20 years ago, Ballinteer Male Voice Choir (BMVC) was founded. Today, the choir has 30 members. Weekly rehearsals are held in the library of Our Lady's Boys School on Thursdays between 8pm and 10pm, from September to May. In May 2013, BMVC presented the Third International Male Voice Choir Festival in St John the Evangelist church, featuring choirs from Italy, France and Ireland. During the year, it also hosted choirs from Norway and Finland. From 23rd to 27th October 2014, to celebrate its jubilee year, the choir will travel to Italy, where it will perform in Florence (together with Coro La Martinella, the wonderful Florentine choir that received a standing ovation in Ballinteer last May) and in Rome, where it will perform in the International Pontifical College, Maria Mater Ecclesiae and at the 10am Sunday Mass in the Pontifical Irish College. Enquiries for membership are always welcome. See www.bmvc.ie for further information.