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ECMVC joined Sonara for their fourth annual Rainbows Celebration in the magical setting of St Wystan's Church in Repton, on Friday 14 December. The choirs were joined by children from Repton Primary School who delighted the audience with their singing. The celebration event also included individual items of readings and stories - and the interval mulled wine and mince pies slipped down a treat!

A contingent of singers from ECMVC paid a visit to the Cromford Road Festival to entertain the crowds. The order of dress in the blistering heat of the day was shorts, polo shirts, hats and sun-cream!

The choir had a wonderful weekend trip to Essex, guests of our hosts, Braintree Male Voice Choir. Braintree MVC organised a two concert break, which saw both choirs performing together in Coggeshall, Essex and Sudbury, in Suffolk.

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!

Christmas 2016 saw ECMVC join forces once again with Sonara Singers in performances at St Wystan's Church, Repton and Derby Intu Centre. These photographs were taken on Tuesday 20 December and are of ECMVC's efforts to raise more funds for Rainbows.

The 2016/17 official choir photographs, taken by Colin Cooper just before the joint concert with Beaufort Male Choir on Friday 26 August 2016.

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.

22 December 2015 and ECMVC arrived at the Intu Centre, Derby, to entertain shoppers whilst they went about their last minute Christmas shopping.

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!.

An enthusiastic and hugely appreciative audience gave the show a long and ecstatic standing ovation. These photographs of the event were taken during the early preparations during the day and the event itself, including the official ones.

ECMVC joined Derwent Brass at St Peter\'s Church in Belper. This lovely, and large, church held a capacity audience who were thrilled by excellent performances from both choir and brass band. All profits were donated to the Rotary Polio Eradication Campaign.

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.

ECMVC are able to make a very special occasion just that little bit more special. For example, we often sing during the signing of the register or at the celebrations after the formalities.