NEWS ARCHIVE 2017
28 NOV 2017
CHRISTMAS CONCERT ENDS BUSY AUTUMN
The Christmas concert on December 10th in St Michael’s Malton ends a busy Autumn of performances across Ryedale and East Yorkshire for the choir.
It follows a debut cancer research charity concert in Scagglethorpe Methodist Church in November. The choir also performed by invitation in its first private birthday concert - in Malton’s Talbot Hotel to mark the 95th birthday late November of local personality Cyril Shreeve.
The Christmas concert is the usual mix of traditional and new songs and carols for all the family with guest choir soloists adding to the fun.
In early November the choir sang to acclaim for the fourth time at Bridlington’s Festival of Choirs and Voices and acquitted itself well in its second concert at Scarborough’s Queen Street Methodist Church in August. The “Decade of Song” anniversary concert in St Michael’s in September went down well and helped funds as did our fourth concert in Cropton in October.
7 SEPT 2017
10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - TEN YEARS OF SONG
A decade of singing in Ryedale and North Yorkshire is being celebrated by the choir
at an Anniversary Concert in Malton on Saturday 16th September in St Michael’s
Church at 7.30 pm. Tickets for the concert cost £7.00, are available on the door, and include interval refreshments.
Since we were founded on 21st September 2007 we have performed across the region and even been told by TV choir celebrity Gareth Malone that we sing “with guts and Yorkshire spirit”. We have also sung with Yorkshire soprano Lesley Garrett, with the National Association of Choirs, in the village halls and churches of Ryedale, North and East Yorkshire and in stately homes like Sledmere House.
We remain small – which has advantages at weddings or in small churches and halls - but we could absorb more members to expand our four-part repertoire. Retirees in particular will enjoy what we do. Give us a call!
1 FEB 2017
LOCAL MEN TO CELEBRATE A DECADE OF SONG
It’s nearly ten years since Malton District Male Voice Choir was founded and there are plans to celebrate later this year - while inviting new members to join in the fun right now.
Grouping singers from 20 to 95, the choir wants to expand its repertoire and attract people who like popular music and good company, says Chairman and Founder Tom Todd. “We are a small, compact choir and we would like to stay that way”, says Tom. “Being small works for us. That and our personality are what won praise from Gareth Malone on BBC TV last year and it continues to attract us to a wide range of groups looking for entertainment in small venues”.
Musical Director Vivien Wilcock adds “we still need more members to add breadth to our four part repertoire if we are to stay strong and resilient to change in future”. She says now is a perfect time for new members to join as the choir heads into the new year and tunes up for new concerts and its tenth anniversary in September.
The choir performs a programme of Welsh songs at a care home in Pickering on St David’s Day, 1st March. Also on the agenda this year are concerts in Scarborough’s prestigious Queen Street Methodist Church and in Bridlington as well as, hopefully, a special anniversary concert with guest soloists later in the year.