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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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Become a patron and help the choir 

Our patrons bring us vital support in providing enjoyment for our audiences and raising thousands of pounds for a wide range of local and national charities.  The costs, which we feel are very reasonable, are set out below.   As well as the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping the choir in a very important way, you will also be entitled to a complimentary ticket to the annual summer concert, one of the highlights of the performing year.  You will receive a souvenir programme listing the Patrons' names.  You will also be offered a glass (or two) of wine, or soft drinks. You can keep up to date with the choir and its activities by looking at our website, which contains lots of news and a list of future concerts.   

How to become a Patron

Please contact our Patrons' Officer, George Taylor, 38 Paul Gardens, Radcliffe Road, Croydon CR0 5QL.  Phone 020 8681 0868, 07736 720100 Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Here are the costs: 

Single annual membership £30  Single life membership £240 

Joint annual membership   £50  Joint life membership £400 

Ask about corporate sponsorship too.  We have packages offering excellent promotional opportunities and you associate your name with the brilliant Croydon MVC brand! 

Come and try us!   We are presenting an Open Evening on Thursday 19 October.

We welcome new members for our choir, which we consider the most exciting men's choir in southern England.   We are holding an open evening in October, which presents an ideal opportunity to come and find out more about us.

The event is to be held at our regular rehearsal venue, Sandilands Sports Club in Addiscombe.  You are invited to arrive at 7.30pm, ready to start at 8pm.   The  club has an excellent bar, with several varieties of real beer usually available. Choir members will welcome you and discuss which section of the choir would suit you best.  

Choir members sing at a recent concert

At 8pm we will start with singing some well-known songs together.  We will provide the words and music. Then we will learn a new piece together, something simple and appealing, to show how we learn to sing in harmony.

After the choir has demonstrated a few songs from its current varied repertoire, we will explain how newcomers can join the choir and the steps to singing in their first concert, probably as early as 9 December.  We'll finish the evening with a drink in the bar, where you can see and join in the social side with some informal "apres" singing.  

This programme is intended to provide a smooth entry into the choir, with assistance all round for those who need it.  Ours is an informal choir.  You do not have to read music, and there is no formal audition, only a "voice test" to decide which section you should sing with.  (There are four sections:  top tenors, tenors, baritones, and basses.)    

We have a strong social life, with "beer and ditty" sessions in local pubs most Fridays, a choir walking group which has outings of 5-6 miles every three weeks or so, and an annual weekend tour - this year we went to Cheltenham to stage two concerts and more informal singing.  Take a look at our Home page for a sense of our full range of activities.  You can read reports from the walking group here.  

Sandilands is in Addiscombe at the junction between Sandilands and Grimwade Avenue, CR0 5DB. Click here for map and directions.

If you have any queries about the Open Evening, please email Dave Bannister: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Two CMVC members relax before the concert


The Christmas Album is our latest CD.  It costs a very reasonable £10.
Containing a wonderful selection of carols and songs, this album will surely be a favourite every Christmas.

Recording 'Voicemale'

The Christmas Album 
is on sale for just £10.

TO BUY ONE contact Andrew Dadley:

Telephone 07941 890992
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The 15 tracks on the CD are:

  The Christmas Album

- Sussex Carol
- Deck The Hall
- Away In A Manger
- Coventry Carol
- Good Enough For Him
- Silent Night
- Unto Us A Boy Is Born
- Past Three A'Clock
- See Amid The Winter's Snow
- Sing Noel
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- A Christmas Medley
- White Christmas
- The Little Drummer Boy
- O Holy Night




The Croydon Male Voice Choir has been singing for more than 40 years. From modest beginnings, when we advertised for recruits in newsagents' shop-windows, we have grown to our current strength  of almost 70 members.  We sing at a variety of venues, from local halls and churches to the Royal Festival Hall.  

We have a rich and diverse repertoire, including British and American folk song, hit numbers from the great musicals, resounding English and Welsh hymns, American spirituals, classical pieces from opera, and great set pieces such as the Hallelujah Chorus.

We take part in festivals and tours, and have competed in the prestigious international choir competition in Truro, Cornwall.  Our increase in size has gone hand-in-hand with ever-rising standards and ambitions, enabling us to be ranked among the most accomplished male voice choirs in Britain.


The choir on tour in Suffolk in 2017

We are immensely proud of our success and above all enjoy communicating our pleasure to our audiences.    Over the next pages of our website, you can read about our latest achievements, our history, our directors and soloists, and our repertoire.

You can find out how to book us for concerts and how to buy our CDs. You will find contact details for our officials and how to join the choir. Use the menu on the lefthand side of this page to find the information you want and to move between pages.

For any details you cannot find on our website, please get in touch via the links on our Contacts page.

Our registered charity number is 1112732.

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