Welcome to the Home Page of the Radcliffe-on-Trent Male Voice Choir website where we mark the passing of another* true Gentleman:
- *NB This photo replaces that of Captain Tom Moore on our website. We again take this opportunity to wish all our supporters, past, present and hopefully future -A SAFE & HAPPY 2021 during which we all return to a life in which COVID is only a dark memory!
WELCOME NEWS . We are delighted to announce that, as of September 2020, Deborah Davies has accepted our invitation to be appointed our Musical Director. Further good news is that Peter Higgins is also joining our musical team as Associate MD. For further information on these very welcome colleagues go to the “Who’s Who 2021” page of this site.
Due to the current medical crisis and “lockdown regulations” we are not meeting or performing en bloc, but many are in contact via the internet. We also have the opportunity of using our on- line practice files via the SPRING 2021 REPERTOIRE page of this website listed in the menu above.
FUNDRAISING CONTINUES. You may not be aware of the fact that almost every public performance by our Choir results in the raising of Charitable funds, perhaps, for example, for the fabric of the building being sung in or for third party causes, often local or national organisations. Examples of the latter include our Annual Christmas Carol concerts which in 2020 would have been directed at MAGGIES. Despite the fact that these concerts were cancelled due to the Pandemic a number of sponsors and supporters have together ensured that the sum of £690.00 will be passed on to the above on due course.
As another example of our usual activities you may like to view and listen to one of our recordings, this is one of the HALLELUYA CHORUS as sung in the Chandlers Ford Methodist Church at a joint concert with the Romsey MVC while on tour in April 2016, if so click on- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkbcJU4OFDc
For previous activities of the Choir scroll down on this page or visit other pages via the menu list at the top of this page. Our most recent public activity, on 19th Dec. 2019, 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 Annual 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. On this occasion the recipient Charity was “BACKUP” for which the sum of £2174.00 was raised.
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the BACKUP Charity visit the following link:
GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE CHOIR: 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, while singing at 5 concerts in the Cape Town area. 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:-