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ABOUT US

The Mendip Male Voice Choir is a choir led and supported by professional musicians with many years of choral and vocal experience and currently we sing about 12 performances each year for the enjoyment of audience and choir members alike. Our repertoire encompasses a wide range of musical styles, including light and popular songs, traditional British and American tunes and sacred music and we sing in a wide range of venues.  Performances sometimes with other choirs are often a means of raising money for charities and during the course of the year we would expect to help raise in excess of £10,000 for a wide variety of causes.

 For example in 2023 the choir ran a campaign called '20 men needed' to attract more men to join the choir with the joint aim of raising money through sponsorship of the individual new members for Prostate Cancer UK.  Through the sponsorship and our Christmas concerts we raised over £5,700 for that particular charity.

The Choir is itself a registered charity and a member of the National Association of Choirs.

Phillip Evry has been our Accompanist for a number of years. He joined us at the start of January 2015 and quickly established himself as one of the team. He received his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music and retired as Deputy Director of Music at the Arts Educational School, Tring. Phil is a wonderful asset for the choir.

Phil Evry MMVC Accompanist
Kate Courage - Musical Director

Kate Courage is our Musical Director  who we welcomed back to rejoin the choir as Musical Director in March 2024. Kate studied Music and English Literature at University and has taught, directed, conducted, and composed for many choirs, groups, and schools, including twice conducting at the Royal Albert Hall Schools Proms with a massed choir of 500 children singing two of her songs.

...more about Kate on our News pages

Kate Courage

Phil Evry

We welcome applications from professional musicians who would be interested in joining us during a performance as a Guest Soloist. Please get in touch with the Musical Director - musicaldirector@mendipmen.co.uk

The choir has a Council who are elected every year at our AGM and work hard to support the choir and develop its potential. The current council members are:

 

Chairman - Richard Luscombe

Vice Chairman - Peter Bradshaw

Secretary - John Kendall

Assistant Secretary - John Taylor

Membership Secretary - Andy Nicholls

Concert Bookings Secretary - Mike Downing

Treasurer - Phil Gait

Assistant Treasurer - George Beechener

Publicity - Simon Martin

Stage Manager - Martin Dymond

Safeguarding & Child Protection Officer - Fred Lacey

Please use our 'Contact' page to get in touch.

 

Section Leaders

One of the choir members from each section acts as Section Leader  to liaise with other singers from their section.

First Tenor Section Leader - David Phillips

First Tenor Section Deputy Leader - Rob Thain

 

Second Tenor Section Leader - Jim Attwood

Second Tenor Section Deputy Leader - Geoff Pulsford

 

Baritone Section Leader - Bryan Hussey

Baritone Section Deputy Leader - Nick Furzland

 

Bass Section Leaders - Robert Pemberton

Bass Section Deputy Leader - Alan Burbridge

The Choir is delighted to acknowledge the support of the following Individuals:

Honorary President

Brian Attwood

Vice Presidents

Geoff Pulsford

Terry Phillips

Choir Patrons

Sir Michael Eavis - CBE

Rt Hon Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg - MP

Contacts for any Concert enquiries or use our Contact page

KATE COURAGE

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

email the MUSICALDIRECTOR

RICHARD LUSCOMBE

CHAIRMAN
(01373) 834277

email the CHAIRMAN

JOHN KENDALL

SECRETARY
(01225) 834015

email the SECRETARY

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