The Choir held this year’s Annual Dinner at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton celebrating its 64th year since its formation in 1954. Attended by 75 choir members and their guests the evening was a great success raising £215.00 in the raffle for choir funds. This is an occasion for the choir socialise and it was lovely to welcome old friends, in particular Life member Alec Pine and Lynn and Donn Barr.
Tribute must be paid to the choir’s Treasurer, Mrs Carolyn Morgan who once again organised the evening in its entirety, ensuring that every minor detail was taken into account, everything was in its correct place and as a result it all worked like a well-oiled machine. As a bouquet of flowers was presented to her the choir gave her a standing ovation, a well-deserved acknowledgment for all her hard work and effort.
The once again are very appreciative of all that the Redcliffe Hotel do for the choir on the night and look forward to returning there for next year’s Annual Dinner.
Alasdair Anderson, Chairman, BOMVC – 11 February 2018
The Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir remembered its own over the last fortnight following the death of two members over the Christmas period.
Stanley Mitchelmore, known as Stan died on 21 December after prolonged illnesses. He was a choir member for many years and was very proud of his long service award of 15 years. Stan lived in Dartmouth and after leaving the choir continued to enjoy his music, singing and his other passion fishing. His funeral was held at Torquay Crematorium where choir members were proud to be present. Stan is survived by his wife Mae and the wider family.
Grenville Bell died in Torbay Hospital on Boxing Day following a bout of pneumonia. Grenville had always enjoyed singing being a chorister at Central Church, Torquay, a long-standing member of Torbay Police and Community Choir for 27 years and latterly a member of Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir. His sudden death was a shock to both choirs who joined together to sing at his funeral, held last Friday which in Central Church, Torquay. Grenville is survived by his wife Marjorie and their two sons Andrew and Roger.
In both cases these two gentlemen will be sorely missed by their families and friends. They made valuable contributions to the Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir and will be remembered for their dedication, support and commitment to the passion that they both shared.
Alasdair Anderson, Chairman, BOMVC – Friday 19 January 2018