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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 brought a wonderful afternoon of singing to a close with the traditional Northampton Saints RFC anthem “Oh When the Saints!” The choir now go on to get ready for a number of concerts, the main event in the Autumn calendar being the Voices & Brass concert at the Deco Theatre in Northampton on 21st November. This will be the a “to good to miss” opportunity to experience Northampton’s unique Deco Theatre hosting a music event featuring the Choir, The Virtuosi GUS Band and Northampton’s own singing sensation Faryl Smith. You can find details in our concert listing  Tickets are available from the Art Deco Box Office with proceeds going to support the Cynthia Spencer...

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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 public performance from Four in a bar, a Barbershop Quartet which included Stephen Bell, NMVC’s music Director. The audience rewarded the performers with no less than two standing ovations on the night and the evening helped to boost the bell tower appeal by...

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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 citation between verses and was followed by a minute’s silence, bringing a tear to many an eye in the audience. The evening’s choral works were very ably complemented with piano solos by the Choir’s Asst. Accompanist, Sue Rayment, which included pieces by Beethoven, Gershwin and a lovely medley of popular hymns and seasonal songs. Following much applause, the Choir gave a stirring encore rendition of The American Trilogy which rounded off a most enjoyable and joyous evening’s entertainment. Associate Conductor Andrew Howes lead the Choir. Proceeds were in aid of Church Funds....

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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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Massed Choir raise £3,000 for Help for Heroes

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NMVC were one of five Choirs including Wigston, Rugby, Pelenna Valley and Moira who joined together to perform in “Magic of Male Voice” Concert in the Temple Speech Room Rugby School Saturday 25th October.   The event was to raise money for Help for Heroes, the sales of tickets resulted in £3,000 being raised and with a collection on the door and other items the final figure will be substantially more. The Choirs performed a number of traditional Male Voice Choir songs a long with new songs to the Choirs including Nessun Dorma, My Way and Unchained Melody. Wigston is one of Eight Choirs who will join NMVC at Derngate 2nd May 2015 along with National Boys Choir of Scotland and Boobs & Brass. The 2nd of May Concert is in aid of Breast Cancer Charity’s please make a note in your...

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Choir Provide the Music on a Very Special Day

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Choir were pleased to assist with the celebration of Thomas Phillpott and Natalie Taylor’s Wedding on Saturday 23  August at Holy Trinity Church Northampton. As well as supporting the congregation with the hymns the Choir sang three songs whilst the signing formalities were completed. Thomas and Natalie, congratulations and our very best wishes from...

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NMVC Choir Continues its Improvement Journey

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

NMVC has developed into a fine Choir during the past twelve months, however this is the journey that was started in 2013 and we will continue to develop. One of the ways the Choir has improved is to use recorded parts of songs in Tenor, 2nd Tenor, Baritone and Bass. This means that the Choir Members can practice their piece at home and really learn the part. We are pleased to announce the awarding of a grant by Northamptonshire Community Foundation which will allow us to record more songs increasing our repertoire and moving us further along our development path. Thank You to the Northamptonshire Community...

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