About Us

2017 Choir dinner at Minehead Golf Club

2017 Choir dinner at Minehead Golf Club

Brewers Fayre

Small party of choir members representing MMVC
at the opening of Brewers Fayre in Minehead

Minehead Male Voice Choir

Minehead Male Voice Choir was founded in 2000 by Robert Green and Keith Halstead and started with around 12 members. We now have around 40 members.

In July 2010 both Robert and Keith retired and were replaced by Jacqueline Butterworth (Musical Director) and Phyllis Barclay, who has stepped down as accompanist but will still remain as deputy accompanist.

Jacqueline trained as a teacher at Christ Church College, Canterbury specialising in music and singing. She became principal soloist with local operatic societies and has sung solos in sacred works with choral groups as well as singing as a guest with the MMVC.

Phyllis has had a lifetime of experience in music. She taught for about thirty years as a music specialist in Primary Education. Phyllis has now retired, although she will always be available if the need arises.

Monika Balogh has now replaced Phyllis ( October 2015 ). Monika was originally from Hungary and holds two Masters Degrees in music from the University of Pecs. She has previously worked for six years as a choir conductor and taught singing, solmization ( a system of associating each note of the scale with a particular syllable especially to teach singing) and the theory of music. She is currently living in Minehead and would like to teach piano again.

New members

Acc Monika Balogh

Accompanist
Monika Balogh

Acc Phyl Barclay

Deputy Accompanist
Phyl Barclay

MD Jackie Butterworth

MD Jackie
Butterworth


The choir membership has now grown to around 40 singing members but we are always looking to expand and will offer a warm welcome to anyone wishing to join us. (Click here for our current membership)

Feel free to attend a rehearsal and listen in to see if you will enjoy it. All you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to be trained. No auditions are necessary.

We meet at the Alcombe Methodist Church, Alcombe, Minehead every Monday from between 7.30pm and 9.30pm including a tea interval.

(click for a map of the location).


Concerts

We perform around 10 – 12 concerts annually and raise thousands of pounds for charity. You can find details of the past few year's concerts on our 'Archive' page.

Concert programmes are varied and will include an enjoyable mix of songs ranging from traditional to show songs, spirituals and ballads. We often also have a soloist and possibly a reading. There are no set charges for a concert but we would appreciate a donation.

(Click here to see a sample of our repertoire)

Choir Dinner

Minehead Male Voice Choir Dinner

Contacts

Minehead Male Voice Choir at wedding of Captain Simon Edward van Krieken Vannerley to Captain Katie Louise Paull

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