Members of Village Voices Choir and other singers, organised, directed and accompanied by Trevor Barr, sang Christmas Carols to those attending Warwick’s community Christmas lunch held this year at Warwick School’s Warwick Hall.
For a third year, Terry Morris, a town and district councillor, and his wife Liz Jackson, along with a team of volunteers provided a three course meal for Warwick residents who would otherwise spend Christmas alone.
On Friday 20th December 7.00pm at Guys Cliffe House, Coventry Road, Warwick, Village Voices sang Carols in the Courtyard, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Singing at the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon. Readings and Carols in support of Springfield Mind. Followed by refreshments in Stratford Town Hall.
Lunchtime carols at Whitnash Sports and Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash, Leamington Spa.
On Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm Village Voices presented its Christmas Gloria Charity Concert at All Saints Church 29 Vicarage Field, Warwick CV34 5NJ in aid of The Friendship Project for Children.
Village Voices were joined by Soloists Belinda Morley, Olivia Griffiths and members of Leamington Sinfonia for a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria, followed by traditional carols.
Musical Director Trevor Barr and accompanist Roger Haygreen.
The sell-out concert was the most ambitious and successful presented by the choir to date and raised £1,350 for The Friendship Project for Children.
On Saturday 5th October 7.00 pm at Warwick Hall, Warwick School, Village Voices Choir was invited by Divertimento to sing at the Festival of Voices 2019 Concert. Other choirs participating, in order of appearance, were the Vocal Generation, Two Castles Male Voice Choir, Harbury Folk Club Choir, Rock Choir, Warwickshire Children’s Chorus and Divertimento.
The Concert provided a brilliant evening of entertainment, showcasing amazing variety and local talent, young and old!
On Saturday 20th July 25 members of the choir sang at the community event held at the Holt Recreation Field on the Cubbington Road in Lillington.
Friday 12th to Monday 15th April a number of the choir visited Londonderry. During their stay they were joined by Thornhill Chamber Choir and Colmcille Ladies Choir in concert on Saturday 13th April at the First Derry Presbyterian Church where £820 was raised in aid of The North West Cancer Centre.
The choir also attended and sang at the First Derry Presbyterian Church Service on Sunday 14th April officiated by the Reverend David Latimer the church minister.
We are so grateful that David McGuckin, the superb church organist, was able to accompany the choirs and congregation, on piano and organ, at both the concert and Sunday service.
The visit to Derry was masterminded by our musical director, Trevor Barr; and during our stay he introduced us the architecture, history and culture of his home city, as well as finding time to rehearse and conduct the choir. Our grateful thanks go to Trevor and all who helped to organise our very successful and enjoyable time in Northern Ireland.
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On Saturday 6th April Village Voices combined with the Coventry Male Voice Choir presented a concert at Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Spa which raised over £1,300 for the Royal National Lifeboat Association.
Village Voices directed by Trevor Barr with Roger Haygreen accompanist. We were delighted to be joined by two very special guests:
Ellie Aitchison – Violinist
Imogen Parsley – Soprano