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ECMVC joined Sonara Singers to provide a spectacular evening of choral music, singing a wide variety of items. The concert was organised in aid of the PSPA charity. PSPA stands for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association which is a condition often mis-diagnosed in its critical early stages. The concert raised in excess of £1,200 for the association!
ECMVC performed at the Cromford Road Festival in Langley Mill for the first time this year - and we hope it won't be the last, despite choir members taking over the carriages on the train ride! The street was closed for most of the day, allowing members of the public to access stalls and attractions without having to negotiate traffic. Lots of entertainment was on offer, too, including ourselves and the Howitt Infant Choir from Heanor. The children asked us to join them to sing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' and, of course, we obliged!
Saturday 6 February 2016 and ECMVC joined forces with Derwent Brass, yet again, to provide a wonderful evening’s entertainment, organised by the Rotary Club of Amber Valley. All proceeds will benefit the Polio Eradication Campaign. St Peter’s Church in Belper was full and a lively audience participated in the flag-waving finale, which followed performances by the choir and band.
Saturday 9 May 2015 saw ECMVC take part in another first for the choir by joining the Sonara Singers in a FlashMob, at the Derby intu (formerly Westfield) shopping centre in Derby. The choirs had been asked to help Rotary International raise awareness and funds for their final drive to remove Polio from Planet Earth. As always, the musical driving force came from Liz Moulder and Teresa Mills.
After many years of sterling support given to the choir, Don and Marje Rowley have decided to retire as President and Vice President respectively. These photos were taken at the Royal British Legion presentation evening on 16 December, when an extra surprise presentation was made to both of them, commemorating their long association with the choir.
On Tuesday 16 December, 2014, ECMVC held a grand presentation evening, attended by invited friends and guests. The choir sang a number of seasonal items and choir members Ian Baxter and Mike Tomlinson provided some comedic interludes. A cheque for over £13,000 was presented to the Nottinghamshire branch of the Royal British Legion - proceeds from the previous year\'s Sounds Sensational Concert.
The first two official photographs of 2014, taken by Colin Cooper on the lawn outside St Mary’s Church, Eastwood, on a balmy July evening. Shortly after the photos were captured, the choir, and special guests, The Nightingales, entertained a packed audience with a night of great music – With A Voice Of Singing!.
15th May and 29th October saw the second and fourth, respectively, of our joint rehearsals for Sound Sensational 2013. Held at St Mary\'s Church in Eastwood, over 200 choristers from the participating choirs were guided through some of the concert items by conductor, Liz and accompanist, Teresa.