Cirencester Male Voice Choir hosted another highly enjoyable golf day at Cirencester Golf Club on 5th October 2018. The weather was great, the course and food were excellent, and Lorraine joined us to present the prizes. The winning team was ‘All 4 Par, & Par 4 All’ and the John Batty Memorial Trophy for the highest scoring Choir member went to Hugh Browne.
Our thanks to all who supported the day with sponsorship, prizes and organisation. And of course to those who got teams together and found players – the day just wouldn’t happen without you.
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 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 email@example.com 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