As part of Bulwell Arts Festival, Bestwood Male Voice Choir will perform Music for a Summers Evening at the Bulwell Academy Concert Hall (Squires Avenue, Bulwell, NG6 8HG). Tickets are £6 and available from Bulwell Academy, Bulwell URC and the Mellish Sports Centre or text/call 07970 899129.
About Bestwood Male Voice Choir
In the autumn of 1952, Len Hogg came to Bestwood as Colliery Manager and found a thriving social scene for the 2000 miners – with one exception – there was no choir! He canvassed interest and more than 30 men attended the first gathering, both from the colliery and from the local area. Within 3 months, the choir was 50 strong.
Sadly, Len Hogg passed away in January 2005 but the choir continues to draw inspiration from his passion for music and works hard in promoting the enjoyment and art of choral singing.
Membership now stands at over 60 singers and the choir rehearses weekly at the Bestwood Social Club under its Musical Director, Mirek Rus. It has undertaken overseas travel and hosted visiting choirs, which has resulted in visits to Malta, Canada, USA, Poland and Holland.
To find out more go to: www.bestwoodmvc.org.uk