Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir

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BHMVC  is very proud to support the NHS and it was decided that the choir would not put any undue pressure on Basingstoke and North Hants Hospital by using the restaurant to rehearse in and instead now meet at St Gabriel's Church Tewkesbury Ave. Popley Basingstoke RG24 9DU.

The rehearsals are still held on Wednesday night and start at 7.30. The choir love the acoustics, the space and are delighted that their sound quality is as good as it ever was. If you would like to sing with a Male Voice Choir why not come along on a Wednesday night and join in. You do not need any previous experience, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn is all that is required. Perhaps you discovered, during lockdown, that you loved to sing -  now is the chance to put that love into practice. The choir would welcome you with open arms.

All safeguarding and health guidance is adhered to during rehearsals.

As soon as any postponed concerts are reorganised we will post the details on this website.

Thank you for your understanding.

In December 2020 the choir was delighted to be told that our president Mr Myrddin Rees DL MS FRCS FRCS(Ed)  has been awarded an OBE. He has worked tirelessly for the Hepatobiliary Dept. where his work on Liver cancers is known all over the world. We are so lucky and proud that he is our president. 

We are also proud to be able to announce that one of the original members of the Choir - Nick Ward has been appointed Deputy Divisional Medical Director for Family & Clinical Support Services. Nick  replaced Nicki Hutchinson who retired at the end of March this year.

Remember:  

Keep safe; keep well: and keep Singing.



Biography


Biography
Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir was  formed in March 2011 to provide a means of relaxation for hospital staff.  The initial membership was 8 and has now increased to 35+ and includes people who are not staff members but enjoy singing in a choir. 
The Choir has sung at many events and venues where local charities have been holding a fund raising event and is very proud of its achievement in helping to raise a considerable amount of money for good causes. In particular they support The Ark Cancer charity to raise funds at every opportunity.
They are honoured to be a member of Basingstoke Festival of Choirs and have sung at the Anvil Theatre for all the events the festival has staged. The choir is very grateful to musical director Dai Ogborn BEM and accompanists Steve Busby and Paul Wright who are the backbone of the choir without whose support they could not have achieved the standard that enables them to perform at these events.
BHMVC is very appreciative of the support of the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and as a “thank you” to the hospital the bow tie that forms part of their uniform is custom made in the hospital colours. When Mr Myrddin Rees DL MS FRCS FRCS(Ed) OBE - Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon agreed to be Honorary President of the choir it further cemented the relationship between them and the hospital.
If you have any queries or would like to know more about the choir please do not hesitate to contact The Chairman on the contacts page.

The choir are proud to be members of:
Basingstoke Festival of Choirs
National association of choirs

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