Zest4Life - 22nd Feb 2022
A few members of the choir took the time to go to The Octagon Centre in Poolbrook to sing an unusual carol and say hello to an old choir member, Gordon Rae. He is the handsome chap on the left and wore his old jacket. Midlands Today were there doing a piece on Zest4Life and how it has helped those with dementia and also helped the host, Martin Lawrence, by being able to give back to the community.
We all enjoyed seeing Gordon and had a quick chat. We only did one verse to start with as the TV crew were there for Zest4Life not us, however, they asked for the whole thing before we left so we duly obliged. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, thanks to the seven who were able to attend.
PRESS RELEASE - Published in Malvern Gazette Nov '21
Malvern Male Voice Choir is 100 years old in 2022 and, as part of its preparations for next year, it is holding an Open Rehearsal on Monday 29 November 2021 at Holy Trinity Church, Malvern Link Top, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. All are welcome to come and sing a selection of much loved music, some of it looking ahead to Christmas. Entitled Old Chestnuts and Carols, admission is free and there will be a half-time tea break during which time there will be a chance to chat and find out more about the Choir. The occasion will be led by the Choir’s experienced and popular MD Charles Pavey, along with young accompanists James Godfrey at the piano and Billy Colbourne on the organ.
Having very recently held a commemoration of Armistice on Remembrance Sunday – one of Malvern Male Voice Choir’s more formal annual events – attention has immediately turned to celebrating Christmas and anticipating what the New Year will bring. Due to the pandemic, the Choir had not previously sung in public since December 2019. It was only during World War Two that the Choir has had to have a longer break during its ten decades of singing. Like all choirs across the globe, however, there is now a real need to rebuild and recruit.
Steve Smart, media and publicity officer of Malvern Male Voice Choir, commented: “There are a good number of very experienced singers in the Choir but, equally, many of us had not sung since our schooldays; however, we soon found that we fitted right in at MMVC. You could find that the Choir becomes an essential enjoyable addition to your social life. Our proceedings are thorough but often light-hearted. The extensive repertoire includes traditional classics, pop classics, favourites from musicals, folk, Welsh and other male voice choir standards and some humorous songs. We sing to a variety of audiences and venues in the area. The Choir always welcomes needs new blood of all ages, and we would like to see many prospective new members come along to try singing with us at this special Open Rehearsal.”
If you would like any more information, please ring Steve Smart on Malvern 560618, or Graham Purcocks who is the membership officer on Malvern 892140…or just come along on 29 November.
GETTING BACK TOGETHER! - 15th Nov 2021
It's been great for the Choir to be able to start meeting back at Holy Trinity Church. Here is a photot of some of the Choir at our first rehearsal following Remembrance Sunday.
SECRETARY'S REPORT - August 2021
Click to read the Secretary's Report, August 2021: