Simple Gifts Quotes

“Simple Gifts wowed our audience with a cultural and educational program that was fun, informative, and energetic.” – Teresia Bush, Smithsonian Institute

“The members of Simple Gifts are proof that the best groups are more than the sum of their individual talents. These three women share a chemistry that infuses their music with energy, integrity, and joy. Theirs is a special gift.” —Dave Johnson, Boston Globe

"The performance was brilliant, one of the best we have offered." —Julia Morrill, Delaware City Arts Center

"They are outstanding at tailoring their music and remarks to different audiences."—Audrey-Beth Fitch, California University

"Simple Gifts can take a simple melody and make a symphony out of it!" —Carl Rahkonen, Indiana University of PA

"Simple Gifts is extraordinary!" —Donn Murphy, National Theatre

"I’ve never seen our audience as enthusiastic about another performer. They were on their feet the instant the concert ended." —Sandy Speicher, Temple Beth El, Huntington NY

"Simple Gifts presented one of the finest concerts I have ever experienced at our church, and I've been Music Director here for more than 25 years." —Dr. James Hicks, Director of Music, Morristown NJ Presbyterian Church

“The entire audience, everyone from students to seniors, was thrilled with the performance. You can’t go wrong with Simple Gifts!” —Diane Bargiel, Pennsylvania Presenters Past President

“Simple Gifts was fun, informative and energetic, and our audience absolutely loved them! Without a doubt, the best program we've held here in recent memory.” —Cassie Guthrie, White Plains Library, White Plains NY

“No other concert since has topped [Simple Gifts] on the fun meter.” –– Carol Aulenbach, Reading Musical Foundation, Reading PA

“Few musicians can match the warmly personal stage presence Simple Gifts possesses. Their performances are noted for the infectious enthusiasm and sprinkling of good humor that come through.” —Jennifer O’Callaghan, Celtic Classic Festival, Bethlehem PA

“Listening to Simple Gifts is like sampling an international buffet. The number of instruments they pick up in a typical concert makes the group anything but simple. This is acoustic music of the highest order.” —Will Lebzelter, Centre Daily Times

“These are marvelous musicians whose taste and delicacy are wellsuited to their material.” —Mike Miller, Philadelphia Folksong Society

“I love the music they perform ... all those wonderful instruments, the talents and humor they share with the Longwood visitors. The audience always learns something new. We love it.” —Priscilla Johnson, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square PA

“Our middle school children were entranced and so enthused as these three women shared their gifts and the joy of music with them. The learning was so authentic as they learned a new instrument (spoons) and dance (clogging). Most importantly, our children witnessed the sheer pleasure music can bring/add to our lives. The Simple Gifts performers were exemplary in crafting each workshop for the audience so that our students gained the most from the experience. They simply were the best I have seen in reading our middle school students and then adapting their art for ultimate learning.” –– Karen Czarny, Director of Curriculum, School District of Hatboro-Horsham, Horsham PA

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