Welcome to Midland Voices
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(1) Extra Monday Night Rehearsal on 11th June - There WILL be a rehearsal on MONDAY 11th June.
(2) Will all singers who are attending Stella's funeral service, on Monday 21st May 10am in North Chapel, Oakley Wood Crematorium please arrive at 9:15, Barry will provide sheet music for As Long As I Have Music. Our thoughts are with Stella's family and Friends she will be greatly missed.
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This exciting singing organisation for the Midlands was formed in 2009, and is directed by Barry Todd.
The organisation started with one main choir rehearsing on Monday evenings, and this choir typically has over 200 members and normally gives its concerts, with the 30 piece Midland Voice Orchestra, at Butterworth Hall,Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick.
Two smaller "Daytime" choirs that rehearse during the day, have since been added in Whitnash, Leamington on Thursdays and in Balsall Common on Tuesdays.
The daytime choirs each have a facebook page,
Balsall Singers and
So Midland Voices offers a choice of three choirs, and a number of concerts each year: the main choir with unique opportunities to sing with the Midand Voice Orchestra at Warwick Arts Centre, and other performances by the daytime choirs to raise funds for local charities. The total raised for charities to 2016, is an amazing £60,000.
New Singers are always welcome. There are no auditions for the chorus, and all singers have the opportunity to audition to perform solo parts, duets or ensemble pieces in each of the concerts.
The Day Time Choir (Leamington Singers) will Rehearse on Thursday 3rd May
Barry has confirmed that the venue is NOT being used as a polling station and so Leamington Singers will rehearse as normal on Thursday 3rd May!.
This Day – Naxos Recording Project
Fiona and David Harris (alto 2 and bass in Midland Voices) wondered whether anyone might feel able to support a really worthwhile project.
Their daughter Hilary, along with her choir Blossom Street, is raising funds to record a Naxos disc which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
All the music has been written for upper voices by women composers; it will be performed by women and conducted by Hilary.
Hilary explains more about the project in the following interview:
link to interview with Hilary
To hear Blossom Street in action, here’s a clip from their album Down by the Sea:
link to blossomstreet sample https://soundcloud.com/blossomstreet/songs-of-the-north-no-14-mo-nighean-dubh-my-dark-haired-maiden
All donations of any size would be extremely gratefully received. Please click here if you can help:
link to blossomstreet crowd funding
Success in 2017
All three choirs had a very successful autumn season. Balsall Singers raised over £1800, and Leamnington Singers raised over £1500 for their respective charities.
The main Choir and Orchestra had a very popular concert, singing numbers chosen by the choir, it was a very powerful programme, possible their best performance to date!.
Rehearsals resume in the new year, applications are open for all three choirs.
30th June 2018: "Midland Voices Choir and Orchestra - Summer Concert Sporting Anthems - The Winner Takes It All "
Barry has released details of the Concert Programme to be performed at Warwick Arts Centre. This will be our 17th concert at this Venue.
Tickets on sale now!!,
Saturday 30th June 2017 at 7:30pm. See the "What's On" page
Application forms are available here .
See the rehearsal information page for list of songs for this concert and rehearsals date and time and locations.Band call is on Sunday 24th June at 2pm "
1st December 2018: "Midland Voices Choir and Orchestra - Christmas Concert in aid of Shakespeare Hospice"
Barry has confirmed outline details of the Christmas Concert to be performed at Croft School Stratford. This will be our first concert at this Venue.
Put the date in your Diary NOW! ,
Saturday 1st December 2018 both Matinée and evening performances. See the "What's On" page
Application forms will normally be available here after the summer concert.
See the rehearsal information page for updates and more information about this concert and rehearsals dates, times and locations.
Future Concerts and Event dates for your diary:- What's On
Midland Voices Rehearsal Venue Locations:- Venue Details