We are delighted that you are interested in hiring the Rossendale Male Voice Choir, and hope that the following information will prove useful. If your particular queries are not answered, then please contact our Concert Secretary and he will try to help. Details below.
The choir has been invited to perform in a wide variety of situations, from churches and concert halls, major charity concerts and fundraisers to large civic events. Most recently we performed in 2019 at the Bridgewater Hall with the Scout Band and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band to raise money for the East Lancashire Hospice.
The cost of booking the choir for your concert is £400 which is reduced to £300 where the concert is to support a Charity or Church. The only additional expenses you may incur will be for travel or any additional performers that you request for your concert.
Travel expenses will only be added if the venue is 35 miles or more from St Peter’s Church in Haslingden,where we rehearse. We would then hire a coach and add the costs to our fee.
For some concerts we are asked if we can provide additional performers and these range from instrumental soloists, numerous brass bands and choirs. Should you wish to explore the idea of additional performers, our Concert Secretary can offer his advice and expertise and work out a solution for your concert
We will of course, attempt to agree to sing with any band or group that you would like to invite to join us in your concert, from your local community, if that is your preference.
Once you have booked us for your concert, some three months prior to the concert, the Concert Secretary will send you a letter containing the following paragraph.
The fee for this request is £XXX, which includes a non-refundable deposit of £100. This deposit is payable no later than 3 months prior to the concert date, with the full balance due on the day of our performance.
Only when that deposit is received by us can you regard the concert as secure.
These then are our arrangements for your concert. All other special events will be charged on an individual basis following discussion with the Concert Secretary.
The choir is typically booked well in advance, with several months often by way of notice. However, please contact us if this may be an issue, and we would be happy to discuss optional dates.
Preparations for your concert.
We have prepared a Publicity Pack (please contact Stuart below for details) which we hope contains all you will need as you prepare for your concert.
- The RMVC official Logo.
- Photos of the full Choir
- Photos of our Chairman, Musical Director and Accompanist. The photographs are accompanied by brief biographies.
Our current repertoire of concert pieces. Where possible, we would look to accommodate any particular requests, but as you would expect, our musical director would always be the final arbiter of any content.
We hope that this collection of materials will meet all your publicity needs but should you wish to use any additional items about the choir these must be checked and agreed by the Concert Secretary before publication.
All enquiries or bookings should be made to Stuart Holt, Concert Secretary RMVC
Telephone: 01706 221370