The Military Wives Choir Concert Shrewsbury October 8th 2016
The Longest Time
Saturday 23rd April 2016
What a fitting tribute to “Our Longest Time Queen”. A presentation of the music from the decades the Queen has been with us. A tremendous local concert on St. George’s Day to a full audience, many of whom travelled from far across the world – USA and Australia – as well as more locally from Nottingham, to the magnificently refurbished Kidderminster Town Hall, just to hear us!
The photos above show the enthusiasm, the effort and the input from everyone involved in getting the show on the road. We even share the sad moments in saying goodbye to our Principal Accompanist – Maureen Bowkett –who steps down after more than two decades of phenomenal service to our choir.
Thursday 8th October 2015
On the 8th October a fairly large contingent of the choir set off to Sheringham where we were booked into the Links Hotel. After a brief rest it was an extremely good dinner and then off to our first concert in The Lighthouse in Sheringham. This was with the Choir for Joy of Sheringham. The audience were treated to two very different styles of music – both their choir and ours enjoying the experience. Then it was off to a local pub – The Crown in Sheringham, where we greatly appreciated and wholesomely catered for. We got back to the Hotel by about midnight!
Friday 9th Oct. After a massive breakfast it was off to a fantastic venue – the Muckleburgh Museum as guests of Sir Michael Savory. A very informative and historical tour of this forces attractions and its very enlightening history. We then sang for approximately 30 minutes in the Visitors Restaurant. This was where we picked up our first lot of groupies who wanted to know where we would be singing next. Then back on the coach to explore Blakeney Harbour for some free time to see the coast, wildlife, pubs, take lunch and walk round village before assembling in White Horse Inn where we were able to sing while supporting a local charity. Before setting off to our hotel for an evening meal we sang outside in the public area where we picked up a few more groupies.
That evening we sang in St Peter’s Church, Sherington in support of the Gina Holmes Memorial fund. The size of the audience was a shock to us, it was massive, including members of the girl’s family, plus officers of the local council including the town mayor and his consorts. The numbers were swollen even further by the afore mentioned groupies turning up. Again we were treated fantastically by the organisers with masses of food and drinks available in the interval. On leaving the church we ended up at a local hostelry a few yards away from our hotel. Again we were overwhelmed by our hosts with masses of sandwiches, cakes etc to further fill us up. The afterglow singing was greatly appreciated with even requests for Welsh songs!
Saturday 10th Oct: straight after breakfast the choice was Golf or Railways – This split the choir into two groups. One section went on the Mid Norfolk Railways and were able to sing at both the stations of Sheringham and Holt , the latter had a well developed museum environment which was well worth a visit. It was a busy day for both groups, ending early afternoon to enable us to get to St Nicholas Church, Dereham for our next joint concert with Mid Norfolk Singers. Yet again – even more groupies were arriving and the audience was once more way beyond our expectations. We returned tour hotel for yet another afterglow We had sung so much that many of us were seriously losing our voices.
Sunday 11th Oct: after yet another superb breakfast we bid our farewells to the excellent staff who had looked after us and we set off to Norwich Cathedral – to sing a- cappella, in the Presbytery for twentyfive minutes. We must have made some form of impact because we have been requested to let the Cathedral know if we are in the area again, so that they can explore the possibility of a full concert. Finally, before the long trip home, we went into Norwich Hospital to sing to one of our member’s mother. She , and the staff and other patients were moved by our input – as were many others in the public areas, were we ended our singing. A truly memorable tour, with beautiful weather.
Friday 8th August 2014
Kidderminster Male Choir offer many different types of singing for many different types of events. Here you can see some of our followers having fun in an outdoor setting in Jubilee Gardens Bewdley recently while also a remembrance tribute to Pam Cunningham who for many years led the Kidderminster Valentines Choir to their current popular position.
Joint Concert – Aber Valley MVC
Tuesday 16th October 2012
Once again – at the end of August 2012- Kidderminster Male Choir crossed the border to take part in a joint concert with our close friends – Aber Valley Male Voice Choir in Brecon Cathedral to a very appreciative audience. The pictures taken show some of the Choir enjoying tea and coffee in Brecon on the Sunday morning before departure for home.
Kidderminster Town Hall Concert
Saturday 24th April 2010
On Saturday 24 April 2010 we held our Spring Concert at the Town Hall, Kidderminster. Once again, we sang to a full house and our varied repertoire was well received by the audience, many of whom commented that they had never heard the choir sing so well.
We dedicated the evening to fundraising for the nominated charities of the Mayor of Kidderminster who along with the Mayors of Bewdley, Stourport and Redditch together with the Chairman of Wyre Forest District Council and their partners, enjoyed a superb evening of entertainment supported by a very good Gypsy Band called Fret & Fiddle.