Basingstoke Hospital MaleVoice Choir

Sing for Health


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.Both Choirs in full song

Musical Directors Dai Ogborn and Ian Grice discuss the programme

The Accompanists Paul and Margaret discuss which pieces require organ accompaniment

The "Afterglow" in Sherborne St. John Village Hall was enthusiastic and enjoyable

Basingstoke Hospital MaleVoice Choir is now an official partner of The Ark Cancer Charity and we look forward to continuing to fundraise for this amazing charity that benefits so many people.

BHMVC  is very proud to support the Ark Cancer Charity and rehearses at St Gabriel's Church Tewkesbury Close, Popley Basingstoke RG24 9DU.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm. 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 MaleVoice 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.

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.


Keep safe; keep well: and keep Singing.

Malcolm Chappell


Dai Ogborn B.E.M.

Musical Director

Steve Busby

Deputy Musical Director

Paul Wright


Choir History image
Basingstoke Hospital MaleVoice 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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MaleVoice Choir Concert - a reprise of the joint concert held a few years ago in aid of The Ark Cancer Charity.

A Not-to-be-missed Charity Concert in aid of The Ark Cancer Charity. Free entry but donations requested. Concert by Basingstoke Hospital MaleVoice Choir and Mansfield and District Male Voice Choir. All the favourite music sung by these spectacular choirs, led by Dai Ogborn and Ian Grice. Accompanists: Paul Wright and Margaret Ball

  • Date: 30/04/2023 02:30 PM - 30/04/2023 04:30 PM
  • Location: St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne St. John, Nr. Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9HX (Map)

Price: £0.00

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Past Events

The Mayor's Charity Concert "Thank You for The Music" 04 Mar 2023The Anvil, Basingstoke

The Choir would love to welcome NEW members!

                                                                             Are you a “closet” singer or do you just enjoy singing in the bath?  

If so you will already know how relaxing and stress relieving singing can be so why don’t you come and join us at Basingstoke Hospital MaleVoice Choir?

You don’t need to have any previous experience or be able to read music.

Provided you can hold a note, have a voice in the range tenor – baritone – bass and are prepared to learn you have what it takes to join us and make new friends.

We sing a wide range of music from well-loved choral items to music from the latest musical theatre scene – yes even from Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Choir membership is free for the first 3 months, whilst you decide if it’s for you or not, and the music and uniform is provided free of charge.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings in St. Gabriel’s Church, Tewksbury Close, Popley (RG24 9DU) starting at 7.30pm and finishing about 9.30pm.

If you need to know a bit more why not visit the choir’s facebook page (

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain so why not come along and see for yourself? You’ll receive a very warm welcome.
Contact us today!