Our annual concert for the elderly and disabled of the local community took place once more at the Chertsey Hall on the afternoon of Saturday 30th January. This event has been wholly sponsored by Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd, based in Weybridge, for the past 18 years, offering free entertainment to an appreciative audience.
The concert is always great fun, with the choir singing a varied selection from its repertoire, plus solo spots from Liz Westaway and choir members Jim Broadhead and Andrew Wilson. Choir members were busy in the interval, too, dispensing complimentary tea and cakes (produced by Eileen Jackson and her team) to refresh the audience!
We were pleased to welcome once again Mr Joe Johnston from Toshiba. The choir and community alike are very appreciative of the continuing involvement of Toshiba in helping to preserve and promote community life.
Thank you Joe and Toshiba!
Our next charity concert is on Saturday 13th February at Christ Church Ottershaw, in support of the Parish Families' Worker and the Sam Beare Hospice
On Saturday 12 March the choir will be performing another concert for the Byfleet and Weybridge branch of the RNLI, at St Mary Oatlands, Weybridge. Also performing will be the Cleves School Choir.
On Friday 8 April the choir will be participating in a Gala Music Evening at the Old Barn Hall in Bookham, organised by Bookham and Horsley Rotary in support of the 'Kids for Kids' Rotary project in Darfur.
Weybridge Male Voice Choir has been performing to audiences and raising money for good causes and national and international charities for nearly one hundred years. I consider it a real honour to be the Musical Director of this choir, and my hope and expectation is to take the choir to new heights. Every Musical Director has a different approach and different views on where they would like their choir to be. I feel it is important to share these views with you, the choir and audience.
Our Concert Secretary is now taking bookings for 2016 and beyond. If you are connected to a charitable organisation and would like us to perform a fund-raising concert for you, do get in touch.
Please note that we are unable to take bookings for weddings, funerals or weekday daytime performances.
If you do you can generate funds for the choir at no additional cost to yourself, simply by going through easyfundraising.org.uk.
It really is very simple - a couple of clicks once you are registered, then you go directly to the same retailer site that you would have used anyway. John Lewis, Amazon, Boden, M&S are among the big names, as well as hotel booking sites, insurance, car hire etc. etc.