End Year concerts and Year Summary

Fantastic end to the year. On Friday 16 December we joined with five other choirs at Exeter Cathedral for “The Big Festive Sing”. A packed cathedral and we sang our three festive songs to raptuous applause! Then on Saturday 17 December we had our Christmas Concert at St Peter’s Church, Budleigh, when we were joined…

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Golden Wedding Anniversaries at Sidmouth Concert 10 September

The concert at All Saints Church, Sidmouth on 10 September was a special affair for two long standing choir members both celebrating their golden wedding  anniversaries on that very day.  By coincidence John and Ann Sanders and Adrian and Gwen Haysom got married on 10 September 1966.  After the concert they hosted an afterglow for…

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Concert in Ottery St Mary 27 August

A great concert in Ottery St Mary with Ystrad Mynach MVC for the benefit of Ottery Help Scheme.  A full church, thanks to efforts of the Help Scheme and our own publicity and banners.  Good singing and two wonderful organ solos from our MD, Michael Graham  Over £1400 raised for the charity!

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Afternoon Concert in Exeter Cathedral 13 August

The Choir had the pleasure of singing in Exeter Cathedral in the afternoon of Saturday 13 August.   We were delighted that so many people turned up to see and listen to us.  Many had come specially for the concert, while others were lucky tourists who were visiting the cathedral when we were singing.   We sang…

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Successful Concert at Crediton

The choir sang at Crediton Parish Church on 23 July for the benefit of Crediton Community Transport.  The acoustics in this grand church are fantastic enhancing the sound of the choir singing at its best!  Our guest soloist was Iryna Ilnytska, mezzo-soprano.  She sang six arias from various operas and the audience and choir thought…

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Sea Sunday at RNLI Exmouth 10 July

Once again the choir sang at the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Exmouth as part of the Sea Sunday Service.  About 30 members of the choir were present and they sung four songs to the assembled audience of about 200.  Among the audience was the grandson of Exmouth lifeboat Coxwain, Will Carder, who was landlord of…

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Rotary Concert 18 June at All Saints Church Sidmouth

We performed in support of Rotary Club to a packed church at Sidmouth on 18 June.  This was a little different for the choir because our musical director, Michael Graham,  was unable to conduct, and we had the pleasure of having Laurence Blyth to conduct us.  The concert was a great success raising £1600 for Rotary…

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Joint Concert with Barnstaple MVC 4 June 2016

Excellent concert at St Peter’s Church with Barnstaple MVC.  Good singing and very good company.  Well done to all concerned!

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St. Peter’s Church Flower Festival

St. Peter’s Church, Budleigh, held a flower festival at the church during the weekend 24 – 26 June 2016, at which approx. 40 local clubs and societies presented a display of flowers representing their particular activity.  The whole church was decorated and was a joy to behold.  We are delighted that Denise Cockrell (wife of…

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Successful St George’s Day Concert

The Choir and SW Comms Band held a successful concert at Exmouth Pavilion on St George’s Day.  A mixture of stirring English  renditions by both groups entertained an enthusiastic audience of more that 200.  The music was interspersed with reading from Shakespeare, Worsdworth and others emphasised the “Englishness of the evening, which concluded with everyone…

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Happy Birthday Michael
October 19, 2015
A very Happy Birthday to Michael, our Musical Director, which he celebrated on Saturday by conducting us at the Concert in Sidmouth, which was in aid of Church Development Fund. What a star he is! And what a lovely concert it was!

Golfing Royalty!
October 12, 2015
Jim Dowie, a member of the best section of the choir, has just completed a round of golf on 300 different courses worldwide.

Choir Ladies Support Group
May 24, 2015
Well Done to all the ladies in the Support Group who raised a magnificent £273.62 at the Budleigh Gala Day yesterday where they had a stall selling cakes, jewellery, toys, books etc.

Well Done Choir and Michael
May 6, 2015
Third place at the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival which took place in The Hall for Cornwall in Truro on Saturday 1 May 2015. Well done to all and many thanks to Michael Graham our Musical Director for all his hard work which resulted in our award.

May 4, 2015
After 15 years together Firefighter Chris Swindle, one of the Baritones, proposed to his partner Janet at 12.30am at the top of the Empire State Building after admiring the fantastic night skyline. Initially she said no as she could not believe that he had popped the question after all this time, but they are both very happy to announce their engagement.

Ottery St Mary Help Scheme
October 4, 2015
According to Amanda Edwards the Chief Officer of the Ottery Help Scheme the concert on Saturday 4th October provided “a fabulous evening of entertainment for a full house". Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir and the River City Chorus from Exeter sang their hearts out in aid of funds for Ottery Help Scheme.

Derbyshire/Yorkshire Tour
September 2014/October 4, 2014
During the weekend of 12th to 15th September, 40 members of the choir with their wives and partners enjoyed a wonderful tour to Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Most members travelled by coach, arriving at Ticknall in Derbyshire for a concert, organised by Baritone Dave Samuel who lived and worked there for many years.