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

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New Year – New Hobby!

If you have always wanted to sing – now is your chance to try! We start rehearsals again tomorrow, (4th) and although we are are still following our own safety guidelines, you would be most welcome!

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at St. Paul’s Church, Armitage Road, Armitage Bridge, HD4 7PD from practice 7.30 to 9.30pm.

Please feel free to come along at about 7.15 any Tuesday evening to check us out. You’ll be made most welcome. There’s lots of car parking at the church. If you are not sure email us at joinus@honleymvc.co.uk or ring Richard Wade on 01484 548758, alternatively you can text him on 07981 900192. Hope to see you soon!


Easyfundraising

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Do you want to become a Patron?

Help support HMVC and become a Patron of the Choir, being a Patron means you also get exclusive benefits:-

A Patron financially supports Honley Male Voice Choir by making a donation, in appreciation the Patrons benefits are:-

 •    A 20% discount for a ticket (Two Tickets for household membership) for each Town Hall concert (maximum of two concerts). These are the concerts in the calendar year for the subscription, i.e. 2022)

 •    Receive an invitation to attend, free of charge an annual Patrons Concert.

 •    Receive periodic copies of the choir’s “Honley Mail” newsletter.

•    Receive an invitation to the Choirs Christmas lunch

The suggested Patronage donation is £12 per member or £20 per household. Payment should be made as soon as possible but no later than 31st Jan 2022. An additional benefit is: If payment is received with a completed application for the Christmas Concert 2021, then a 20%  discount will be applied to these tickets.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Patrons Scheme – email patrons@honleymvc.co.uk


Our Next Concert!

We’re looking forward to our next live performance on Sat 23rd Oct 7.15pm with Hade Edge Band at Holmfirth Civic Hall for the Friends of Holme Valley Hospice. Bring a picnic for a night of Brass & Voices.

Tickets from 01484 682643


We Rise Again!

After many months online we returned to live rehearsals and we have enjoyed seeing and hearing each other.

This Saturday at 10.30 am we get to perform to an audience – come along to the Honley Show (100 Years) at Honley Cricket Club.

We can’t wait to sing to you again! See you there!


Our Performathon Anniversary

Happy Performathon anniversary to all our members, sponsors, patrons & supporters! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 months since our incredibly successful 12hour live streamed event through which you helped us raise over £5,000 for the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation, Fairfield School & the choir! So to celebrate we thought you may like to listen to the show (or just your favourite bits!) Part 1 starts here https://youtu.be/3KM_5dQO9PM If you missed the chance to donate last year, or would like to again, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/honleymvc


Co-op Local Community Fund

Just 10 weeks to go before the Local Community Funding round closes (23 Oct) & there’s £1,852.20 of unallocated money in our community. Can Co-op members select us as their local cause by visiting https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/51177 so we can continue making a difference?

Thank you in advance for your support!


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Week 67!

It’s hard to imagine that we have been rehearsing on line for that long! But we have and we have achieved such a lot too. But as the restrictions under step 4 are lifted we will be able to sing again and together. So, week 67 will see us back as a choir. We will still be following our own mitigations because we want to keep our members safe. But, it will be lovely to see those who have not been online and to start to rebuild our choir. Thank you to everyone who has supported us! #WeRiseAgain


We Rise Again!

Over the past few weeks we have met and sung together, albeit in groups of 6! It’s not what we want, but we shall remain strong and connected with those who sing at home with us until we can be together as a full choir!

We have noticed so many inconsistencies with the guidance for choirs, but we are overjoyed for those who have found a way to get back singing and we remain positive that soon it will be us! Thank you to all our choir members, ladies circle, friends, patrons. supporters and our loyal audience.

We look forward to the day we can invite you all to hear us sing in concert!


Online AGM

Who would have thought that we would be holding our second AGM online and after 61 weeks of online rehearsals we are still connected and looking forward to being back together. We are rehearsing in groups of 6 at our venue and streaming to the rest of the choir, it’s not perfect, but we are doing our best! Next week we also get to meet some of our new members face to face for the first time! So, if like them you are tempted to join a choir, now is the time. Singing really is good for you…..if only everyone realised it!


Please Nominate us!

Your nomination really counts. £1,000 could make a real difference in enabling the
choir to meet its overall charitable aims and objectives of extending its community involvement,
thereby benefitting the wider local community. We teach choral singing to develop our community
involvement, as singing is a pleasurable activity which reduces anxiety and can lessen feelings of
depression or loneliness. Your nomination could be the one that helps us win. Any award would be
used towards the costs of putting on a FREE ‘social freedom release’ concert to our community,
when government guidelines allow us to do so.

Click
https://movementforgood.com/index.php?cn=1158453&ct=community and enter your details.

Thanks for your support!

The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word.


Come and join us!

We have kept our choir together online for over 12 months now, but as we move closer to restrictions being relaxed we are planning to return to live rehearsals in the not too distant future.

If you want to swap singing to yourself at home for singing with a choir and enjoying some wonderful harmonies and singing is something you have always wanted to try.

Why not make this year, the year that it happens. We would love to hear from both experienced and inexperienced singers alike. So if you think you would like to try – get in touch.

Email us at joinus@honleymvc.co.uk or ring Richard Wade on 01484 548758 or text him on 07981 900192 it’s that simple.


Thanks to our corporate sponsors!

Binns & Sons (Greetland) Ltd

DK Digital Print – http://www.dkprint.co.uk

Grappolo Italian Ristorante – http://www.grappolorestaurant.co.uk

Radcliffe Funeral Service – http://www.radcliffefuneralservice.co.uk

Reliance Precision – http://www.reliance.co.uk

West Riding PFS Ltd – http://www.wrpfs.com


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Choir benefit from from One Community’s Thornton Family Fund

Honley Male Voice Choir are delighted to announce multiyear funding of £1,000 for the next three years from the Thornton Family Fund, distributed by One Community to help towards our ongoing running costs.

Meirion Lewis – Chairman said “We are delighted to receive this generous award from One Community’s Thornton Family Fund. Like many ‘not-for-profit’ organisations, we have limited resources and are experiencing a severe impact on our usual income streams due to the current Covid-19 crisis.

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Huddersfield and its environs.

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 ensure ‘We Rise Again’ as lockdown restrictions are eased and we return to live rehearsals and performances.

Please continue to stay safe and take great care of yourselves and your loved ones”.

Thank You!


Co-op Community Fund

Thank you to the Co-op Local Community Fund and all of our supporters who have helped to raise £409.51 for the choir.

Check out our #Lockdown #Reflections virtual video to hear what the choir means to our members!


Get the Jab!

After 12 months of not being able to meet face to face, we want to be back singing as soon as possible!

But we will do it safely and following all the relevant guidance. Members are happy to be receiving the opportunity to be vaccinated and wanted to sing about it!

Check out our latest virtual video here: https://youtu.be/HpzGL4YLb-I


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HMG Lottery Community Fund – Thank You #CommunitiesCan

Thanks to the Coronvirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, for their award of £3,000 towards our operating costs over the last 6 months. This has helped keep the choir together (virtually) during the Covid-19 pandemic and also meet our wider community/charitable objectives. During this period, we also raised just under £10,000 in donations for 3 charities via two ambitious virtual fundraising events. Thank You.


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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.