March 25, 2013 at
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- Ballinteer International Male Voice Choir Festival 2013
- BMVC Gala Concert 8pm 25 May 2013.
Enquiries for membership welcome.
BMVC rehearses on Thursdays from 8pm to 10pm in Our Lady’s Boys School, Ballinteer. Our season is September to May, with
Ballinteer Male Voice Choir (BMVC) was formed in 1994, and has a membership of 35. Its Musical Director is Ray Ryan and its accompanist is Graham Walsh. We currently have a small number of vacancies, and invite enquiries. Rehearsals are held each Thursday from 8pm to 10pm in Our Lady’s Boys School, Ballinteer.
In May 2012, BMVC won the Navan Choral Festival’s male voice choir competition for the third time. The trophy is on display in Ballinteer House In October, BMVC performed in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum (for the first time) with Coro Finlandia. In November, we performed in the Mansion House, at a fundraiser for cancer research. In December, our performances include a charity fundraiser in Greystones church at 7:30pm on 9th, San Remo Nursing Home, Bray on 13th, Grange Golf Club on 15th, Ballinteer Parish Carol Service in St John the Evangelist Church from 3pm to 4pm on 16th, Marlay Nursing Home on 20th, Simpsons Hospital and Ballinteer House at 9pm on 22nd (when we shall also hold our Christmas Draw with €1,750 in cash prizes), Farmleigh from 1:30 to 3:30 on 23rd and Christmas Day Mass at noon.
In May 2013, BMVC will host its third International Festival featuring choirs from Florence, Italy (Coro La Martinella), Angers, France (Le Choeur d’Hommes d’Anjou) and Dublin, Baldonnel MVC. The Gala Concert will take place on Saturday 25th May. It is our largest festival to date, and promises a wonderful evening’s entertainment. If you’d like to sponsor us, we’d be delighted to talk to you. The Lord Mayor of Dublin is hosting a reception for the Italian and French choirs in the Mansion House on Friday 24th May, and weather permitting, we hope to sing at the Farmer’s Market in Marlay Park on the Saturday morning.
On 28 July 2013, BMVC welcomes Dovre, a male voice choir from Norway to Ballinteer in its centenary year. BMVC has received an invitation to visit Denmark in September 2013 from Mandskoret, Sonderborg, with whom it performed in St John’s GAA Club in September 2011 marking its 90th anniversary.
occasional rehearsals / concerts in June.