Tideswell Male Voice Choir
Based in a beautiful village in the Peak District, Tideswell Male Voice Choir has a well-deserved reputation for its excellence in choral singing. Originally founded in the early 1950s, the choir members at that time were mainly drawn from the village of Tideswell itself. Today men travel from all around to be a part of this exciting group, enjoying rehearsals which continue to be held in Tideswell itself. Here the choir is fortunate to have its own rehearsal premises, which houses a library and wardrobe facility.
Over the years the choir has enjoyed much success in competition, both in the UK and abroad, and expectations have always been high. This aspect has not changed over the years but many other things have.
Now numbering more than forty members, the choir continues to grow in stature and popularity. In recent years giant strides have been taken with this group succeeding in making its voice heard far and wide to increasingly diverse audiences, both geographically and demographically.
The reason behind the success of this male chorus is its willingness to embrace change, be bold in making those changes and to listen to its audience.
Herein lies the future!
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm upstairs in the Old Grammar School, Tideswell, behind the Cathedral of the Peak St John’s Church. Newcomers welcome!
Well-known as a writer, broadcaster, politician and guest speaker, Edwina Currie has a lifelong interest in music.
Born in Liverpool, Edwina went to the same school as the Beatles’ George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney. She admits that much of her education time was spent in the Cavern Club listening to their music; this stimulated her love of music.
As a youngster, she took real delight in singing uplifting psalms in Hebrew as part of the Orthodox Jewish congregation in Childwall, Liverpool, to which her family belonged.
Music has played a big part in her life and she likes nothing more than listening to music on the radio while driving in the Peak District. Her eclectic musical tastes range from Simon and Garfunkel to Beethoven. Continuing the musical theme, Edwina describes her marriage to her husband, John, as being: “Married to the most handsome baritone in the High Peak.”
Edwina has had three successful careers – so far! In politics, she became one of the nation’s best-known MPs and served in Margaret Thatcher’s government 1986–88, in the Department of Health. Writing proved a lot easier than politics. In all, she has had ten books published. She started with non-fiction then turned to novels which were instant best-sellers in the UK. As a broadcaster, she is a frequent contributor to news and current affairs programmes.
For many years she has been a well-known radio and TV presenter and performer.
T.M.V.C. Patrons in 2017
John Bradley, Lynda Breese & David Holmes, Maurice Croasdell, Edwina Currie Jones,
“Farmers Energy“, Eric & Vera Hall, Christine Hewitt, James Hibbert, John B. P. Jones, Audrey Morton, David & Jean Palmer, Peter & Jennifer Rowson, “J. Sidebotham & Son”, Philip & Stephanie Stanyer, Emma St. John-Smith, “TARMAC“, Margaret Tyldesley, Roger & Carol Whysall, Rita Willis.
On behalf of T.M.V.C., as their Patrons’ Officer, may I write a huge “Thank You” to all our generous and supportive Patrons in 2017.
The Choir genuinely appreciates your kind interest and financial commitment to us. We pledge to use your donations, and any attendant “Gift Aid” details connected to them, in a thoughtful and wise way.
Your generosity helps us to put on our Concerts and events, not only for the development of our own musical, educational, personal and social experiences, but also to help us then raise monies and donate to other worthwhile Charities, which we have always endeavoured to assist.
This year our chosen Charity is “Challenge Derbyshire“, an inspired county-based organisation which we believe is very worthwhile, and which serves as a kind of ‘umbrella’ capacity to all Derbyshire charitable organizations.
We sincerely hope that the great satisfaction, bond of fellowship, and musical enjoyment that we experience is shared by all our Patrons, supporters and our audiences.
Once again, sincere thanks to all of you. It is both reassuring and heartening for us to know who our true friends and loyal supporters are.
We look forward to seeing as many as possible of you throughout 2017!
(F. Philip Holland, T.M.V.C. Patrons’ Officer.)
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