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Fancy a Round of Golf?

Cirencester Male Voice Choir are once again this year hosting a golf day at Cirencester Golf Club on 20th October. If you are a seasoned pro or just feel like the walk, get together a team and join the fun. Bacon Baps before you start and a meal back at the club house afterwards, together with prizes for the winners. Sound like fun? Email golf@cirencestermvc.co.uk to book in your team today.

An Evening of Song

Cirencester Male Voice Choir joined with Penistone Ladies Choir, all the way from Yorkshire, and Blue Notes, from South Cerney, for a fantastic programme of music of different styles and genres. The evening culminated in a joint number of the Righteous Brothers hit “Unchained Melody” sung in a complicated arrangement between all three choirs. The concert was the first with CMVC for our new accompanist, Lorraine Wild, who also enjoyed her conducting debut when Jules left to accompany on the organ.

The evening was in aid of the children’s rugby charity, Wooden Spoon, who help to positively transform the lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland through the power of rugby.

**Change of Location** OPEN REHEARSAL Monday 20th February – COME ALONG FOR TASTER SESSION

Come and Join Us… All men are welcome, whatever your age or musical ability!

Join us for an open rehearsal on Monday 20th February 2017 at 7.30, at Holy Trinity Church Hall Holy Trinity Church Hall, Watermoor or contact info@cirencestermvc.co.uk  Meetings are fun, lively and uplifting with a strong social element.

Come and Join us…Cirencester Male Voice Choir have sung in many prestigious places with a variety of guest stars, including the Royal Albert Hall, London and Colston Hall, Bristol.

Our upcoming engagements are:

Saturday 11th March 2017 – Malmesbury Abbey

A joint concert with the Blue Notes and Malmesbury Community Choir in a spectacular setting to create a brilliant evening.

Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Gloucester Cathedral

A combined concert of the National Association of Choirs coming together for the annual celebration of song, featuring music old and new for a programme to thrill even the most sceptical of choir supporters.

Saturday 17th June 2017 – Cirencester Parish Church

A Concert by the visiting Penistone Ladies Choir from South Yorkshire, together with the Pewsey Belles for an evening of singing not to be missed.

Can’t make these… Check out our website for more concert dates throughout 2017

GOLF DAY

Yes, it is almost that time of year again!

The annual choir fund raiser competition will be on Friday 21st October at Cirencester Golf Club.

Teams of 4, £30 per person, bacon butties & coffee to start. Light meal to end with competition prizes awarded and raffle tickets drawn!

Start gathering your team together!

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Joint Summer Concert

For our summer concert this year we had the pleasure of welcoming Churchdown Male Voice Choir to join us in Cirencester Parish Church.  Once again our efforts were targeted at raising funds on behalf of Watershed RDA. The two choirs performed several pieces individually and then at the end of each half joined together for renditions of Holy City & American Trilogy, the show climaxing with Anthem (from Chess) as an encore to tumultuous applause from a wonderful audience. Additional flavour was added to the evening with solo songs performed by Ralph Barnes, Churchdown MVC music director, and organ pieces by our very own Jules Addison, Cirencester MVC music director.

Friends of Cirencester Parish Church – 40th Anniversary

The ‘Seasons of Love’ concert was specially organised by Maria Jagusz with her performing company MJ-UK to celebrate this anniversary; Cirencester Male Voice Choir and A Splash of Red (Fairford Ladies choir) were guest performers.

This year is the centenary of the hymn Jerusalem, music by Hubert Parry, and the climax of the evening was a rendition of the hymn accompanied on the piano by Matt Isles, Parry’s great-great-nephew.

50th Birthday Bash at Bingham Hall

We had the pleasure to participate at Lisa’s 50th birthday bash at the Bingham Hall. It was a performing arts soiree to celebrate Lisa’s love of music and dance and a wide range of acts by friends and family. Lisa was previously the choir’s music director and we took the opportunity to perform a couple of new songs that we will be performing at the Worcester Cathedral concert in June, as well as old favorites. Happy Birthday Lisa.

Round Table Senior’s Meal

Cirencester Male Voice Choir’s first outing this year was at the Bingham Hall to perform for the Senior Citizens’ Supper , an annual event organised by the Round Table, on 6th February. This was the first opportunity to air some of the songs for the upcoming concert at Worcester Cathedral on 18th June.

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Carols

CMVC have had a busy week in the run up to Christmas this year with three concerts in 4 days!

On Monday we joined in the Christmas Spectacular in the Bingham Hall joining with MJ-UK, Stagesmart and Plucking Different along with West End stars and other local talent to produce one of the largest festivals of music Cirencester has seen. More info on: http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/leisure/whatson/14165814.Cirencester__Christmas_Spectacular_delivers_a_magical_night/?ref=mr&lp=20

On Tuesday CMVC turned our efforts to charity fundraising for Macmillan Cancer, singing Christmas Carols in Waitrose bringing holiday cheer to shoppers whilst raising over £100 in the process.

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On Christmas Eve we turned our attentions to the Four Pillars Hotel in South Cerney where the choir delighted guests with an hour of carols and other festive music. Some well known and some not so, but was received well by the audience who sung heartily when invited to join with us in some of the better known pieces.

May we take this opportunity to thank all our supporters for 2015 and we look forward to another busy program for the year to come and hope to see as many as possible at a concert or other event in the future.

 

Cirencester at Christmas

Cirencester Male Voice Choir were excited to be asked to perform at the turning on of the Cirencester Christmas Lights this year. As the day dawned, we looked at the weather and were a little doubtful… We soldiered on. Against all the odds (and a power cut) the choir performed our christmas repertoire to a small but appreciative audience before joining with Stagesmart and the brass band in carols before the lights and fireworks later in the evening.

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Poppy Appeal Supporters

Cirencester Male Voice Choir have joined forces with Gloucestershie Police Band to raise money for The Poppy Appeal.

The choir revived some of the repertoire of the recent Colston Hall Appearance along with pieces specially rehearsed for the occasion.

The evening concluded with a sing along of such favourites as ‘it’s a long way to Tipperary’ and ‘keep the home fires burning’.

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West Of England Festival of Male Choirs

Cirencester Male Voice Choir were thrilled to join forces with 7 other male choirs from around the South West and Wyn Evans (Mr Go Compare!) to raise funds for the Princes’s Trust.

The day was the culmination of nearly 18 months of preparation on the part of the choir and many hours of learning and rehearsing. With Cirencester Male Voice Choir being one of the key organisers of the event it has taken a lot of effort to get it off the ground. The day was very busy with last minute preparations before the over 700 strong audience enjoyed pieces from all genres and styles conducted and accompanied by music teams from the choirs.

The concert raised over £12,500 for the Princes Trust, a charity aiming to help young people.

For more information see:  http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about_the_trust/in_your_region/south_of_england/south_west/events/mass_male_choir.aspx

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Choir Raise Funds for RDA

Our spring concert to celebrate Male Voice Choirs, where Cirencester Male Voice Choir were joined by Caldicot Male Voice Choir and other special guests including The BlueBelles for an evening of music and variety, has helped to raise much needed funds for Watershed RDA.

We have raised a fantastic amount thanks to everyone’s generosity and have been able to present the RDA with a cheque for over £1000.

Watershed RDA Presentation
Watershed RDA Presentation