‘Tis the Season!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in News | Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season!

‘Tis the Season!

The leaves are changing colour, the days getting shorter and restaurants are imploring us to make our festive reservations which can only mean one thing … BMVC’s busiest period of the year is upon us! Our 13-14 season began in September, with a concert at Bournemouth’s School for Girls in aid of the Bournemouth Society for the Visually Impaired and Diverse Abilities Plus, raising almost £900. We were then invited to perform at the benediction for the recently re-opened Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in the town centre. The church stonework had been thoroughly cleaned...

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Camels by Candlelight

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Camels by Candlelight

Camels by Candlelight

And … relax! BMVC has now completed a hectic schedule of 18 engagements and 30 rehearsals since September and takes a well deserved break over Christmas. Last Saturday evening saw the much anticipated concert at Sacred Heart, where we performed in front of a very welcoming and appreciative audience. The Choir had never performed at the venue before, which given its spectacular interior and acoustic is a travesty! Our guest soloist, Gaynor Morgan, gave us two magical performances which will remain with us for much time to come and we send our heartfelt thanks to her for supporting this...

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A Friend Indeed!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on A Friend Indeed!

A Friend Indeed!

A slight technical hitch with Mr East’s well travelled keyboard this week put us in a very tricky situation with regards to this coming weekend’s performances at Sacred Heart on Saturday and also in Bournemouth Town Square on Sunday afternoon at 2pm in support of Hope FM’s Nativity Parade. Would we dare perform totally unaccompanied sets? Could we ask the guys to raid their cupboards for combs, spoons and washboards? In the end, our good friends from Dorset Police Male Voice Choir very kindly agreed to lend us their keyboard for the entire weekend! Gentlemen, we are...

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Sacred Heart Programme Released

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Sacred Heart Programme Released

Sacred Heart Programme Released

We’re counting down the days to our next concert at Sacred Heart in the centre of Bournemouth on Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm Musical Director, Mark Burstow, comments on the rich variety of the programme: ‘Out of the eight items in the first half for example – five are contemporary, original compositions for men’s choirs. We will also be singing some really challenging music by Poulenc and Mendelssohn (very exposed and unaccompanied) and a set at the end of the second half that is genuinely entertaining and hopefully connects with audiences.’ You can download...

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Saturday Fizz

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Saturday Fizz

Saturday Fizz

Our concert at Sacred Heart on 15th December is shaping up to be an extra special event. Not only will Gaynor Morgan be appearing with us in this wonderful venue, but the landmark Norfolk Royale Hotel situated opposite the Church will also be offering half price on bottles of champagne and sparkling wine from 4.30pm – 7.00pm on Saturday 15th December 2012 to anyone who produces tickets to the concert. Tickets (£5 in advance or £7.50 on the door) are still available for the concert and can be obtained by either contacting a member of the choir or from the Church office (Tel 01202 551013)...

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