King's Lynn Male Voice Choir
About the KLMVC
Introduction to the Kings Lynn Male Voice Choir:
The Choir was formed in 1957 by the Choristers of, St Margaret’s Church and St Nicholas Chapel in Kings Lynn.
Although only one of the original members remains in our ranks, the choir has been refreshed with equally enthusiastic singers but we are always on the look out for new blood to bolster our numbers.
We are a lively bunch with a love of music, singing and always game for a laugh.
The Choir provides enjoyment to many in the Kings Lynn and the surrounding area ands helps other organisations and charities raise funds. The Choir has its own two main concerts each year, its Annual Concert every May, and the Christmas Concert, when guest artists from the Royal Academy of Music join the Choir for a great night of music and entertainment.
Some years ago, our Choir has had the honour of singing before Her majesty the Queen and the late Queen Mother.
They have also had friendly exchange visits both in this country - to Filton and Ashington and in Europe - to Elton in Germany, and Coevorden in the Netherlands, the home of the Vancouver family.
The Choir was a founder member of the Anglia Group of the National Association of Choirs, for which they organised a very successful Massed
Choirs Concert in the Corn Exchange, in March 2009.
The Choir’s aims and objects are in line with those of the Association:
· To encourage and support the cause of choral singing
· To support and add to the cultural life of West Norfolk
· To raise funds for charities and assist with fundraising for local charities and other by performing at locally organised concerts
· To give pleasure to our audiences, and our members.
The Choir has a comprehensive and impressive list of friends and Patrons, and much appreciate the support given by them throughout the year.
Patrons receive regular newsletters and discounts on the Choirs own concerts.
We meet once a week to rehearse on a Wednesday night at Springwood High School, Kings Lynn (see map below) between 19:00 and 21:00, during our season that starts in September and finishes around the end of May. During the season we perform concerts at different venues around the local area that we put on ourself and also at the request of others. These include our regular Christmas and Spring concerts, singing once or twice a year in the SNCO's Mess at RAF Marham, The Free Masons and participating in local events.
We are also available to sing at Weddings, Funerals and other events which, in the past, have included the opening of buildings, the turning on of Christmas lights and singing at the King's Lynn Corn exchange for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
We have an ever-growing repertoire of music that covers many genres from traditional choral music to modern day songs, classic hymns, numbers from the shows and many others in between. We are a merry bunch of men and with Anne accompanying us and our MD leading, we always give our all when we perform.
If you think you would like to come and join us then come along on a Wednesday night or go to the contact page for a list of people who can give you more information. We are a non audition choir, you just need to be male, be able to hold a tune and enjoy singing. If you are not sure where you would fit into a male voice choir then We would be happy to assess your range and slot you in to one of our four vocal sections.