Cromford Road, Langley Mill, was closed on Sunday 16 July – not because of roadworks or anything like that but because it was the annual summer festival. Hundreds and hundreds of people wandered among the stalls, attractions and shops, whilst a variety of artists and bands entertained them with some great music.
ECMVC was there, performing two half hour sets of items and, despite the challenges that an outdoor, noisy (and breezy!) environment present to musicians and singers, the choir attracted large, highly appreciative audiences at each of their sessions.
For the afternoon session, ECMVC started by joining another choir as they reached the end of their performance. The infant choir from Howitt Primary School in Heanor had delighted their audience who were treated to several brilliantly performed songs and they had asked ECMVC to join them for their final song – Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Even though they had not heard a male voice choir sing before, the infant choir took this daunting prospect completely in their stride and together, the two choirs received rapturous applause when they finished.
And, as if to prove that male voice choirs can have fun, ECMVC commandeered all the carriages on the train ride to let off steam!
It was a fun-packed day and ECMVC really hope to be invited back next year – unless the rowdy behaviour on the train ride has damaged those hopes!
Have a look at a few photos of both choirs on our web site. Clicking or tapping this link will take you straight there…