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The Choir was formed in 1961 in Portsmouth by a group of postmen based at the Head
Post Office who found that they enjoyed singing whilst sorting the mail. The original
name of the Choir was the Portsmouth Post Office Choir. It later became the Portsmouth
and District Male Voice Choir which, in 1974, was changed to the Solent Male Voice
Choir. The new name reflected the extended area of membership and concerts. At present,
there are thirty-
In the past, the Choir has sung at many festivals but, at the present time, devotes most of its time to performing for local charities and events. Last year, 2011, the Choir celebrated its Golden Jubilee, and the members attended a Celebration Dinner at South Downs College Restaurant to mark the occasion. This was a very good event, and was enjoyed by all those who attended with their guests. This year is going to be a busy year and details of all concerts arranged so far can be found on the Events Page.
The reputation of the Choir continues to grow and, consequently, new members are urgently needed to swell the present ranks of over 32 members. Anyone, of whatever level of experience (or not) who would like to join the Choir should contact the Musical Director, Howard Wilkie on telephone number 01983 840739 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or choir Secretary Charles McAndrew on telephone number 07736 877506 or by email: email@example.com.
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