Monthly Archives: September 2023

Choir Tour 2023: The Lake District

We are all absolutely buzzing after a 4 day trip to the Lakes. From our fabulous hotel ‘The Castle Inn’ on the banks of Bassenthwaite, we’ve explored Keswick, sung with Whitehaven Male Voice Choir in Cleator, and entertained the guests and shoppers of Hayes Garden World.

So many great memories made, and experiences had. 2 social evenings have brought smiles to everyone’s faces! One of our trip organisers, Ray, celebrated his Ruby wedding anniversary with us on Sunday, and brought everyone to tears with the songs he sang so beautifully to Chris.

We’ve renamed our coach driver Kev ‘The Bridge master’ and our poet laureate Christine has even written a poem about the coach / bridge experience! Please ask a choir member for the full details… it was quite the experience!

It was wonderful to share the weekend too with the wonderful Sue Christie and her partner Donald. Sue celebrated the 30th anniversary of her joining MGMVC (1994), by conducting the joint items in Cleator. Huge thank you to Donald for supporting our basses, John & Will B for being great comperes, and to Phil S for being a superstar, and basically not stopping playing all weekend!

Wonder where ‘Steve & Ray’ tours will take us next?? They are the best tour operators anywhere to be found 🤩

MGMVC at Haye’s Garden Centre

Recording with McShane & Shaw – Sept 4th 2023

What a fabulous evening we have had recording a track in Thurlstone Church. We can’t wait for you to hear the ‘Pension for a Soldier’ in digital form AND we’re performing it live in concert at both Dodworth on Nov 11th & in Penistone on Nov 25th… and maybe in the Lakes later this month… watch this space ♥️🎵

You can now listen to the full recording here on YouTube:

Choir Wedding Congratulations 🎉

Fabulous to have had 2 weddings this week for choir members and their families. Our fabulous, and experienced bass Dave got married on Thursday, accompanied in this pic by his baritone dad Chris! And Saturday saw our bass Keith celebrating the wedding of his daughter to one of our newest members – Ivan, who is trying out singing with our baritones!

A huge MGMVC congratulations to both Dave and Ivan, and their families . We couldn’t be more thrilled for you both!