2016 has been a busy year so far for the Birmingham Icknield Male Voice Choir as they celebrate their 116th birthday. The 40 member choir has performed at numerous venues across the city, and this month will see the men stretch those vocal chords in a performance at Kingstanding Methodist Church.
Last month, the all-male group performed in the Bramall Music Building at the University of Birmingham in a celebration for St George’s Day where they sang for an audience of over 300 people.
The choir has also received two visits this year from BBC WM promoting World Voice Day and teaching the BBC reporters how to hold a tune!
Over its history, Birmingham Icknield Male Voice Choir has performed hundreds of concerts, and has donated thousands of pounds to charity. Funds from each annual concert have gone to support a whole variety of local names. Recently these have included John Taylor Hospice, St Basil’s and The Midlands Air Ambulance.
Those who attend their concert on Saturday will be treated to some of the choir’s all-time favourites, such as a Beatles Medley and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life as well as songs from the shows and rousing hymns.
Conductor Steve Roche said:
We’ve performed at Kingstanding Methodist Church before and we always have a great time. We love the build up to our performances and this one is no exception!
There’s nothing better than being able to sing with your friends, and it’s even better when you can do this at a fantastic venue with an audience watching you. We always leave feeling very accomplished and I’m always so proud of the men, it’s fantastic when we can see how much our audience is enjoying the performance.
Tickets for the forthcoming concert at Kingstanding Methodist Church on Saturday 14th May are available to buy on the door or alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The show will kick off at 7.30pm.
If you are interested in joining Birmingham Icknield Male Voice Choir, the members meet every Tuesday evening in the Grimshaw Room behind St Chad’s Cathedral, on Shadwell Street. There is free parking available.