(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.
17th July 2015
Unfortunately, due to holdays and other commitments, the proposed concert at Abby Grange Nursing Home had to be cancelled. We hope to arrange to sing there at some future date.
4th July 2015
Click the picture above to read about the The Concert in aid of Friends of the Rowan School
27th June 2015
Click the picture above to read about the Sing for Heroes Concert in aid of Help for Heroes
12th June 2015The choir visited Signature Loxley Park to provide an evening of musical entertainment for the residents, commencing at 7:30pm. We performed a number of the pieces we are preparing for the upcoming concert at the Victoria Hall in aid of Help for Heroes. In the first half, we sang 7 pieces - these included "Glory and Love to the men of Old", "Morte Criste", and "Gwahoddiad".
After a 15 minute interval, we sang 3 more pieces - including "Stout Hearted men", and concluding with "Rhythm of Life", before the residents were invited to join in a communal sing-song of songs from the War ("Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag" and "We'll meet again" to name but two). The residents and staff enjoyed the show, and look forward to us returning at Christmas Time to entertain them again.
16th May 2015
The first major concert of the year was held at the Venue in Stocksbridge commencing at 7:30pm, and was the practice run for the joint concert in June with Bolsterstone MVC. The guests were Deepcar School Choir. The joint Male Voice Choir began the concert by singing 4 pieces, starting with "A Cole Porter Medley, and finishing with "Love could I only tell thee". Deepcar School Choir then took to the stage to sing 2 pieces from the Musical "Wicked". The joint Choir completed the first half of the concert by singing 5 more pieces - this section included "America Trilogy", and "Take me Home".
After the interval, Deepcar School Choir sang 2 more pieces, this time from the "Lion King". The joint choir then concluded the concert by singing 5 more pieces, commencing with "When the Saints go marching in". This final section also included "Amen", and concluded with "Comrades in Arms" The concert was well received, and the concert on 27th June with the 'Catterick WAGS' choir should be a good event. The musical duties were shared by the two choirs musical teams - Dr Nigel Russell and Steve Vickers from Worrall, and Francis Wells and Lorraine Pearson from Bolsterstone.
30th March 2015
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23rd February 2015
Click the picture above to read about the Presentation at the 2015 Annual General Meeting
The David Clover Competition for Singers 2015 was held earlier this month, and the the two awards donated by the choir were presented as follows:-
The Michael Peaker Memorial Trophy for Oratorio and Sacred Song aged 18 yrs and under Olivia Caputa
The Doug Crossland Memorial Trophy for Best Female Singer Olivia Caputa
Congratulations to Olivia, and we hope that she may be able to join us during the next year to perform at one of our concerts.
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.
Last updated: Sunday, 26, July, 2015 at 1:01:20 PM