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Southern England's most exciting male voice choir!

Registered charity number: 1112732

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New choir CD on the way! 

APRIL 4: The Croydon choir has started recording its next CD. On Saturday, April 1,  a full choir contingent spent the afternoon in our regular recording studio – otherwise known as St Mark’s church in Purley – laying down nine tracks for our new CD, which will go on sale next year.

Richard Hoyle conducts baritones and basses

Ben Kennedy

MARCH 10 2017: We are very sorry to report the death of Ben Kennedy, our hard-working and popular treasurer and second tenor.  The photograph below, which shows Ben handing over a cheque for £380 to Rita Sandland on behalf of Croydon Vision, was taken just two months ago at the choir's rehearsal rooms.  The choir extends its deepest sympathy to Ben's wife Sue and to the rest of his family. A tribute to Ben appears in our Obituary section.

Ben Kennedy at Sandilands on January 5 (photo Trevor Watkins)

Choir raises £1140 for local charities

DECEMBER 20:  In its two Christmas appearances at the Whitgift centre, the choir raised a total of £1140 for three deserving local charities.   The three are Croydon Vision, which assists the visually handicapped in Croydon; British Home, a care home in Norwood for adults with severe disabilities and complex medical conditions; and Croydon Council’s ‘Just Giving’ fund for victims and families of the tragic Sandilands tram crash.  Each charity will receive £380.

The Whitgift centre performances have been a regular and popular feature of Croydon’s Christmas.  With the centre scheduled for major redevelopment, the choir will be looking for a new venue for Christmas 2017.  Watch this space!

Whitgift sing for local charities

DECEMBER 4: The Croydon choir was in fine voice at the Whitgift Centre this afternoon, making the first two charity fund-raising appearances during the run-up to Christmas.

Many shoppers paused to listen to the choir as it sang a selection of carols and other pieces from its current repertoire.  There was strong applause for You Raise Me Up, the Hallelujah Chorus, the choir's Christmas medley and long-time favourite White Christmas.

Choir serenades new mayor

MAY 27: CMVC performed at the inauguration ceremony for Croydon’s new mayor, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, at Fairfields Halls on Thursday May 26.   The choir sang in the concert-hall foyer as the mayor made his entrance and then formally greeted his guests in the reception area at the top of the stairs.

Mayor Wayne and partner Michael with the choir at the mayor's inauguration dinner

Beckenham delights with South American bonus

OCTOBER 23: The Croydon choir staged a delightful concert to a new – and highly appreciative – audience at the church of St Barnabas, Beckenham, on Saturday.  The church had a lovely acoustic and the choir felt lifted by the warm audience response.

Octavio and Andrea - the sounds of South America

In addition, both choir and audience were treated to two stunning spots by choir tenor Octavio Lopez Garcia and his wife Andrea Leon Cruz, who performed a range of South American folk songs and ballads – adding to the impact in the second half by wearing the traditional dress of Ecuador, their home country.

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