Welcome to Honley Male Voice Choir Website.

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Honley Male Voice Choir, one of the top male voice choirs in Yorkshire

Honley Male Voice Choir is based in Honley near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and performs a variety of Male Voice music primarily to entertain and to enjoy high standards of singing from the members. Under the direction of our MD Steven Roberts, we regularly perform top class concerts within Huddersfield Town Hall and often with world renowned performers like Lesley Garrett, Cory or Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Bands or other top bands and artists. We take part in many fund raising events  supporting local charities. To find out more about us, go to the About Us Page.

Live Streamed Performathon 1st for Honley MVC

On Saturday 5 September 2020, the choir held a hugely successful 12-hour ‘We Rise Again - Performathon’ virtual fundraising event, to help raise funds for HEROES, the charity benefitting all NHS workers (charity no 1189737), our charity of the year Fairfield School, Batley (charity no 1184419) and Honley Male Voice Choir (charity no 1158453).

Choir members presented a variety of items from songs, talks, poetry, monologues/stories on Zoom, streamed via YouTube.  Any funds raised will be divided between the three charities as follows - HEROES 50%, Fairfield School 30% and Honley Male Voice Choir 20%.

The show is in 3 parts, as we had to stop momentarily on two occasions for ‘technical issues’!  You can watch all the performances again via the images linked below or via our YouTube channel:

We are keen to raise as much as possible for these three excellent causes. A huge thankyou to everyone who has donated so far.  We would love to smash our target so our JustGiving Campaign Page (link below) is open until the end of September 2020.  Please give and/or share if you can:

HMVC PERFORMATHON JUST GIVING

Part 1

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Part 2                                                                                     Part 3

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HEROES (HEALTHCARE EXTRAORDINARY RESPONSE ORGANISATION, FOR EDUCATION AND SUPPORT) is a charity founded by NHS workers, for NHS workers. Their services cover the physical, mental and day-to-day needs of all NHS HEROES, from doctors and nurses to cleaners and porters.https://www.helpthemhelpus.co.uk/

Fairfield School, Batley provides a wonderful environment for children and young people with complex physical and learning disabilities to learn and thrive.  https://www.fairfieldschool.uk/home

 

Our Tribute to the NHS & Key Workers                           with Howard Goodall's 'Loving Kindness'

During COVID 19 Lockdown, members from HMVC have recorded a video to thank NHS and Keyworkers. Using ZOOM and a bit of technical wizardry the Choir sings Howard Goodall's New Composition of 'Loving Kindness'. Being the FIRST Male Voice Choir to do so in the TTBB arrangement, Howard has granted HMVC the prize of being named Choir on the Musical Score!. We're dead chuffed!

Watch the video on YouTube here by clicking the Picture below.

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This performance of Howard Goodall’s arrangement for TTBB, signed by Rachel Holmes and shared in support of our many friends at Fairfield Special School, Batley, West Yorkshire which the choir is proud to support as our ‘charity of the year’.

Coronavirus - Covid 19 - Announcement

In light of the current Covid 19 Coronavirus situation and the need to protect our audiences, choir members and professionals, the choir will suspend all rehearsals and concerts with effect from 17 March 2020 until further notice.

The situation will will be kept under constant review and we hope to be back in business at the earliest opportunity.

Whilst we are unable to get together we aim to keep in regular touch with our members and friends, and help protect the marvellous camaraderie that exists within our choir family. IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE MEETING AS A VIRTUAL CHOIR VIA ZOOM AND PRODUCING VIDEOS.Check them out elsewhere on this page!

If you feel you might like to join us and sing with the choir once the world returns to normal please register your interest by sending your contact details to joinus@honleymvc.co.uk

We'll send you information about the choir and let you know when we restart rehearsals. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Want to Join us? See what we do at rehearsal

Honley Mail Voice Choir are pleased to release a video of a normal rehearsal evening to show what it is like, based on various clips and following the story of a new recruit. If you fancy joining our 50 strong singing members go to the Join Us page. Enjoy this on You Tube by clicking on the picture of Norman Mellor BEM! Norman has been awarde the British Empire Medal for his services to charity.

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Choir Collaborate with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band on 'Last Post Home'

A sensitive Stop Go animation featuring the music of Brighouse and Rastrick with boys from Honley Male Voice Choir to commemorate the anniversary of the 1st World War. Credits within video

Click on the Image to play in You Tube

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Hallelujah! Singing in a choir is as good for your heart and your head! 

Did you know belting out the chorus of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is good for your health?

Scientists discoved that chanting the 'hallelujahs' of a No.1 hit can be as good for the heart as a yoga session!  That’s because singing helps us to control our breathing and regulate our heart beat and pulse. Doctors have confirmed that singing is good for the brain and helps ward off Dementia and related conditions. And, while singing alone is good, singing in a choir is even better, research shows.  

HonleyMVC are always on the look-out for new singers and the ability to read music is not essential. Do come and Join Us!

Voices In Harmony

On Sale From December 1st 2015 through the choir only and concert sales.

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Llanfair, 

Love Changes Everything, 

The Water of Tyne

 I Dreamed a Dream, 

Another Day,

The Lost Chord, 

The Rose, 

Psalm 126, 

Benedictus, 

The White Rose,

 Can You feel the Love Tonight, 

Portrait of my Love,

 How to Handle a Woman, 

Amen 

Deep Harmony

Order your copy via info@honleymvc.co.uk

Upcoming Events

Next Concert(s)

All Concerts postponed until further notice beyond December 2020

 

 

 

Social & Fundraising

Honley MVC is a Registered Charity

Registered Charity Number: 1158453

 

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Honley MVC has teamed up with easyfundraising, to help raise funds simply by members, family and supporters shopping online.

It’s a really easy way to raise money for us – you just use the easyfundraising site to shop online with more than 3,600 well known online stores like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S and when you make a purchase, the retailer sends us a free donation, at no extra cost to you!

Please visit our new easyfundraising page at 

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/honmalevoicechoir/

and click ‘support this cause’ – we really appreciate your support.

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Why not be a Corporate Sponsor?

Honley Male Voice Choir is a registered charity (No. 1158453) looking to extend its community involvement, whilst also striving to bring innovative quality choral work to a wide and diverse audience.

If you are a local business looking for a cost-effective way of marketing and at the same time demonstrating your support for both charity and local culture, then you may be interested in our recently introduced suite of advertising and annual corporate sponsorship packages.

Full details of our programme advertising, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze annual corporate sponsorship packages and Easyfundraising (a free online donation platform) can be found via the link below.

ADVERTING AND CORPORATE SPONSORHIP 2019/20

We would be delighted to hear from you should you be interested in supporting us.


WE RISE AGAIN!

We may be Locked Down but definitely NOT OUT. Another Video we recorded as a Virtual Choir via ZOOM.

We  Rise Again by Leon Dubinsky. Watch and listen to it on You Tube Here:

 

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Latest News

Honley MVC BLOG

Catch up on our many exploits at Honley Male Voice Choir BLOG and find out what we have been doing during LOCKDOWN as well as what the future holds! Check it out and enjoy!

 

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