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2020-21 – The Zoom Years

The zoom years have been challenging, but we, as a choir have continued to do what we are passionate about, at that is to make music. As we look at 2022 with more of a normal spring in our step, here’s a quick look back at everything we have been upto.

 

Christmas At Crewe Market Hall

Had a fabulous christmassy time at Crewe Market Hall this afternoon. Happy holidays from all of us and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Watch this space for new events coming in the late spring/summer!

 

 

1st Rehearsal Back!

1st Choir Gathering in Person!

Had a lovely lunch at Hopes and Beams today. A lovely end to a great term of zooming. Looking forward to more in person catch ups from the Autumn Term.

Christmas 2020 Sing-Along-With-Us

Crewe Male Voice Choir and Sandbach U3A Choir sincerely thank our members and special guests for their valuable time and contribution to the very first Christmas sing-a-long CD!. Individual recordings conducted in the comfort of our own homes. 🙂 It was a challenge but it was great to finish this year with a virtual concert. This sing-a-long karaoke video compliments the limited edition 100 CDs that were gifted to choir members, special guests, care homes & hospices across Cheshire East where Crewe Male Voice and Sandbach U3A Choirs would have traditionally performed live, bringing a little Christmas cheer.

2020 Summer Season Postponed

In light of the current developments, we have postponed and cancelled all engagements throughout the summer term. We are hoping to be able to reschedule as many as possible from September onwards but are following the government guidelines strictly for the safety of our members and our audiences. We will continue to keep you up-to-date via our Facebook account and website.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Christmas Concert date change

Hi everyone, please be aware that our concert at Hopes and Beams on 2nd December has been moved to the 16th December. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets now on sale for Beechmere Charity Concert

New Music Director for 2019-2020 Season

After a glorious year of celebrations for our 60th Anniversary, our Music Director, Stephen Davies, has requested to step down as the Choir’s Leader. As many of you may know, when Stephen stepped up and out of the bass section 5 years ago, the choir was in desperate need of new leadership to push us forward and ensure we continued to survive. Stephen was more than willing to get “stuck in” and has taken us on an amazing journey; reinvigorating the choir’s members and taking us back into the heart of the community through our fundraising efforts and free public events. The Crewe Male Voice Choir of today would not exist without his outstanding efforts. It is with a heavy heart that we see him step down from his post.

However, he has not gone far! Stephen has agreed to continue as the Choir’s secretary, moving back into the bass section (admitting he now has to learn to sing all this music!)  and is a fountain of all knowledge for the new Music Director. So without further a do, it is a pleasure to announce that Treona Holden, will takeover the Music Director duties as of April 2019.

Treona has been our accompanist and the assistant to the Music Director since 2011 so most definitely a familiar face to the lads and our audiences! After a successful 1st term of concerts, Treona is looking forward to starting the new season, with lots of ideas on how our choir can continue to evolve on our journey.

I am delighted to have been appointed as MD for this wonderful choir. I’ve enjoyed the past 8 years of accompanying and look forward to many more, creating new memories and experiences for audiences as well as our members. I’d like to thank Stephen for being so helpful during our transition, I hope that I can continue to move the choir forward on the great path Stephen has started us on. The 2019-2020 season is shaping up to be one that I’m unlikely to forget, filled with wonderful opportunities and maybe the occasional song from the Muppets 🙂

 

On behalf of the choir, we wish Treona an excellent 1st season and look forward to what the next year will bring!

 

CMVC New Single Announcement

We are very privileged to have such a fantastic rehearsal space at the Cheshire Academy on Broad Street (Crewe) and are always looking for ways we can support the centre in their new ventures. This summer we were very excited to have been asked to take part in the recording of a charity single written by one of the founders of the Academy after we had initially premiered the piece in 2015.  A short 3 years later and this song has been transformed to include a massed choir of 60+ people from community groups across Crewe and Cheshire and soloists Gail Stubbs and Little Wall.

 

The single is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Store, YouTube Music, Spotify, Deezer and many more. All proceeds will go to the Cheshire Academy to support them to continue providing excellent services for their students and the local community. We had a great time recording it and hope you have a great time listening to it! 

 

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