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rosso and Rossendale Male Voice Choir

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Press Release

This Saturday (2 Dec 2017) sees locally owned rosso Bus name one of its double decker buses after the well known and popular Rossendale Male Voice Choir. The bus will be formally unveiled at New Hall Hey Retail Park, Rawtenstall at 1015 am when the Choir will be on hand to serenade the proceedings!!

Choir Secretary Peter Beetham said he was absolutely delighted with the prospect of the Choir’s name being carried on one of rosso’s buses and he and his fellow choir members were looking forward to seeing the bus in the communities of East Lancashire and Greater Manchester where the Company’s vehicles are a very familiar sight serving the many towns and villages.

Commenting on the decision to name a bus after Rossendale Male Voice Choir, rosso Managing Director Phil Smith said that the Company and its buses are very much part of the communities we serve, and the Male Voice Choir does fantastic work supporting and promoting the people and culture of the Rossendale Valley: we wish them well.

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Choir awarded 3rd prize at

Cornwall International Male Choral Festival
April 2017

The Rossendale Male Voice Choir thought they were doing pretty well at the recent Cornwall International Choir Festival, when they landed a podium 3rd place against some outstanding opposition. That turned to complete delight, when their musical director, Matthew Thomas,(inset), was awarded the prize for best conductor in the whole competition, beating more than 30 others in the process.

Directing the choir, not only in the competition, but also at 4 concerts across Cornwall, Matthew said “The whole weekend has been such a marvellous experience, particularly for those newer members, who have never been to such a top-level festival. I was over the moon when told I had won the conductors’ prize, but was also impressed with the dedication and work that the choir put in over recent months. I really hope we can return in 2019 to see if we can do even better”.

More than 50 singers and wives made the long trip to Newquay, and everyone is now looking forward to the next episode in this choir’s journey, with a number of concerts already planned for the rest of this year.

New members are always welcome, and they can now be assured of some top-notch leadership !!

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