Northampton Male Voice Choir to perform together for the first time in 15 months for the sold-out Kettering concert


Northampton Male Voice Choir Lite, at Silverstone circuit in 2019

A small group of choristers from the Northampton Male Voice Choir performed together for the first time in 15 months for a sold-out concert in Kettering on Saturday 26 June.

NMVC Lite last performed on stage at the Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts on March 13, 2020 – 10 days before the country was asked to stay home due to the coronavirus.

After having to wait for the lifting of restrictions related to Covid-19 and the disappointment of many canceled concerts, the group relished returning to the stage for A Night with The Tenor and Guests at the United Reform Church.

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Music Director Stephen Bell said: “Our return to singing has been a moment of deep joy and genuine excitement for all of us.

“After 15 months of Zooming, we were finally released.”

Professional singer and musician Joshua Daniels, known as The Tenor, hosted the event to benefit the new North Northamptonshire Music Festival, scheduled for June 2022.

Led by Stephen, NMVC LITE sang three memorable songs from West Side Story, a trio of salty sailors’ songs, the hit 1960s ballad, A Portrait of My

They also did two other popular songs with Joshua, The Rose and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Other guests were singers Vicki Becks, Katie-Rose Parker and Jonathan Reynolds.

NMVC Lite’s next concert will be on Saturday, July 24, when they appear as guests at the One Voice concert at Northampton’s Deco Theater to benefit the Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund.


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