Male Voice still in tune after 90 years of singing

Caistor MAel Voic Choir mark their 90th anniversary this year EMN-150430-110509001
Caistor MAel Voic Choir mark their 90th anniversary this year EMN-150430-110509001

Caistor and District Male Voice Choir has hit 90 years and to mark the occasion two long-serving members have been honoured.

The King brothers - David and Louis - have been jointly made life presidents in recognition of their long standing membership.

They have each served the choir for 63 years and are still going strong.

The choir came into being in 1925, rising from the ashes of the old choral society.

Since 1935, the choir has had 10 conductors, both male and female, the current one, Ray Wylie, has been with the choir for 17 years, its longest serving conductor.

And they are also lucky to have two experienced accompanists giving both piano and organ support, an amusing storyteller and the occasional soloist, all adding to the colour of a concert, especially when the conductor gets out the accordion.

The choir literally sings for its supper in some venues, where they are provided with excellent refreshment by the ladies of the WI.

The suppers are always a talking point with the singers and mentioned in their specially written Anniversary Song, which will be part of the programme, along with invited guest performers, at the celebration concert on June 6 in Caistor Methodist Church.

The concert starts at 7.30pm, with tickets £5 on the door.

Membership of the choir has varied from 20 to 35 over the years - currently standing at 30.

The choir practices every Monday night in Caistor and performs on a regular basis by invitation at a number of venues around Lincolnshire.

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