A wide variety of music drawn from each of the ten decades that Malvern Male Voice Choir has been in existence will make up much of the programme for its charity fund raising concert, ‘A Century of Song’, at St Edmunds Hall,College Road.
The Choir will be joined by soloists Emma Burrows, soprano, and Billy Colbourne, saxophone. For this concert the Choir’s pianist will be James Godfrey, a former accompanist of the Choir and an ex-pupil of the Choir’s conductor who now studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A small ‘rock’ band (Choir conductor’s son is its guitarist) will accompany songs from the 1960’s and the Choir will also sing pieces by composers such as Vaughan Williams, Gershwin and the BBC’s Ronnie Hazelhurst. Some much loved classics from as far back as the 18th century will contrast with two songs from Les Miserables and arrangements of music from the last two decades.
The concert will support the local committee of the world’s largest cancer charity, Cancer Research UK. The local arm is one of over 900 groups from around the country and has raised in excess of £500,000 since 1962. The organisation relies entirely on public support, receiving no funding from central government. Malvern Male Voice Choir has supported the Local Group for a number of years and continues to do so as part of the Choirs 90th Anniversary Year Celebration programme.
The concert is at St. Edmunds Hall, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern on 31st March at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £8 (Under 18’s- £4) and can be obtained in advance from 01684 892772, or can be purchased on the door. Wine and light refreshments are included in the price.