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The Link Christmas Special, Calvary Church, Kingswinford

We had the pleasure of performing a special Christmas Concert for The Link at Calvary Church, Kingswinford on Saturday 5th December, 2-4pm. Mince pies & mulled punch were provided to get us in the Christmas spirit!

“Gentlemen – and ladies! – thanks so much for entertaining us at Calvary Church (on Saturday afternoon.) Just what we needed to get us in the Christmas spirit, programme spot on, singing superb. May God bless you all richly. Glyn B.

Kingswinford Calvary Concert

Photo of our concert at Calvary Church

Calvary Church Kingswinford The Link flyer 5Dec2015Calvary Church Kingswinford The Link flyer front 5Dec2015

Choir perform at BBC’s WW1 at Home live event at Wolverhampton & Black Country Show

100_1238We were invited by the BBC to perform on Saturday 12th July at their World War 1 at Home live event, which coincided with The Wolverhampton & Black Country Show on the weekend of 12th & 13th July 2014. The venue was West Park in Wolverhampton. The newly renamed show supersedes the popular City Show. We were scheduled to perform at approx. 3.30pm for 20 mins, then at 5.30pm for 30 mins. The BBC WW1 at Home event will be broadcasting live on BBC Radio WM 95.6.

The choir feel very privileged to have been asked to take part in this very special event in Wolverhampton. Selected war time pieces from our concert the previous evening at The Goodyear Pavilion will be sung at West Park.

Just wanted to say a huge thank-you for making the WW1 at Home event such a success in Wolverhampton. Around 11,000 people turned up over the two days and the feedback was really positive. I hope you all enjoyed it.
Thanks again!  
– Louise Brierley, BBC

Express & Star news: Hopes high for big turnout at new Wolverhampton and Black Country Show

Black Country Bugle: BBC WW1 event links up with Wolverhampton Show

Thankyou letter to choir

Dear John,

I just thought I would put pen to paper and express our gratitude, appreciation and thanks for the fantastic, tremendous sterling job that you and the rest of the choir did for us at my Mum’s funeral mass at St. Josephs last Thursday. (29th August 2013)

Your singing was superb, your professionalism exceptional and the way you dressed so smartly was plain to see by all.

We have since had so many lovely remarks as a family on how the say had ben to perfect for Mum. A lot of comments were specifically directed ay yourselves on how you had played an important part on such a special day for us.

Your generosity of time and effort was spent perfecting the selected songs before the say was apparent and evident in the way they were performed.

My Mum would have been so happy to have had you singing her favourite hymns and Danny Boy, her favourite song and for that we thank you. We felt great emotion and pride that you played such a significant role on the say and did it so well. It will never be forgotten, thank you.

Kind regards,

Tony, Marie-Anne and John.

Wombourne Music Festival 2013 review

Extract taken from Wombourne Music Festival 2013 article written by Richard Hill for St. Benedict Biscop Church.

In the evening we had the delight of Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir, and that was another pleasure. They were well rehearsed, effortless and with a narrator (compére) of clear diction and some wit. This was easy listening of the finest quality with such clear enunciation. The performance of ‘How Great Thou Art’ at the end of the evening was so well done.

St Benedict Biscop Church

Our Austrian guest goes with a song!

[Report written by Robert Grollitsch, a recent guest member]

What are your expectations when you, a 22 year old music lover from Austria, are asked whether or not you want to join a Male Voice Choir? Well, whatever I expected it was better than that! From the moment I set foot in the rehearsal room I was overwhelmed. Not only by the warm welcome that I received from every single member of the choir, but also by their love for the music, the fun they have before, during and after rehearsals and their open minded attitude.

Yes, most members are older than I am and most of them have been singing in the Wolverhampton Orpheus MVC for a long time, but still, not once was I made to feel inferior or anything like that. The weekly rehearsal became a fixed part of my week and when my housemates asked if I was going to choir tonight, I always got excited because it was Wednesday again!
Choir with Rob GrollischPhoto quiz: Can you spot Robert in the line up?

It all reached its highlight at the Concert in Priorslee, Telford. It was my first, but sadly also my last with them, and I would not want to miss these moments. It makes me sad that I will not be able to sing with them for the Choir’s 70th Anniversary on the 21st of July in the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton. Knowing the repertoire and the amount of work these guys put into their hobby I can say that this is definitely going to be an amazing night.

Nevertheless, I have to go home to Austria, but do you think they would just let me slip out without them noticing? No! They presented me withRobert Grollisch presentation their jumper, the tie and two buttons, one from the Wolverhampton Orpheus MVC and one from the Association of Male Voice Choirs – all of which I will proudly wear! As the last piece of music I did with this amazing folks, I asked for one special song (“Let there be Peace on Earth”) and guess what? Not only did we sing it, but I also got a copy of it. Thank you so much for a fabulous time spent with you!

You are more than welcome to contact me on Facebook if you want any further information on my time with the Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir!

Report written by Robert Grollitsch. (Robert has been working as a Foreign Language Assistant at some local schools.)

Hint answer to photo quiz? the tall guy!