Welcome to the Home Page of the Radcliffe-on-Trent Male Voice Choir website.
May we wish you a very happy and successful 2020.
The Choir is currently learning new music in preparation for future concerts later this year, some of which will be in Cornwall while on our April 17th – 20th tour.
Our most recent activity, on 19th Dec, was our traditional carol singing tour of local care homes while our LAST TWO PERFORMANCES, when we were joined by the Newstead Brass Band and, in the Matinee, the RoT Junior school Choir, comprised our Afternoon and Evening Charity Christmas Concerts at St Mary’s Parish Church, Radcliffe, held at 2.30pm and 7.00pm on Saturday 14th December 2019.
FOR MORE INFORMATION including info on the Charity chosen to benefit SEE THE POSTER AND LINKS BELOW:
For additional info on Backup see this excerpt from their Newsletter: Backup Volunteers on Ben Nevis
GENERAL INTRODUCTION Our home base is the village of Radcliffe on Trent in Nottinghamshire. The Choir was formed in 1983, has sung over 500 Concerts and raised over £400,000 for charity, performing in varied locations including Westminster Hall, The Albert Hall, The Cutty Sark in Greenwich, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, Belvoir Castle, village halls, 20 different cathedrals and numerous churches. Internationally, the choir has performed in Belgium, Germany, Italy, France and Wales. We have also exchanged visits with a South African Choir. As well as singing, the membership, friends and families have varied communal interests some of which are seen in the poster below:
NB TEMPORARY CHANGE OF PRACTICE VENUE: From Thursday 3rd Oct. 2019 our practices are held at Radcliffe Hall within the RoT British Legion Complex (NG12 2BB) which adjoins St Mary’s Church.
For the latest information on the Radcliffe Male Voice Choir please visit other pages of this website (www.radcliffeontrentmvc.org). Also a Facebook Page has now been launched at www.facebook.com/ROTMVC.
Prior to the Christmas concerts noted above our previous appearance, on Sunday 1st December, was as one of the “acts” invited to perform at the Melton Mowbray Victorian Christmas Market. This enjoyable event, was a fine introduction to the festive season both for ourselves and those present at this craft and produce display.
Before that we sang at the Notts Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 10th November when we joined a number of other choirs in Radio Nottingham’s Choir Festival “MARK’S BIG SING” (see Poster below) supporting CHILDREN in NEED at which over £8000 was raised. Clicking on the following link will show Choir photos and brief singing excerpts:- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f9mg10bb2vzr7ns/AACP965xBHMmkDNyUDKlW6Qya?dl=0
Before our 2019 summer break our three previous Concerts were, on 23rd July, at Lark Hill Retirement Village; on 21st June, at Long Bennington Village Hall and on 11th May, with the Norwich Phoenix Choir at Christ Church, Grantham. Earlier in the year- we were invited to appear at the RoT Parish Council AGM to receive their Chairman’s award for services to the Community. See photos below:
Representatives of all Awarded Groups:
RMVC Vice Chair Rod Haslam receiving the Plaque from RoT Parish Council Chair David Barton. (nb Photos 1&3 are courtesy of Michael Bedford.)
Other recent activity included a SPRING CONCERT TOUR from 5th – 7th April, when, while staying in Cheltenham the Choir had 3 engagements:
- 6th April – Lunchtime RECITAL IN GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL.
- 6th April – Evening Concert at St Georges Parish Church, Upper Cam.
- 7th April – Joint Concert with Cirencester MVC at Cirencester Baptist Church.
- 10th April – Recital in Grange Hall, RoT, in support of the Blue Bird “help for aged” initiative.
Early in 2019 we held an eight week SINGING COURSE which had started on 10th January 2019 and attracted 12 new members. To mark it’s conclusion we, together with the course participants, held a “Mini” CONCERT on Thursday 7th March at the Methodist Church, Shelford Rd., RoT, for partners and friends at which 10 numbers were sung, 5 of which were learnt during the course.
This was an enjoyable event which, incidentally, also raised £386 for Prostate Cancer Charities.
For more details of our courses and workshops click on the heading below:-