CHOIR NEWS: 13th April 2019
CMVC latest concert list for 2019
27th April Saturday – Christ Church, Halton, 3.00- 4.00pm
3rd May Friday- Tour de Yorkshire, 2-3pm from the RAFA, Cas
10th May Friday- Barnburgh Choir, St Leonard, Doncaster
17th May Friday – Castleford Lodge Care Home- evening TBC
7th June Friday- Rat pack evening with Melodia, Methley WMC
15th June Saturday- Horbury Singers, St Marys Church, Horbury
1st August Thurs- Ridings concert for Age UK 2-3pm
5th October Sat- joint concert with Knott Concert Brass
18th October Friday- joint concert with CYM- Trinity, Pontefract
30th Nov Saturday-concert with West Yorks Police Band
Dec 6th Friday- CMVC Christmas Concert, Trinity, Pontefract Methodist church
CHOIR NEWS: Margaret Mary Emsley - Former Patron of the Choir
Well! What can I say but WOW!
Castleford Male Voice Choir certainly gave my Mum the perfect performance at her funeral service on Tuesday.
I cannot thank you all enough for taking the time to honour my Mum’s request, and within such a short period of notice. The Choir turnout was impressive for which I am so grateful, as was the liaison between your spokesman and the member of the funeral director team who handled this request.
You moved many people to tears with powerful songs and hymns and made me personally feel so proud that The Choir contributed so professionally to my Mum’s farewell.
Due to the demands of the day, I have to apologise for having been unable to say a “Thank you” to your Choir members but I have to say that I thank them all from the bottom of my heart as will, I am sure, my dear Mum.
Kindest regards and best wishes,
CHOIR NEWS: 19th March 2019
On Tuesday 19th March, Ian Moss, Chairman CMVC (pictured left) presented a cheque to Derek, a committee member at Castleford RAF Club in gratitude to The RAFA for allowing the choir to use their premises for meetings and storage.
CHOIR NEWS: Stan Haywood's 90th
RAFA Club, Castleford, 8th october
To celebrate the remarkable event of our oldest chorister Stan Haywood’s 90th Birthday, certain members of the choir let down their hair (or what’s left of it!) and had a karaoke party with individual and ensemble performances.
It was a splendid evening and the choir sang some of its repertoire including “Love is all Around”, “Sweet Caroline” and “We are the Champions”. Stan himself did not pass up the opportunity and played his full part in the singing. Long may he continue to do so.
It just goes to show that singing does keep one feeling young. We look forward to his 100th birthday!
CHOIR NEWS: St. Giles Concert, 23rd June 2018
Joint concert with barnburgh male choir - st. giles church, sunday 23rd june 2018
This was one of our most enjoyable and well supported concerts for both Choristers and those who attended. During a half time break, a number of audience members spoke to choir members and expressed appreciation of both the quality of the performance of the choirs and soloists, and of the content of the programme selected.
On completion of the programme, our guests and audience members were invited to enjoy a drink and buffet which was laid out in the cafe area of the Church and this was also well attended. This also led to further mingling of choir members with audience members which is never a bad thing.
Special mention is due to St.Giles’s Church which is a go ahead venue and to the caterers who did an excellent job in ensuring that everyone received due care and attention.
If our future events manage to achieve similar success as this one, then our efforts to recruit new singers and Patrons would be that little bit less of a problem.
Well done to all.
CHOIR NEWS: Norwegian Cruise Photographs
Norwegian Fjords Cruise 3-8 May 2018
On 3 May a group from CMVC with friends and family set sail from Newcastle on board Fred Olson's Balmoral to cruise the Norwegia Fjords. They were joined by another group of choristers from Chesterfield Male Voice Choir together with their friends and relatives giving a total group of 46 including 20 singers. Andris the conductor and Jenena the accompanist.
Everyone was a bit wary about the weather and crossing the North Sea but everything was fine. The food was excellent, the drinks flowed and the two parties soon gelled as one. The fjords were breath taking and one could almost visualise Kirk Douglas and his Vikings coming round the bend. The ship docked in two ports and the weather was favourable enabling those who wished to go out and explore these fascinating towns. The rest of the time was spent viewing the magnificent scenery and drinking in the numerous bars situated around the ship.
The choristers from both choirs combined to form Men Who Sing and during the cruise two concerts had been arranged in the main Neptune theatre area. There were about 500 seats in the theatre and we played to a full house on both occasions. Both choirs had solo artists who were well received. We sang our hearts out and Andris was pleased with our performance.
What an experience. Everyone had a wonderful time and we made new friends from Chesterfield with possibly a joint concert in the future.
Brian Dunderdale 22/5/18
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CHOIR NEWS: 24th April 2018
This is just a quick update to let everyone know that Castleford Male Voice Choir won the Jubilee Cup last Friday at the Pontefract Music Festival!
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CHOIR NEWS: New Website Launch
Five councillors from the Wakefield wards which generously allocated funds to enable the new website to be built met with officials from the Choir on Tuesday 13th March at 15:30 at Trinity Methodist Church, Powell Street, Castleford WF10 1EL for the purpose of viewing the new website. The councillors declared themselves highly delighted with the new design and layout of the website. Councillors shown are (back row standing L to R) : Cllr Richard Forster and Cllr Yvonne Crew. Front row sitting (L to R): Cllr Jacquie Speight, Cllr Tony Wallis and Cllr Denise Jeffrey. We would like to thank them for their support and for taking the time out to come and see us.
CHOIR NEWS: Fjord Cruise
CASTLEFORD MALE VOICE CHOIR
On 3 May 2018 , a group of 24 choristers and friends from CMVC will be joining a party from Chesterfield Male Voice on a 5 night cruise to the Norwegian Fjords on Fred Olsen’s Balmoral. The ship sails from Newcastle and as well as cruising the fjords there will days to spend in Bergen and Eidfjord with various scenic tours. The two groups have combined to form a joint Male Voice Choir under the direction of Andris Ugulis, who normally conducts both individual choirs, and during the cruise will give two concerts on stage in the main theatre, to entertain the other guests. They are looking forward to giving a good performance which hopefully will be well received.
B Dunderdale Secretary
CHOIR NEWS: 13th March 2018
3rd - 8th May
WMDC Publicity Event at Trinity Methodist Church
Concert at St David’s Church, 65 High St, Airmyn, DN14 8LF
Pontefract Music Festival at Carleton High School, Green Lane, WF8 3NW
Cruise to Norwegian Fjords with Chesterfield MVC
Concert at Central Church, North Street, Goole, DN14 5QT
Christmas Concert at Trinity Methodist Church, Pontefract
CHOIR NEWS: 4th October 2017
Friday 6 Oct
Sky Sports dropped into rehearsals while visiting Castleford’s pre-cupfinal preparations. We sang “We are the Champions” and choir members/supporters were interviewed. Good luck to the Tigers on Saturday.
Friday 20 Oct
Annual Patrons’ Concert. Special guests are The Spirit of Harmony Barbershop Choir. The choir Is based in the Vale of York and have won several awards at national Barbershop competitions. The contrasting styles of the two choirs will provide for an entertaining evening of music.
Thanks to Wakefield Metropolitan District Council for a grant towards the upgrade of the choir web site. The aim is to promote the choir in the community and aid in the recruitment of new members.
Also thanks to the local Masonic Lodge for their assitance in gaining a grant for the purchase of new choir sweaters. They will be in royal blue with an embroidered logo and are a good match to the music folders provided recently by the ladies section
Saturday 4 Nov
CMVC have been asked to entertain at the Castleford Beer Festival once again. There will sessions at 1.00 pm and 3.00pm accompanied by lots of samples of locally produced beers. The festival will be held on 3 & 4 Nov at the Queens Mill , Aire St. Castleford.
For further information see www.castlefordheritagetrust.org.co
Friday 1 Dec
Christmas concert at Central Methodist Church, Pontefract. Guest choirs will be The Liquorice Singers and Melodia a ladies choir from Methley. Christmas songs with audience participation in carol singing.
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