How The Choir Started

The choir originally formed in 1961 by a group of Portsmouth Postmen, singing as they sorted the mail. Based at the Head Post Office Portsmouth.  In 1974 the name of the choir changed to what it is known by today, THE SOLENT MALE VOICE CHOIR.

The Solent Male Voice Choir currently have 31 members, of which 2 members are still from the original formed choir.
Recently we have moved our base of operations to St Faiths Church Hall in Havant, where there are better acoustics, a great piano, and support from the church.  It's a wonderful hall, and going through a make over.  The Solent Male Voice Choir have truly found a new home. 


The Solent Male Voice Choir is getting ready for concert action on Saturday April 28 at St. John's Church Southbourne, to raise funds for the St.Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chichester Dreambuilding project.
A wacking 86 per cent of the £15.5 million building cost has been raised and the framework of the new £15.5m. hospice is rising too at the top end of Walton Lane, Bosham.

Fundraisers are anticipating a completion date in January next year.

Hospice spokesman Chloe Neilson-Hopkins recalled that the project began four years ago so that the hospice could have a “dreambuilding – the modern infrastructure and space to support the growing number of people in need of our care and support.”

Solent MVC is hoping to buy a few bricks with its concert along the A27 at St. John’s Church, Southbourne.

Tickets are £7, including a glass of wine, on the door and it’s a 7.30pm start. 

There will be songs by Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, the popular American Trilogy and Leonard Cohen’s iconic “Hallelujah”.

Appearing with us will be the a cappella attraction known as The Raw and demonstrating some fine musicality.


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     SHEDULE OF EVENTS 2018

     Please check back as dates, places or times may

         change for a particular concert. Thankyou

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​              Saturday 28th April

​      St Johns Church, Southbourne

​                     in aid of

      St Winifred's New Hospice Appeal

​       PO10 8LB    Start Time 7.30pm

      Tickets £7 Includes Glass of wine.

​         Tickets Dreambuilding Team

​                 Tel​ ​01243 214146

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​     Tuesday 1st May Start 7.30pm

Open Day at The Pallent Centre.

​Formerley St Faith's Church Hall.

Which is situated down the side of

​Waitrose in North Street, Havant.

It will be an informal, relaxed and

​enjoyable evening. Singing is good for you, enhances your wellbeing and boosts your health.

​So says Geoff Porter, Musical Director of THE SOLENT MALE VOICE CHOIR.

​He Cites three numbers in his repertoire which demonstrate the benefits and joys of singing. Want to check them out?  You are warmly welcomed to join us​ for a coffee and some exceedingly good biscuits at our OPEN EVENING and leand an ear to the mellifluous sounds of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, Greg Gilpin's Why We Sing and Alwyn Humphrey's arrangement of What Would I Do Without My Music? Plus a few more.

​   And if you feel like joining in, you will be encouraged to do so by Geoff, his assistant Michael Winter, and choir chairman Charles McAndrew.

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                Saturday 19th May 

     St John's Church, Rowlands Castle

​        with The Salvation Army Band

​        PO9 6DF    Start Time 7.30pm

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​               Saturday 9th June

    St George's Church, St George's Sq

        The Hard, Portsea, PO1 3AT

               Start Time 7.30pm

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​               Saturday 7th July

​          Church of the Holy Spirit

​           Fawcett Road, Southsea

​         PO4 0DY  Start Time TBC

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           Saturday 13th October

   St Andrew's Church, West Tarring

​        with The Worthing Gruffs

​      BN13 1​HQ​  Start Time TBC

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​         Saturday 1st December

​            Christmas Concert

​    Portchester Methodist Church

​       Castle Street, Portchester

​      PO16 9PS  Start Time TBC

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 So if you are MALE and like to sing,  and would like to join our choir, whatever level of singing experience you have.  We can teach you as you learn. Please get in touch.

our e-mail address is.    solentmalechoir@aol.com