Green and blue definitely do go together!
RMVC loves to sing with other male voice choirs, and when they’re as good as Radcliffe on Trent MVC it doesn’t get much better. In the superb setting of Chandlers Ford Methodist Church, the two choirs entertained a lively audience with varied and challenging songs from their repertoires under the leadership of Musical Directors Marion Maxey and Victoria Barlow.
For RMVC this was the second concert held in the Methodist Church, and it didn’t disappoint. Radcliffe on Trent MVC produced memorable performances of well-known and not so well known pieces including Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, an animated version of Sweet Georgia Brown, The Sound of Silence, and Gweddir Arglwydd by Edward Rhys Harry. RMVC, also at its best, led the way with The Cole Porter Medley, followed up with I dreamed a dream and Bring Him Home from Les Miserables, Bizet’s Serenade and an onomatopoeic version of Chatanooga Choo Choo. However, it was when the two choirs came together on stage that the rafters in the church roof were truly raised with the power of male singing in four pieces culminating in the MVC favourite An American Trilogy.
RMVC concert organiser, Dave Witt, was delighted with the evening. “It’s a lot of hard work to bring a concert to fruition, but when you make new friends, as we have with Radcliffe on Trent MVC, and then you hear the audience clapping its appreciation, there’s no doubt it’s all worth it. Thanks so much to the Methodist Church, to Marion Maxey and Victoria Barlow, and to Brian Budden and Gill Hawkes accompanists. We couldn’t do it without you! Most of all thanks to Radcliffe on Trent MVC for sharing our concert, and of course our very grateful appreciation to all who bought tickets to hear us sing. We hope you’ll come again.”
Ticket and refreshment profits from the concert will benefit Wessex Cancer Trust and Action for Children.
RMVC will be singing again with Radcliffe on Trent MVC at the 25th London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs in the Albert Hall on October 15.