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Southern England's most exciting male voice choir!
Registered charity number: 1112732
Choir lights the home fires
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Croydon choir enjoyed a magnificent evening singing in a mass-choir concert at Winchester Cathedral on Saturday (November 15). The concert, featuring five male voice choirs, was in aid of the Prostate Cancer UK charity and the key-note speaker was former England cricket captain David Gower OBE.
David Gower with our CD Those Magnificent Men
In his speech, David referred to the notorious occasion when he buzzed an England match in Australia in a Tiger Moth in 1991 and was fined £1000 by the England management.Croydon MVC presented David with a copy of our CD Those Magnificent Men and he joked about this in his final speech. David also praised “the magnificent singing of these magnificent men in this magnificent venue”.