of NYC choral life. Thank you so very much for creating and continually improving it!"
JK
4/17/2000

"Just wanted to thank you for running a great website for the choral community."
JM
4/17/2000

"Thanks again for running such a great resource!"
JM
4/6/2000

"A sincere THANK YOU for your excellent work in support of the Choral community in the area."
MR
3/7/2000

"Iím directing the college chorus at Nassau Community this semester, and assigned the singers a project involving attending a choral concert - your information makes that ever so much easier for them! Thanks - Iím so happy to know about van.org!"
MEB
3/1/2000

"Itís a great service you are doing."
AB
2/9/2000

"I had no idea the Vocal Area Network website was so extensive. Congratulationsóyouíve done a tremendous job with it. Itís really a treasure trove of information."
MN
2/7/2000

"I must thank you again for the service you provide via VAN."
MD
2/1/2000

"Thank you for providing such a wonderful community resource."
JM
1/31/2000

"The VAN site is great."
LP
1/26/2000

"I wantd to let you know that I appreciate how you to continue to organize your site more efficiently. I very much like how your home page consists mostly of links and not the raw information. Thatís a big help."
JL
1/25/2000

"The choir directory is fantastic. A comprehensive and informative list. It's great to see that there are so many people who love choral music."
CA
1/12/2000

"My husband thinks youíve done a dynamite job on your website!"
TH
1/11/2000

"You have a great site for choral lovers round the world."
PT
1/7/2000

"Iíve just discovered your (wonderful) choir directory, which I guess I havenít noticed before. Itís extremely useful. Keep up the wonderful work. Your page is such a great resource!"
TH
12/30/1999

"I just discovered your VAN site--what a terrific resource!"
FF
12/30/1999

"Just wanted to congratulate u on this incredible site. The potential is fantastic!!!"
PS
12/27/1999

"I love the new choir directory, just excellent! I loved scrolling down thru the list and having so much info readily available."
SG
12/23/1999

"Thatís [a] wonderful site! Bravo! I wrote the article on "Choruses" for the Encyclopedia of NYC a few years back. If they ever ask me to update the article, your site would definitely be in the web bibliography!"
BM
12/22/1999

"Thanks for the work that goes into making this site."
JM
12/7/1999

"Iíve already sent a calendar listing to you, but I wanted to e-mail you and tell you how wonderful I think VAN is--I just happened to stumble on it! Just exactly what Iíve been looking for to find out information, etc., etc. Thanks so much for your wonderful site."
MT
11/29/1999

"I think your websiteís great and provides a great service... Thank you again so much for your help and for making van.org what it is."
LM
11/16/1999

"What a great website!"
MF
11/9/1999

"Thanks for the great website, and keep up the good work."
CM
11/5/1999

"I had to tell you how much we appreciate your site; we continue to get a larger number of hits per month than we did before we were on VAN!"
CA
10/27/1999

"I do know that our presence on the Vocal Network Website has been a great help in several ways."
DB
10/25/1999

"Thank you so much! What a tremendous undertaking that page is, and what a resource you are for this tiny subset of New York culture that we are trying to maintain."
PK
10/22/1999

"I just visited the Vocal Area Network for the first time. VERY impressive. I had no idea there would be so much stuff on it. Congratulations."
GS
10/21/1999

"What a wonderful web site! Youíve created an outstanding resource for those of us who work in and enjoy vocal music here in the New York area."
MA
10/13/1999

"[T]hanks for all the work you are doing for van.org. New Amsterdam Singers now gets more responses for our auditions from van.org than we do from our New York Times ad!"
SG
10/3/1999

"My first visit to the VAN website. Just want to tell you I think it looks great!"
KT
9/30/1999

"[T]hank you for the wonderful service you provide with the VAN web site. Iíve attended some wonderful concerts that I would not have known about otherwise!"
RW
9/24/1999

"Thank you for all your work on the VAN webpage - I have found it to be a wonderful resource."
DR
9/22/1999

"By the way, we seem to get good responses from people finding us through VAN. You guys do a great job!"
CA
9/21/1999

"This service has been very helpful so once again many thanks."
RB
9/13/1999

"Thank you very much for posting the Sacrum Convivium audition notice. Several singers contacted me from your notice and we selected one of our new altos from that group. VAN is a godsend! P.S. I hear that John Hetland of the Renaissance Street Singers has gotten several new singers from his VAN listing, as well."
JK
9/13/1999

"By the way, your website keeps getting better and better. It's a fabulous resource and a great way to let choral music lovers find fabulous concerts and to help choral groups build audiences without breaking the bank on advertising. Thanks so much!"
VW
9/8/1999

"Thanks for a great web site."
SB
8/30/1999

"I just checked the VAN site (which looks really great these days!!)"
LN
8/17/1999

"We've already gotten some good auditions from the web site--probably via VAN. Thanks!"
BH
8/17/1999

"I just checked out the VAN website, and I want to thank you for your work on the site not only on behalf of the Collegium but as a New York-based singer! It is a fantastic resource."
ER
8/16/1999

"A few of my friends at the Oratorio Society of New York told me about your web site. I think it's great."
AM
8/9/1999

"Thank you so much for the marvelous service you provide all of us."
BH
8/5/1999

"The VAN web page is terrific and gets better all the time. I check it regularly and have told all my friends about it. Thank you for all the work you put into it."
JK
7/28/1999

"Congratulations on the excellence of VAN and your exceptional contribution to our world of choral music."
MR
7/13/1999

"I placed a hitbox on our website and on Mark's Paris page and your site's been the source of many visitors (Your Infoexchange and auditions pages)."
TH
6/25/1999

"I came across the VAN website and I found it very informative."
JS
6/14/1999

"First off, I love the site, great contentÖ"
DM
5/27/1999

"Thank you SO MUCH for your help, since Rich saw our posting on the board and that is how he got in touch with us."
GT
5/11/1999

"Your VAN web page is a stupendous achievement and I consult it regularly; I also tell every singer I meet about it."
JK
4/22/1999

"Thanks for your help. I really appreciate the service your website gives to the choral community. I tell people about it whenever possible."
DVS
4/21/1999

"I had to tell you, since we have been on VAN, about two months, we have had more than 500 hits to our website. Previously, we had about 1700 over two and 1/2 years!"
CA
4/16/1999

"Vocal Area Network is terrific."
NP
4/5/1999

"Thank you Steve. Hits to our Chorale's webpage have increased significantly since we joined VAN. We also took in our first new singer who found us as a result of our web page. Thank you for providing such an excellent service and clearinghouse."
SG
4/5/1999

"Just visited the VAN site for the first time in a while. It is just so nicely done and very fun to surf."
ES
2/24/1999

"What an excellent website -- one of the best Iíve seen!"
SG
2/22/1999

"I love your website, by the way. It's truly the most informative and broad one I think I've ever seen. Congratulations on such a fine service to singers."
JN
2/2/1999

"Thanks very much--great site!"
CA
12/14/1998

"First -- congratulations on an incredible site (www.van.org)."
BB
12/3/1998

"I saw that you were looking to hear success stories, so I thought I'd send mine along. I replied to the posting by the newly formed Westside Chorale, auditioned, and am now a member (Alto).Thanks for maintaining such a great resource. The new site design looks great, and the content is super."
AB
11/19/1998

"By the way, let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on the VAN web page. It is extremely well organized and executed and I enjoy coming back to it again and again. Your constantly expanding concert calendar is my major source for information on choral concerts and I have mentioned the auditions section to several singers in search of choruses."
JK
10/23/1998

"Yes, I'm back, having just scrolled through your Concert Calendar ... Wow! I love the fact that you list different types of "acts", and not simply the classical!"
MG
10/14/1998

"You have a wonderful site with a great mission."
RD
9/14/1998

"I applaud your efforts and your success in creating a Vocal Area Network for the greater New York metropolitan area."
MB
4/6/1998

"I appreciate your help, and you have a great Web Site. Thanks!"
RS
3/13/1998

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