ENROL – EXPERIENCE – ENJOY
Touring is one of the ‘jewel in the crown’ events for the choir, it is a great chance to enjoy performing in other beautiful places with other great choirs of all styles and also to relax and have fun with choir members and guests as part of one big team.
We have just returned from a successful visit of South Wales singing with Dowlais Male Choir (Merthyr Tydfil) and Dunvant Male Choir (Swansea) in October 2023. The tour also allowed the choir to sing with The Blessed Carlo Acutis School Children’s Choir and at the central church in Swansea (St Marys) as part of their wonderful choral tradition and finally to perform with the brilliant Taffs Well Community Choir in Cardiff.
Our tour of Northampton and Bournemouth in May 2023 went wonderfully and we loved singing with Northampton MVC and their MD Stephen Bell and then Bournemouth MVC with their MD Mark Burstow. We also sang outdoors informally during the Distinguished Gentleman’s’ Ride as the 800+ motor bikes crossed the sea front of Bournemouth. To hear our set from the Bournemouth concert click here. Both concerts were sell out!
Northampton Male Voice Choir, (NMVC) concert in Christchurch, Northampton raised a magnificent £1500 in aid of the Northamptonshire Health Charity’s “Daisy Suite” Appeal. The Daisy Suite will provide a dedicated, confidential base for bereavement midwives within Northampton General Hospital’s Barrett Maternity Unit. This will provide support and much needed emotional and practical care for families in the months following bad news or the devastating loss of a baby. After handing over a giant cheque to Daisy Suite Fundraising Co-ordinator Michelle Leighton, bereavement midwife Rachael Moss and bereavement support worker, Jane Reader, NMVC Chairman, Mark York, said “NMVC is well known for tirelessly supporting good causes. Our Daisy Suite concert was a huge success with great singing from both choirs and we are enormously proud to have been able to raise this fabulous amount for such a very worthwhile cause.”
The visit of Treorchy Male Choir to us in Notts in August 2022 was an absolute triumph for the choir. Our tour to Great Yarmouth on the 14th and 15th May 2022 was also a huge success. We performed at Yarmouth Minster on Saturday 14th May with the wonderful local mixed choir Choir of St Cecelia, led by MD Matthew Hardy and enjoyed a fantastic afterglow at the Palm Court Hotel with live music from our MD, Accompanist and various Choir Members. section of the concert can be seen in the video below.
The choir tours each year, often taking turns between abroad and within the UK. Whilst on tour the choir gets the opportunity to perform in wonderful new venues and with other excellent quality choirs which makes for an outstanding experience for all involved. In 2017 the choir visited Great Yarmouth, in 2018 Karlsruhe, Germany and in 2019 a fabulous tour of Dumfries was undertaken. These ventures are carefully planned by ourselves usually including excursions and visits around the cities and regions we visit. These tours are a brilliant opportunity for the choir to grow as a team, make new friends, network, explore, but most of all show off via our performances! The cost of the trips are often subsidised by the choir and its support group. Touring is one of the absolute ‘jewels in the crown’ of the choir.
Our next tour for 2023 is being planned to visit Mountain Ash and Swansea in South Wales.
We also often host visiting choirs to the Nottingham area and have recently hosted Karlsrhue Institute of Technology University Choir and Orchestra as well as Amersfoort Manenchoor from the Netherlands and the Chorus of St Cecelia from Gt Yarmouth. Notably the choir played host to the world famous Treorchy Male Choir in 2022.
Northampton Male Voice Choir will visit us in Nottingham in November, 2023!
Kidderminster Male Voice Choir will visit us in Nottingham in April, 2024!
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Carlton Male Voice Choir Visit to Karlsruhe 2018
In early June, Carlton Male Voice Choir visited Nottingham’s twin city, Karlsruhe in Germany
The Carlton Male Voice Choir was received with open arms by the people of Karlsruhe, and received a standing ovation at the conclusion of the main concert in the magnificent StadtKirche where an audience of 600 people came to see and hear.
Musical Director, Ian Watts, who also planned the musical content, led the choir, supported by the choir’s Principal Accompanist Roger Holland.
The KIT University Chamber Choir hosted the choir and extended a very warm welcome. CMVC look forward to providing similar hospitality when the KIT choir visits Nottingham in 2019.
This is the second time that the Carlton choir has represented Nottingham in Karlsruhe. It was 24 years ago in 1994, when musical contacts were first made with the Bach Choir. This enabled friends in Karlsruhe to rekindle those friendships. Cultural visits were made to Ettlingen and Baden Baden in the Black Forest where music making continued from the choir on ad hoc sings
Nikolaus Indlekofer told CMVC how much KIT Choir and he had enjoyed this first link with them. He was (at that time) looking forward to 2019 and the return visit with his choir to Nottingham, (this concert soon came and went and was held to a packed house at St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market, Nottingham where both the 100 piece KIT Choir and orchestra and Carlton MVC sounded wonderful).
He also thanked the choir’s then Social Secretary, Mr. John Warsop for support for planning the visits.
German Newspaper Review of the Main Concert in Karlsruhe, 2018
Carlton is honoured to have enjoyed good fellowship and shared the concert stage in Nottinghamshire and in the home towns of:-
- Aber Valley MVC, Wales
- Amersfoort Mannen Koor, the Netherlands
- Basingstoke MVC, England
- Bestwood MVC, England
- Bournemouth Male choir, England
- Choir of the Centre of Culture, Messolonghi, Greece
- Chorus of St Cecelia Choir, Yarmouth, England
- Chorverein 1843 Rotenburg-an-der-Fulda, Germany
- Colne Valley MVC, England
- Cowbridge MVC, Wales
- Dinefwr MVC, Llandeilo, Wales
- Dowlais Male Choir, Wales
- Dumfries MVC, Scotland
- Dunvant Male Choir, Wales
- Gutersloh Harmonie Man
- Gesangverein, Germany
- Hartlepool MVC, England
- Karlsruhe KIT Chamber Choir, Germany
- Mansfield & district MVC, England
- Newcastle Under Lyme MVC, England
- Northampton MVC, England
- Nova Ceska Pisen, Pilsen, Czech Republic
- Our Dementia Choir, Nottingham, England
- Post Scriptum, Prague, Czech Republic
- Radcliffe on Trent MVC, England
- Regent Singers, Morecambe, England
- Robert Wood Singers, Niagara, Canada
- Royal Tunbridge Wells Orpheus MVC, England
- Sandiacre MVC, England
- Sing It Bold! Gospel Choir, England
- Treorchy Male Choir, South Wales
- Warley Male Choir, West Midlands, England
A view of the Concert Venue prior to performance
Often a chance to get out and about for our guests/partners on tour whilst the choir rehearse!
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