2022 Round-Up

We have come to the end of our first full calendar year post-Covid restrictions, and it has been so wonderful to be back in normal rehearsal sessions, with no social distancing, as well as being out performing again. We have fitted an awful lot into 2022...

Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs

Back in March, MEV performed at the Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs in our first performance post-Covid. Along with 14 other performing choirs, this event was such a joy to take part in. We are now looking forward to the next festival in March 2023!

Choir Workshop Weekend

In June, we enjoyed our third weekend workshop away. This year, we had the very great pleasure of spending the Saturday afternoon with a top West End Musical Director, Steve Moss, who taught us some new techniques as well as some exciting West End show arrangements.

On the Sunday, we walked over to the nearby church to perform some beautiful pieces we had been rehearsing throughout the weekend. Singing gorgeous harmonies in the choir stalls was such a special moment for us and one we will never forget.

As in previous years, we also enjoyed plenty of eating, drinking and merry-making, as well as singing! MEV hopes to be able to continue to include a weekend away for choir members every two or three years, whether it be for recording purposes, as part of a bigger choir festival, or taking part in bandstand concerts. We have found that over the years, through having this extra time together, the choir has grown as a family and stronger bonds have been forged between all our members, meaning our harmonies are even more beautiful and blended then they ever have been before.

Great Missenden Cream Teas

In what has become an annual event for Mill End Voices, we ended the summer term with a performance at St Peter and St Paul Church, Great Missenden’s cream tea concert.

Nell Gwynn

On our return for the new term in September, we started work on a set of short pieces composed by Patrick Gazard for use as incidental music for the Fourways Theatre Company production of Nell Gwynn.

MEV recorded several songs for the play, including some unison company songs to help boost the chorus, as well as a MEV-only madrigal.

What's coming up in 2023?

Mill End Voices has plenty to look forward to for the new year. In March, we have another Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs performance as well as a very exciting trip to sing at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Buckinghamshire Music Trust concert! We will also be back once again at the Great Missenden Cream Teas event in July for our annual concert.

We offer free trial sessions to anyone who would like to join us, so please do contact us if you would like to book a session. Come along and experience a rehearsal for yourself and find out what MEV is all about. We can't wait to meet you!

And finally...

Merry Christmas from Mill End Voices!
To spread a little Christmas cheer, we have recorded a beautiful piece, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, a traditional carol arranged by Patrick and recorded during our December session.

You can listen to the track by clicking on the player below:

Page last updated on 23rd Dec 2022 at 9:27 pm