JANUARY 21: Darren Wilkins will be treating the audience at the choir’s next concert to a performance of his flute. Darren, a top tenor and CMVC assistant musical director, will play between the two sets of the choir’s songs in each half of the concert at St John’s, Shirley, on Saturday February 7.
DECEMBER 15: CMVC’s Christmas CD is selling like hot mince pies.The choir’s Christmas Album, with a dozen carols and other Christmas songs, has been on sale in venues from the Whitgift Centre to the offices of the Credit Suisse bank in Canary Wharf.
CMVC at Whitgift Centre (photo JWT)
The sales have benefitted a number of charities, from Demelza to Parkinson’s UK, Credit Suisse’s charity of the year.
FEBRUARY 10: The Croydon choir premiered its First World War medley at its concert at St John’s Shirley on Saturday February 7.
Novello's 1914 song - poignant end
The medley, arranged by musical director Richard Hoyle, contains seven songs that were written or became popular during the First World War.The last piece in the medley is Keep the Home Fires Burning, written by Ivor Novello in 1914.
JANUARY 15: The Croydon choir’s activities over the Christmas and New Year have benefited a wide range of local and national charities, from the British Heart Foundation to Demelza, the children’s hospice charity.
Choir chair Kim Ormond presents £460 cheque for Demelza
NOVEMBER 20: Croydon’s very own Male Voice Choir braved its way through a blizzard at Earls Court to perform at the Ideal Home Christmas Show on November 19.The famous venue had been transformed into a winter wonderland with a snow-covered entrance together with reindeer, Father Christmas and snow mysteriously falling from the sky above.