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East Fife Male Voice Choir - 50 Years On

East Fife Male Voice Choir held their first meeting in the Miners Institute on Fisher Street in Methil.   John Morrison, who was their first conductor had sent circulars round all the pits in the area asking if anyone was interested in forming a Male Voice Choir. There were eight people on that first night including the accompanist Abigail McKenzie and the conductor. The next week they all brought a friend, and it has gone from strength to strength.

 East Fife Male Voice Choir East Fife Male Voice Choir

John Morrison remained as conductor for 25 years and when he retired Jim Broadleytook over and is still there 25 years later.

The Choir have become well known far and wide for their impressive ability and also for their willingness to give concerts for charities. They raise approximately ten thousand pounds per year for good causes. They have travelled to Italy, twice to Germany and many places nearer to home.

The Choir are keen to encourage youngsters to sing and in the last few years have been closely associated with voicemale@aberhill a boys choir at Aberhill Primary School.

2007 was their 50th year and they were given a Civic Reception to celebrate their Golden Jubilee.

EFMVC town house   Town House Kirkcaldy

(photo by Andrew Beveridge)


They sang at the Parliament in Edinburgh and Frances Melville Provost of Fife invited them to entertain the council on the last business day before Christmas.

   North House Glenrothes

(photo by Bob Christie EFMVC)


On Saturday 14th June they took part in The Lancastria Memorial Service 2008 in St George's Church West, Edinburgh in memory of the estimated 4000 victims of the troopship Lancastria who were killed in action 17th June 1940.

    St George's Church West Edinburgh

    (photo by Bob Christie EFMVC)


The choir now has almost 60 members; they have come a long way since their first practice night in