WELCOME

 

"Since singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing" - William Byrd 1543-1623

Lemington Male Voice Choir is based in the North East of England, and is a registered charity with the majority of their concerts given in support of other charities and good causes.

In the last few years they have toured Belgium and Germany. It was also a great privilege to participate in the 'Last Post' Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres and also to sing the Mass in Ypres and Cologne Cathedrals.

A warm welcome to new members of our Music Team :


Jonathan Shaw.   Musical Director.
Jonathan joined us in April 2016 as musical director. He is in the early stages of adult life, though has already become Director of Music for Lemington MVC; Ashington & District MVC; Prudhoe Parish Children’s Choir; and assists at St. John the Baptist’s Church, Newcastle. Arranging/composing have been part of his life since 2005, as well as a broader interest in musicianship education and practical theory.
Before earning his Music BA in 2013, Jonathon was heavily involved with a number of ensembles at Newcastle University, the most notable being the Gilbert and Sullivan society (NUGSS). During his studies he took on roles as both treasurer and assistant MD before principally directing ‘Yeomen of the Guard’ and a G&S’ed version of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in 2015, arranging the full orchestra and choir scores himself.
Jonathon has had the pleasure of directing Newcastle Madrigal Choir; Abbreviation, a choir for singers from varied musical disciplines/abilities; a Northumberland Prison Choir; Barber Shop Quartets; and assorted ad hoc a cappella groups. Jonathan has also written music for concerts, weddings, even a vicar’s first mass, as well as performing across the country with such groups as Newcastle Cathedral Choir, Northern Sinfonia Chorus, the Singers, Flotsam, and the Swing Bridge Singers.

Derek Brett. Accompanist

In October 2015 Derek Brett joined the choir as accompanist. After graduating from the London College of Music and the University of Ulster Derek has been trombonist and pianist in HM Band of the Irish Guards, music teacher and accompanist for Ashington MVC, Newcastle Musical Theatre Company and West End Operatic Society.


 

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