To be announced
Without a doubt the highlight of 2015 was participating in the Festival of Brass and Voices at The Royal Albert Hall. Although it was some time ago the memories are still fresh. Taking part was exciting and emotional, bearing in mind the reason for us all being there - to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK. A lovely bonus from being there was that many new friendships developed with choristers from across the UK.
On the Sunday morning the bands and choirs were scheduled to appear at the Scoop More London for a medley of songs and music. For various reasons, however, this had to be cancelled. Nevertheless, determined not to be outdone, a few stalwarts of the choir still went to the Scoop and sung a couple of numbers to a small but enthusiastic and appreciative audience. This rounded the weekend off nicely.
2016 is turning into another busy year. In April the choir were guests of Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir as part of its 60th Anniversary Concert at Derby Cathedral and in May we joined Scunthorpe Male Voice Choir in their ‘Men Of Steel’ massed male voices concert where the choirs were joined by the ’Doncaster Diva’ herself - Leslie Garrett.
Each year the choir is invited to sing at a few weddings , this year is no exception as we have already sung at two weddings much to the delight of Brides, Grooms and guests.
On Saturday 16 July we play host to Barnburgh Male Voice Choir at St John’s Church in Walton, Chesterfield for the third year running, when we stage our Summer concert. This has become a regular feature in our calendar and one which always attracts a sell-out audience of some 200 people of varying ages. Later in the year we will then make a return visit as guests of Barnburgh MVC’s Autumn concert. Whilst this is expected to be in November, the date has yet to be fixed.
St Thomas’ Church in Brampton, Chesterfield will be the venue for our own Autumn concert on 17 September. As well as including several new and exciting songs our special guests will be the Hallamshire Military Concert Band.
Whilst we ended 2015 thinking that 2016 would be a little quieter, looking at our diary this is not going to be the case! In addition to the concerts mentioned, we will be presenting others locally, (some for charity fund-raising), No doubt the diary will get even more full before we end the year again with various appearances when we will be singing Christmas Carols during December.
Although we all thoroughly enjoy our singing, we also have an excellent social life together, thanks to our Social Secretary. He arranges several social events at local pubs but the highlight is our annual Tinsel & Turkey holiday, which is usually somewhere on the south coast and which is always great fun.
If the idea of singing in a male voice choir appeals to you, then pop along and have a listen to us we practice on Tuesday evenings between 7 and 9 at Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Chesterfield you will be made most welcome, or give our General Secretary a call on 01246 559919.
17 September 2016
Autumn Concert with Guests Hallamshire Military Concert Band
at St Thomas Church, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield
12 November 2016
Return visit to BMVC St Peters Church, Warmsworth, Doncaster
3 December 2016
Charity Concert in aid of PARKINSONS, St Johns Church, Walton
© Chesterfield Male Voice Choir 2016