Worthy Winner of this years Wine Tasting evening was Barbara Lewis, self confessed ‘Prosecco Queen’. Barbara came in with 5 correct answers to the wine selections and a tie breaker score of 17 in the quiz.
HMVC wine tasting is run by choir member Chris Rogers along the lines of “Would I Lie To You!” whereby a panel of ‘Wine Experts’ read a hilarious description of the wine of which only one is correct. Participants must discern this for each of the six wines. Of course the descriptions are made to be very difficult to read by our volunteer experts, and are hard to pronounce when a few wines have been imbibed, especially with a few risqué statements and double-entendres thrown in!
This evening panelists were Roger Wild, (Chairman), Denise Winterbottom (Ladies Chairwoman) and Graham Smith (Secretary) and all were good sports dressing up in berets and aprons and trying dubious accents like an episode of “‘Allo, ‘Allo”.
Also there was a table picture quiz to help separate the scores. Nibbles and soft drinks supplied by The Ladies Group and Roast Beef Sandwiches supplied by Mary Rogers. The evening was hosted and compered by Chris Rogers.
Thanks to all who took part and had a great evening. With limited tickets you don’t want to miss the next one next year!
On Saturday 20th May the combined forces of Honley Male Voice Choir, Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Lindley Junior School Choir raised the rooftops at Huddersfield Town Hall in aid of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. The concert organised by Brian Winterbottom celebrated his 50 years with the choir…..and in his own words it has been “a truly amazing journey!” Today, Brian and his wife Denise and choir Chairman Roger Wild were able to present a cheque to the hospice for am amazing £10,065! Well done to Brian and everyone who sponsored, supported, attended and performed!
We shall be promoting our next concert at the Kingsgate Centre, Huddersfield between 10.30 and 14.30 on Sunday 27th August 2017! So if you want to find out a little more about us – Honley Male Voice Choir or our Special Guest – Nicholas McCarthy – why not come along and have a chat with us!
We are Recruiting an Accompanist!
The renowned Honley Male Voice Choir, lead by theircharismatic Musical Director Steven Roberts, is looking to recruit an accompanist.
The successful applicant will be proficient on piano, keyboard and (ideally) organ and will be required to accompany the choir at both concerts and rehearsals.
Based in Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield at St. Paul’s Church the choir rehearses every Tuesday and occasional Friday evenings and performs in the region of 12 concerts each year, both locally and nationally and regularly appears at the prestigious Huddersfield Town Hall.
The choir’s repertoire covers a wide variety of music including popular, show and traditional choral items. If you would like the challenge of joining this happy and successful team apply, including your current CV, to our General Secretary, Mr. Graham Smith at 2 Upper Mills View, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5AB or via our online contacts.
We are sad to announce that Jason Hawkins, our young virtuoso Accompanist is leaving us for pastures new.
He has decided to make a career change and get a real job! He is off to Carlisle to undertake Teacher training. He will be sadly missed by us here in the choir but we all wish him well for the future and thank him for his excellent services as our accompanist over the past three years.