Basingstoke Hospital MaleVoice Choir was formed in March 2011 to provide a means of relaxation for hospital staff. The initial membership was 8 and increased to 35+ including 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 fundraising event and we are very proud of our achievement in helping to raise a considerable amount of money for good causes. In particular we support The Ark Cancer Charity
to raise funds at every opportunity.
We 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. We are also members of the National Association of Choirs.
The choir is very grateful to musical director Dai Ogborn BEM and his Deputy, Steve Busby, and accompanist, Paul Wright, who are the backbone of the choir without whose support we could not have achieved the standard that enables us 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 us 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.
During the pandemic, like all choirs, we were forced to close, and when we were able to recommence rehearsals, the Hospital was not able to allow us back. Happily, St. Gabriel's Church
, Popley provided us with rehearsal space in the church, for which we are most grateful.
We have now retiurned to our former rehearsal venue - The Rendezvous Restaurant at Basingstoke Hospital, where we rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7:30pm to 9:30pm