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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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Malton choir joins concert spectacular

March 2, 2014:

Malton District Male Voice Choir is among singers from across the region raising their voices in early April at a unique charity concert being held by the National Association of Choirs (NAC) in Scarborough.

About 25 members of the popular choir will be among more than 200 performers taking part in the special concert, which will be in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

It is being held at Scarborough’s Westborough Methodist Church on Saturday April 5th starting at 7pm and will mark the 2014 NAC Conference at Scarborough’s Crown Spa Hotel April 4th to 6th.

Apart from the Malton men’s choir, Staxton Singers, Cadenza from Harrogate, Beverley Male Voice Choir, Hull Male Voice Choir, Hull Ladies Choir and North Ferriby Ladies Choir are also taking part .

In what promise to be spectacular performances, the more than 200 voices in all seven choirs will open the show with Martin Shaw’s “With a Voice of Singing” and close it with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from the Messiah – both conducted by Staxton Singers Musical Director Stan Kell.

It’s the first time Malton District Male Voice Choir has been involved in a multi-choir event, which will feature more than 20 songs with three from each choir. In addition the male voice choirs will combine to sing the Welsh hymn “Gwahoddiad” and the ladies’ choirs will join forces for “Hail Holy Queen” from the musical ‘Sister Act’.

Tickets for the April 5th concert are available from Scarborough Music Centre on 01723 373757, Scarborough information offices and Westborough Methodist Church on 01723 506926.

The NAC concert kicks off a busy season for the Malton choir, now in its seventh year. On April 26th it performs at the United Reformed Church in Pickering and on May 17th it sings at St Michael’s Church in Gt. Edstone. On May 30th the choir welcomes Newchurch Male Voice Choir from the Isle Of Wight for a joint concert in Malton School. On June 21st it is to perform at a wedding in Kirkbymoorside - the fourth wedding it has been invited to take part in. On July 1st it will sing in Stamford Bridge and on July 19th the choir will be in concert with Stape Silver Band in Pickering.

Jacqueline Edwards PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Choir books another Opera Diva


Jaqueline Edwards

February 15, 2013: For the sixth year in a row, Malton District Male Voice Choir has succeeded in efforts to bring classical singers to the area by booking another eminent operatic performer for its annual concert.

The choir said its latest guest soloist will be mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Edwards, who has performed, among others, with Opera North, Glyndebourne Touring Opera and the BBC Singers. She will sing at the choir’s Sixth Annual Concert which is being held for the first time this year in St Peter’s Church, Norton on May 18th.

Jacqueline Edwards is the latest in a line of eminent classical performers to sing with the choir since it was founded in 2007. Last year’s soloist was Kate McCarney from the Royal Opera Covent Garden and other guests have included oratoria singer Wendy Goodson and Ryedale Festival soprano Emily Smith.

Jacqueline Edwards is the first guest classical singer to be also an accomplished pianist. She studied at the Royal College of Music in London and in Salzburg, Austria and has appeared in oratorio and in concert in the UK, including most of London’s major concert venues.

As well as Opera North and Glyndebourne Touring Opera she has also performed with English Touring Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and with Opéra du Nord in Lille, France. She has also sung with the BBC Singers and on BBC Radio and Television.

Final details of the May concert are expected to be released in April.

Malton District Male Voice Choir, currently under the leadership of accompanist and Assistant Musical Director Vivien Wilcock, said meanwhile it is seeking to appoint a new MD. This paid position would suit a conductor with choir or musical theatre experience, the group said.


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Choir’s spring switch marks Sixth Anniversary

May 1, 2013 Malton District Male Voice Choir, founded in 2007, is changing step this spring to expand membership in the wake of its upcoming Sixth Annual Concert on May 18th .

To make it more accessible to singers who want to join, the choir is changing its weekly practice night from Friday to a more popular Monday starting on May 20th. The change will follow the choir’s Sixth Annual Concert in St Peter’s Church Norton on May 18th .

Explaining the switch, Choir Secretary David Ackroyd said “We hope to a number of potential members who want to join but cannot come on Fridays. “Already a number of people have said they will be joining us after we move our regular practice to Monday”, he added.

For those who are interested but unsure, the choir is also holding an open, no-obligation fun practice sing on an upcoming Monday in its meeting rooms at Malton Methodist Church in Saville Street.

“Previous singing experience is not necessary”, said Musical Director Vivien Wilcock. “The best yardstick for anyone thinking of joining us is to enjoy singing and good company. Singing is fun, good exercise and beneficial for your health”. Membership is open to men of all ages.

The guest soloist at the choir’s upcoming May 18th Annual Concert is operatic mezzo-soprano and multi-talented female performer Jacqueline Edwards. She is the latest in a line of classical singers who have delighted local audiences at choir concerts in recent years. She will sing from Carmen and Merrie England and will also add her own unique performing style with several self-accompanied musical selections.

The choir’s own repertoire this year will range from classic male voice evergreens to part arrangements of popular songs.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Choir on song for  spring concert


May 29, 2013: Malton District Male Voice Choir is already reporting new members in its ranks just in time for a busy singing schedule this summer after changing its weekly practice day.

“At least four new singers have already joined or will join us in the coming weeks as a result of our moving the weekly practice from Friday to Monday. Some of them have already sung with other groups”, said Chairman Tom Todd. “Some former members have also said they will consider rejoining the choir”, he added.

The popular choir has met Fridays in Malton since it was created in 2007. But it has become difficult to attract new members on Fridays. “Initially that was a good night”, said, Tom, “but these days more men clearly prefer to start the week with a song rather than end it with one!”

Secretary David Ackroyd said the choir, which has scores of concerts and charity appearances under its belt, “is now well-established with a solid singing nucleus and will survive a weekly practice switch. It has been encouraging how many people have welcomed the change”, he added.

Membership expansion comes at a good time for the choir, which is heading to Scarborough soon for two separate performances. It opens its summer schedule on July 1st with a concert in South Cliff Methodist Church and ends the month with another trip to Scarborough for a concert at Queen Street Methodist Church on July 31st. “We’ve performed at South Cliff several times in the past, but this will be our first concert at Queen Street. said David Ackroyd. “We are looking forward to being back by the sea again”,

The male voice choir will also sing at a local wedding in early August and concerts elsewhere are planned in the run-up to Christmas.


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Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Local Choir says raise your voices to stay healthy


January 2, 2014: If those new year resolutions are already proving difficult to stick to, try joining a local choir. It’s easy to do and it’s good for your health and your social life.

That’s the message from Malton District Male Voice Choir at the start of a new year which promises to be one of the busiest since the popular group was founded in 2007. The choir, which meets Mondays in Malton Methodist Church, starts again on Monday January 13th and says it is an ideal time to join.

“It’s fun, good company and doesn’t cost the earth”, says Choir Chairman Tom Todd. “It will do wonders for your self-esteem and all you need to do is come along to a practice, listen in and see if you like the experience”, he added.

Tom is the driving force behind the 25-strong group and its co-founder. “Anyone can join a choir and almost everyone has a good enough voice to do it, he says. “Most of our latest members read about us and simply turned up on practice nights. Thankfully, most of them stayed!”

The choir, whose members range in age from 19 to 87, sings a range of music –from traditional choir to show and popular songs. The repertoire is expanding as the choir gets bigger and is better able to support four part male voice harmonies.

On April 5th the choir joins six other North Yorkshire choirs for the first time at a National Association of Choirs Conference Concert in Scarborough’s Westborough Methodist Church. Some 200 singers are involved.

On May 31st it will take part in a joint concert in Malton School with the visiting Newchurch Male Voice Choir from the Isle of Wight. Further concerts are planned this summer in Scarborough, Pickering, Great Edstone and Stamford Bridge.

If you are interested in joining Malton District Male Voice Choir or would like to arrange a concert or wedding involving it call Secretary David Ackroyd on 01944-758693. (end)


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