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Welcome to Musical Village in Leicestershire

Musical Village are a community of choirs and sing-along groups catering for people of all ages and abilities in Leicester and Leicestershire. We welcome all who love singing and want to share the enjoyment and fun with the community but also want to make a difference.

Our aim is to 'Bring Communities Together' and we have been very fortunate to be recognised for our community work by being awarded one of only 70 Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Queen's Platinum Jubilee Awards for Community Service as well as the Trustee Choice Award at the Leicestershire Community Champions Awards in November 2023.

trustee choice award Furnley House

Members of Musical Village receiving the Trustee Choice Award from Simon Winfield, Chairman at Furnley House Foundation, at the Leicestershire Community Champions Awards ceremony at the City Rooms on Thursday 2 November 2023.

Our musical director, Lesia Smaditch, accepting the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Queen's Platinum Jubilee award on behalf of Musical Village choir from Richard Brooks DL at St. Wistan's Church, Wistow in 2022.

Well done to all our volunteers at Musical Village for making such a big difference to our community!

MV Sing-along Community Hubs

We are very excited to be restarting our day time Musical Village Sing-along Community Hubs all across the Blaby District....

Visit our MV Sing-along Community Hubs page for more information

Come and join us if you're free...

MV Summer Concert raises £1300 for Vista

If you were driving past St Andrew’s Church on Saturday 19th August in the afternoon and wondered what was going on, then read on...

The Church was the venue for a sight loss exhibition featuring 15 exhibitors. They included The Stoneygate Eye Hospital, Costco Opticians’ optometrists, the Macular Society, Glenfield NHS Diabetic eye screening, Vista Rothley charity clothes shop, Centrebus Hop! Bus, St John ambulance, Vista mobile support van, Glyn’s Super Whippy ‘Eyes Cream’ van, and several interactive activities allowing visitors to appreciate what it is like to have sight loss.

Lesia Smaditch, the organiser of the event said “With Vista’s Kathleen Rutland home on our doorstep, I thought it would be a great opportunity to raise awareness of sight loss as well as promote good eye health. The exhibition was a great success with around 150 people visiting the various stands. Everyone I spoke to talked about new things they had learned about sight loss. I’m so happy to share with you all that we raised a wonderful £1300 for Vista and I know that the kids will benefit greatly from this money. Thank you to everyone for volunteering or participating.”

The evening ended with the Musical Village Summer concert featuring the beautiful voice of soprano soloist Denise Leigh who became famous after winning Channel 4’s Operatunity. She and her accompanist, Stefan Andrusyschyn, wowed the audience with a variety of film music. The concert was compered by Dave Andrews DL. He introduced Libby Clegg, an inspirational paralympic gold medal winning sportswoman who spoke about her life.

Local musicians, Mark Hemmings and Andy Carvill, introduced the audience to the soothing sound of the harmonica and Slavko Madylus charmed the audience with his personal stories and songs from Ukraine. Musical Village duets, ensembles and choirs entertained with a range of music for every taste, but it was the Vista Voices choir and soloists who stole everyone’s hearts with their amazing singing.

Thanks to The Stoneygate Eye Hospital for sponsoring the event and to St Andrew’s Church for providing us with such a wonderful and versatile venue.

Leicester's Concert for Ukraine

Sunday 8 May 4pm at De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Hosted by the BBC’s Amy Payne and ITV’s Rajiv Popat, the concert promises to be a powerful and uplifting family event of hope and reflection.

Amy PayneRajiv Popat

100% of ticket sales will be donated directly to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The concert will showcase a vibrant celebration of Ukrainian dance and music by first, second and third generation Ukrainians from across the UK including the award-winning Orlyk Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble, one of the few Ukrainian acts left in the world that dance and sing to live music.

It will also feature world music from other Leicester communities alongside well-known songs from musicals.

We will be joined by many artists and groups including West End actor and singer Jonny Fines (Grease, Annie and Curve’s An Officer and a Gentleman), EAGA Gospel choir (Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finalists), Shiamak Midlands Bollywood dancers, a massed community choir of singers from across Leicestershire, dancers from the Curve Young Company, Leicester Cathedral Choir singing John Rutter’s newly composed A Ukrainian Prayer, plus Rozanna Madylus (British-Ukrainian Mezzo-Soprano), David Morris (tenor and former Swingle Singer), Denise Leigh (soprano), Mike Dewis (baritone), and a variety of other musicians.

Tickets can be bought in person at De Montfort Hall, by phone on 0116 233 3111 or online at www.demontforthall.co.uk

Please contact Lesia on 07873 254279 for more information

Organiser Lesia Smaditch said:

“This disaster has affected so many innocent lives, and the suffering that we have seen on our screens is unimaginable. It has been overwhelming to see the support for Ukraine from so many people across the world, and now I would like to be part of Leicester’s message of support to Ukrainians wherever they may be.

This concert promises to be a powerful and uplifting family event of hope and reflection. I am so grateful to Leicester City Council for its generosity and now ask that as many people as possible from Leicester join with me and continue to show that #LeicesterStandsWithUkraine

Please contact Lesia on 07873 254279 or email LC4U@musicalvillage.co.uk for more information“



Have a listen to some excerpts of our recent Christmas concert by clicking below or by visiting YouTube

If you would like the opportunity to be part of our choir singing live on stage with professional singers, both locally and/or nationally, please contact us for more details...

musical village with russell watson

Celebrating 10 years

Love singing?

SATB or anything in between, this could well change your life…

Musical Village is a community of choirs based in Braunstone, Cosby, Countesthorpe, Enderby, LFE, Lubbesthorpe, Market Bosworth and surrounding areas.

Whether you want to sing at a local charity event, on national stage with professional singers such as Russell Watson, or simply meet new friends, we have plenty of opportunities waiting for you.

With no auditions, why not come along and join us anytime for a free trial?

Please contact us for more information or have a look at the areas we cover at present. If we are not where you are, let us know...

Here’s just a few of the amazing highlights from last year.

musical village 2017 2018 highlights

Children's Choirs

Musical Village Youth Show Choir sings with Collabro and Kingdom Choir?

MV show choir live on stage with Collabro at De Montfort Hall April 2019.

musical village collabro

MV show choir live on stage with The Kingdom Choir at De Montfort Hall May 2019.

musical village kingdom choir

Musical Village invited to sing with Sam Bailey on her 2017 UK tour

Musical Village have accompanied Sam Bailey on her 2017 UK tour 'Sing My Heart Out'! We joined Sam not only at De Montfort Hall Leicester on 18th March 2017, but at 8 other venues across the UK.

am Bailey and Musical Village tour


Musical Village Children's Choir sing with ABBA MANIA

Musical Village chiildrens choir with Abba Mania

Members of Musical Village Children's Choir sing with ABBA MANIA on their 2016 / 2017 UK tour

Performances included 2 nights at the Curve Leicester, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Loughborough Town Hall Loughborough and Corby.


Musical Village once again perform live on stage with Russell Watson!

russell watson sings with Musical Village

Musical Village have been invited once again to sing with Russell Watson on his 2016 tour 'Songs from the Heart'. They appeared live on stage at Theatre Royal Norwich, De Montfort Hall Leicester, King's Lynn Corn Exchange and Grand Theatre Wolverhampton.

Click here for the press release for Leicester, Norwich and King's Lynn

Here's a picture of Musical Village with Russell Watson at Curve Theatre last year...


Why not book us?

We provide music of all styles and genres to suit your occasion. If you would like to hire a soloist, ensemble or choir for a wedding, funeral, social event or private function, please contact us.


A Musical Evening at Leicester Cathedral

russell watson sings with Musical Village

Our accompanist, Christian Smaditch, and his guests performed at a musical evening at Leicester Cathedral on 3rd October 2015. The concert raised over £3500 for the Joe Humphreys Memorial Trust.

For the Leicester Mercury article about this concert click here


Musical Village sing with Russell Watson!

russell watson sings with Musical Village 63 members of Musical Village accompanied Russell Watson at an intimate 'up close and personal' evening at Curve Theatre on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th May 2015.

Here's a picture of Musical Village with Russell Watson during the interval...

russell watson and musical villlage on tour at the curve leicester


Musical Village sing for King Richard III!

Members of 'Musical Village Community Choir - Market Bosworth' sang for King Richard III on Sunday 22nd March in Market Bosworth square.

musical village richard III

Benefits of Singing

Musical Village benefits of singing worditout.com

"Leicestershire's very own Gareth Malone" receives High Sheriff Award

Musical Director, Lesia Smaditch was presented with a High Sheriff Award by outgoing High Sheriff for Leicestershire, Richard Brooks.

Lesia Smaditch Richard Brooks High Sheriff Award


Musical Village Chorale at Blaby District Outstanding Achievement Awards