June 2019 Review

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Saturday 15th June, 2019. Concert with the’Sing 4/4′ Community Choir at St. Sampson’s Church, Cricklade ‘Sing 4/4’ Community Choir start the concert. SMVC open with a song probably sung by every SMVC choir over the last centenary, ‘Cwm Rhondda’.  This concert not only marked the 10th and 100th Anniversaries of the choirs but also two long service awards. First up …

April 2019 Review

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Saturday 6th April, 2019 -Parkinson’s UK Concert ‘Splash of Red’ start the concert. ‘Splash of Red’show enthusiasm and energy in their choreography and their faces. The question is – can SMVC match it! A promising start by SMVC following on from our competition win at Bath last month.  Some practice…… …….more practice …… ……makes perfect. Now if we could sing …

Winners – Swindon Male Voice win Best Male Voice Choir at the Mid-Somerset Festival

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On Saturday, 16th March S.M.V.C competed in the Mid-Somerset Festival held at St. Michael’s Church, Bath. Winning the Best Male Voice Choir, singing the two items, ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’ and ‘Bui Doi’. Our performance scored a ‘distinction’ from the adjudicator. In the ‘Sacred Music’ section we sang, ‘My Lord what a Mornin” and ‘Wade in the Water’. It …

Review of December 2018

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The concert was a sell-out, which created a great atmosphere for Christmas music. SMVC sang some familiar, together with some not so familiar carols. Marlborough Youth Choir reached some higher notes with a selection of their carols. Wroughton Brass Band provide some toe tapping moments.  Soloist, Matilda Wale provides another dimension to the concert. In the second half of the …

Review of November 2018

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Saturday, 17th November – Concert at All Hallows Church, South Cerney with ‘A Splash of Red Women’s Choir’ in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. A Splash of Red with SMVC soloist, Paul Franklin. Paul also performed a duet with Simon Grove later in the concert. Even more props than usual for this item,’The Song of the Jolly …

Review of October 2018

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SMVC perform their first song to a full church at St John’s, Swindon SMVC get into character for the pirate song! The newly formed, Marlborough Youth Choir give a polished performance. And finally, words of thanks from the Church vicar who explains that funds received from the event will go towards church repairs. A beautiful venue and a beautiful day. …

Review of September 2018

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Soloists and an audience sing-along provide extra variety. A special presentation to Vicky to show our appreciation for all her work with the choir over several years A amazing venue and a beautiful September’s day.

Saturday, 21st April, 2018 – Parkinson’s UK Concert at Bath Road Methodist Church, Swindon. A joint concert with Thamesdown Ladies Choir.

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SMVC small in number on the night but with their big hearts and voices they made a great sound.SMVC Musical Director, Max Brockman-More leads SMVC in song.Thamesdown Ladies Choir – lead by their Musical Director, Shelley Morgan.Singing a variety of songs.A large audience enjoy the performances of both choirs.No audience can escape the SMVC parrots, who are widely travelled and …