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Choir Presentations

Presentation to
Gerry Oates and Clive Lawton
Autumn Concert 2017
21 Years Service

Presentation to Clive Lawton
Autumn Concert 2017

Clive Lawton, 21 years service

Presentation to Gerry Oates
Autumn Concert 2017

Gerry Oates, 21 years service

Presentation to Simon Claringbull
Autumn Concert 2016

Simon Claringbull, 21years service

Presentation to Eric Coxon
Autumn Concert 2016

Eric Coxon, 21years service

Rev Kim Thomas leaving Gresley Male Voice Choir
 August 22nd 2016

As our president sets sail and heads across the pond she leaves us this message
Gresley Male Voice Choir – The Pride of South Derbyshire (and of a certain Vicar in Stretton)


The Choir came into my life in 2007 when one of its choristers asked me if I would consider hosting a concert in our church, St Mary’s, Stretton. 
 readily agreed not knowing what the choir was like and encouraged the church members and the community to support the concert. 
It was a real leap of faith for I had no idea how good (or bad) they were! I was the most relieved person ever when they sang their first song 
and I was enthralled by the quality of singing and choice of music. I was hooked! Over the years, I have gone to France and Cornwall, attended as many concerts as work commitments would allow and compered two of the town hall concerts. To my delight, a few years ago, I was asked to be a vice-president of the choir, a real honour. 
I have seen this choir grow from strength to strength, they are of a constant high quality and always a delight to hear. 
 As well as being fine singers, they are a real family and care for each other as well as sing together. 
Never was this more apparent than when one of the choir was ill or sadly died. Their care and concern for each other is heart-warming, but this is no ‘closed shop’.  
This is a family who welcomes new members with open arms and they soon become members of the finest choir in South Derbyshire. 
 I became President of the choir in January ( 2016) and it is one of the proudest moments of my life. 
When I agreed to be president, little did I know that events would take me to the other side of the world, so I must also have the record for the shortest servicing president! Having said that, I will miss ‘the chaps’ so much, their sense of fun, their devotion to the choir and their fine singing, playing and conducting skills. 
Thank you GMVC, it has been a privilege to be your president. Here’s to an Antipodean tour – you come and I will find the venues!           

Presentation to Roy Atkins
Autumn Concert 2015

Roy Atkins, 66yrs Loyal and Dedicated Service

Presentation to Karl Harper
Autumn Concert 2015

Karl Harper, 21yrs  Musical Director

Presentation to Ken Wildes
October 2015 Celebrity Concert

Ken Wildes, 35 years service

Presentation, Life Membership Award
to Horace Hines, October 2012 Celebrity Concert

Horace Hines, "Life Membership" 

Presentation to Gerald Rodgers
October 2012 Celebrity Concert

Gerald Rodgers, 35 years service as Musician

Presentation to Ian Davies
October 2012 Celebrity Concert

Ian Davies, 35 years service

Presentation to Malcolm Till
October 2012 Celebrity Concert

Malcolm Till, 35 years sevice

Presentations for Service
October 2012 Celebrity Concert

Malcolm Till, Horace Hines, Gerald Rodgers and Ian Davies

Presentation to Sarah Vernon
October 2011 Celebrity Concert

on the occasion of Sarah's last concert as pianist

Presentation, Life Membership Award
to John Angus, 
October 2011 Celebrity Concert

John Angus, "Life Membership"

Presentation to Lewis Washington
October 2011 Celebrity Concert

Lewis Washington, 21 years service

Presentation  Life Membership Award, 
to Terry Bassett, October 2010 Celebrity Concert

Terry Bassett, "Life Membership "

Presentation To Peter Davies,
October 2010 Celebrity Concert

Peter Davies, "Service Award as Patronage Secretary"

to Ron Whetton FTCL, LGSM, FESB, 
FRSA, October 2010 Celebrity Concert

Ron Whetton, "25 Years as President of GMVC"

Presentation of 21Years Service Award by GMVC President Ron Whetton
to Mrs Audrey Byford January 2010,
on behalf of her late husband Edwin Byford

Edwin Byford 
"21 years Service to GMVC"

Presentation of Long Service Awards by GMVC President Ron Whetton
at the 2009 GMVC Celebrity Concert 31st October

Roy Atkins 
"60 years Service and 38 years as Chairman of GMVC"

Eric Jackson
President of the NAC
"35 years Service to GMVC"

Ray Collier
"21 years Service to GMVC"

Terry Cooper
"21 years Service to GMVC"