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. We regularly sing with other choirs, groups, bands, orchestras or solo artists.
2016 was an action-packed year commencing with a prestigious concert at The Apex with Laura Wright, and an amazing Festival of Music at Cliffs Pavilion with Leigh Orpheus, Thurrock and Braintree MVCs. However, a particular highlight was our visit to Ireland where we made many new friends at our concerts with Dublin Welsh and Queens Island Victoria Choir (Belfast). Funds were raised for a variety of charities such as Nordorff Robins and Prostate Cancer UK, as well as local hospices. Singing with Turntable at The Apex in August, with funds raised for the Help Musicians UK charity, was another treasured moment.
A feature of 2017 for us has been singing with several other male voice choirs. In May we welcomed the Amersfoort MVC from Holland for a concert in Clare, and in June we joined with King’s Lynn MVC in Kings Lynn to celebrate their 60th birthday. In October we performed in Derby Cathedral with Mansfield and District MVC and the Dalesmen, and we are delighted that Leigh Orpheus MVC are joining us in November to perform with us in Sudbury. Please see our concert list to the left of each page for further details.
Our tour to France in April was superb – we travelled to Avignon by Eurostar for four concerts in and around the city. Tones Tidings Special Edition May 2017 reveals all. With local concerts in Isleham and Stratford St Mary, as well as an appearance at the Woolpit Festival in June, 2017 has proved to be another busy year for St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir.
Why not be a part of this? The Choir welcomes new recruits, and invites you to be our guest for four weeks to see if you enjoy the experience and would like to become a member. We do not have voice tests. You are also 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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