Our sell-out sell-out Christmas Concert at St James' church on 7 December was hugely successful, with a generous audience raising a magnificent £1,000+ in the retiring collection for Elmbridge Rentstart.
It is with great pride that we can tell you that over the past few years we have raised just under £13k forWoking & Sam Beare Hospices, culminating in the £624 from our Autumn Concert retiring collection this year. This is all due to the generosity of our audience members and we’d like to thank you all for being so amazing. The hospice is an amazing place and many of our singers and their families have benefited first hand from them. Check out their website for more detail on the incredible work they do:
f you are a a charity and you’d like us to put on a concert for you then don’t hesitate to get in touch. More information HERE.
Just one of the many favourable comments heard after our Spring Concert at the Catholic Church of Christ the Prince of Peace in Weybridge on Saturday 12 May. A near-capacity audience enjoyed an exciting and varied programme from the choir, with the added bonus from our guest soloists of masterclasses in effortless singing from wonderful young soprano Katie Marshall and inspirational piano playing from Gareth Giles.
The concert culminated in a first concert performance of the Snow Patrol hit "Run", our video of which has just landed on YouTube HERE.
If you missed streaming and listening to the feature recorded at the choir's rehearsal evening and broadcast on Friday 10th August you can catch up with it on the Radio Wey website here: https://www.radiowey.org/weyplayer/a-visit-to-the-weybridge-male-voice-choir/
The Weybridge Male Voice Choir was the feature choir on BBC London News on the 11th July at 6.55pm - 5mins before the England vs Croatia match in the World Cup. We were singing 'Three Lions' and getting behind the team ahead of the Semi-Final. We were also featured nationally later on BBC Newsnight.
A shame it wasn't quite the result we were all looking for!
See the London News video clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7nwsAo9SjQ
and the Newsnight clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fICgRhmvhRc
The full performance is here! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf6oFDTYCfE&feature=youtu.be
The concert performed by the choir at St Peter's Church, Hersham on 23 June was well received by an enthusiastic audience and raised £2,182 for church funds.
A couple of the many favourable comments received after the concert:
"Excellent performance, excellent harmonies, good variation of songs - especially the Swahili!"
"A great programme choice - something for everyone. I would thoroughly recommend them wherever they perform next"
Another fantastic total of £969.29 was raised in the bucket collection for the Princess Alice Hospice at the end of our Spring Concert at the Church of Christ the Prince of Peace in Weybridge on 12th May. A big thank you for your generosity to everyone who contributed.
Around 200 local singers and musicians joined forces on Friday 6th April to help raise in excess of £3600 for the Mayor of Elmbridge’s chosen charity, Cobham-based Oasis Children’s Charity.
Weybridge Male Voice Choir, Elmbridge Choir, and the 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band, performed to a full and appreciative audience at ACS Cobham International School at a concert organised by the Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Rachael Lake.
‘It was a fantastic evening – fun and entertaining and we all enjoyed every moment,’ says Rachael. ‘Both choirs and the band performed brilliantly, complementing each other in their own unique style. I am delighted that we raised such an amazing amount for my charity and I would like to thank ACS Cobham for hosting the event, as well as the organisers and performers for giving up their time to support me.’
Our concert for Shooting Star Chase on 10th March at the Jubilee Centre, Shepperton, raised a magnificent £1,650 for this deserving children's charity.
More picures in the Gallery, here.
Weybridge Male Voice Choir has been performing to audiences and raising money for good causes and national and international charities for nearly one hundred years. I consider it a real honour to be the Musical Director of this choir, and my hope and expectation is to take the choir to new heights. Every Musical Director has a different approach and different views on where they would like their choir to be. I feel it is important to share these views with you, the choir and audience.
Our Concert Secretary is now taking bookings for 2019 and beyond. If you are connected to a charitable organisation and would like us to perform a fund-raising concert for you, do get in touch.
Please note that we are unable to take bookings for weddings, funerals or weekday daytime performances.