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Want to hear what we sound like? Want to try a little singing yourself? Come along to
Tawa Union Church hall (formerly St Stephen's Church), Elena Place, Tawa
to a Choir practice at 7:30pm - 9:30pm on any Thursday evening, February to November, but you may wish to contact us first to make sure we will be there. Occasionally, we have other engagements. Use the 'Contact' link in the menu at the head of the page.
You can just sit and listen, or join in as we find out what this year brings for us as singers. We'll be discussing our upcoming events, and introducing the songs we'll be practising over the next couple of months. You can stay as long as you like - and join us for a cup of tea afterwards to chat and find out more.
There will be no charge, and you are under no obligation, but we welcome new singers of all ages (especially Tenors!) to join our ranks.
It is with sadness that our previous Music Director, Bruce Cash had to relinquish the position in June 2019. However, we are delighted to welcome Mark Stamper as our new Music Director. Mark has now led the choir in a concert given at the Summerset Retirement Village, Trentham, with resounding success. We look forward to enjoying Mark's unique style with leading the Choir at concerts and in rehearsals.
The Choir would like to have a deputy conductor, in case our Music Director is otherwise engaged, able to take over practice sessions if needed, and also able to take singing groups to private performances, for example at retirement villages, when our Music Director is unavailable. It would be really great if the deputy conductor would also be a regular singing member of the Choir, becoming familiar with the repertoire. If that appeals, please do contact us.
UPCOMING PUBLIC CONCERTS
The Choir gives at least two Public Concerts each year
We have yet to set the dates of our concerts for 2020. If you would like us to inform you by email when we have those dates, send us a message via the 'Contact' tab at the top of this page, asking us to forewarn you of our schedules, and include your email address.
We will not share your email address with anyone outside the Choir.
You may purchase discount tickets by email up to 48 hours prior to public concerts by clicking on the
Request Tickets link on the right.
We may have to increase prices this year; watch this space.
At the door:
Adults $25, Students (with ID) $20, Juniors (5 - 18) $5
Family (2 adults + 2 Junior) $50, Under 5 - free
Subscription members get 2 free tickets to each public concert.
Net proceeds of our public concerts are donated to Wellington Free Ambulance.
We also sing at private events such as funerals & weddings by request. To enquire about engaging the Choir to sing at your event, please use the 'Contact' tab at the top of the page.
If you have a specific request, such as singing at a wedding, please give us as much notice as possible.
To request tickets, click the box above. This will open a message box. Tell us your name, how many tickets you would like, and a contact email address and phone number. Pay by internet banking transfer.
Your tickets will be sent by email when we have confirmed the payment has been received in our bank account. YOUR ORDER MUST REACH US AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE CONCERT.
We may have to increase prices this year; watch this space.
ADVANCE PURCHASE PRICE
Student (with student ID) $15
Junior (age 5 - 8) $5
Family (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) $40
We have for several years, joined with 'The Old Crotchets' at St John's Church, Feilding. This is an enjoyable day out by coach.
The Choir sang at Kapiti Playhouse as a fund-raiser for Age Concern.
The Choir joined with the Wanganui Male Voice Choir for a concert in Whanganui on Sunday 11th June 2017, and the Wanganui Male Voice Choir joined with us for our public concert at St Andrew's on the Terrace on 18th June.
The Choir gave a private concert for the Blind Foundation in October 2018, as we have done for many years. We will repeat that again this year.
A number of our Choristers went to sing in the Australian Male Choir Festival in Wollongong, NSW, Australia on Sunday 15th October 2017, but we did not form a complete choir. We expect that this will be repeated later this year in Sydney.
We have also sung by invitation at retirement homes in the Wellington region. Recently, we sung at Summerset, Trentham.
Other recent engagements
If you like singing , we'd love to hear from you. No auditions necessary but we do encourage your skills through occasional workshops and mutual support.
Send us a message by clicking on the CONTACT tab at the head of the page.
The Wellington Male Voice Choir is a community choir, singing popular, sacred and secular songs (both accompanied and unaccompanied). We share many attributes in common with male choirs in other countries (Wales in particular), but attempt to present our own interpretation of the music we sing. The choir has a strong tradition of fellowship, and strives for high quality singing.
Our repertoire includes a wide range of both modern and traditional material, including (but not limited to) for example, operatic songs from Bizet's 'Pearl Fishers', popular songs such as the Beatles' 'When I'm 64', music from the shows, eg. 'Memory' from Cats, and songs such as John Denver's 'Take Me Home, Country Roads, West Virginia'.
The Choir is a Registered Charity. Net proceeds from our public concerts are donated to our Charity of choice, the Wellington Free Ambulance. To see details of our Choir's Constitution and other information:
Go to the website of the NZ Companies Office and search for Incorporated Society number 658852. There is a list of all Documents Registered, with the most recent issue listed first. The latest Constitution is labelled ‘Alteration of Rules’. Recent listed documents may be downloaded as PDF files.