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.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.