Rehearsals start again

posted 5 Jun 2020, 13:09 by John Foes-Lamb   [ updated 5 Jun 2020, 13:13 ]

Level 2 Covid 19 restrictions now allow groups of <100 to meet so from Monday 8th June we will start rehearsals again at the Nelson Reformed Church at 6:45pm. No new dates for concerts in 2020 have been set; watch this space or our Facebook page.

NMVC suspends its activities due to Covid19 prevention requirements.

posted 20 Mar 2020, 13:02 by Ernie Tarling

The Nelson Male Voice Choir announces today that it is suspending all its practice and concert activities until further notice, to help prevent the spread of the Covid19 virus. Our members have a Midi File learning facility available to them through this website, and will therefore be able to continue rehearsing repertoire from home.  So, let us hope that this hiatus does not continue for long. In the meantime, our Facebook page is a good source of keeping in touch with us, and our message to all our friends and supporters is "Stay well!"

A New Year begins. 2020.

posted 22 Jan 2020, 19:04 by Ernie Tarling

Happy New Year everybody! The Nelson Male Voice Choir will come together again on Monday, February 10th at the Reformed Church, Enner Glynn at 6.45 pm.
Our conductor, Nigel Weeks, and accompanists, Louis Lucas-Perry and Pauline Boyd will again be at the helm as we start a new year of song. It will be an exciting year for the Choir, as we will again be hosting our mates from Tokyo, the wonderful Chor Farmer, in September.
We are also working on the itinerary of a NMVC concert tour to Australia, around October this year.
Our first planned concert of the year will be on Anzac Day, at the Nelson Cathedral. We would warmly welcome new choristers to come along and experience camaraderie, and the sheer joy of singing. NMVC Secretary, John Foes-Lamb is available on 021 682 776, or Ernie Tarling, Vice-President is available on 021 066 4595 to answer any queries you may have. See you soon!


posted 8 Dec 2019, 23:24 by Ernie Tarling

The Nelson Male Voice Choir has completed its programme, with a lovely final concert at NCMA, and a happy, year-ending get-together dinner at Mapua last evening. Songs were sung, friends hugged and hands shaken , as we now take a rest until the end of January. It has been an excellent year for us, and we thank Nigel Weeks, Pauline Boyd and Louis Lucas-Perry for their guidance, expertise and artistry . Thanks also , to our committee and support group who have cheerfully dealt with the many jobs that need doing to keep a large, dynamic choir functioning well. Have a great Christmas everybody : we'll be seeing you in the New Year. Don't forget, you gentlemen out there; you are most welcome to come and sing with us, make new friends and help swell our ranks, and strengthen our ambition to be the finest male voice choir in the southern hemisphere. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Summer Concerts

posted 23 Nov 2019, 19:14 by John Foes-Lamb

Come and hear the great sound of the Nelson Male Voice Choir under the baton of Nigel Weeks QSM. The choir will be accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Louis Lucas-Perry on the keyboard.
We will be singing songs from some well-known shows and a few well-loved male voice choir arrangements plus a few Christmas numbers.
2 concerts to choose from: Richmond Townhall on 4th December at 7:30 pm & Nelson Centre of Musical Arts on 8th December at 2:00 pm

NZ Male Choir Gala Reunion - September 28th at 7:30pm Nelson Girls College

posted 9 Sep 2019, 16:34 by John Foes-Lamb   [ updated 9 Sep 2019, 16:36 ]

We are guests at this concert. Our conductor is Nigel Weeks QSM accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Louis Lucas-Perry on the keyboard. Tickets $30 Students & Children free; through Ticket Direct website or at the door. For more details

Nelson Winter Concert - Sunday 4th August -2pm Nelson School of Music (NCMA)

posted 20 Jul 2019, 20:36 by John Foes-Lamb   [ updated 20 Jul 2019, 20:45 ]

The choir will be singing songs from some well-known shows such as Miss Saigon, Les Miserable and Sound of Music with a few of our best-loved male voice choir songs included.
Our conductor is Nigel Weeks QSM accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Louis Lucas-Perry on the keyboard.
Special guests will be Naycol Chorale (SATB choir) from Nayland College, Louis Lucas-Perry on piano, Ruby Burr vocalist and Toby Sussex guitar /vocalist
Tickets $25. Under-18s $5

Anzac Day concert, 25th April.Nelson Cathedral, 2.00pm

posted 12 Mar 2019, 21:01 by Ernie Tarling

The Choir will perform its first full concert under the baton of renowned conductor, Nigel Weeks on Anzac Day, Thursday, 25th April. Our concerts on this day are always well attended, being New Zealand's most united national day, which evokes patriotism and emotion. Our  new accompanist, the brilliant young pianist, Louis Lucas-Perry will support the Choir, alongside long-serving Pauline Boyd. There will also be a bugler or two, plus a classical guitarist to add variety to a full programme of rousing and reflective songs.
 If you want to be part of Anzac Day commemorations, come along to the iconic Nelson Cathedral and be moved and entertained by Nelson's traditional male voice choir. 
Tickets $25. Under-18s, $5.

Andrea's last concert as Conductor, this Saturday, December 8th.

posted 5 Dec 2018, 15:49 by Ernie Tarling   [ updated 5 Dec 2018, 15:50 ]

We are certainly going to miss the great lady, as she steps down this Saturday at the NCMA, after 20 years with the Choir. The concert is sure to be emotional, and begins at 2.00 pm. Click on the attachment below, to see a photo of her last night at our Mapua concert.

Nelson Male Voice Choir introduces its Summer Concert, 2018

posted 19 Nov 2018, 23:13 by Ernie Tarling

Try not to miss our Summer concert on Saturday, December 8th, at 2.00 pm. The Nelson School of Music ( NCMA) is the venue. The choir will be conducted for the last time by Andrea Hamilton, who has been so very popular with our audiences, and will be fondly remembered by the guys. She hails from Swansea, South Wales, and singing is in her blood. The door will always be open for her. We'll keep a welcome!
Our concert flyer shows a typical southern hemisphere summer scene, but northern hemisphere Christmas scenes will still form a recurring theme in the programme. We will also include a number of stirring male voice choir favourites, and some rousing songs which will have you whistling and humming all the way home. 
Some wonderful young Nelson musical talent will be our guests, to help us celebrate this magical time of the year. We'll look out for you in the audience. Don't miss it!

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