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Tony Wheaton

We are sorry to inform you that Tony Wheaton has passed away.

Tony was a very active member of Filton Male Voice Choir where he held several posts including Chairman.

His Funeral will be held at Westerleigh Crematorium  BS37 8RF on Monday 1 October.

Great evening singing at Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church on Sept 15 raising funds for St Peters Hospice and the Church.
Our wonderful soloist this evening was Flautist Rachel Misson, who was accompanied by her mother. We really enjoyed Rachel’s beautiful playing.

First Aid Evening

Members of the choir took a welcome break from rehearsals on the 3rd August to learn some CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in the hope it will never be needed.

Well done guys

Page Park

With temperatures reaching into the high 20’s is was a lovely sing in the cool shade in the bandstand in Page Park. In what was a beautiful afternoon it was great (as choristers) to look out and see so many familiar faces including choir families, past choristers and ‘Friends of the Choir’, as well lots of people enjoying fine singing just sat in deck chairs. Thanks to the Friends of Page Park for inviting us and for all the hard work they do to make the park such a nice place.
“Please invite us back!”

So our 50th birthday Concert took place on July 7th on one of the hottest days of the year and on the day England beat Sweden to progress to the semi-finals  of the world cup. (There, I got that of my chest).
The concert with guests the Morriston Orpheus Choir was almost a sellout and both choirs were magnificent with approx 120 choristers taking the stage for some joint items and joined at the end of the evening by Niall Allen  to sing ‘When you walk through a storm’ from Carousel.
The programme featured traditional Male Voice Choir and modern favourites with the choirs also singing in Welsh and Italian and even a few odd “hiccups” in Bristols ‘What shall we do with the Drunken Sailor’.
Emma Britton from Radio Bristol was in complete control as compere for the evening and even managed the pronunciation of some of the Welsh songs with ease.
It was so nice to see some old familiar faces in the audience and we’re sure  they enjoyed the concert as much as we did.
Thanks to all who made the evening such a success and heres to the next 50 years

 

Morriston Orpheus Choir

Joint Choirs

Niall Allen

Winterbourne Barn

What a wonderful afternoon we had singing in one of the oldest barns in the country at nearby Winterbourne helping to raise funds for the restoration of the Barn. Joining with us on this occasion was the Frampton Shanty men who as their name suggests entertained us with a variety of sea shanties and old english work songs. Im sure we’ll be seeing more of them!