A message from Judith Land BEM FRSA
Artistic Founder Director of Music of Alcester Male Voice Choir
Hello from Alcester, Warwickshire and welcome to our website
For anyone visiting our website for the first time, Alcester Male Voice Choir is a well established choir in the south of Warwickshire just 7 miles north of Stratford upon Avon and 7 miles south of Redditch, Worcestershire. If you are looking for a choir to join then look no further as we will give you a warm welcome and promise you an exciting musical experience with us.
Standing ovation for Alcester Male Voice Choir in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. (as reported in local newspapers)
“The choir recently returned from a highly successful visit to Windsor Castle where they gave a lunchtime recital in the wonderful setting of St George’s chapel. The recital was described by the Chapel vIrger as ‘A marvellous performance of an excellent programme’. A standing ovation by the international audience of visitors to Windsor Castle and St George’s Chapel acknowledged the wonderful recital given by the choir under their conductor Judith Land BEM FRSA, Founder-Director of Music.” Read more about these special moments in Publicity
British Empire Award
Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire and
Judith Land BEM awarded for services to Music and music in the community of Alcester, Warwickshire
‘Performing in St George’s Chapel was a great privilege and gave me the opportunity of showcasing my choir and sharing my BEM Award with my choir, family and supporters’.
Alcester Male Voice Choir is renowned for its diversity when it comes to its performances, and we invite you to join us at our Gala Concert in Town Hall Birmingham. Concert tickets and coach details can be found on the Booking Form. Please note that the concert will be Sunday April 17th starting and hour earlier than usual at 6.00pm. We really do hope that you will join us and would advise purchasing tickets as soon as you are able to as we expect the concert to be a sell out..
Our guest performers will be the Elliott Rooney Quartet . Elliott is the Principal Accompanist for AMVC and we look forward to liste ning to his quartet and also performing with them.
Mike Gunn (saxophone), Richard Norris (bass guitar) Elliott Rooney (piano) and Jasper Morris (drumkit).
We also welcome 13 year old Billy Vale from Studley Warwickshire who was recently selected as a member of the first ever Team UK at the World Championships of Performing Arts in California where he won four silver medals for his vocal performances.
In addition we welcome a short presentation in support of Fisher House, a home-away-from-home for military patients and their families at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
We recently welcomed 5 new members and are very fortunate in maintaining our choir membership at 80+ . There are no auditionsWednesday between 7.30pm- 9.50pm and of course enjoy and support concerts. Singing is our passion but so is raising money in aid of a variety of charities. There is no fee for engaging the choir. Please see the current concert diary in the forthcoming concerts section.
We look forward to a busy and interesting concert tour schedule to Bruges in 2016 where we will be performing in Bruges and Brussels Cathedrals, towns and singing at Menin Gate during the Last Post Ceremony
Subject to availability, we have a set of CD’s on sale for £15 and additional CD’s have been added to the list.
We would like to thank our loyal Friends of the Choir and Sponsors for their continued support and continue to look forward to seeing you at various events.
AMVC Awards are presented to choristers every year for their loyal dedicated service to the choir. This year we were also very pleased to recognize the dedication and loyal support of three generations of the Hertford family.
The Dowager Marchioness of Hertford
Presentation of a rose bowl for
30 consistent years of support
Presentation of a glass bowl for
20 years of support and encouragement
On behalf of AMVC members, accompanists and committee members, I would like to thank you once again for your continued support and we hope to see you and new faces at our future concerts or indeed, do feel welcome to come along to our rehearsals if you are in the area. We rehearse every Wednesday from 7.30pm. in Jubilee Centre, St Faith’s Road Alcester B49 6AG where we are well used to individuals and groups of people dropping in. Just come along or give me a ring on 07886139781 for more details and to check that we are rehearsing that particular evening. (Please do not post documentation to this address)
With All Good Wishes