Autumn Newsletter 2019

CVMVC Autumn Newsletter 2019

Chess Valley Male Voice Choir Autumn Newsletter
The first concert is on October 19th at the Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, starting at 7.30. The choir will be singing songs from ‘Across the Pond’ and show the diverse nature of music, specifically songs from that part of the world. Spirituals, Gospel Songs, Musicals, Popular Songs, Art Songs, Contemporary Songs, Film Title Songs —- something for all tastes and interests.
The young soloists for this concert are Laura and Amy Kirkham who
both play the flute. Laura was awarded an instrumental bursary at
Chesham Arts Festival in 2019. They are both in year 13 at Wycombe
High School and Laura is keen to pursue a musical career. They perform
solos and duets together!
They are pictured with Alice Martin, a regular CVMVC soloist, in the
middle, at Alice’s recent fund raising concert.
Concert Tickets £12 from 01494 725042, or on the door.
Church Location and Parking
Amersham Free Church is located on Woodside Road, Amersham HP6 6AJ. There is limited room for the church, but the public car park on Rickmansworth Road has free parking after 18.30. The car park opposite the church charges 24/7!

-Yazdi Madon – Chesham Arts Festival winner – CVMVC soloist –
Amersham Rotary club nominee – Winner of the 2018/19 Rotary Musician
of the Year Competition
It is always rewarding when we see young talent progressing from the
Chesham Arts Festival, in which Sheila and the choir members play key roles.
They and the choir benefits from their involvement as soloists in our concerts,
and Yazdi’s performance on the piano at this concert last year, prompted
Choir member, Mike Armstrong, to propose him as the Amersham Rotary
Club nominee for the National competition.
With the support of Rotary, he competed in the District, Regional, and National competitions of the National instrumental section.
The final was held in May 2019 where he competed against eight other talented young
musicians from the UK and Ireland. Age 11, one of the youngest in the Final, he played three contrasting pieces which showed his skill and musicality, and was praised by the three professional judges.
We hope that Yazdi will make further progress in his musical career. We wish him good fortune, and look forward to him making the headlines when we can say “we knew he was good when we heard him with CVMVC when he was only 11 years old!”

Dates for your diary
December 21st 15.00 Broadway Baptist Church
Come and celebrate Christmas with some traditional Christmas
music, some favourites and some new pieces too! Audience
participation in carols and our traditional Snow Waltz! Plus our young
21st March 15.00. St Mary’s Church, Wendover;
This concert is in support of Lindengate
12th May 19.30 Chesham Methodist Church
25th -29th May 4 Day Tour in Yorkshire – Wakefield, and Sheffield Cathedrals,
Chatsworth House and a joint concert with Chesterfield MVC,
13th June 19.30. St John’s Church, Ashley Green
5th July 15.00 St Peter & St Paul, Great Missenden