Congratulations go to Bill Blower for achieving 65 years of membership & service with the choir. Bill joined the choir on 30th January 1951. To mark his 50th year in 2001 we granted him life membership. Though we hope he’s not ready to retire just yet!
As a boy, Bill started singing with St. Barnabas Church choir in Wolverhampton. The highlight of his singing ambitions came when he joined WOMVC. It wasn’t long before his ability as a First Tenor was recognised & he became a regular soloist. Throughout his membership he served on various committees.
For 40 years he worked in the despatch department of Butler’s Brewery in Wolverhampton, only interrupted by National Service in the RAF.
[Edited from the History of WOMVC 1943-2003.]
Thanks to West Wulf for including our choir in this list of 25 more reasons to be cheerful about Wolverhampton. We’re no. 33 in the list.
The choir were invited to perform at this Carol Service in Sedgley on Wednesday 16th December at 7pm. We have a successful ongoing collaborative relationship with High Arcal School music department. We sang ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Let there be peace on Earth’ & then a medley of carols.
All Saints Church provided the venue for an evening of Christmas variety at High Arcal’s Carol Service. A packed congregation were treated to a carefully chosen programme of songs, carols, band numbers and drama sketches; which showcased the talent and versatility of over 40 performers. The Expressive Arts Faculty would like to thank everyone who supported this most pleasant of community events. – Quote from High Arcal School website
WOMVC were proud to lead Wolverhampton’s Civic Carol Service 2015. The service began with Once in Royal David’s City.
After the 1st lesson, the choir sang The Advent Hymn & Joy to the World followed by a congregational carol ‘See him lying on a bed of straw.’
After the 2nd lesson, everyone sang ‘O little town of Bethlehem’ & after the 3rd lesson we sang the Christmas version of Kwmbayah & O Holy Night.
After the 4th lesson everyone sang ‘Hark the herald angels sing’, then after the 5th lesson, the choir sang How great thou art & Let there be peace on Earth.
After the Prayers of Intercession, we all sang ‘O come all ye faithful’ to finish the service.
— Wolves Council (@WolvesCouncil) November 21, 2015
The Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir will be in fine voice at the city’s annual Civic Carol Service next month.
The traditional service, which is open to all, takes place at Darlington Street Methodist Church on Wednesday 9 December, 2015, from 3.30pm and will be led by the Reverend David Lavender. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served afterwards.
Wolverhampton Mayor Councillor Ian Brookfield said: “We’re looking forward to a fantastic afternoon of song in the company of the Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir. This fantastic annual event is sure to get everyone into the festive spirit.”
Entry is free. For more information, call or e-mail the mayor’s office.
Link to story on Wolverhampton City Council website
We are looking forward to singing at Highcroft Hall care home (Sanctuary Care) in Bushbury on Saturday 21st November 6.30-8.30pm. The first half of our musical programme will be our more traditional songs and then we’ll get festive in the second half. The entrance price is £3. Refreshments will be available.
WOMVC & Supporters’ Club warmly invite you to another of our well organised & popular jumble sales. Please help to support the choir by coming to this event. You’re sure to pick up a bargain!
What? Nearly new clothes, Bric-à-brac, Books & Refreshments available. Admission just 20p!
N.B. CHANGE OF DATE & TIME
When? Friday 23rd October 2015, from 11am
Where? Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church Hall, Oxford St, Bilston, WV14 7EE