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Southern England's most exciting male voice choir!
Registered charity number: 1112372
Lana plays the Barbican
Choir pianist Lana Bode played in the Barbican concert hall on Sunday February 23.She was accompanist to four fellow graduate students at Guildhall School of Music who were performing songs by German composer Hugo Wolf.
Lana said afterwards: "It was a privilege to play in the Barbican Hall. I could sense the history and the importance of the venue the moment I stepped on stage."
Lana (left) with mezzo Chloe Treharne and soprano Jennie Witton
CMVC raised the impressive sum of £1667.42 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity through its singing at the Whitgift Centre during two pre-Christmas weekends (see story right).
A stream of shoppers placed their contributions in the choir's collection during its performances. Bass member Peter Smith, himself a Marsden patient, handed the money to fund adminisitrator Zoe Geary and received a certificate of thanks on behalf of the choir, as the photograph shows.
The choir marked its return to the concert stage with an accomplished performance at West Wickham on Saturday February 2.The choir sang 16 pieces and an encore from its established repertoire and was well received by an appreciative audience.
The Croydon choir delighted Christmas shoppers at the Whitgift centre on Sunday December 22, performing a range of songs from past and present repertoires.The choir held a sizeable crowd transfixed and a number of audience members sang along to tunes they recognised.
CMVC musical director Richard Hoyle has gone into the publishing business.He and a partner have formed a company, Sturdy North Music, to cater for the needs of male voice choirs by composing and publishing new music and arrangements.
The company provides affordable copies of choir music.The scores are published digitally and choirs can print off as many copies as they need for the same price.