The Imperial Male Voice Choir is a friendly group of around 30 men who meet to rehearse, perform concerts for charity and occasionally enter singing festivals. The origins of the choir were in the Operatic Society at Imperial College, where many of the original members met in the late 1970s, resulting in the choir being founded for an inaugural concert in Kensington in 1980. Since then the choir has expanded in both size, repertoire and average waistline and in most years performs in several concerts, usually in the south of England or on expeditions to Europe.
We aim for a high standard of singing under the experienced direction of our Musical Director, Deborah Miles-Johnson and we have a large,and varied repertoire including early Renaissance music, folk songs, excerpts from opera and musical theatre and an increasing number of arrangements and compositions provided by friends, associates and members of the choir. At the last count we have sung in a dozen different languages.. Our members are spread over a large proportion of SE England so rehearsals are organised in a variety of locations convenient for the M25 and are generally held on Sunday afternoons.
We perform several times a year and are normally hosted by an organisation to raise money for themselves or for the charity of their choice.
Each January we have a popular workshop weekend away.