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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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Coronavirus: Up and singing again!

MAY 23 2021: The Croydon choir is back!  After poring over government regulations, conducting a rigorous risk assessment and carefully studying the local weather forecast, no fewer than 28 choristers gathered at Sandilands for a sing on Saturday morning. 

Back together after 14 months (Photo Paul Binge)

Coronavirus 2021

JANUARY 24 2021: Sadly, there is no prospect of the choir resuming performances any time soon.  However, we have been active both in and out of the remote rehearsal room.  We have been conducting online sectional rehearsals, via Zoom, almost since since Covid struck.  We have been adding new pieces to our repertoire and have been singing with our customary gusto.  Outside, the choir walking group continued with its outings for as long as permitted, as did the Beer and Ditties team. 

The choir walkers in socially-distanced pose at Chaldon Church in October


MARCH 17 2020.  We are very sorry to have to announce that the choir is suspending all its activities due to the coronavirus crisis.  We hope to resume in September, but meanwhile all the concerts we were planning over the next three months have been cancelled.  We are desperately sorry to have to come to this decision but feel we have no alternative in light of the government's advice, delivered yesterday.   It also means that we will have to cancel our annual tour, planned for Peterborough in May.

We will miss singing and rehearsing enormously.  We will miss our audiences too, but hope that we will be reunited before too long.  Meanwhile we wish all our members and followers good health and fortune over the coming months.  

A jolly choir Christmas 

DECEMBER 16 2019: The choir welcomed Christmas with a resoundingly successful concert for the Croydon Welsh Society on Saturday.  Performed at its customary venue of Shirley Methodist church, the concert ranged from familiar carols to more recent items in the choir’s repertoire, including a thrilling version of the Carly Simon anthem Let the River Run which was the final item in the concert and was sung for the first time.

CMVC sings Christmas songs at Croydon Welsh  (photo Steve Scott)

Cross-dressing at the Crays

NOVEMBER 19: The Croydon Male Voice Choir staged a cross-dressing act at the Church of Our Lady of the Crays last Saturday, bringing the house down with its first outing of I Feel Pretty from West Side Story.

Mike (the one on the left) and Victoria prepare for a parish meeting

Croydon boys sing "magnificent" Verdi

OCTOBER 26: A  strong contingent from CMVC took part in a thrilling concert on Saturday, when the Croydon Philharmonic Choir staged the Verdi Requiem at Fairfield Halls.

The Croydon Verdi team in the Fairfield green room before the concert 

The CMVC singers helped swell the choir to 150 for a performance which won lavish praise from critics and audience.  Inside Croydon said the singing was “magnificent” and a leading classical critic compared it his best-ever performance of the Requiem in Rome in 1970, when Luciano Pavarotti took part.

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