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A community male voice choir based in Alfreton but drawing members from a wider area.
The repertoire of songs include, shows, choral and popular.
We join together for fun and friendship, specifically to make music which entertains us each week, and our audience whenever we have the opportunity to perform in front of one; in the process we raise money for good causes and support various charities.
In the tradition of many male voice choirs our programme contains old, modern and novelty items, with show tunes alongside well known and loved religious pieces, all adapted to showcase the talents of our male voices. So, if you want to have the heart strings tugged, the emotions stirred or just tap your feet and smile, this is what we do. Our musical director Terry and our accompanists Lisa and Michael, inspire us to interpret the written words and music in the manner, hopefully, envisaged by the composer.
In 2015 we were invited to the Royal Albert Hall to perform in The Festival of Brass and Voices under the musical direction of Sir William Relton and with the famous Cory and Grimethorpe Brass Bands. This entailed a great deal of hard work in preparing for this prestigious event, but proved to be a most exciting and rewarding experience (it also raised a considerable sum for Cancer Research).
We are very pleased, and excited, to report that we have been invited back for a further Festival to take place in November 2018 and are looking forward to the encore.
We have a breakaway group, referred to as ‘The Saga Louts’ which, despite requests from the musical director, insist on performing. Led by the excellent entertainer, Mick Mullarkey on guitar, and ably supported by John on ukulele, Peter on washboard, Paul on drums (or any litter bin that comes to hand), Ken on tea chest, Dave on tambourine, Stan on maracas and Harry on kazoo. Paul Stone has recently joined our merry band, playing tambourine with the occasional drinks tray rattle. An under rehearsed, but enthusiastic, band of performers lends another dimension to ‘entertainment’.
On a more serious note, the choir is available to perform at weddings, private and Corporate functions.
These unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years. Located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site adjacent to Strutt's historic North Mill the riverside promenade allows flat easy access to the gardens and riverside.
The beautiful gardens include shrubberies and colourful flowerbeds together with a central bandstand. A new featured play area offers children play facilities inspired by the history of Belper and the cotton mill industry of the world heritage site.
Rowing boats may be hired in the summer to take a trip along nearly three miles of the river and catch sight of a variety of bird life. Throughout the summer months there are band concerts, outdoor theatre and other special events in the grounds.
Features in the park include:
Boat house & Rowing Boats
Childrens Play area
Beths Poetry Trail
Mill Lade pond and ducks
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