The Caerphilly Male Voice Choir will be appearing at the invitation of The Lions Club of Basingstoke for the first time at Queen Mary’s Hall, Queen Mary’s College on Saturday 17th November for a Grand Charity Concert.
Last year the choir celebrated its formation 110 years ago. As a registered charity, the choir takes great pride in the knowledge that it has raised over £5 million for good causes by performing concerts at a great variety of venues including many great cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, The Welsh Millenium Centre and four trips to The Albert Hall.
The Choir presents 30 voices on stage under the musical direction of Nerys Porch who has been working as an entrepreneur with Welsh choirs since 2003. Nerys works nine to five immersed in music of all types.
The accompanist and deputy musical director, Diane Wright has also worked with several male voice choirs and is the founding member of the largest female voice choir in South Wales and their musical director.
There will be a guest soloist at QMC, Cheryl Roberts who graduated from the Welsh College of Music and Drama and was guest soloist in the Proms in The Albert Hall with The BBC National Chorus of Wales.
The Choir promises a varied and uplifting evening of song which will of course include memorable reminders of their Welsh homeland.
Doors will be open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The Lions Club will be offering its traditional welcome at QMC with the audience seated at tables with easy access to the reasonably priced bar. There is ample parking at QMC.
Tickets are priced at £12 and can be purchased through The Lions website www.basingstokelions.org.uk, at Toucan Travel, or direct from Maurice Hockley on 01256 421867, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.