Our President

Canon Tom Kennar took up his post at "vibrant" old Havant Church to become the parish priest for St Faith’s Church, in the centre of Havant, and St Nicholas Church, Langstone in February 2015.  He was an area dean for Portsmouth, and has substantial connections with churches in West Africa, where he is the Honorary Canon of two cathedrals in Ghana, Cape Coast and Ho (Volta Region).
As well as being the Rector of St Faith's Tom is an accomplished musician and singer.

​He has also added to his busy workload by becoming the Solent Male Voice Choir's President.

Committee and Section Leaders

Our Musical Director is Geoff Porter

In 2014 Geoff Porter, B.Ed (Hons),  joined The Solent Male Voice Choir as a Deputy Musical Director and since his arrival the Male Voice Choir’s repertoire now includes music especially arranged for them by him.  Geoff has been a Musical Director for Chichester & Littlehampton Operatic Societies, Opera South, Bognor Regis Music Club and Havant Light Opera. He is also a presenter on Angel Radio which is based in Havant.


SMVC produce a monthly report of our activities for The Pallant Centre to give other users of the centre an idea of our activities.

Chairman Charles McAndrew
Choir Secretary David Stretton
Treasurer Mervyn Turk
Stage Manager Bob Crutchley
Publicity Officer David Stretton
Webmaster David McVittie
Section Leaders
1st Tenors Bob Crutchley
2nd Tenors David Lusby
Baritones Peter Levesque
Basses George Gadsby

About  the ​Solent Male Voice Choir

The Solent Male Voice Choir is a member of the National Association of Choirs.

Members of the SMVC based in Havant, Hampshire all in good voice
Geoff Porter, B.Ed (Hons) Musical Director, SMVC, Hampshire
Solent Male Voice Choir, Hampshire, UK
Solent Male Voice Choir, Hampshire, UK President Tom Kennar

Our repertoire is wide and varied.  Like most male voice choirs the music is chosen to suit the range of voices and the ability of the choir. The choir is divided in to four parts: Tenor One; Tenor Two; Baritones and Basses. Most of our music too is in four parts but sometimes only two parts and once in a while five or six.