Loughborough male voice choir

The beating heart of singing in Loughborough

We hope your visit to our site delivers what you want. Whether you sing with the choir, are thinking of joining, or simply wish to support our concerts.

ABOUT US

LMVC is one of Loughborough’s most respected and longest running choirs. For over 50 years it has thrilled concert audiences at home and abroad with its rich tones, and a repertoire which includes folk, show songs, Welsh hymns, opera, and traditional renditions. Something for every occasion.

Growing from strength to strength the Choir now has over 50 members all with a passion for singing and spending time in the company of others who enjoy it too….. and new blood is always welcome, so come along the door is always open!

OUR HISTORY

LMVC was established in 1967 by a small group of choristers with a passion for singing. The Choir grew and now has over 50 members of mixed ages ranging from 25 to 85. Performing concerts has always been a key activity for the choir the importance of which was recognised by the appointment of Chris Hill as Director of Music.

MEMBERS

LMVC has a fantastic line up of music and activities planned in 2021.

As a member you can take part in concerts, music courses, enjoy social get-togethers, and sing your heart out at weekly practice where you get to learn new pieces. So much to enjoy:

  • Concert performances throughout 2021.
  • Regular social events, including spouses and partners.
  • Free ‘How to read music’ short course.
  • Breath control and voice improvement using informal coaching.
  • Choir practice each Thursday 7-9pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Loughborough.
  • Fees £5 per month (£60 annual membership over 12 months).

Members can also access a wealth of information like music recordings, choir contacts etc, all securely stored on our secure

members site


“To sing in harmony with the guys is a wonderful experience, which is enhanced by LMVC being the friendliest of choirs”
Tony Middleditch

 

SING WITH US!

“The help and support of LMVC has made my introduction to a men’s chorus truly pleasurable and rewarding. I really look forward to Thursdays”
Tim Smith

If you like singing but are not sure if LMVC is for you, then pop along on a Thursday night and give us a try.

We offer a free voice assessment to see how you fit in before you decide to join, and remember that like a good wine your voice will improve given time and plenty of practice.

Don’t worry, surprisingly few of our members had voice training before joining. The choir’s exceptional sound comes from dedicated practice on a Thursday night at Trinity Methodist Church, Loughborough.


If you decide to join us there is so much to enjoy:

Ongoing opportunities to perform.

Making new friends and taking part in regular social events including spouses.

Free tuition on ‘How to read music’ short course (now running).

Learn to breathe properly and improve your voice with informal voice coaching.

Choir practice every Thursday 7.15-9.15pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Loughborough.

Click here for directions!

Enjoying a social night.

Bass section warm up.

Tenors dress down.

 

DIARY

  • Saturday 4th December – 19:30 – St Andrews Church, Kegworth
  • Wednesday 8th December – 14:30 – U3A Emmanuel Church
  • Saturday 11th December – 19:30 – St Andrews Church, Aylestone, Leicester
  • Thursday 16th December – 19:30 – All Saints, Loughborough
  • Saturday 18th December – tbc – Carillon Court

PATRONS

The Choir sings for charities raising funds for many good causes. (Logos required of beneficiaries e.g. Rainbows, Swithland Parish Church Steeple Fund) Fund raising in itself comes at a cost, which currently our members have to fund themselves. Items such as travel and subsistence getting to/from concert venues, concert advertising, all need to be covered. Consequently, LMVC is keen to explore all opportunities to secure corporate sponsorship from new Patrons. Can you help us?

What LMVC can offer potential Patrons in return for their financial support?
– Mention in LMVC literature including events programme.
– Link from our website/Facebook (5000 views per annum minimum).

Most importantly your help will ensure the future sustainability of singing in Loughborough. For further details on how to help us or to receive a call back from one of our organisers, please contact us (see below).

CONTACT US

Norman Hockley
Chairman
07889 009928
info@loughboroughmvc.co.uk

Chris Hill
Musical Director
01509 231652
musicaldirector@loughboroughmvc.co.uk

Gary Beharrell
Secretary
07889 523301
admin@loughboroughmvc.co.uk

Michael Godwin
Concert Secretary

01509 674496 – bookings@loughboroughmvc.co.uk

Trinity Methodist Church Centre,
Royland Road,
Loughborough,
LE11 2EH.
Rehearsals start 7.15 pm and finish at 9.15 pm.

Come along and join us

Note: Loughborough Male Voice Choir will collect data from consenting supporters for marketing purposes. Purposes can include promoting Choir events, news updates, fundraising, and social activities. If personal data is gathered we only do so when:

  • Those providing contact information have explicitly given their consent to receiving communications (e.g. a ‘tick box’)
  • A clear explanation has been given of how the data will be used e.g. emailing updates about the Choir’s forthcoming events, fundraising, and opportunities to get involved.
  • Data will only be used for the purposes consented to, and we will not use it to market to 3rd-parties without your explicit consent.

Every LMVC marketing communication will contain a method through which a recipient can withdraw their consent by ‘unsubscribing’. Such requests will be processed within 14 days. A copy of our Data Protection Policy can be emailed upon request for those requiring further reassurance link.