Tickhill and District Male Voice Choir

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Spring Season

March and April were quite busy months for the choir.

First of all on 11th March members of the choir attended another music workshop led by the enigmatic James Sills at Thorne Academy, hosted by Thorne & District Male Voice Choir.  A great day of fellowship and music, everything being sung without any musical accompaniment and James once more left us with some new material for us to use in the future.

Next, we took part in a Charity Concert with The Lena Snowden Singers at “The Well”, Retford Baptist Church on 31st March, in aid of the “Maimie Jane Foundation” – formed to carry on the good work of Mary (Maimie) Jane Webster who tragically died last year following a car accident.  Mary, being the wife of one of our baritone members, had previously raised funds for “Harvest Gardens”.  We are pleased to announce that the concert raised almost £900 for the charity.  Each of the choirs’ sang a number of arrangements before finishing the concert with a joint rendition of “You Raise Me Up”.  We were accompanied by Geoffrey Cox and led by our Musical Director, Gwyn Platts.

Quickly following on from the charity concert we then enjoyed a coach outing to Bridlington on 6th April which included us performing the weekly concert in The Orangery at Sewerby Hall, singing 18 numbers accompanied by Janet Skinner with Gwyn Platts as Musical Director.  Enjoying wonderful spring weather we then had a little free time before joining together once more for a meal before returning home.

Annual Concert

On Saturday 3rd June we held our Annual Concert at Tickhill Methodist Church and the choir sang 14 pieces which were well received by our audience.   We also had a guest solo pianist, Robert Fields, who played a total of 10 renditions in three sections.   Afterwards the choir socialised with the audience over refreshments organised by the "Friends of TDMVC", whom we are very grateful to.

Summer Break

The choir is this year having a summer break and we reconvene for our rehearsals on Monday 3rd July when we will once more be perfecting our renditions and learning new items for use this year and in the future.    These rehearsals take place each Monday at 7.30 pm in the School Room at the rear of the Methodist Church, Northgate, Tickhill and new members, or prospective new members, are always welcome to join us - whether or not they have any experience.   Having the ability to read music is not essential.   Do come along and give it a try!

Tickhill T’fest

The choir will be singing at the Tickhill T’fest in afternoon of 23rd September 2017.  We have two separate 20 minute slots.

Concert at bawtry Methodist Church

Our next concert will be at Bawtry Methodist Church on Friday 27th October 2017, starting at 7.30 p.m.

Christmas Concert

Our Christmas Concert will on Saturday 15th December at 7.30 p.m. In Tickhill Methodist Church.  Further information will be available nearer the time.

Carol singing at Tesco

As usual we will be singing Carols at Tesco Extra, Balby on Friday 22nd December from 11.00 a.m. to
1.00 p.m.  Any monies collected will go to charity.

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