The Orthopaedic Male Voice Choir (OMVC) was formed in 1968 and was made up predominantly of employees of the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, Shropshire. Over the years it has seen many changes and, at one point, could boast more than 50 voices.
One thing which has not changed are the aims of the Choir. It was set up as a “Concert Choir” for the pleasure of its audiences and the enjoyment of the singers. In this way the Choir has helped to raise many thousands of pounds for a wide range of local charitable causes. It has also taken part in joint concerts with other choirs, including the festival of Welsh voices at the Royal Albert Hall and Machester Arena. The choir travels around Shropshire and neighbouring counties to perform concerts organised by local organisations. Still based at the Orthopaedic Hospital it helps the League of Friends to raise funds for the continuing work at the hospital.
The choir has a wide repertoire of traditional and modern music. It can provide a mixed programme ranging from classical pieces to songs from the musicals.
At present the choir has about 33 singers and is always welcoming to new members over the age of 18. No experience is necessary, just lots of enthusiasm. Practices are held each Thursday evening at the hospital in Meeting Room 1, starting at 7:30 p.m.. If you are interested in joining us just come along, or contact our Chair Harry Pickavance (07816 829237), our Secretary Alistair Wright(01691 772882), any Choir member or go to our CONTACT US page and send an enqury .