STONELEIGH MALE VOICE CHOIR​

Summer Serenade 2015
It was in December 1988 that a group of Stoneleigh men were invited by Judy Hadfield to sing a couple of carols at the Christmas carol service. It was the round of applause rewarding this effort that was probably the stimulus that encouraged the group to form themselves into a choir the following year.
From the beginning our objectives have been to enjoy ourselves whilst entertaining our friends and raising money for good causes. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has supported us over the years.

Unfortunately, we have not kept accurate records of our charitable donations in the early years but, in recent years, it has been around £3000 each year. So far this year we have already donated £3000 towards the village hall improvements.

The very first Summer Serenade was held at “The Barn” in 1999. The heavens opened at noon and the event was quickly moved indoors; this is not an option open to us today!

2015 marked the 16th Summer Serenade of the Stoneleigh Male Voice Choir.

Our Musical director Alan Biddle has increased our repertoire and expanded our expertise over the last few years so  the programme presented showed our increasing abilities. A number of the items were sung without books and even some a capella work was done.

The day started with a downpour which didnt dampen the spirits of our audience and thankfully the sun came out as the concert started.


Our Summer Serenade raffle supported Acorns Children’s Hospice and a donation of £2250 was made

This years  Summer Serenades saw us performing with the
Stoneleigh Ladies’ Choir, who have gone from strength to strength under the able direction of their conductor Karen Whyte. We wish them well and hope they derive as much pleasure out of their singing as we have had from ours.

Finally, the event would not have been possible without the support received from our audience and many helpers. A special thankyou to Keith Walker and his Curtain Call team for again manning the bar.






















































































2015 marks the 16th Summer Serenade of the Stoneleigh Male Voice Choir which is being held on 12th July. We are hoping for our usual good weather
From the beginning our objectives have been to enjoy ourselves whilst entertaining our friends and raising money for good causes. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has supported us over the years.

Our Musical director Alan Biddle has increased our repertoire and expanded our expertise over the last few years so we hope the programme presented will show our increasing abilities. A number of the items will be sung without books and even some a capella work will be done.

Sixteen years of Summer Serenades sees us performing with the Stoneleigh Ladies’ Choir, who have gone from strength to strength under the able direction of their conductor Karen Whyte. We wish them well and hope they have as much fun out of their singing as we have had from ours.
Our  Summer Serenade raffle this year will support 8888

The Serenade and our charity donations have all been possible because of the support we have always received from our audiences and our many helpers. 

Our thanks to Mrs Jean Vaughan and Mrs Judy Hadfield who allow us the use of the grounds of Wentworth house in Stoneleigh to stage the event.



We will have an attendance of some 320 people at the Summer Serenade, we have a waiting list for returns as all tickets were sold within a week of putting them on sale.






Welcome

​​​STONELEIGH MALE VOICE CHOIR

Alan Biddle getting into the Swing of things

The Choir knocking out a Beatles Medley

SMVC is a male voice choir founded in 1988 by Judy Hadfield who invite a number of Stoneleigh residents to sing at Stoneleigh Church at christmas time.  The choir consists of some 30 members who present shows and concerts to raise money for charitable purposes. We are members of the National Association of Choirs and have held a number of joint concerts with other choirs.



Some of the Choir in full voice on the 12th July