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How should one address a letter to a group of people?
though certain variants like "Dear colleagues" could be accceptable. But only if you're addressing your colleagues.
^ This is actually how my Spanish friend signs off his emails to me. He has learnt English from a DS though, and the first lesson is that tongue twister Betty had some Bitter Batter and lesson two is how to ask for more mash potato.
(It is with deepest condolences that I pass on the news of your Aunt's death...)
Is 'dear all' best?... I'm writing to a choir to thank them for singing at something we arranged at work...
I'd sample this
This can open any conversation, vocal or written or otherwise.