The choir tours each year (Covid allowing!), taking turns between abroad and within the UK. Whilst on tour the choir will get the opportunity to perform in wonderful venues and with 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 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 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.
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
Choir of the Centre of Culture, Messolonghi, Greece
Chorverein 1843 Rotenburg-an-der-Fulda, Germany
Colne Valley MVC, England
Cowbridge MVC, Wales
Dinefwr MVC, Llandeilo, Wales
Gutersloh Harmonie Mannergesangverein, Germany
Hartlepool MVC, England
Karlsruhe KIT Chamber Choir, Germany
Newcastle Under Lyme MVC, England
Nova Ceska Pisen, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Post Scriptum, Prague, Czech Republic
Regent Singers, Morecambe, England
Robert Wood Singers, Niagara, Canada
Royal Tunbridge Wells Orpheus MVC, England
St Cecelia Choir, Yarmouth, England
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!