Possibly one of the top Male Voice Choirs in West Yorkshire, England. Website: www.honleymvc.co.uk

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We’re grateful to have received support from @TNLComFund part of the Gov’t £750m package for #charities@DCMS It has enabled us to continue

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rehearsing

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supporting our musical team

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fundraise

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release virtual performances

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serve our #community during lockdown #CommunitiesCan

Thank You

As a #charity, we are delighted to have received funding support from @TNLComFund part of the Government’s £750m support package for charities @DCMS. It has enabled us to continue to work as a choir, serving our community & fundraising for others during the #COVID19 lockdown. #COMMUNITIESCAN

We Rise Again (Phil Kirkpatrick)

A CHALLENGE WAS SET

AND THE TARGET WAS MET

A GROUNDBREAKING TASK

WAS ALL THAT WAS ASKED

HELPED BY TWO CHRISES AND CERI

STEVEN AND ROGER WERE KEY

THEY CREATED IN THEIR “CUBE”

A REMARKABLE YOUTUBE

A PROGRAMME SO WIDE

 AND PRESENTED WITH PRIDE

ENCOURAGING FRIENDS AND RELATIONS

 TO GIVE THEIR DONATIONS

THE GIFTS THAT WERE GIVEN

 WERE JUST MADE IN HEAVEN

WITH SO MANY IN NEED

 HONLEY SALUTES YOU INDEED

LET’S PRAY THE CHOIR CAN REMAIN

FOR THE DAY WHEN WE RISE AGAIN

Just a Little Ditty….

THE PERFORMATHON HAS SHOWN – THAT OUR CHOIR’S REALLY GROWN
INTO ONE OF LOVE AND AFFECTION – AND MAYBE FOUND A NEW DIRECTION SO, IS THIS THE WAY TO GO – TO PERFORM A CHORAL SHOW?

THERE’S NEW MUSIC WE ARE LEARNING – BUT TO SING LIVE IS ALL WE’RE YEARNING
OUR REPERTOIRE HAS MANY CHOICES – AND LOCKDOWN HASN’T TAKEN OUR VOICES WHICH MEANS OUR HEARTS ARE FULL OF FIRE – TO RETURN AS HONLEY MALE VOICE CHOIR

WE CAN HOLD OUR HEADS UP HIGH – AND WE SHOULD TRY TO REACH THE SKY STEVEN’S RAISED THE BAR – TO GET US WHERE WE ARE
BUT THERE’S MUCH MORE TO BE DONE – AND WE’RE HAVING LOTS OF FUN (PK)

13 days to go!

We have been very busy at Honley! It’s hard to believe we only have 13 days left of our fundraising Performathon. We have been really appreciative of all your support and encouragement. You can still donate by using the link on our website! We are still continuing to rehearse online, but as you can imagine it is not the same. Like many other choirs we are planning and preparing to return sometime soon, but we want to make sure that we have read all the guidance. Wish us luck! By the way, did you see us on BBC Look North? Didn’t we do well? It’ll be the big screen next!

A little Performathon Poem

A promo what? They all cried out

But Roger said he had no doubt

That with effort and talent we’d all aspire

And shouldn’t forget we’re Honley Male Voice Choir

We gave our best covering lots of arts

And skill and thrills with all our hearts

A twelve hour fest with all that’s best

Makes us stand proud above the rest

The Charities helped along the way

Will no doubt remember that wonderful day

When out of nowhere came a plan

To help the causes of our fellow man

Thanks to Phil K!

Still time to donate!

With less than 24 hours to go, we are all getting very excited about our ‘Performathon’ – another first for us as we attempt to live stream for 12 hours!

The choir has been rehearsing on-line for almost 6 months and has made two virtual recordings. We are very much looking forward to singing together again soon!

We shall be showcasing the many talents of our individual choir members in a sponsored event which tales place TOMORROW!

From #NoonTilMidnight we will be performing and raising money for charity.

Please, please, please donate! THANK YOU

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/performathon2020

Please donate!

With less than 5 days to go to our #Performathon #fundraiser we’re asking all our local followers & supporters to share & retweet our #event so we can beat our £5000 #target for our #charities @HelpThemHelpUs & @Fairfieldstweet

#ThankYou

  Full details at: justgiving.com/campaign/perfo

It’s been a good week!

We have received a grant award from HMG National Lottery Community Fund. Honley Male Voice Choir are delighted to announce the award of grant assistance from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Meirion Lewis (Chairman – Honley Male Voice Choir) is quoted as saying – “We are delighted to receive this generous award from HMG National Lottery Community Fund. Like many ‘not-for-profit’organisations, we are experiencing a severe impact on our usual income streams due to the current Covid-19 crisis.

In order to keep the choir together we are still employing our musical professionals who
are working hard to allow us to carry on rehearsing and maintaining the fellowship of the choir.

Our current focus is on providing support to both our members and supporters as we all navigate through this challenging and difficult time. Many of our members have been self-isolating or shielding in respect of Covid-19. We have introduced several initiatives including a support group of volunteers (under age 70) to deliver groceries, medical supplies or simply chat to those currently self-isolating; various WhatsApp groups, publication of weekly and monthly newsletters, weekly on line rehearsals using Zoom
technology and fortnightly virtual quizzes.

The choir also recently released two virtual performances, “We Rise Again” and “Loving Kindness”. “Loving Kindness” is Howard Goodall’s latest work and was written specifically for Aled Jones. We were delighted to welcome Howard Goodall to one of our recent weekly Zoom rehearsals and he confirmed that we were the first Male voice choir to release a virtual performance.
This award will not only provide valuable support to the Choir, by contributing to the wellbeing, health and social life of the singing membership, but will also enable the Choir to meet its overall charitable aims and objectives of extending its community involvement, thereby benefitting the wider local community.

Please continue to stay safe and take great care of yourselves and your loved ones”.
For further information please visit http://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/covid-19

Performathon!

On Saturday 5 September 2020, the choir will produce 12 hours of continuous entertainment to lift the spirits! The ‘Performathon’ event will run from noon until midnight! Dedicated to all those NHS staff and key workers along with our other two charities who are managing through this difficult time.
Details of the individual charity websites can be found below:
Fairfield School, Batley – www.fairfieldschool.uk/
Honley MVC – www.honleymvc.co.uk/
 
An outline programme will be released at the beginning of August 2020. You will be able to watch as our members present a variety of items from song, talks, poetry, monologues/stories on Zoom, streamed via YouTube.
If you would like to make a donation please visit our JustGiving event page below:
 
Any monies raised will be split as follows – HEROES 50%, Fairfield School 30% and Honley Male Voice Choir 20%.
 
We are keen to raise as much as possible for these great charities so please share this information with family, friends and work colleagues. 
 
Although our preferred sponsorship route is via our JustGiving campaign page, should you prefer to use a paper sponsorship form, please forward an email to ideas@honleymvc.co.uk and one will be provided. 
Thanks for your time. 
Performathon Sub-Committee (Steven Roberts, Roger Wild, Chris Rogers, Ceri Davies & Chris Flanagan)