Thurrock Male Voice Choir welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining us please contact our Chairman Peter Brainwood on 01375 643482 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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. Recently we were invited to sing in the Queen’s Church at Sandringham.
It is estimated that approximately £100,000 has been raised for charity through fundraising performances during the choir’s 75 year existence. 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 Male Voice Choir YouTube channel.