April 2019 Review

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Saturday, 6th April, 2019 - Parkinson’s UK Concert held at Bath Road Methodist Church, supporting the local branch of Parkinson’s UK. SMVC shared the stage with our friends, ‘A Splash of Red’, led by Claire Lee. This event raised over £1000.
Saturday, 13th April, 2019  - SMVC sang as part of the 'Brighter Futures' Easter Spring Fayre event held at Gorse Hill Community Centre. 'Brighter Futures' is the charity for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Thursday, 25th April,  2019 - SMVC social - Quiz Night at Wroughton Workmens Club.

Saturday 6th April, 2019 -Parkinson's UK Concert

'Splash of Red' start the concert.

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'Splash of Red'show enthusiasm and energy in their choreography and their faces. The question is - can SMVC match it!

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A promising start by SMVC following on from our competition win at Bath last month. 

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Max and the choir sense the audience want more, in the way of choreography. Well we always aim to entertain and the photos that follow will surely go down in our centenary history! It's pity our moves were not recorded on video.

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Some practice......

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.......more practice ......

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......makes perfect.

Now if we could sing at the same time we could make it onto ITV's 'Britain's Got Talent' next year.

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There were two another firsts that evening.

Baritone, Rob Hardy, made his first appearance on stage.

And secondly, although Rob's excellent singing could have merited a silver bowl that evening, it was used because the choir cuff-links, normally given on such occasions, had been temporarily mislaid. A great cheer from the choir accompanied the presentation.

The trophy was actually the one we had received for winning the Best Male Voice Choir at the Mid-Somerset Festival in March.

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Finally the two choirs join to a special rendition of 'The Rose'.

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Saturday, 13th April, 2019  - SMVC sang as part of the 'Brighter Futures' Easter Spring Fayre event held at Gorse Hill Community Centre. 'Brighter Futures' is the charity for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

At the 'Brighter Futures' fayre there were a variety of things on offer to it's customers - Craft stalls, tombola, Easter goodies, face painting and glitter tattoos. Hot and cold beverages, a variety of cakes and so much more............

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Including performances from the Swindon Male Voice Choir and The Guys and Dolls Choir. 

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Thursday, 25th April, 2019 - SMVC social - Quiz Night at Wroughton Workmens Club.




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Thanks to Jenny and George for putting on this event for SMVC.

Jenny is not in this photo but these are some of her workers busily preparing the raffle. A team effort. 


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Looks like the quizzers are discussing tactics here!



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And the other teams are too!


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It's only a bit of fun really!

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Looks like there's been a call for a ruling here!


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This photo sums up the evening. Len and Bob, veterans of the choir, are enjoying the occasion, and the beer.

Look at the right index finger in the bottom left corner of this photo - 'I'll have another of these please', but in the left hand he's got half a pint left. The Guinness must be good in Wroughton!


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And finally, it's not about the taking part - it's the winning that counts, or something like that.