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

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Do you want to sing?

Ever thought of joining a choir? We’ve continued rehearsing online every week throughout lockdown. Why not give it a try? Come & join us on Zoom from 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Just message us for the link joinus@honleymvc.co.uk

We will soon (hopefully) be able to meet for real – so why not get yourself ready to join in!

Charity Donation

Thanks to our generous members and supporters who kindly donated for their messages in the Christmas edition of the choir’s newsletter, the Honley Mail. A total of £230 has been donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Please Donate and Thank you!

Any donation is a wonderful way to pass on your love of male choral music to future generations, whilst also enabling the Choir to meet its overall charitable aims and objectives. If you would like to make a donation or just learn about what the choir has been up to since Lockdown began, please visit our JustGiving Page here – Sustaining a proud male choral tradition for today and tomorrow. – JustGiving

Have you always wanted to Sing?

If you have always wanted to try out for a choir, now is the best time. Come along to one of our online rehearsals on a Tuesday evening and join in….and the best thing is you can’t be heard. Sing in the comfort of your own home, be guided by our Musical Director and just sing along and see what you think. No pressure, no-ones listening, just try it on for size. We are a friendly choir and have been meeting weekly online and keeping our voices in trim. If you think this might be for you, get in touch with us for more information. You have nothing to lose! See you online. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday between 7.30 – 9.00 pm email: joinus@honleymvc.co.uk

Fundraising! Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Match it! Fundraising Appeal
in support of the various fundraising ideas over the last three months. As
a result of your generosity, an incredible £4,064 has been raised for the
choir (taking into account JustGiving’s fees and Gift Aid).
In addition, One Community’s Match it! programme will provide ‘Match
Funding’ of £3,000.

We could not have done it without you!

‘SLIM TO WIN’ SPONSORED WEIGHT LOSS

Thank you to our four volunteers Carole Hepworth, Roger Wild, Chris Rogers and Chris Flanagan for taking part in our ‘Slim to Win’ sponsored diet fundraiser. The group lost an impressive combined total of 49lbs over an 11-week period! Thanks to everyone who has already donated. Your generosity has helped raise £280! For those who still wish to donate, you can do so via our JustGiving Campaign Page (please see below) which will remain open until midnight on 31 January 2021. Individuals may be sponsored at either £1 per pound (up to a maximum of 14lbs) or a fixed amount.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/matchit2020

We are Back!

Happy New Year everyone! It was great to be back in rehearsal again this week and it was so good to see everyone. We certainly didn’t think we would still be online by now, but we are and we are still learning. It’s important we keep our voices in trim for when we get back to face to face rehearsals. We are really looking forward to seeing our audiences again and with some of our members already receiving the vaccine, hopefully it won’t be too long. We have just started a piece we first sang in 1995, so for some it is nice to revisit it, but for many it is a completely new piece. We can’t wait to share what we have been doing with you too. Finally, there is still time to donate to our choir Just Giving page, so do check it out. The deadline to receive matched funding is the end of January.

Here is the link https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/matchit2020

Thank You!

Happy New Year

Thank you to everyone who has donated via our JustGiving Campaign Page
in support of the various fundraising ideas.

Remember One Community will match our online fundraising efforts from 1
November 2020 to 31 January 2021 up to a capped amount of £3,000. In
order to qualify for Match Funding, all donations should be made via our
JustGiving Campaign Page. A link to which can be found below:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/matchit2020

As always, thank you for your ongoing support. It is greatly appreciated and if you wish to donate, then please do! Thank you!

CHRISTMAS

What will Christmas bring 

If we’re not allowed to sing?

Will it just pass away

Like another winter day!

Will we have no Christmas Party

For our group so hale and hearty?

Should we feel sadness in our room

Or have a Virtual Meet on Zoom?

Steven can pick the songs 

And we’ll all party on

But he should make the Zoom Call last a while

So we can do it all in style

“Unmute” say I

Let’s get the spirits high

Sing out and all feel free

It’s Christmas – can’t you see!

Let’s look forward one and all

We could really have a ball

Drinking Prosecco, wine or whisky 

Might just even get us frisky 

We can meet in costume guise

In a virtual paradise

And have lots of fun and share

If we will only dare

We’ve done so much this year

But let’s not shed a tear

About hope and aspirations 

We’ll succeed – no hesitation!

(Thanks to Phil Kirkpatrick)

Thanks and Congratulations!

It was so lovely to welcome everyone to the Ladies Circle Virtual Coffee Morning yesterday. An opportunity to share a moment of Christmas with all of our members and to raise money too! It was such a lovely relaxed and joyous occasion….and with some very nice cakes to be auctioned too. Thanks to Carole and Denise!

We would like to say a massive ‘thank-you’ to all that purchased tickets
for our Lucky Squares Christmas Raffle. The live draw took place and the congratulations to all our winners.

·1st prize – A painting by our resident artist Renee Wild – *121 GRAHAM
Smith*

·2nd prize – A £60 Grappolo Restaurant (Lockwood) Voucher – *43 Brian &
Denise Winterbottom*

·3rd prize – A Christmas Hamper from Taylors Food Store (Honley) – *31
Ceri Davies*

·4th prize – A Bottle of Champagne – *111 Phil Kirkpatrick*

·5th prize – A Bottle of Courvoisier VSOP Cognac – *112 Matt & Jane Greaves*

·6th prize – A £10 Bolster Moor Farm Shop (Golcar) Voucher – *209 Ronnie
Rawlins*

·7th prize – A Copy of Tony Gibson’s ‘Punz & Poemz’ Booklet – *14 David
Harrison*

·8th prize – A £10 Bolster Moor Farm Shop (Golcar) Voucher – *107 Pim Milner*

We can confirm the raffle raised £478 which, once doubled by One
Community’s Match It! Fund (due February 2021) will generate £956 for
the choir! Thank to all our supporters!