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Choir News – October 2019

Saturday 21st September saw us start our concert season at St Andrew’s Church Chippenham – a fund raiser for the refurbishment of the church organ. CMVC were supported by Harmonics, a very good ladies singing group from Chippenham.

Unfortunately, our Musical Director, Howard Topper, was unavailable due to an operation earlier in the week, but we were ably led by our accompanist, Mary Ballard, assisted by Anthea Turner.

The choir’s programme was largely lighter music interspersed with some choir classics, including “Morte Criste” which, in the acoustics of the church, sounded really good, “Gwahoddiad”, sung in Welsh, and “An American Trilogy”.

Harmonics’ programme contained numbers such as “Mama Mia”, “Just give me a Reason”, “Run” and “Over the Rainbow”.

CMVC and Harmonics alternated their performances throughout the evening and finished with a combined piece – “Let The River Run” – which went down well with the audience.

All in all, it was a great night, with a super audience raising in the region of £1,400 for the church organ refurbishment fund.

Our next concert will be on Friday 29th November at St Peters Church, Frogwell. This is home territory, being our rehearsal venue!

And we will soon be starting to plan our annual Christmas Crackers Concert, which will be held on Thursday 19th December at St Andrews Church, Chippenham. We will be supported at this event by Bratton Silver Band.

Further information regarding tickets for the above 2 concerts will be available in future articles.

We are happy to say that a few new faces have given us a try at recent rehearsals, but we’re still looking to swell our numbers (particularly in the top tenor section), so for anybody who likes to sing, a warm and friendly welcome awaits! Come and give us a try!

Ring Phil Dyke on 01249 782692 or just turn up at one of our rehearsals on a Monday night. The evenings start at 7:30pm at St Peter’s Church, Frogwell, Chippenham.

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