Sing for Health
BHMVC concert at St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne St. John, raised an amazing sum of £304 for the stained glass window repair. Thanks very much to all who contributed
BHMVC are delighted to announce that we will be providing a concert for St. Andrew's Church Sherborne St. John to help them raise funds for repair of Stained Glass Windows - see the Events page for details
BHMVC are extremely pleased to announce that we are returning to the Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital site for rehearsal after our summer recess. Since Covid, it has not been possible to rehearse in the Restaurant, but from September 6th 2023 at 7.30pm we will be rehearsing once more in our original "home". We are most grateful to St. Gabriel's church for accommodating us while the Hospital site has been inaccessible to us for rehearsal. We would love to see you join our rehearsals in the Hospital Restaurant.
Our Summer concert was attended by about 100 people in the audience who were "serenaded" by the Choir and also three solo items: Two by choir members and the third by an operatic soloist. Musical Director, Assistant MD, Accompanist and Chairman each received well earned gifts. Choristers and audience members enjoyed a post concert reception with wine, soft drinks and canapes. We are delighted to announce that donations to The Ark Cancer Charity amounted to an excellent £334.53.
Our joint concert with Mansfield and District Male Voice Choir was a tremendous success. Both choirs enjoyed the experience of singing together in a space with a wonderful acoustic. The event raised over £1,000 for the Ark Cancer Charity. There was a satisfying "Afterglow" in Sherborne St. John Village Hall before the Mansfield group departed for home. We would like to thank all those involved in the organising of the concert.
David qualified as a teacher from the University of Wales & worked at Hampshire Education Authority; later he was music administrator at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Since 1981 David has conducted choirs in some of the world’s most beautiful concert halls, and raised thousands of pounds for charity. He said: “One of many highlights was performing at the Royal Albert Hall. It was a wonderful feeling walking out to the applause of a sold out audience” In 2011, he became MD for BHMVC and received the Mayor's award. In 2016 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Community Music.
Deputy Musical Director
Paul was born in Nottingham and developed a keen interest in the organ at school and later studied under Alwyn Surplice, Hugh Benham and James Lancelot. In 1975 he was appointed organist and choir master at St. Mary’s Church, Old Basing. He and Dai Ogborn have worked closely together since 1981 and Paul became accompanist for BHMVC at its inception in 2011. In 2001, both he and his wife, Marilyn were presented with the Mayor’s award for Community Music
Male Voice Choir Concert fundraising for repair of Stained Glass windows at the church. Entrance FREE (Donations requested). Includes refreshments after the concert
|A Celebration of Summer in aid of The Ark Cancer Charity||12 Jul 2023||Wednesday||St. Gabriel's Popley|
|MaleVoice Choir Concert - a reprise of the joint concert held a few years ago in aid of The Ark Cancer Charity.||30 Apr 2023||Sunday||St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne St. John, Nr. Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9HX|
|The Mayor's Charity Concert "Thank You for The Music"||04 Mar 2023||Saturday||The Anvil, Basingstoke|