The first concert of the season on Saturday 23rd September, 2017 held at St. Barnabas Church raised money for ‘Swindon Cares’ charity.
- Swansea Male Voice open the concert with Nidaros, Anthem, Stout Hearted Men, I’m Gonna Walk and Nessun Dorma. Musical Director-Mair Lewis, Accompanist-Chris Samuel
Soprano Soloist, Matilda Wale, sings Se tu m’ami and The Violet
- Swindon Male Voice Choir take the stage and give renditions of Let All Men Sing, Be Thou My Vision, Sinner Man and Wade in the Water. Musical Director- Max Brockman-More. Accompanist-Kate Lock.
- Now joining forces the two choirs sing ‘An American Trilogy’.
- An appreciative audience made the occasion one to remember.
- At the concert eight Swindon Choristers were presented with Wesford Bowl certificates by the Swindon Mayor, Councillor Maureen Penny. Brian Pressey is first up. Followed by:
- Bob Mitchell
- Brian Rossiter
- Gordie Smith
- Jim Toolen
- Mike Uzzell
- Tom Mordek
- And finally.Who said you never see a male choirs smile! Chairman John Mills shares a joke with the choirs.
- A few weeks later a cheque is presented to a representative from the Swindon Cares charity at the Mayor’s chamber.