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Donation to The Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice The choir are today, 22/12/17, donating in excess of £910.00, money raised from concerts at Retford Masonic, The Loyal Trooper, The Elmwood Farm and contributions from choir members in lieu of sending individual cards to each other.

A big thank you goes to all contributors and our best wishes for a wonderful Christmas go to all the children, parents and staff at and involved with the hospice.

Christmas Concert @ The Elmwood Farm, Beighton S20 1DJ on Tuesday 19th December 2017.

The choir sang a few songs from its repertoire, followed by Christmas music and carols to sing along to, to a full restaurant.

£150.00 was raised in aid of Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice. Well done to all contributors.

The event will be repeated next year on 18th December 2018.

Christmas Concert at The Loyal Trooper 14th December 2017 An enjoyable evening was spent with the regulars and the choir.

A collection of £110.00 was raised for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Well done to all those who contributed.

Retford Masons Christmas Concert 13th December 2017 A very enjoyable concert was enjoyed by all at the Carol Gate Lodge, where £405.00 was raised for The Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. A big thank you to all.

Village Concert held on 2nd December 2017.

A great concert started the festive period @ South Anston Methodist Church with singing from the Anston Ladies Choir, Anston Male Voice Choir, Wells Singers and a Joint Choir of the village who sang 3 songs from The Phantom of the Opera to finish the concert.

A collection was taken where £509.00 was raised for Water Aid.

Want to know more about the Wells Singers? Click here

The Choir changed its practice venue from 7th September 2017.

We are excited to have moved our practice to South Anston Methodist Church and thank all concerned at the Church for allowing us to meet in this prestigious venue, which has a great acoustic.

Want to come along and sing with us? email: secretary@anstonmvc.co.uk

We had to move from the Parish Hall due to continuing storage problems. We are grateful for the many years we have occupied the Parish Hall and have many fond memories of events during our time there.

Woodsetts Church Concert on 11/11/2017

A full church enjoyed our concert. The choir sang 13 songs and a medley from Les Miserables. During the song set intervals we were entertained by Jim Stevenson singing his own composition about his hero and the Anston MVC Quartet who sang 2 songs from their repertoire.

Thanks go to all concerned organising the concert and providing refreshments during the interval, when a raffle was held to raise further funds for this worthy charity.

Proceeds of £430.00 went to The Childrens Society.

Joint Concert With The Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers at South Anston Methodists Church on Saturday 7th October 2017.

The evening was a great success with each choir singing 4 songs in each of their 3 spots. The two choirs sang American Trilogy to end the concert with the accompaniment of the church organ making a wonderful climax to the song and concert.

Want to know more about our guests The Wheatsheaf Singers?

Go to: www.wheatsheafsingers.co.uk

Success of our Annual Concert 9th September 2017

The packed audience at The Crossing, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop enjoyed a great evening of male voice and brass band music.

Our guests included The Rockingham Brass Band and Simon Corner, organist.

Want to know more about our guests?

Go to: www.rockinghamband.com

Want to know more about the venue, The Crossing, Worksop?

Go to: www.thecrossing.co.uk

Friends in Harmony Joint Concert

Anston Male Voice Choir shared this concert at the request of Friends in Harmony at St Josephs RC Church, Dinnington in Aid of the charity: Safe at Last on 3rd June 2017.

Together we raised a fantastic £600.00

The concert was a great success with both choirs singing a very comprehensive range of songs during each half of the concert.

We thank Friends in Harmony for inviting us to this event and St Joseph's for providing a wonderful location, the acoustic of which is second to none.

Want to know more about Friends in Harmony?

Go to: www.friendsinharmony.co.uk

Deceased member Roy Bean leaves choir a financial legacy

Members of the choir were shocked and pleased to learn that our friend Roy left the choir £5,000.00 in his will.

Roy was born in Sheffield on 12th April 1934, he served overseas in the Royal Artillery as a young man spending some time in Germany.

He worked in the Steel Industry for Steel Peech & Tozer in Rotherham. After being made redundant he went to school to learn about horticulture, spending many years looking after a Ladies garden and eventually set up in business as a gardener.

He was married a long time to Maureen who sadly passed away from a debilitating illness and Roy nursed her for over 7 years before her death.

He met Ann whilst visiting his wife’s headstone in Todwick cemetery, at the same time Ann was visiting her husbands grave.

They had 10+ years of companionship and it was after meeting Ann that he joined AMVC spending his singing career in the baritone section. Joining the choir gave him a new lease of life after the difficult period he had nursing Maureen.

Ann and friends Rita and Stan became stalwart supporters of the choir

Roy died from a heart attack after returning from France after visiting his sister Pauline.

The choir have lost a good friend and colleague.

Foot note: The choir are to purchase new uniforms with the money left to us by Roy.

Springtime Concert, Clowne Salvation Army Hall

The Choir were invited to sing at Clowne Salvation Army Hall to perform for the congregation on Saturday 6th May 2017 at 7.00 pm.

This impressive venue was packed with a very enthusiastic audience, who enjoyed listening to the choir sing 18 songs from their considerable repertoire. The video to the right shows the Choir singing 'Take Me Home'. Click the arrow to listen.

Between each mini-session of three songs, the audience were entertained by two solists; Roy Pickering, in the first half and Jim Stevenson in the second half.

Debutant duo of Mikes' Martin and Thacker entertained with two songs in the first half and one in the second.

The Choir thank all involved in setting up and managing this great evening of song and particularly the audience who made this event, one to remember.

The amount raised was a fantastic £600.00 for The Salvation Army, who we know will continue their good work within the local community.

Want to know about our host?

Go to: clowne

Carlton Methodist Concert Review

The Choir were invited to sing at Carlton Methodist Church High Road, Carlton-in-Lindrick to perform for the congregation on Saturday 29th April 2017.

The evening was a great success. The choir sang 18 songs to a packed audience from their considerable repertoire. Soloists, David Wainwright and Jim Stevenson singing one song each. The choir Quartet sang two acapella numbers, one either side of the interval, when the Ladies of the Church served refreshments.

Great Concert

Successful concert at The Gordon Bennet Centre Thurcroft with the Thurcroft Brass Band. http://www.thurcroftwelfareband.co.uk/

Too late, if you weren't there you missed it.

This event will be repeated in the future, so look out for it.

The audience and performers had a great evening of music and song.

Want to know about the band? Click here

Joint Concert Charitable Results

Following a very enjoyable evening at South Anston Methodist Church on Friday 7th April, our audience of our Joint Concert with the Anston Ladies Choir will be pleased to know their contributions resulted in a donation to The Rotherham Hospice of around £336.00 on behalf of the Ladies Choir and a donation of around £336.00 to Bluebell Wood Hospice on behalf of the Male Choir. Both Choirs would like to thank our audience and contributors for a very pleasant and successful charitable event.

Keep your diary free for Friday April 6th 2018, when the choirs will be performing together again.