Welcome to our website!
We are Monton Voices Community Choir, an Eccles, Monton based choir.
We are available to sing at weddings, charity events or any other occasion. Please contact the secretary for further information.
New members are always welcome – No auditions required just enthusiasm and commitment to weekly rehearsals. If you enjoy singing and would like to join please come along to a rehearsal or contact the secretary.
We hope you enjoy this site and will come and watch us at one of our shows.
Monton Voices Community Choir has always been a favourite for me for two main reasons…maybe three.
Firstly, when they sing there is an infectious enthusiasm among them. They could be singing the simplest or most musically complicated piece…but always look happy to be there.
Secondly, it is clear that they are a welcoming group…a real mix of ages and abilities, yet everyone, so it seems, is given a chance even at special parts of the music
Thirdly, they are a truly community choir and are involved in small and big events alike. And they always use their concerts to support charitable causes in the community.
What can I say…”MVCC you are blessed and you are a blessing to many”
Rev Cyprian Yobera, Eccles Parish Church
Who We Are
The choir was established in May 2000 and has seen members come and go but we still have some of our “founding” members. We are a group of like minded people from all walks of life who enjoy singing and creating, what we hope is, a joyful harmony for others to enjoy.
Musical Director, Judy Kent
Judy Kent studied singing and piano at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, and obtained a PGCE in Further, higher and adult education from Bolton University. Judy is a member of the Natural Voice Foundation, British Equity and has trained in the Estill singing teaching method whilst teaching at LIPA.
Extensive performing experience includes national tours of Evita, West Side Story, Cats, The Wizard of Oz and Annie, as well as productions of Sweeney Todd, the King and I and the Marriage of Figaro with London’s Cockpit Opera. Judy has performed in various pantomimes and summer seasons, mainly at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens
Recording/ television work includes Emmerdale Farm, After all that this, The Messiah and The Magic Toyshop.
Teaching experience includes
Vocal coach at Manchester Metropolitan University Capitol Theatre, Manchester University Drama department, LIPA, Salford’s Music and Performing arts service, Arden Theatre School BA Hons in Acting and Musical Theatre. Presently Musical director/ vocal coach at Northern Ballet School, Shockout Arts BA Hons and Dance Works. Judy also has a thriving private teaching practise, focusing on musical theatre and popular repertoire
Judy formed Salford Community Choir, Eccles Voices and Monton Voices Community Choir, and is very happy that there are still founder members in Monton Voices
What Our Members Think
I love the choir. The people, the music, the practicing, and the stress of being put in a position where one has to focus and do a myriad of things well Charmaine
It’s great to be part of this choir. We have a good mix of personalities and talent. I joined the choir not knowing what to expect. I had retired from work and was determined to make the most of my time.it was an excellent move, I enjoy my Tuesday evenings and the concerts we perform…not to mention the social outings!! Marion
Love the choir, a community with a common goal…enjoyment through singing The challenge of new pieces of music, experience new venues, the humour of the group, the friendships Graham
This is my weekly unwind, de-stress from a stressful job. The people are fun to be around and the sheer joy of singing means I wouldn’t miss it for anything. This is my weekly feel-good, pleasure indulgence! Fiona
Our music covers a large range of styles from Musical and Pop to Sacred music.
For examples of the music we sing please watch our videos or come to one of our concerts.