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A lively and friendly choir in the heart of the Cotswolds


Cirencester Abbey Gardens
Photo: Chris Hailstone
new members welcome

While choirs around the country are complaining about lockdown regulations preventing more than six people gathering indoors, the CMVC is rehearsing outdoors every week and the atmosphere is great. It is so good for the spirits to be singing in a group again.

Our thanks go to Cirencester Rugby Club for allowing us the space to sing together, and to our music team who kept us going on Zoom throughout lockdown. The benefits of all those challening sessions have been that we are rapidly coming back to performance quality.

We already have four bookings pencilled in for the months ahead, a social evening planned, and an advertising campaign underway to boost our numbers. Things are really looking up, so if you would like to join us, please do!

Lockdown wasn’t easy on anybody and extremely hard for many. The choir recorded a number of songs, using Zoom and singing from our homes, or even in a deserted street in Cirencester.

A sociable choir raising money for local charities

It’s so easy to take part…

CMVC is a sociable group of men who just like singing. We are all about encouraging friendship and generating a strong musical unit. No auditions, no need to have experience or to read music. We have practice tracks that can make any novice singer confident and engaged with our performances. Come and join us!

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In May 2022 some 60 choirs from all over the world will gather in Cornwall for the International Male Choral Festival. It is a wonderful remarkable way of keeping male choral singing alive. Concerts take place over six days in most major towns of the county.. Read More…

Grateful Thanks

We are delighted to report that our last virtual video raised £1570 for Pancreatic Cancer UK. The Choir performed the lilting ‘If We Only Have Love’ by Jacques Brel, and were joined by the JAM duo who played Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ on piano and cello. Our thanks to every who donated to this excellent cause that works to help so many people.

Over the years the Choir has raised many thousands of pounds for local and national charities. We will continue to help where we can.

Singing in Harmony

While we are a social men’s choir in the Cotswolds, we also take our singing seriously and are proud to have sung alongside so many wonderful choirs. We have performed with the London Welsh, Cotswold, Caldicot, and Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choirs, The Brize Norton Military Wives, the Cirencester Singers, the Blue Notes,  Southampton Youth Concert Sinfonia,  Norway’s Sandneskameratene Choir and Ireland’s Gracenotes Ladies’ Choir.

Choir Officials