Welcome to Midland Voices [2009 – 2019] This is our TENTH YEAR!! but it is NOT our last!
Two more concerts are booked on December 7th 2019 and June 27th 2020.
Important notice Myton School AccessThere is a 2 Metre height barrier which is place all the time. see photo of barrier(left) of the main drive itself. see photo of barrier
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, and this choir typically has over 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. The next two concert dates have already been fixed for December 7th 2019 and June 27th 2020.
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.
7th December 2019 A Christmas Cracker! Concert - Myton School
This Christmas Concert led by Chris Wiltshire, involving the Midland Voices Choir is on Saturday 7th December 2019. The concert will have two performances at 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm, so you could even see it twice!!!.
27th June 2020 Summer Concert Warwick Arts Centre
Chris will also 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!
Barry's Surprise Afternoon Party 21st July 2019
Barry had a fabulous Suprise Party organised by Kirsty. He was 'flash mobbed' to our adopted theme tune Anthem, and later presented with a leather bound book with contributions from the choir members and images from his 10 years as MD, lovingly prepared by Carolyn, and bound and boxed by Rodney. Download a copy here.
He was also presented with a video slide show covering the history of Midland Voices - you can view any or all 13 parts (it is about 80 minutes in total). Click here to see playlist .
Barry's last speech at The Power Of Music Concert 29th June 2019
Barry gave a speech at his last main concert involving the Midland Voices Choir and Orchestra Concert on Saturday 29th June 2019. Some of the choir could not hear it clearly so here are his notes.