Gareth Malone watch out! Bournemouth’s Learn to Sing is back!!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Gareth Malone watch out! Bournemouth’s Learn to Sing is back!!

Gareth Malone watch out! Bournemouth’s Learn to Sing is back!!

We would like to “teach the world to sing” and raise funds for the Bournemouth Hospital Charity. Bournemouth Male Voice Choir’s “Learn2Sing” is a free ten-week course for men who would love to improve their singing skills.   This internationally renowned choir want to encourage singing for men and promote the health benefits of singing.  The course will end with a concert in aid of the Bournemouth Hospital Charity in the Lighthouse Concert Hall, Poole.

The course is open to all men who can travel to the rehearsal venue, commit to the ten-week course and are available to sing in the final concert on 28 April 2017.   This completely free course starts on Tuesday 31 January 2017 and will culminate in a performance alongside the Bournemouth Male Voice Choir on Friday 28 April in The Lighthouse Concert Hall in Poole.

All profits from the course final concert will go to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity.  The choir will be specifically helping fundraise for the Urology Department for Men’s Health/Cancer Treatment.

Learn to Sing will be held at Bournemouth Male Voice Choir’s rehearsal venue at Norwood Place, Pokesdown Bournemouth. BH5 2AT.  To find out more or to register for the course please email learn2sing@bournemouthmalechoir.co.uk or call the Musical Director on 07376 199817

Bournemouth Male Voice Choir are one of England’s best known men’s choirs; the choir has toured throughout the UK and in Europe, has recorded and broadcast extensively and gives around 30 concerts each year in Dorset and surrounding counties. The choir has over fifty auditioned members and “are serious about their music but not too serious about themselves”.

Any questions please call Mark Burstow on 07376 199817 or Malcolm Jenkins on 07505 370017.

The members share the love of a broad range of music and are keen to learn and develop. The repertoire ranges from Morley, Mendelssohn and Schubert to Eric Whitacre, from Rachmaninoff to Morten Lauridsen, Take That, Snow Patrol, Metallica and Seal.  The choir believe their concert repertoire has something for all tastes, both in terms of the enjoyment for audience and for the singers.  Bournemouth Male Voice Choir make no apology for constantly searching for new highs in their music making, seeking new experiences that will compliment the old.  Their motto is “Proud of our past but looking to the future”.

Forest Holme Hospice Concert

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Forest Holme Hospice Concert

Forest Holme Hospice Concert

We were delighted to give a concert in aid of Forest Holme Hospice at St. Peter’s Church in Parkstone last Saturday evening (18 June 2016).  Forest Holme Hospice Charity (Registered Charity No. 1038021) was formed in 1994 to raise funds to support Forest Holme Hospice which would be used to enhance the quality of life for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

The charity support all aspects of the hospice including the 12 bedded in-patient ward, the purchasing of specialist equipment, the funding of additional staffing posts, complementary therapies and counselling and bereavement support to patients and their families.The charity has to raise £500,000 of voluntary donations each year to ensure that Forest Holme Hospice continues to be a centre of excellence for specialist end of life care in Poole, Wimborne and the Purbecks.

We had a great evening, singing a wide range of music.  Terrific solos from Graham Luker and two cracking ensembles from choir members too. The concert was organised by Parkstone Rotary Club who did a terrific job with the arrangements.  We look forward to supporting this charity again soon.

 

Charity Concert in Ferndown – An Update

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Charity Concert in Ferndown – An Update

Charity Concert in Ferndown – An Update

We really enjoyed a report on the The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation website about our recent concert with Mousehole Male Voice Choir at St Mary’s Church, Ferndown to raise money for this very worthy charity!    It was a fantastic evening which raised an incredible £1481!

The charity posted

“St Mary’s Church was full to bursting for this wonderfully diverse programme. Beautiful harmonies, professional soloists and a spectacular venue captivated the audience who enjoyed a sensational performance by two very talented choirs. The retiring collection alone received an incredible £510 in donations which is testimony itself to a great evening. A huge thank you to all those who contributed.”

To read more and find out how you can support the Charity please visit their website by clicking here!

 

In Concert for Forest Holme Hospice

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in News | Comments Off on In Concert for Forest Holme Hospice

In Concert for Forest Holme Hospice

Have you got your tickets for our next concert yet?  Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Gabriel Faure, Snow Patrol, Robbie Williams and much much more.

And all in aid of the Forest Holme Hospice.  Forest Holme Hospice Charity  was formed in 1994 to raise funds to support Forest Holme Hospice which would be used to enhance the quality of life for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

The charity support all aspects of the hospice including the 12 bedded in-patient ward, the purchasing of specialist equipment, the funding of additional staffing posts, complementary therapies and counselling and bereavement support to patients and their families.

The concert is being promoted by The Rotary Club of Parkstone.  The concert is at St Peter’s Church, Church Road Parkstone BH14 0NN. Doors open at 7pm. All proceeds donated to Forest Holme Hospice Poole.

Packed house for the Samaritans

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Packed house for the Samaritans

Packed house for the Samaritans

Christchurch Priory resounded with Vocal Music as Bournemouth’s Biggest Boy-Band joined forces with The Orlando Singers, Wessex Harmony and Fiona Aucott a local Soprano for an eclectic concert of vocal and choral music.

We really enjoyed sharing the stage with these talented and enthusiastic performers and look forward very much to working with them again.  The full house means that a goodly sum was raised in aid of The Samaritans.

 

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