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Undoubtably a highlight of the year so far was a trip to Cornwall, where we performed two concerts, in Truro on June 22nd and in Breage on June 23rd as part of their festival. Each was shared with groups of the Cornwall Community Choir under ex-Cirencester choirmaster Neil Shepherd. The afterglow in Breage was also excellent, thanks in no small part to Jules’ new whistle and Lorraine’s applaudissements (Fr.). And we sang ‘Nothing like a Dame’ under real mangoes and bananas at the Eden project.
Cirencester MVC joined forces with Cotswold MVC and the sparkling Blue Notes ladies choir for a musical evening in aid of the Cirencester Hospital League of Friends and the Friends of Paternoster School. Acoustics in the new Baptist Church were good, our new keyboard and sound system passed the test, and we certainly held our own music-wise. However we were out-sung by Cotswold in an enjoyable afterglow, we must work on this.
17th December we joined the MJ-UK Christmas Concert in support of Cotswold Breast Cancer Trust, at Bingham Hall. Maria Jugaszs’s young performers were a delight to watch and hear, and ‘Bring Him Home’ has seldom sounded better.
We raised over £250 with Carols at Tesco, going towards the very deserving Longfield Hospice Care for the Cotswolds.
And finally, wine and mince pies were the order of the day after some spirited singing at Paternoster and Watermoor Care Homes.
The town Christmas lights were switched on on December 2nd in front of a huge crowd in the main square. We did our best to inspire them with carols and a ‘Song for Cirencester’ but would have benefited from amplification.
Next we took part in Cirencester Christmas Spectacular in the Parish Church on December 6th. The lighting and sound effects were amazing, as reportedly were our choir.
Cirencester Male Voice Choir hosted another golf day at Cirencester Golf Club on 20th October 2017. Twelve four-man teams took part in the fun, with Bacon Baps before the start and a meal back at the club house afterwards, together with prizes for the winners. Fittingly, the prize for the best choir golfer went to the joint organiser James Cowling. Our thanks to all who took part especially the forces and other choirs.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
To South Cerney and 29 Regiment barracks to perform during the Air Logistics Annual Dinner; we were introduced to a special version of ‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’ specially tailored to Air Logistics.
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.
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.