This year’s Annual Concert for held in All Saints Church, Brixham by the Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir last Saturday night (14th July 2018) was hailed as a complete success by both the choir’s organisers. With guests the Wadebridge Male voice choir and local violin Soloist, the audience were treated to a programme with something to appeal for everyone. This concert enables Friends of the Choir to hear for the first time four new choir pieces – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from ‘Les Miserables’; ‘Why We Sing’ by Greg Gilpin; ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ by Paul Simon and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’, probably the most well-known of them all. The BOMVC is very fortunate that all these pieces of music have been donated to the choir in memory of past choir members or relatives of choir members.
This is also an occasion when long service awards are made with certificates being given to Ivor Hawks for 20 years-service; Roy Silman for 25 years-service and to their Treasurer and non- singing life member for 25 years-service in this role, Mrs Carolyn Morgan. Each year the choir honours those who give exceptionally of themselves by bestowing the honour of life membership on two choir members Geoff Philp and Mike Pugh.
To rapturous applause the concert ended with both male voice choirs and some members of the audience singing ‘Morte Criste’ known to many as ‘When I survey the Wondrous Cross’, the anthem of male voice choirs conducted by Ron Burrington, Musical Director of the MVC. The concert was in aid of choir funds and raised £745.00
Link to copy of concert programme click here.