(older articles can be found in our Archive section)
Like Many choirs throughout the country WMVC cannot sustain it's finances through singing alone, so from time to time it looks towards mixing fundraising with a good old social night!
These take many different forms, below is a little of what they're all about.
Click the picture above to read about the 2014 Christmas Season
31st October 2014
The Choir had a Social Evening at The Royal Hotel in Dungworth commencing at 7:30pm. We sang a number of items from the current repertoire, before inviting those present to join us in singing local and traditional carols from the choir's Blue Book (which the hotel helps us sell throughout the year). It was a bit strange, singing Christmas Carols surrounded by Spiders Webs and other Halloween paraphernalia, but it was a good night and seemed to be well received.
11th October 2014
The Choir Support Group held their Autumn Fayre at Wisewood Methodist Church Hall starting at 11am. Thanks to the efforts of the Support Group and Choir members, a total in excess of £700 was raised. Well done to organisers and helpers for all your efforts.
3rd October 2014
The Choir held their Autumn Concert at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hillsborough commencing at 7:30pm. Our guests were Miscellany. We began the concert with our first performance of a medley from the musical "Les Miserables" which we have been learning for the last 6 months - the audience seemed to enjoy it. 'Miscellany' completed the first half of the concert with a mixture of Songs from Musicals, Music Halls and First World War songs , including "Willkommen" from Cabaret, "Major General's Song" from "The Pirates of Penzance" and "Take me back to dear old Blighty". The audience & choir were invited to join in with the chorus for the last piece bringing the first half of the concert to a close.
After the break, 'Miscellany' entertained the audience with more music from their varied repertoire - including "Friendship", "Blow High, blow low" (the choir helped out with the chorus here), and "Seven Brides Medley". Following on from this, the choir came to the stage again, and performed more music from this year's repertoire - this included "The Deadwood Stage", "My Way" and "The Lord's Prayer". The choir were then joined by 'Miscellany' to sing "Songs from the First World War" arranged by Alwyn Humphreys as a tribute to those relatives of choir members and local men who fell during that conflict. The names of these fallen soldiers were read out during the rendition of "Keep the Home Fires burning" from the piece - a very moving tribute and end to the concert.
A questionnaire was handed out at the concert, and the completed ones were entered into a draw with a chance to win a £20 Gift Voucher - the winner was Mr David Barrett, so congratulations to him.
4th July 2014
Click the picture above to read about the 2014 Grand Depart Concert
14th June 2014The Choir sang at the wedding of Robert Turner and Lesley Ringland which took place at Christ Church, Stannington at 1:30pm. We sang 3 pieces before the bride arrived ("Yorkshire Mixture, "Eriskay Love Lilt" and "My Luve is like a red, red Rose"). During the service, we helped with the singing of the two hymns ("Love Divine" and "How Great thou art"), before singing 3 further pieces during the signing of the registers ("You raise me up", "The Rose", and "Can't help falling in love with you").
7th June 2014
Click the picture above to read about the 2014 Spring Concert
19th April 2014The Choir sang at the wedding of Catherine Ann Hallam and Paul Oldfield, which took place at St Mark's Church, Grenoside at 2pm. We sang 3 pieces before the bride arrived (these were "Yorkshire Mixture", "True Love" and "Gwahoddiad". After the marriage service, we sang 3 more pieces during the signing of the registers (these were "Can't help falling in Love", "My Luve is like a red, red rose" and "You raise me up". A number of people who were at the service told us that they had enjoyed our singing.
17th April 2014
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5th April 2014
Click the picture above to read about the Support Group Spring Fayre 2014
27th February 2014
The David Clover Competition for Singers 2014 was held earlier this month, and the winners of the two awards donated by the choir were as follows:-
The Michael Peaker Memorial Trophy for Oratorio and Sacred Song aged 18 yrs and under Judith le Brueilly
The Doug Crossland Memorial Trophy for Best Female Singer Vanessa Frampton
We hope that both will be able to join us during the next year to perform at one of our concerts.
24th February 2014
Click the picture above to read about the Presentation at the 2014 Annual General Meeting
Click the picture above to read about the 2013 Christmas Season
19th October 2013
Click the picture above to read about the Concert at Christ Church, Stocksbridge
19th October 2013
Click the picture above to read about the Support Group Autumn Fayre 2013Last updated: Sunday, 14, December, 2014 at 12:55:45 PM