supporting our musical team
release virtual performances
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
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)
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 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!
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
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