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December 2017


On Friday, November 10, the choir were delighted to join ‘Little Voices’ school choir in concert at the Robert Ludlam Theatre on Duffield Road, Derby, performing to raise funds for the Duffield based Titan Children’s Trust.

Special Branch undertook their second assignment of the season with a concert at Landamere Care Home in Sinfin on Friday,
November 17, and we were delighted to accept an invitation to share a concert with Pye Hill MVC at St. Andrew’s Church, Swanwick, on Friday, November 25.

Also, in recent weeks, members of the choir have been pondering a name change whilst maintaining the 5 letter acronym DCMVC.

October 2017


The choir began its 17-18 season with a concert at Repton, where local PCSO Kerry Wallington-Waite (pictured) was welcomed. She chatted with the audience at the beginning of the evening.

Local community concerts continue to provide an opportunity for local SNT officers to meet members of the local community.

Members of the choir delivered a short programme of their more contemporary songs at Duffield Arts Festival, and most recently a number of choristers attended the bi-annual Memorial Service in the Garden of Remembrance at HQ. They also welcomed a new member, Sean Powell, who has previously sung with Pye Hill and District MVC.

Further details are available in the October 2017 newsletter on the right-hand-side of this page.

August 2017

See the latest attachment for the August newsletter.

June 2017

mvc-may-17The 16-17 season finally came to an end with a surprise performance for retiring Chief Constable Mick Creedon, featuring some of his favourite songs including “I Fought The Law”, “Desperado” Adele’s “Someone Like You” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run”.

Further details of this and our other recent events are contained within the June newsletter.


May 2017

may-2017-annualThe choir have recently hosted their Annual Concert at St Osmund’s Church in Derby raising over £1,500 for charity.

Further details and other reports in the May newsletter.




April 2017

april17Busy month for the choir during March involving six events. Details and lots of photos included in the April Newsletter. 





February 2017

This month's newsletter contains a report on what has been described by some feb-2017choristers as our "best ever" concert. There is also a feature on a number of long serving choristers who have left the choir in recent months.





January 2017

dec-2016The choir had a very busy and successful period during December raising funds for their nominated charity: Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre. Lots of stories and photos in the January edition of the newsletter.




December 2016

carols-dec2016Choristers have already been busy carol singing and aim to raise about £800 during the run up to Christmas for this year’s nominated charity: Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre. Further details of this and other events are contained within the newsletter.


November 2016

nov-16Reports of two great concerts during October contained within the latest edition of the newsletter. Pictured with choristers Steve Walker and Malcolm Richardson is PCSO Sue Lester, who supported the choir at our recent Cromford concert.


October 2016

Our new concert season kicked off with a fabulous concert at Mapperley on Saturday 1st October. Concert report and other news are contained within this month’s newsletter.


August 2016

The choir celebrated their 60th Anniversary in great style at Derby Cathedral on the 16th April in front of a full house.

With over 30 years’ service to the choir, Alma Clark has finally relinquished her role as choir seamstress with the last remaining stock of uniforms having been removed from her home recently.

Len Briddon describes Alma’s long and distinguished links with the choir in this month’s newsletter.

July 2016

July’s newsletter contains details of the choir’s nominated charity for 2016/17 and what other activities choir members get up to during the closed season.

June 2016

As the choir’s concert season comes to an end, the June newsletter contains reports of our last two concerts and details of the new committee elected following this year’s AGM.

May 2016

derby-apr-16The choir celebrated their 60th Anniversary in great style at Derby Cathedral on the 16th April in front of a full house.

Photographs and reports of the cathedral event and other concerts  during April are contained in the May newsletter.



April 2016


The choir held two very successful concerts during March at Hilton and Horsley. A huge amount of time and effort has been undertaken in organising and promoting our Diamond Anniversary concert to be held at Derby Cathedral on 16th April.

Further details are contained within the April Newsletter


March 2016


Lynn Philips and Tammy Bell-Heather joined us at Holbrook for our Valentine concert on Friday 12th February. Concert report and lots of other photographs and reports contained within the latest newsletter”




February 2016

jan-truncheonThe opening concert of the year proved to be a tremendous evening of song and laughter at Breadsall quickly followed by a shared programme with Parkview school choir at Oakwood.Lots of photos and reports contained within the latest newsletter.


January 2016

jan16-cd-keithThe first newsletter of 2016 is full of reports of our busy run up to Christmas including our broadcast on local radio and numerous carol singing sessions around the county.







December 2015

A very successful month for the choir with three local concerts and a trip to the Lake District to take part in a “Help for Heroes” concert with massed choirs in Kendal. Further details and lots of photos included in the newsletter.



November 2015

nov15Four concerts during the month at Matlock, Alfreton, Wyaston and Ashbourne have boosted our charity fundraising efforts in support of our nominated charities for this year: Safe and Sound and the Air Ambulance.

Further details and concert dates up to Christmas are contained within the November newsletter.


October 2015

choir-oct15We've got off to a flying start this year having already performed in two concerts – both of which were 60th Anniversary celebrations – and taken part in the Constabulary Memorial Service. Further details of are contained within the October newsletter.



September 2015

Diamond pin badgeThe choir will resume rehearsals on 7th September in preparation for a very busy season.

We will be supporting the constabulary at a memorial service on 20th September; carol service on 21st December and an awards evening in April 2016.

In addition the choir will perform 26 charity concerts and events throughout Derbyshire raising thousands of pounds for local charities and good causes.


August 2015

jul15-dcmvcDuring last season the choir helped local communities to raise over £8,000 by performing concerts in Derbyshire.

In the new season, commencing at the end of September, we have set ourselves an ambitious fund raising target and hope to be able to donate a significant sum to our two nominated charities SAFE & SOUND (Derby) and East Midlands Air Ambulance.

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