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Northampton Male Voice Choir deliver hugely successful concert at the Guildhall in Support of the Samaritans

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You’ll never walk alone – a charity fund raiser promise from the Northampton Male Voice Choir raising money for the local Samaritans group. The NMVC delivered a performance with contrasts of both tenderness and power in a programme that explored a variety of popular songs with love at their heart. Thanks to the generosity of the Northampton Borough Council, the stunning Great Hall in Northampton’s Guildhall was the elegant backdrop for a wonderful evening’s entertainment which also included a number of beautiful operatic...

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The Voices and Brass Concert at the Deco Theatre Northampton – An open letter from our Musical Director.

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We properly honoured our recently, and suddenly departed special friend of the choir, Maggie Cross at the Northampton Deco last night with NMVC, Virtuosi GUS and Faryl Smith. I was over the moon with the quality of the whole concert and feel immensely proud to have been a part of it. I know Phil Goalby appreciated the dedication of the concert and The Rose with Faryl was very beautiful.  The choir gave their all – and did a cracking job, singing their hearts out – I’m proud of each and every one of the boys. What a journey...

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Standing room only in Roade

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  NMVC filled the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Roade in so many ways on Saturday evening. The stalls were packed to hear the choir perform a varied selection of songs at a concert organised by the church Bell Team to raise money for the Bell Rope Guide Appeal. The evening was a great success with a standing ovation for the choir and award winning Colombian pianist Kevin Satizabal, who performed a number of delightful solo pieces to contrast the choir in a varied programme of music. The event raised over £1,150 for the appeal which...

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NMVC host a Bands in the Park marathon spectacular

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It was a beautiful sunny day in Northampton’s Abington Park. A large crowd gathered to hear the Northampton Male Voice Choir give a marathon performance over 3 hours this afternoon at the park’s Bandstand as part of the Northampton Bands in the Park series. Performing almost their full repertoire to an appreciative audience, who came along all decked out in full picnic regalia. There were many audience favourites in the programme and even time for an audience requested rendition of “Happy Birthday” before the choir...

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NMVC Bring Home Silverware.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It was a very successful day for NMVC on Saturday 18th April when they competed at the Oundle Festival. Firstly coming out on top over Peterborough MVC  in the Male Voice Choir Open Section, with 90 points and an “Outstanding” assessment from the adjudicator. The icing on the cake came when NMVC was awarded the Rose Bowl Trophy for the best Artistic Interpretation of the day at the Festival. The next big competition that NMVC will be competing in will be the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts on Saturday 16th...

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NMVC Win NPA Festival in the Adult Choirs Section.

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

From strong opposition from The Seagrave Singers who were excellent. This is the second year the Choir has performed at NPA Festival and have come away with the trophy. The process of entering the Festivals is to monitor our progress on the stated ambition to be admired and respected as one of the finest Male Voice Choirs in the Country. The feedback from the adjudicators at Festivals gives the Choir the ability to further develop and achieve its ambition. We now look forward to Cheltenham Festival which is one of the Largest in the...

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Choir say goodbye at Member’s Funeral

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

the Northampton Male Voice Choir said goodbye to Peter Thomas at his Funeral on 20th Jan 2015 after his sudden death. The choir chose to honour the memory of their fellow choir member by singing his favourite song – The Rose. Peter was a very enthusiastic member who will be sadly missed. Peter’s family thanked the Choir for their attendance and Peter’s wife, Teresa, said that he would have been so very pleased that we sang The Rose.

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Bell Tower Funds Boosted By NMVC Concert

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Saturday 22nd November 2014 saw NMVC perform at All Saints Church, Kettering in aid of the Bell Tower. “To say the Concert was brilliant is an understatement” said Angela Brett Church Warden, the whole audience was blown away by the fantastic sound you guys made. Angela continued, “Many Choirs have performed here over the years but NMVC produced an amazing sound that none of the other choirs achieved. Please come again soon!!” As well as the choir performing on the night the audience was also treated to the first...

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St. Mark’s Church Diamond Jubilee 1954 -2014

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Saturday 8th November saw the NMVC in concert at Whitehills, Northampton in celebration of St Mark’s Church Diamond Jubilee and to remember those lost to war. The 43 voice choir were in fine form, performing a varied and balanced repertoire of 20 songs that catered for the dual sentiments of the occasion. Traditional arrangements were sandwiched between jovial, upbeat numbers such as When the Saints and The Jolly Roger and reflective songs like The Rose and The Mansions of The Lord. The pathos of the latter, which featured a remembrance...

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NMVC Gets Standing Ovation at Half Time

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On 1st November NMVC supplied the half time entertainment at Franklin Gardens during the match against Newcastle Falcons. The Choir, conducted by their Music Director, Stephen Bell and accompanied on piano by Sue Rayment, sang; With a Voice of Singing, Stout Hearted Men and their arrangement of When the Saints (Go Marching In) to an appreciative crowd of over 13,000 who responded with rapturous...

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