Touring is like hitting the jackpot for our choir—it’s an exhilarating opportunity to take our performances to stunning new venues alongside incredible choirs of all genres. But it’s not all about the music; it’s also a chance to kick back, bond with fellow choir members and guests, and have an absolute blast as one big, unified 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 visits of Northampton Male Voice Choir in November 2023 and the Treorchy Male Choir to Nottingham in August 2022 were an extraordinary triumph for our choir. Equally, our tour to Great Yarmouth on May 14th and 15th, 2022, was an immense success, we had the pleasure of performing at Yarmouth Minster alongside the incredible local mixed choir, the Choir of St. Cecelia, under the direction of MD Matthew Hardy. Following the performance, we enjoyed a splendid afterglow at the Palm Court Hotel, featuring live music from our MD, Accompanist, and various Choir Members. You can catch a glimpse of this memorable section of the concert in the video below.

Each year, our choir embarks on tours, alternating between destinations abroad and within the UK. These tours offer us the opportunity to perform in breathtaking new venues and collaborate with other exceptional choirs, creating unforgettable experiences for all involved. In recent years, our tours have taken us to remarkable locations such as Great Yarmouth in 2017, Karlsruhe in Germany in 2018, and a fabulous tour of Dumfries in 2019. These meticulously planned ventures often include excursions and visits around the cities and regions we visit. They serve as a fantastic opportunity for our choir to strengthen our bonds as a team, forge new friendships, network, explore, and, above all, showcase our talent through our performances!

The costs of these trips are often partially subsidised by the choir and its support group. Touring is truly one of the absolute highlights of our choir, representing a shining jewel in our crown.

Our next tour for 2024 is being planned to visit Lincoln and Louth!

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.

In November 2023, we were thrilled to host the Northampton Male Voice Choir in Nottingham, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience!

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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