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The Solent Male Voice Choir seeks an accompanist!

The Solent Male Voice Choir seeks an accompanist for regular Tuesday evening practices and six to eight concerts per year.

We are a choir of around 24 voices singing a wide repertoire of music for male voice choirs.

Working closely with our Music Director Huw Thomas, as well as accompanying the choir, there will be opportunities to lead the choir.

There is a small remuneration for practices and for concerts. We practice in The Pallant Centre, Havant Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

More information about the SMVC is available on our website

Please contact David McVittie,

Solent Male Voice Choir: “We are hoping to get back singing soon”

“We are all very anxious to get back to singing”, says SMVC chairman David McVittie. “We have been meeting on Zoom, singing along to tracks played by our MD. but it is not so effective when you cannot actually hear your fellow choristers”.

Solent Male Voice Choir is hoping to resume practices in late June at the Pallant Centre, Havant on Tuesday evenings. It will be great to get back together – singing does so much to lift the spirits and assures us of good mental health.

We are hoping to increase the size of the choir from its present twenty members and newcomers can be sure of receiving a warm welcome. Further information can be gained by contacting our secretary through our website.

Autumn/winter concerts have been arranged for October 30 (St Georges Church, Waterlooville), November 27 (Portchester Methodist Church) and December 14 (the Pallant Centre, Havant).

Huw Thomas is new musical director of Havant-based Solent Male Voice Choir

Huw Thomas has been appointed as musical director of Havant-based Solent Male Voice Choir. He will take up the reins in September “assuming we can all go back then,” he says.

Huw will take over from Geoff Porter who is moving on, joining the Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir. Huw had been serving as his deputy at SMVC.

Read more at the link below.

Accompanist/Assistant Musical Director for the Solent Male Voice Choir

Solent Male Voice Choir has a vacancy for an Accompanist/Assistant Musical Director as from 1st September 2020.

Working closely with our new Musical Director, Huw Thomas, who takes over from Geoff Porter on 1st September, you will accompany practices and concerts. There is an opportunity as Assistant Musical Director to train the Choir in some songs and to conduct a smaller Choir at some private events.

We offer a small remuneration, to cover travelling expenses, for practices and additional payments concerts.

The Choir meets every Tuesday evening between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in Havant. If you are interested in becoming part of a friendly and sociable group who enjoy their singing please send a brief CV to

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