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 was a great day out and a wonderful way to start our Centenary Celebrations.

Hopefully the choristers of 1919 and those that followed them over the years would of been proud of our singing. Perhaps they were with us in spirit on that Saturday. You never know!

Our Musical Director, Max Brockman-More, lifts the trophy to the applause of the choir. All the rehearsals have been worth it after all! Our Deputy M.D., Kate Lock also deserves a mention here for her superb accompaniment to our performances.


Stage manager, John Griggs, who has been a member of the choir for 35 years. He was as proud as anyone that we managed to produce a winning, team performance. Below are some other photos taken at the event which will bring back some memories of the event.

The City of Bath - What a lovely place to visit. An don't forget the 'Pig and Whistle'public house.
Our warm up at the Hilton Hotel.
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Inside St. Michael's Church there are some glorious features and most importantly a fantastic acoustic for singing.
The awards ceremony. Choir representatives receive certificates and trophies from the competition adjudicator. John Mills (Chairman), Gordie Smith (Concert Organiser) join Max and Kate on stage. A great day!
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