Formed in 1988 by four teachers, St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir currently numbers approximately 90 members drawn from Bury St Edmunds and its surrounding villages and as far afield as Ipswich, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
The choir has a wide repertoire of songs from 1940s swing, Welsh hymns, spirituals, folk songs and material from musical theatre, to tunes from the charts. Besides performing locally in Suffolk, the choir has toured extensively both within the United Kingdom and Europe assisting many charitable organisations in their fund raising activities. The choir regularly sings with other choirs, groups, bands, orchestras or solo artists.
2015 was a fantastic year for the choir, with our successful European tour in July, and a wonderful visit from the Melody Girls of Ukraine – their first concerts outside of the Ukraine.
2016 promises to be equally as exciting. In January and February the choir will be performing at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The first as a guest spot at the Mayor’s Charity Concert, the second with Laura Wright, a repeat of the successful concert we held in June 2013. Also in January, we travel to Southend-on-Sea for the Singing for Life! charity concert at the Cliffs Pavilion, to sing with our friends in Leigh Orpheus, Thurrock and Braintree MVCs. Further concerts in Suffolk are planned for later in the year. Please see our concert information in SEMVC Events menu on the left.
On Friday 1 April the choir will be performing with the Dublin Welsh MVC at a concert in Dublin, followed by a concert with the Queens Island Victoria Choir on Saturday 2 April in St John’s Presbyterian Church, Newtownbreda, South Belfast. With a variety of social and fund raising events, 2016 will be another busy year.
The choir welcomes new recruits and invites you to be our guest for four weeks to see if you enjoy the experience and wish to become a member. You are welcome to become a Friend of the Choir.
We hope you will take the time to browse our website for concert details, further information about our history and social events, our current repertoire, CD sales, latest news and how to join us.
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