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Dignitaries join Carlton and Northampton Male Voice Choirs at Daybrook concert

Carlton MVC are hosting Northampton Male Voice Choir at St Paul's Church Daybrook.


On Saturday, November 25 Carlton MVC are honoured to be hosting Stephen Bell (Musical Director) and the brilliant Northampton Male Voice Choir at a concert in Nottingham, at St Paul’s Church Daybrook.

The Joint Concert will be attended by special guests, Mayor of Gedling Julie Najuk, and The Lord Mayor of Nottingham Councillor Carole McCulloch and their consorts and a welcome will be made by the Mayor of Gedling.

Carlton have also invited special friends, previous Mayor and Mayoress of Gedling Peter and Sandra Barnes. Peter Barnes is also a past President of Carlton MVC.

Representing Carlton MVC are President Sir John Starkey, Chair Chris Coats, Musical Director Ian Watts, and Accompanist Roger Holland with Musical Director Stephen Bell, and Accompanist Sue Rayment representing Northampton MVC.

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The concert is being performed in aid of Maggie’s Charity: Maggie’s Everyone’s home of cancer care and a member of Maggie’s team will speak at the Concert  to explain what they do and request donations. Proceeds from the Concert will be given to Maggie’s.

Maggie’s is a registered charity entirely funded by the kindness of donors and gifts in wills and can be contacted by email on or via their website

It will be a busy day for for Northampton MVC as they are visiting Nottingham for the day arriving at 2.00 pm to have the opportunity to perform on the bandstand at the Christmas Fair at Nottingham Castle.

Tickets for the Daybrook concert are £7.00 pp and available from choir members or Eventbrite.

Carlton Male Voice Choir brings together people with male register voices of all diversities and social backgrounds in the Nottingham and Carlton community, it also brings together the community for music in its performances from a beer festival to a festival hall.

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Musical Director Ian Watts said: “Nottingham’s own Carlton Male Voice is in full flow at the moment leading the way as a forward-thinking men’s choir in the East Midlands.

“We now have people from all adult age brackets and provide opportunities for male voice singers in the local community of every age and diversity, the wider the better.

“So, if you are looking for a challenge, wanting to improve and upskill your musical knowledge and wish to perform at incredible events from festivals to formal concerts, helping great causes then we can help – Come on baby Light My Choir – JOIN US TODAY.”

Further information and contact details for the Carlton Male Voice Choir can be found on their facebook page HERE or on their website


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Sunday November 26:

Christmas Fair performance at Nottingham Castle at 11.20 am. See the Choir at the Bandstand.

Saturday December 2:

Christmas Concert at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston NG9 1EH at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the church. Adults £7 in advance (£8 on the door), children and students £4, please contact the church office on 0115 9431164.

Sunday December 3, 10 & 17:

Carols by Candlelight at 2.00pm. Come and visit Rufford and hear the choir perform FESTIVE MUSIC at the beautiful Rufford Mill, 9-2 Rufford Ln, Newark NG22 9DG. Available on 3 Sundays. Tickets £12 include a drink and a festive treat.

Saturday December 16:

Carlton Christmas Concert 7.00pm. At St Paul’s Carlton, NG4 BJ. This year’s concert will feature Katharine Dryden as Kitty Mai, thrilling the audience with songs from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, swing, jazz, standards from The Great American Songbook, and music hall. Tickets are £12 from Choir members or Eventbrite.

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