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16 July 2016 1:10pm

The Vauxhall Male Voice Choir hail from Luton in Bedfordshire, the home of the Vauxhall motor car. The choir was born in 1943 during the grim and dark days of World War II when morale was at low ebb. The factory had been turned primarily to the manufacture of tanks and military vehicles and it was by way of a relief from this work that a singing group was formed. They were soon entertaining the troops by radio broadcasts and entertaining locally in charitable concerts.

Our history is long and littered with interesting stories and events; we have done most of the things, and more, expected of a male voice choir! Participation in competitions including winning a prize at a Welsh eisteddfod, singing with famous massed military bands in the regular pageants held at the Luton Football Ground during the 1980s, TV appearances, including Harry Secombe's 'Highway' programme and travelling on away-trips to British and European towns and cities have all featured in the rich life of VMVC choristers past and present.

The choir is currently 50 strong and sings now mainly for enjoyment and charitable causes. Members particularly enjoy visiting the grand religious establishments of Britain so renowned for their acoustic charms and very much look forward to singing in the awesome but charming Cathedral at Ely. We have prepared an eclectic mix of male voice choir favourites for our recital which we are sure you will enjoy. Our accomplished accompanist, James Banville, will also offer solo items played on the mighty cathedral organ.

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass
Retiring collection

For details about this or any other event please contact:
ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm)
or email: gro/lardehtacyle//eciffo/xob