Welcome to Midland Voices [2009 – 2020] This is our ELEVENTH YEAR!!
Our next concert is on 27 June 2020 at Warwick Arts Centre.
This exciting singing organisation for the Midlands was formed ten years ago in 2009, and was directed by Barry Todd from its launch in February 2009 to June 2019.
The organisation started with one main choir rehearsing on Monday evenings. This choir typically has around 200 members and normally gives its concerts, with the 40 piece Midland Voice Orchestra, at Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick.
From September 2019 Chris Wiltshire, our accompanist and more, succeeded Barry as MD for the main choir. Barry and Carol will continue to be responsible for all the background arrangements, logistics and planning for the whole company (and Barry will be back at rehearsals from time to time! The next concert date has been fixed for 27 June 2020 (see below).
Barry and Carol will continue to lead the two smaller 'Daytime' choirs that rehearse during the day in Whitnash, Leamington on Thursdays, and in Balsall Common on Tuesdays.
So Midland Voices offers a choice of three choirs, and a number of concerts each year: the main choir with unique opportunities to sing with the Midand Voice Orchestra at Warwick Arts Centre, and other performances by the daytime choirs to raise funds for local charities. The total raised for charities to 2016, is an amazing £60,000.
New Singers are always welcome. There are no auditions for the chorus, and all singers have the opportunity to audition to perform solo parts, duets or ensemble pieces in each of the concerts.
27th June 2020 Summer Concert A Musical Journey at Warwick Arts Centre
Chris will rehearse and conduct the main summer concert involving the Midland Voices Choir and Orchestra on Saturday 27th June 2020. It will continue the Midland Voices tradition of incredible music, singing and orchestration. Another one not to be missed! See here for full rehearsal Information
The outline progamme for the concert will be published soon: a mix of entirely new items and some from the archives from many years ago!
Application forms for 27 June
Application forms for the concert are available for download directly from here or from Barry and Carol (details at the top of the page)
Please get your forms to Barry as soon as possible: we want to have at least 160 forms in by 31 December so that we can be certain that the concert will go ahead. Full complement is around 200 singers so keep them coming in.
First rehearsal: 23 February 2020.
The day-time Choirs at Balsall and Leamington raised £3,154.47 at their recent Music of the Night Concerts in aid of Spencers Retreat.
Again congratulations to everyone who was involved in both concerts for raising this further sum for the charity. on 21st January we awarded the big cheque to Simon Morris (Chair) and Dave Warrender(trustee) They were very grateful and said the funds would help them develop the retreat for a wider range of people
Important notice Myton School Access
There is a 2 Metre height barrier which is place all the time. see location details and photo of barrier (left) of the main drive itself