Praises sung for retiring Rugby choir director - The Rugby Observer

Praises sung for retiring Rugby choir director

MALE voice choirs raised the roof in honour of a key player.

Four choirs from Rugby, Coventry, Leamington and Northampton performed with the Jaguar Landrover Band and soloist Mel Cotton at the Temple Speech Room in Rugby School, to give Mike Minton a great send off as the retiring Musical Director of the Rugby Male Voice Choir.

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Eric Wood and mayor Coun Belinda Garcia were among the audience along with ten former mayors of Rugby.

And the performance included a rendition of the traditional Proms anthems to bring the concert to a close.

Mike was presented with gifts of appreciation for his 17 years with the choir, which supports many good causes.

The director said: “Many thanks to all those who made this event happen and for all the singers and the band who gave such a splendid performance to make this a truly memorable occasion for myself, my family and friends.”

The event which was sponsored by Urban & Civic, the developers of Houlton, raised £8,000 to be shared between the Friends of St Cross and mental health charity Mind.

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