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  • New Member Welcomed to Choir
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2024


    Chairman Ron Webster welcomes Tim Mann to the choir as a full member and presents him with his choir tie. Ron said, "It is always extremely pleasing to present a new member of the choir with his choir tie."

    The choir is always looking to recruit new members. We rehearse at St. Columba's Church, Plas Newton Lane, Chester CH2 1SA every Sunday evening from 7pm. Just come along and sit in at a rehearsal. A choir members will guide you through what the choir are doing and you would be made to feel very welcome, with no pressure.
    If you would like further details, please ring our Recruitment Officer Dave on 07785242450
  • D- Day Commemoration Service
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2024

    Chester Male Voice Choir were honoured to be part of the D-Day Commemoration Service held on the steps of the Town Hall in Chester at 9pm on Thursday 6th June, presented by Matt Baker. A large gathering of people heard speeches from The Lord Mayor of Chester and the Lord Lieutenant for Cheshire, as well as music from  The City of Chester Brass Band with soloists Sheila Callaghan and Lucy Thatcher. The final Blessing was given by the Dean of Chester Cathedral.

    A true honour to be singing at such a moving and special service in memory of those who gave their lives.
  • Charities for 2024
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 3 Jun 2024

     

     

                                           Blair Wilson and Chairman Ron Webster meeting Helen and Katy from Soul Kitchen

    Chester Male Voice Choir have chosen two charities to support for this coming year. They are The Soul Kitchen in Chester. and  The Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. 

    Soul Kitchen was formed back in 2015,  when a group of friends were feeling increasingly sad and frustrated walking past what seemed like an ever growing number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Chester. They had started chatting to some of the people they walked past and desperately wanted to do more to help. They set up some tables on the Hoole Way roundabout  and each brought a dish of hot food to share with people who needed it. Word soon spread and before long they were drawing a regular crowd. They now operate out of the Campbell Memorial Hall in Boughton and provide food and friendship food and support to anyone experiencing loneliness, food poverty or homelessness.

    Charles Thompson’s Mission is an independent charity specialising in providing food, clothing, care and support to the poor and homeless of Wirral.

    The Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead was founded in as we know it today in 1892 by Charles Thompson to alleviate children in poverty. Following his death in 1903, his daughter Annie Thompson continued with his work. The Centre is now managed by Mr Bernie Frost.15 Jan 2017

    Much of their work is carried out by wonderful volunteer help. Some people devote many hours to the Mission, while others maybe just in short one-off bursts. Every hour given is highly valued. Pictured below is Chairman Ron Webter meeting Centre Manager Bernie Frost.

     

  • International Concert
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 3 Jun 2024

     



    Chester Male Voice Choir are delighted to welcome The Perth Male Voice Choir in concert on Wednesday 3rd
    Hall, Town Hall Square, Chester. CH1 2HQ. Perth Male Voice Choir are arriving in the Uk from Australia and Chester is their first port of call before embarking on a tour of North Wales and many more concerts..


    The Perth Male Voice Choir from Western Australia has been performing for over 98 years and currently has over 60 members. The Choir performs for a variety of events in and around Perth averaging over twenty concerts including a number of charity events most years. 
     

    The Choir undertook its first overseas tour of the UK in 2018, performing five concerts in South Wales, including in St David’s Cathedral and then the Cotswolds. The Choir then performed at the Albert Hall as part of the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs with 16 other male choirs from around the world. This year we are touring Chester and North Wales with concerts in Chester, Llandudno, Llanfairfechan, Betws y Coed, Beaumaris, and Caernarfon.

    Although it is not a Welsh Choir, it sings in the Welsh tradition of four-part harmony with a piano accompaniment and includes a number of songs in Welsh in its varied repertoire. 
     

    The Choir is not an auditioned choir and whilst some singing experience and an ability to read music are desirable, they are not essential. The most important attribute is enthusiasm. Our annual events such as music festivals, St David’s Day, the Welsh free Church’s Gymanfa Ganu and traditional pub “afterglows” adds to the sense of camaraderie and community.


     
  • Spring Concert
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 3 Jun 2024

    Chester Male Voice Choir with Guest Artist, Phoebe Cheffings

    The Choir recently held their Spring Concert at St. Columba's Church.. It was a fantastic concert with the guest Artist for the evening  being the amazing  thirteen year old Phoebe Cheffings. The audience were treated to a wide range of music and the concert was a huge success, with the audience captivated by Phoebe's beautiful voice. Although only thirteen years old, it is clear to see that Phoebe has a bright future ahead.

    A raffle was held and made a staggering £380 towards our chosen charities for 2024.
  • Great fun and festive music at Storyhouse
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 10 Dec 2023
    It was great fun yesterday entertaining visitors and show goers in the foyer of Storyhouse Chester yesterday. Hopefully we'll see some of them again this Friday at our Christmas Concert


     
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  • Successful Autumn Festival Concert
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 4 Oct 2023




    Our return to the Town Hall for our Autumn Festival Concert on 30 September was a great success. Our good friend Philip Chidell, the excellent local violinist, enthralled and entertained the audience with his wonderful music and witty introductions. He joined us for two joint pieces, one of which can be seen in the attached video. We appreciated the Lord Mayor's accepting our invitation to be our honoured guest.
    The raffle in aid of local charity ShareShop raised over £350       
     
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  • A great day at the Bandstand
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 4 Aug 2023

    A great day at the Bandstand

    A great day at the Bandstand

    Saturday 9 September saw us enjoy a great afternoon at the Chester Bandstand. Fantastic weather and an appreciative audience made the day AND we collected £300 in donations for the worthy Chester charity SHARESHOP.

  • Chester's Celebration of the Coronation of King Charles 111
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023
    We participated in an enormously successful musical celebration of the coronation on the Town Hall square on Sunday 7 May. Some seven local choirs and musical groups took part. The event was brillianly produced and introduced by our President Matt Baker in front of a huge crowd of appreciative people. It was such a pleasure to take part in this once in a generation event.

 
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