Ever fancied joining a choir? Thurrock and Havering Male Voice Choir is looking for new members. This could be you! We are a newly re launched choir, for men of all ages from both Thurrock and Havering. We enjoy both singing and raising money for charity. It is estimated that approximately £100,000 has been raised for charity during this iconic choir’s 80 year existence.
The amazing variety of music that the choir performs at local charity concerts includes songs from West End musicals, popular songs, spirituals, hymns, and songs from opera. There are over 400 songs in our library! Our Musical Director, Linda Wade puts together a wide variety of music.
The choir has made several visits to other parts of the country. We have performed in the Peak District, Wales, Devon and Bournemouth, as well as Germany and Gibraltar. We have sung in Worcester Cathedral, York Minster, Hereford Cathedral and Buckfast Abbey. We have also had the unique experience, for any choir, in having been invited to sing in the Queen’s Chapel at Sandringham!
Thurrock and Havering Male Voice Choir welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining us please contact our Chairman Peter Brainwood on 01375 643482 or email email@example.com. We rehearse on Monday evenings between 7.30pm and 9.15 pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Hathaway Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5LL.
Here is a brief look at the variety of music that is performed by the choir:
Songs from West End Musicals by Cole Porter and Rogers & Hammerstein e.g. Oklahoma, Carousel and South Pacific including You’ll Never Walk Alone, There is Nothin’ like a Dame and Some Enchanted Evening. Do You Hear the People Sing? (from Les Miserables) Also, Songs from Oliver.
Popular songs like: Sailing, You Raise Me Up, Unchained Melody, Portrait of My Love, Bridge over Troubled Water, My Heart Will Go On, Send in the Clowns, Could It Be Magic? Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Love is All Around (from Four Weddings and a Funeral), The Water is Wide, When I Fall in Love.
Spirituals e.g. My Lord What a Morning, Lily of the Valley. Go Down Moses.
Hymns such as Deus Salutis, Cantique de Jean Racine, Ave Maria, Tui Egeo, Morte Christe.
Songs from Operas e.g. Speed Your Journey, Nessun Dorma, The Soldiers’ Chorus.
Other songs including a Frank Sinatra Medley, Songs of the Sixties, Kings of Swing, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, American Trilogy, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, When the Saints Go Marching In and The Rhythm of Life.
These are only a few of the pieces in the choir’s repertoire. There are over 400 items in the choir’s library! Click here to visit the Our story page and read more about the choir's history, our Musical Director Linda Wade and our pianist Angelo Tsocos.
The primary aim of the choir is to encourage the enjoyment of music and this is done mainly by giving concerts. Our concerts usually take place locally, however from time to time we are prepared to travel.
Click here to visit our Hire us page and read more about our concerts.
Watch the choir perform Some Enchanted Evening (duration 3:23) in our video below.
Click here to see more videos on the Thurrock and Havering Male Voice Choir YouTube channel.