After a year of pandemic measures preventing large gatherings, Malevox was relieved and delighted to resume rehearsals in August 2021. After showing a recent covid test and completing a health questionnaire, we progressed to a slightly modified rehearsal, to take into account additional safety measures. It was clear from the quality of the singing that […]
There is a tradition in a cappella choruses affiliated with the British Association of Barbershop Singers. That is to give new members a certificate. So we did just that. We presented our newest member Scott Blance with his membership certificate in front of the other members. Therefore we proudly welcome Scott to the world of […]
Malevox was coached this weekend by Zero 8’s Emmanuel Roll. Over 12 hours he helped us with our contest set and repertoire songs. An audience comprising members of local choruses watched us being coached ‘under glass’. He took a song that we had already won with at IABS and re-shaped it by working on intonation […]
With effect from January 2020 Duncan Whinyates replaces co-founder Doug Harrington. Duncan was a co-founder of MaleVox back in April 2018 and is a highly experienced chorus director and championship winning quartet singer, inducted into the BABS Hall of Fame in 2019. Brian Fox continues as Associate Musical Director. We’d like to take this opportunity […]
Malevox’s first competition outing was a resounding success. We won the International Chorus Competition in Iabs 2019, singing I’ll Forget You (arranged by David Wright) and Lose That Long Face (Kevin Keller’s). Our score of 82.3% beat Crystal Chords and Phoenix to first place.
Doug Harrington directed a 100-strong chorus on 14th September for the BABS Big Sing held at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham. We sang Anthem from Chess and a number of other songs and tags, as you can hear at this link. We were particularly thrilled to have a unique opportunity to learn from Doug a […]
On 9 June from 11am we’ll be showcasing several songs in the University of Birmingham’s all-day Song Festival. Also present will be several choirs from the region including the CBSO Chorus and the University of Birmingham Singers, introduced by a leading BBC introducer.
Almost all Malevox members attended Bournemouth’s Babs convention on 24 to 29 May in some capacity. Our members performed in several choirs and also quartets, including Fifth Element, Tonic, Eclectic Quartet, and Finest Hour. Duncan Whinyates received his 25 year pin, Brian Schofield received his 40 year pin and Alan Hughes’ Monkey Magic quartet was […]