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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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First Concert of 2016

The first concert of the year took place to a full house at the Glenorchy church in Exmouth on 5 March. At least 50 members took the stage, including two new members, Mark Lovett and Patrick Walker.  Tickets proceeds went to the Woodbury Salterton – Dumbutu Link which helps to provide facilities to the residents…

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Choir Dinner 27 February 2016

Sixty choir members and their wives/partners attended the annual choir dinner at Sidmouth Golf Club. Following an excellent meal, Choir President Pam Jones presented long service certificates to the following: 10 years – Geoff Cound 15 years – Gerry Hill 15 Years – Eddie Collard 30 years – Harry Carpenter Pam also presented the Attendance Shield to the…

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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.


Congratulations!
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.