Two new baritones, John Kilner
and Kieran Chadha
were welcomed into membership last Monday. They were amongst the newcomers who came to October’s Open Rehearsal
tells VotV, “I've lived most of my life in the Colne Valley, with a short sojourn in Cambridge, and we now live in Netherton. I've followed the Choir for a good many years - attending the Marsden Christmas Concert and Concert on the Hill, on-and-off, over the last decade or so. (crikey!)
I work for a company that's based in Manchester, writing and designing sales and training presentations for a wide range of clients, then coaching their teams to deliver them effectively.
I've not really got a musical background. I've always admired CVMVC and finally plucked up the courage to attend an open rehearsal to give it a try.”
As for John
, he says, “I’m always looking forward to a Monday night; thoroughly enjoy singing. It’s both relaxing and rewarding.
I’m a Structural Design Engineer, born and bred in Huddersfield with two grown-up children, Claire 36 and disabled Gareth 29.
I started singing out and about maybe 7 years ago - used to be a guest singer in a reggae band... did that for nearly 3 years”.
VotV wishes them many happy years of singing with us.
Not so new to membership are John Radcliffe
and Ian McCaul
. Here John congratulates Ian for achieving 25 years of membership
John, it must be said, has been around for ‘Donkey’s Years’. We’re all new boys to him. Only Keith Swallow matches his longevity with CVMVC.
Ian is a Bradford lad, now living in Fixby with Liz (to whom he’s been married for 45 years). He writes, “I sang very briefly in the school choir but that was it until I met up with a friend, Kevin Martin
, a former first tenor. We were coaching our sons playing Rugby for the YMCA
at Salendine Nook
and Kevin said, ‘You sound like a 2nd
tenor to me’ and the rest is history.
The first event after my test was the Christmas Concert followed by the '1,000 Voices'
at The Royal Albert Hall
. My favouite song? - Well that's really difficult. I’ve always enjoyed singing, ‘Two Roses
,’ ‘Bon Jour Mon Coeur
’ and ‘True Love
Well done, Ian! Well done all four of you