The Bristol Evangel Male Voice Choir was formed in 1954 by John Willis just after the first Festival was held in Bristol the previous year. One of the founder members, Lewis Prescott, still sings with us at most engagements.
The choir presently numbers 19 men plus Rosemary Raybould our accompanist. We primarily have a ministry of presenting the Gospel by taking evening services at Churches in the Greater Bristol Area including South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The programme usual lasts around one hour and fifteen minutes including a short epilogue by one of our excellent panel of speakers. We will also undertake other engagements by invitation such as week night outreach meetings and any other special Christian related event.
We are always looking for new members so if you are a Christian with a singing voice (we are not asking for opera stars!) then why not join us. The ability to read music is not a requirement as all instruction and help will be given, we merely ask that you are able to sing in tune. There is no formal audition. There is a weekly commitment to attend practice and to attend our engagements which are usually on the second and fourth Sunday evenings. We meet for practice at Whiteshill Evangelical Church, Hambrook (www.whiteshill.com) every Wednesday evening commencing at 7:30 pm – all you need do is turn up for a warm welcome and a fun evening practicing a large variety of gospel songs including arrangements of well known hymns, up to date worship songs and other suitable music from the larger repertoire of general Male Voice singing. We usually conclude around 9:15pm.
We obviously take an active part in the Area’s annual Festival and try to support other Areas of FMVP whenever possible.
Key Bristol Evangel MVC contacts: Paul Davies or Colin Stokes – please see our Contacts page