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Dates for your Diary 2019

We plan to perform the following public concerts in 2019.  We hope to see you at one or more of them.

Saturday, 6th April –   Concert with Radcliffe-on-Trent Male Voice Choir, with guest performance from Erin Hughes

This concert is part of a short tour by the Choir.  Formed in 1983 it has sung over 500 Concerts and raised over £400,000 for charity, performing in varied locations including Westminster Hall, The Albert Hall, The Cutty Sark in Greenwich, Belvoir Castle, village halls,  20 different cathedrals and churches.  Internationally, the choir has also performed in Belgium, Germany, Italy, France and Wales. Impressive!

Once again, we are delighted to be joined by Erin Hughes. Since leaving Cirencester, the Siddington-born soprano has been touring the world as a professional opera singer and singing in locations as diverse as Mexico City and Bologna in Italy.

The concert takes place at Cirencester Baptist Church at 7:30 pm on Saturday 6th April. We will be raising funds for Hope for Tomorrow – a Tetbury-based charity which brings cancer care closer to patients’ homes via Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCUs).

 

Saturday, 27th April – Joint Concert with Churchdown Male Voice Choir.

We have been invited to perform with our neighbouring choir, Churchdown MVC, who have recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Over the years, the choir has shared the stage with many great singers and performers.  We are told that concert guests have included; Sir Tom Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard, Dennis O’Neill, Max Boyce, Elaine Paige, Michael Dennison, and Honor Blackman.

The concert will be held in St, Andrew’s Church, Churchdown, Gloucester on Saturday 27th April at 7:30 pm.  Proceeds will go to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

 

Saturday, 1st June – Concert with Sandneskameratene from Norway, with guest singer Alice Nelson

The “Sand Mates” were formed in 1915 and have built a considerable musical reputation in their home country, Norway. Their previous tours have encompassed Ireland, Prague, Riga (Lithuania), Gdansk (Poland) and Liverpool.

Local mezzo soprano Alice Nelson, who has mad multiple concert platform appearances throughout the UK, will be joining us for the concert.

We will be performing in Cirencester Parish Church at 7.30 pm.

 

Saturday 21st September – Our Own 10th Anniversary Concert

We will be hosting a celebratory musical evening in the Parish Church, Cirencester, to mark our 10th Anniversary. Further details to be announced, but keep the date in your diary!

 

Friday 13th December  – Cirencester Band’s Christmas Cracker Concert

The Band established itself as part of Cirencester’s musical heritage in 1919. For the past 18 years it has brought together local music talent to entertain and raise funds for local charities. This year, we are proud to have been invited to join in the proceedings.

Come along to hear us at 7.30 pm in Cirencester Parish Church.

Our CDs are Here!

CMVC are proud to announce our 10th Anniversary CDs are now available. They feature a selection of music from across our first 10 years are are available to purchase below.

Add to Cart £10

You will need to send your CD code along with your delivery address to CD@cirencestermvc.co.uk to have your CDs dispatched.

Carols on Friday 21st December

We’ll be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support this Friday at Tesco Extra, Kings Meadow, singing from 6 to 7pm.  Do come by – as you know, every little helps!

If you can’t make that, we’ll be at the Golden Farm, Upper Churnside, between approximately 7:30 and 8:30pm.

PS We raised almost £300 – thank you everyone.

 

Christmas Concert on December 15th

We were joined by three excellent local choirs on Saturday 15th December for a winter-themed concert. Together with the Cirencester Community Choir, Cirencester Singers, and Corinium Community Choir we presented a wide-ranging programme which was thoroughly enjoyed by a large audience.

The concert was in aid of the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and raised a total of £1500 for the charity.  Our thanks go to all who contributed so generously. 

 

 

Annual Golf Day

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.

Cornwall June 2018

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.

3rd July Concert with Gracenotes

We were delighted to take part in a joint concert at Cirencester Parish Church supporting Gracenotes, an impressive Irish female-voice choir who performed a varied repertoire, a cappella, including spirituals and folk music as well as early and contemporary works.

Joint Concert March 17th 2018

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. 

Christmas Presence 2017

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.

 

Switched On

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.

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.

OPEN REHEARSAL Monday 20th February 2017 – 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