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(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.

7th October 2016

The choir took part in a concert organised by Worrall Environmental Group (more details to follow).

24th September 2016

Music of the Night 2016

Click the picture above to read about the Music of the Night Concert at Ecclesfield Parish Church

11th June 2016

The choir took part in a concert to help raise funds for "Amy's House" at Christ Church, Stannington commencing at 7:00pm.   We were joined by the Sheffield Cathedral Young Voices - you can read more about them by clicking on the link here, and look for the section on the "Young Voices" on that page.

The choir started the concert by singing 5 pieces - these included "When the Saints go marching in" (arranged by Hood), and "The Lord's Prayer" by Albert Hay Malotte (arranged by Deis).  The Cathedral Young Voices then sang 5 pieces including "Amazing Grace" (arranged by Peters), and "Blackbird" by The Beatles.    The choir then concluded the first half of the concert by singing "With cat-like tread" by Sullivan (arranged by Rapley), and "Phantom of the Opera medley" by Lloyd Webber (arranged by Wiltshire).

After a short interval,  Maurice Littlewood gave a short talk about the charity - if you would like to read more, click on the link here.   The choir then sang 5 more pieces to conclude the concert - including "Anthem" [from Chess] by Andersson and Ulvaeus (arranged by James), and "The Lost Chord" by Sullivan (arranged by Simmons). The concert raised £ 300 for the "Amys House" charity.

7th May 2016

Friends in Harmony - May 2016

Click the picture above to read about the Friends in Harmony Concert at Sheffield Cathedral

6th May 2016

Sadly the Choir had to say goodbye to two long standing members recently - Roy Wilkinson and Frank Street.   Roy was a stalwart supporter of the Choir and the Ladies Support Group even after having to retire as a singing member due to ill health.   Frank was also a Committee member of longstanding and was our "quartermaster" who looked after our uniform and choir merchandise sales.   They will both be sadly missed

23rd April 2016

The first "Friends in Harmony" concert featuring the combined choirs of Worrall and Bolsterstone MVCs commenced at 7pm at Christ Church Stocksbridge.   A full house greeted the 70 + voices of the combined choirs of Bolsterstone and Worrall as they took to the stage, for what promised to be a magical evening of music.   They were joined by 18 young people from Stocksbridge Junior School and ere led by their music teacher.

Throughout the evening the choirs managed to sing pieces in German, Latin, Zulu with some English words thrown in.   The young people from school excelled themselves, introducing their own items and singing their first two items unaccompanied: during their second spot, they were accompanied by a backing track and had now lost all signs of nerves, singing confidently and with excellent diction, receiving rapturous applause.

26th March 2016

Click here to read the latest Choir Newsletter (This requires Acrobat Reader to be installed on your PC).  To install this,  click on the button below.

22nd February 2016

The Choir AGM was held commencing at 7:30pm in Worrall Independent Chapel. The current Committee was re-elected with the addition of Martin Price, and the new make up is as follows:-

Mark Rotchell, Ian Pasley. John Adamson, Hugh Prewett, Alan Barber, Frank Street, Peter Revitt, David Atkinson, Terry Else , Lewis Atkinson, Martin Price.

Christmas 2015

Christmas with Worrall Male Voice Choir 2015

Click the picture above to read about the 2015 Christmas Season

25th September 2015

Worrall Environmental Group Concert

Click the picture above to read about the The Concert in aid of Worrall Environmental Group

23rd September 2015

Unfortunately, due to illness and other commitments, the Support Group Fayre due to be held on Saturday 17th October has been cancelled.

6th September 2015

Click here to read the latest Choir Newsletter (This requires Acrobat Reader to be installed on your PC).  To install this,  click on the button below.

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

Friends of the Rowan School Concert

Click the picture above to read about the The Concert in aid of Friends of the Rowan School

27th June 2015

Sing for Heroes Concert

Click the picture above to read about the Sing for Heroes Concert in aid of Help for Heroes

12th June 2015

The 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.

 Last updated: Sunday, 25, September, 2016 at 4:28:54 PM