Welcome to the website of Croydon Male Voice Choir

Southern England's most exciting male voice choir!

Registered charity number: 1112732

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Choir sings for cancer charity

FEBRUARY 14: The choir sang for a local cancer charity at its first concert of the year on Saturday.  Benefitting from the superb acoustics of St Marks, Woodcote, it received rapturous applause from an enthusiastic audience.  

Choir chair Kim Ormond with SECHC's Eleanor Appleton

Music director Richard Hoyle selected a range of pieces from the choir’s current repertoire, including a first public outing for the challenging and evocative Seal Lullaby by the American choral composer Eric Whitacre.

Come and try us!

FEBRUARY 1: If you fancy a sing, and wonder what it's like being in a choir, come and try us at our Sandilands rehearsal venue on Thursday March 15.  We are holding a “recruitment evening” and all are welcome, experienced or otherwise. 

The evening kicks off at 7.45 and will give a taste of the choir, its singing, and its splendid social life to anyone who is tempted to attend.  It will be very friendly and informal, so please come along!

Richard retires!

JANUARY 14 2018: After 27 years with the choir, Richard Hoyle is retiring as CMVC's music director. This dramatic news was first made public at our Croydon Welsh Christmas concert, and has now been formally announced. 

Richard Hoyle, retiring after 27 years

Richard joined the choir as pianist in 1991 and became music director in 2000.  By the time he leaves in July, he will have conducted 186 concerts. 

Farewell to Darren

DECEMBER 16: The choir bade farewell to Darren Wilkins, assistant music director, pianist and flautist, and top tenor stalwart, at the choir social on Thursday.

Darren is leaving Croydon to take up a new teaching post job in Ascot in the New Year, and this was his last occasion at a choir function.   The choir made a presentation to Darren and thanked him further with a resounding ovation.


Darren  accepts his presentation from Kim at the social on December 14 (photo JWT)

Star soloist fires choir

DECEMBER 10: The Croydon choir had a packed audience for its traditional Christmas concert with the Croydon Welsh on Saturday, and were further inspired by a stunning solo performance by pianist Seung Hye Park. 

Pianist Seung Hye Park - virtuoso performance 

The choir was on top form as it sang to almost 200 people, presenting a selection from its current repertoire with aplomb and leading the audience in a collective rendition of popular carols. The choir was conducted by music director Richard Hoyle and accompanied by choir pianist Felipe Rodrigues. 

Choir raises funds for cancer charity

DECEMBER 5:   Croydon Male Voice Choir staged the first of its two annual Whitgift Centre appearances on Sunday, raising money for the cancer charity SECHC.  The South East Cancer Help Centre, based in Purley, assists cancer patients with advice, support and practical help.

CMVC sings for cancer patients at Whitgift Centre

The centre first opened in 1983 and currently helps some 300 cancer patients, among them CMVC bass Peter Smith. 

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