Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church will resound with the ‘Power of Song’ when Romsey Male Voice Choir and their special guests Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir offer up a feast of classical choral singing and popular songs from the shows.
The concert, in aid of Action for Children and Wessex Cancer Trust, begins at 7.30 pm on Saturday 16th April.
Romsey Male Voice Choir
From small beginnings in 1995 RMVC now numbers over 60 choristers and in this their 20th Anniversary year they are proud to have achieved an acknowledged reputation for doing what they do well. With a broad and musically challenging repertoire, performances present personality, polish and something for everyone.
Alongside their singing, giving to charities, both local and national, nurturing young musical talent and fellowship between choristers past and present, are aims close to RMVC’s heart.
The Choir’s annual tours have taken them across the UK, from Tenby and Falmouth in the far west to Harrogate in the north and Jersey in the far south as well as over the Channel to France. They have also performed in some of the most prestigious venues locally including Winchester Cathedral, the Mayflower Theatre, The Anvil at Basingstoke as well as Romsey Abbey.
Radliffe-on-Trent Male Voice Choir
Formed in 1983, Radliffe-on-Trent MVC has grown from 28 members to over 65 and it too has established a reputation for high standards of singing and presentation. The choir’s repertoire comprises over 260 songs spanning many styles and centuries, from William Byrd to a work specially commissioned for them in 2010. Several of these songs are sung in their traditional language – French, German, Italian Welsh and Latin.
In a typical year the choir makes as many as 15 appearances with venues ranging from village halls to rural churches and renowned cathedrals, raising thousands of pounds for charities and good causes. It has visited France, Belgium and Rome and hosted choirs from the Netherlands and Moscow as well as exchanging visits with choirs from Germany and South Africa.
Closer to home the choir has organised exchange visits with choirs from Shropshire and South Wales and tours to the North East, Yorkshire, Lancashire and several counties in the South West.
In October 2016 both choirs will meet up again at the Royal Albert Hall in London as they have had the honour of being invited to take part in the 25th London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs.
Update: Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir in joint concert with Romsey MVC at Methodist Church, Chandler’s Ford, on Saturday 16 April 2016
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