Hart Male Voice Choir was formed in May 1975 with the aim of providing an opportunity for developing male choral singing and to provide entertainment for performers and audiences. Over the years we have extended our objectives to put the fun in fund raising by supporting local communities and national charities in the organisation and promotion of their charity concerts.
We are an amateur choir and a registered charity ourselves, dedicated to providing enjoyment and pleasure for both audience and choristers. The funds we have helped raise have benefited numerous charities over many years, both in Britain and abroad, such charities being spread as far apart as South Africa and Ireland, with a host of others in between!
We are honoured to have the brilliant Welsh conductor Dr Haydn James as our Choir President and also to have the great Alan Titchmarsh as our Honorary Patron.
The choir sings in four part harmony (TTBB – 1 & 2 Tenors, Baritone and Bass) with each section having a Section Leader with responsibility for the mentoring of new members and acting as a conduit between the Committee and their relevant section.
Choir rehearsals are once a week on Wednesday from 7.30pm to 10.00pm in the Cross Barn in Odiham. Prospective new members are always welcome to come and experience a rehearsal evening to see how we prepare for our successful concerts.
Newly elected Chairman, Eamonn O’Rourke, has been a member of the Bass Section of the choir since 1989 and has served two previous terms as Chairman.
Eamonn has also been appointed as Public Relations Officer.
The management and affairs of the choir are conducted by the Trustees who including a Chairman, Choir Secretary, Treasurer, Librarian and Social Secretary, elected by the Annual General Meeting.
HMVC is a non-profit making charity but usually charges a concert fee to cover our professionals’ costs and any incidental costs such as concert printing etc. Fixed costs including our music professionals’ rehearsal costs, hall hire, piano maintenance, uniform and sheet music etc are all covered by member’s monthly subscriptions.
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