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CMVC at 40!

CMVC in 2015

CMVC in 2015

SEPTEMBER 12: These two photos were taken at Sandilands to mark the choir's fortieth anniversary.   The photos are also shown - larger, and with captions - in the News for Members section.


Lana and Andy tie the knot

AUGUST 10:  Lana Bode and Andy Woolhouse got married on Sunday.  Our correspondent (R.D. Hoyle) reports:

Rather like the late Cilla Black and much of the nation wanting a wedding to ensue from a couple meeting on Blind Date, the choir had its first 'Blind Date moment' when ex-baritone section leader Andy Woolhouse married ex-choir pianist Lana Bode in an affecting outdoor ceremony at Oaks Farm in Croydon on Sunday August 9.

The happy couple


Wales tour triumph

JUNE 6: The Croydon MVC scored a resounding success with its North Wales tour last weekend.

Richard Hoyle preps the choir at Chester, watched closely by Welsh tv

On Friday May 29 the choir sang at Chester Cathedral and members considered this a performance to rank with the Bath Abbey sing of 2011.  “There was a good audience, the acoustics were fabulous, and we were on top form,” one said. The Chester performance also featured the first appearance of new choir pianist Frances Ringer.


Care home sing

SEPTEMBER 11: Choir members staged an informal afternoon performance at Elizabeth Court care home in Caterham on September 7.

Some two dozen took part, including ten members of the choir walking group who had set off from the Fox in Coulsdon two hours before. 

The Elizabeth Court ensemble - including ten walkers


Forty years...and counting!

JULY 20: A near-capacity audience in Croydon Minster on Saturday enjoyed a scintillating performance from the Croydon Male Voice Choir as it celebrated its fortieth anniversary.

Our fortieth anniversary concert souvenir programme

Choir musical director Richard Hoyle said he was proud that the choir had risen so superbly to the occasion.  The choir opened with Edvard Grieg’s resounding Brothers, Sing On – the first time it had performed the piece – and more than achieved the full fortissimo required for the opening words.

“I couldn’t believe the power the choir was giving,” Richard said.  “It was quite thrilling.”


Caernarfon tour: choir in media storm

MAY 27: The Welsh media are falling over themselves to cover our impending tour to Caernarfon.  Welsh-speaking tenor Ernest Williams has already been interviewed by Welsh radio, and S4C – the Channel 4 Welsh-language service – plans to cover the choir’s lunch-time appearance at Chester Cathedral on 29 May when it sings there en route to Caernarfon.

Ernest Williams: "Why did you leave Wales?"

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