‘It’s not nice growing old, but there is one advantage: It doesn’t last!’
The words of Ed, a widowed 90-yearold member of the Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir from North Wales.
He features in ‘Men Who Sing’ a documentary which looks at the challenge faced by so many Male Choirs in recruiting younger members. As the choir’s Music Director Ann Atkinson says: ‘The day that somebody under 50 walks through that door I shall be very happy’.
It’s funny and it is moving, and it shows how we must all pull together to keep the tradition alive.
The full film is being made available through Making Music and would cost £9.50 to watch on line.
However membership of Making Music is available to all of the members of the CMVC – whether you watch the film or not – at no charge because we have group membership. All you have to do is sign up and you can see the more than 200 resources available to CMVC on topics such as fundraising, strategic planning, gift aid, and more, and get a monthly newsletter.
The film is being screened online and content becomes available October 20th at 6:30 pm. You’ll have 24 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 24 hours to finish watching the film.
And to find out, as they travel to a choir competition in Ireland, whether younger members really can be found.