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Welcome to the website of Croydon Male Voice Choir

Southern England's most exciting male voice choir!

Registered charity number: 1112732

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New Year and More New Faces

22 February 2024 Dave Bannister writes: There was an appreciative audience at St John's Old Coulsdon on 17 February for CMVC's first outing in 2024. For the second concert in succession, the choir included a number of new faces as more aspiring choristers from October's recruitment Open Evening felt confident enough to stage. In his opening remarks, Music Director Matthew Quinn welcomed them and commented how encouraging it was that the Sandilands rehearsal room seemed to have more people in it every week.

CMVC at Old Coulsdon (photo Brian Fitzell)

A great choir Christmas - now for 2024!

January 1 2024: The choir enjoyed a busy Christmas. Its activities began with the choir’s traditional Christmas concert at St John’s Shirley on 9 December.  It was an evening of firsts. Andrew Moore made his debut appearance with the choir,  covering for regular conductor and fellow Northern Irishman Matthew Quinn who was called home for a family emergency.

CMVC at St Johns Christmas Concert (photo Pascal)

Thanks for the memories

November 21 Banners writes:  The choir were delighted to support the wonderful charity Memory Box Cafe at a concert in Emmanuel Church, West Wickham on Saturday 19th November.

Packed audience for CMVC Memory Box concert

Sounds of Southwark

September 24: CMVC delighted throngs of Saturday shoppers and tourists around Southwark before, during and after their lunchtime performance in the cathedral on September 23.

The choir at Southwark Cathedral (photo JWT)

They started in front of the historic Globe pub in Borough Market where a huge crowd soon gathered around, entranced by selection of songs included the dramatic Nessun Dorma. The choir moved on to the Golden Hinde where hats and a pirate flag were produced to accompany a couple of rollicking sea shanties.

Shanty Crew storm Chatham 

August 23: The Sandilands Shanty Crew staged a storming performance at historic Chatham dockyard in Saturday, wowing audiences and winning praise for their exuberant and accomplished rendition of a range of shanties. 

Shanty Crew storming it in Chatham (Photo Jackie Pontin)

The Sandilands Shanty Crew is an offshoot of Croydon Male Voice Choir, formed by nine members across the choir’s sections and named after the CMVC’s rehearsal base.  They have been singing for around three years, after starting up during the Covid lockdown,  and this was their biggest gig to date.

Come and try us!

July 30:  The choir is to hold an Open Evening at  Sandilands on Thursday October 19, starting at 7.30pm.    Potential new members will be able to meet the choir, do some singing and get a taste of all its activities.

So if you are interested in joining the choir or trying us out, take a look around our website to find out more about us.  You will see how much energy we devote to our singing and how much pleasure it gives us. 

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