Cirencester MVC was formed in 2009 by Phil Kerton. Within 3 months, twelve men made their first formal appearance as Cirencester Male Voice Choir.
Since that initial performance, the choir has gone from strength to strength, growing in numbers. We have a membership ranging in age from 16 to 85 and over. The choir performs an annual concert as a focal point, whilst also performing for many charitable organisations throughout the year. This helps to raise a substantial amount of money in the process.
Highlights from our first 10 years
Back in 2012, the choir performed alongside The London Welsh Male Voice Choir at the Royal Albert Hall. They went on to a national competition in Torquay in March 2012 where they won the accolade of ‘Happiest Choir’. This is an indication of the fun and enjoyment its members gain from being part of the choir.
In more recent times the choir has performed at the Colston Hall in Bristol & sung in massed choir concerts at Worcester Cathedral and Gloucester Cathedral. Back in 2018, Cirencester MVC went on tour to Cornwall singing at The Eden Project. We also performed at various venues around Truro.
Throughout 2019 the Choir celebrated its 10th Anniversary and we recorded our first CD. We also celebrated in style with a sell-out Gala Performance in Cirencester Parish Church.
The choir is honoured to have as its patron the Right Honourable Earl Bathurst, and appreciate the support and sponsorship of local firm Alexcar Coaches.
Come to a Rehearsal
Cirencester MVC meet every Monday evening at the Parish Church in Cirencester Market Place. Our rehearsals have a relaxed and lively feel, starting at 19.30, lasting around 2 hours. Rehearsals are often followed by a drink down the pub. The social element to the choir is important. We are all about encouraging friendship and generating a strong, cohesive musical unit.
To join us, send us a message, or speak to any member for further information. Alternatively, just come along to one of our practices. You don’t need any experience of singing in a choir nor do you need to be able to read music. Just join in and see why singing in a choir is now one of the most popular past times in the UK!