THE COSTA Blanca Male Voice Choir celebrated their 10th anniversary recently with a concert in front of a capacity audience at the beautiful Benitachell church.
In addition to a varied programme by the 40-strong choir, the appreciative audience were entertained to arias by Dolce Divas, piano solos by Heather Butcher and the debut of the choir’s acapella group.
At the end of the concert, CBMVC founder and president Mike Evans presented pins in the form of a treble clef to the three ladies who have helped bring the choir to their present high standard, the current Musical Director, Claire Harkness-Post and accompanists Kirsty Glen and Heather Butcher (who was also the choir’s previous MD).
Mike himself was then presented with a leather briefcase on behalf of the choir members in recognition of his work in creating and leading the choir over the past 10 years.
Mike said, “The choir has come from very small beginnings in 2007 to a well-respected and constantly improving choir, which has earned its growing reputation and popularity. We look forward to a memorable year and the exciting programme ahead.”
The choir’s next engagement is on May 6, when the internationally-renowned Pontarddulais Male Choir take to the stage at the Auditori Teulada-Moraira, supported by the local boys and Dolce Divas.
The Welsh choir will be 80-strong and the local CBMVC boys should provide another 40 voices, providing a rousing finale when both choirs sing together.
The Pontarddulais Male Choir has achieved prominence through a record 16 first places at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales and 2 first places at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
They have undertaken 13 overseas tours including Canada, United States of America and several European countries.
Tickets for this prestigious concert, price 12€, are still available online at instanticket.es, from Teulada Ayuntamiento front desks, the Ayuntamiento Office at Espai La Senieta Theatre in Moraira and the Teulada Auditorio Box Office and on the night.
Donations from tickets sales will be made to Teulada-Moraira Proteccion Civil, the Alzheimer Centre and Make A Smile and local firms Hamiltons of London, Telitec and Blacktower Financial Management are sponsoring the evening.