Cape Town Male Voice Choir was initiated in 1976 by Dr. Chris Molyneux with a vision for men of all colours, creeds and backgrounds coming together in celebration of song. The only criteria were an ability to sing and a commitment to the choir. We have had a number of superb musicians to guide us over the years, and are currently led by our Musical Director Peter Roux, and accompanist Jan Thorne, who pass on their enormous passion for music to us and our audiences.
The choir is now about 40 strong, with a varied repertoire of material; classical, popular, sacred and traditional. The benchmark for our music is that it is suitable for a male voice choir, and is melodic!
We sing in many languages, in 2019 for example ,we included, Verdi’s La Vergine degli Angeli, a Xhosa Prayer (Ndikhokhele Bawo), the calypso rhythms of Yellow Bird, Mendelssohn Lieder, Stephen Foster’s Beautiful Dreamer, and many more.
We aim towards musical excellence and commitment in all that we do, and try to pass this example on to those we sing to and practice with.
Our aim is to spread the joy of choral music for our members and our audience.
CTMVC performs in churches, schools, homes for the aged and the needy. We have enjoyed grand events at opera houses, wine farms, botanical gardens, sports stadiums, the V&A Waterfront, Rhodes Memorial and Pollsmoor Prison.
We have been on air on television and radio and have recorded a few CDs.
**(We have won medals, diplomas and trophies at various Eisteddfods. The first was in 1976 (year one) when we won a cup for Male Choir and more recently, we won two gold medal awards at the Roodepoort International Eisteddfod)**[JJ1].