Choir is back in concert by popular request
December 13th, 2015: The choir and its regular local singing friends are back on December 13th by popular request for another Sunday afternoon festive Christmas concert for the whole family.
Last December the choir and guest soloists put on a rare Sunday concert in Malton which many audience members said they would like to hear again. “It went down so well with both children and grown-ups that we are repeating a successful format”, said Choir Chairman Tom Todd.
This year’s concert is on Sunday December 13th at 3.00 pm in Malton St. Michaels Church, Market Square, Malton. As always, there is plenty of free local parking available and it is hoped the latest daytime event will also prove popular again with families and older people. Entry is £6.00 on the door. Children under 12 are free.
Joining the group’s own solo singers again this year with new songs is popular Ryedale soprano Rachel Anderson . The choir, with Vivien Wilcock conducting and Chris Welch at the piano, will also be introducing new arrangements of popular evergreens alongside traditional carols which the audience will be able to join in. (end)
Choir waves off overseas tenors
November 14, 2014: Two popular overseas members of the choir have returned home after singing with us for a year. Both Marcel Fraenzel and Matt Journeé had much praise for the quality and enthusiasm of the choir and said it had been a lot of fun.
Dutchman Marcel and partner Petra returned to Holland where Marcel was taking up a position late November as mayor in the municipality of Noord Beveland in Zeeland. He spent over a year with the choir during a sabbatical in Thornton Le Dale. He discovered the choir on the Internet.
Matt Journeé, wife Linda and the girls have meanwhile reported arriving safely back in Christchurch in New Zealand after being in the UK for three years. He joined the choir in July 2013 after meeting a member at a concert his small daughter was singing in.
Matt has meanwhile reported having to get his shorts straight out of the luggage to cope with the warming weather at the other end of the planet – a stark contrast indeed to the cold November weather at his going-away party in Binnington, which several choir members attended! He also said he intended to put together a photo/recording mix of the choir’s April Scarborough NAC concert for the MDMVC website. It was, he concluded, “inevitable” that he and Linda and the girls would be returning to the UK one day.
The choir held a very successful and fun-packed farewell concert
for Marcel and Matt on October 4th in Malton Methodist Church. The concert also benefitted St John’s Church in Newton upon Rawcliffe, the home of choir Musical Director Vivien Wilcock. (end)