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The Category Male Voice Choirs is a subset of Singing Groups and Choirs. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Male Voice Choirs which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Choir’s Full Record.

 

In contrast, the ANNEXE for Male Voice Choirs lists Choirs which do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

^ Male Voice Choirs ANNEXE

 

! Male Voice Choirs KEY
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of this Record)812

'Formed in 1970 ... Côr Meibion Abercynon has travelled extensively, performing throughout the United Kingdom and has also toured Brittany, Ireland, Canada, Scotland and Cornwall ... The Choir is supported by a ladies section which contributes strongly to the success of the choir. They are constant companions and supporters at our concerts, social events and on tour ...'

 

+ Abercynon Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)281
VIEWS (of this Record)573

'The Choir can trace its roots back to 1933 when it was formed as an evening class under the control of the local Education Authority. Members paid a fee of 7/6d (37p) to the Authority and the same amount as an annual subscription ... The Choir continues in good heart but we are always conscious of the need to attract new and particularly younger members. To this end we have operated a Scholarship scheme for some years whereby senior pupils at local schools are paid to sing with us for a year as an introduction to choral singing. It is hoped that this will plant some seeds which will come to fruition in the future. We give a number of concerts each year in aid of local charities, church organisations, etc, and the highlight of our year is our Annual Concert when we are helped by guest professional soloists.'

 

+ Aeolian Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)229
VIEWS (of this Record)440

Formed 1997: ‘The Choir is intentionally small with a maximum of 50 members, but is of high quality and produces a beautiful yet resonant tone.  Music critics have acclaimed its musicality and tender tonal qualities. It has taken tremendous strides in a relatively short time, and is in great demand for concerts not only in its native West Yorkshire, but also in North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire. The Airedale Male Voice Choir’s repertoire is constantly growing with some 180 pieces of music and is diverse in its choice as it is in expression and performance’.

+ Airedale Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)313

'One of Derbyshire’s leading male voice choirs, with around 35 voices. It was founded 1903 ... The choir is constantly updating its repertoire and is available for hire for concerts and events and enjoys a lively and often busy calendar.'

 

+ Alfreton Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)265
VIEWS (of this Record)981

'Originally formed in 1971 ... The Choir aims to perform a varied repertoire and it has been a pleasure to raise many thousands of pounds for charity, particularly for local organizations ...'

 

+ Anston Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)317
VIEWS (of this Record)1187

'We are a friendly group with a common interest in singing ... If you like to sing and would like to come and join in there is no audition and you don’t have to be able to read music but if you can great.'

+ Ashington & District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)665

'As the name suggests an all male choir singing anything from medieval chants to the latest pop hits with traditional male voice pieces, opera, musicals and some devotional music interdispersed. Nothing is considered taboo or too difficult or easy for that matter. We are not an eletist choir and consider all "men" should be given the opportunity to learn to sing.'

 

+ Audley Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)255
VIEWS (of this Record)447

‘Formed in 1974 following the amalgamation of the Bath and Somerset, Bristol and the South Gloucester part of the Gloucestershire Constabulary. The Choir is truly representative of the force with a membership consisting almost entirely of serving and retired police officers, serving and retired members of the support staff and the special constabulary.’

 

+ Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)388
VIEWS (of this Record)671

'The Choir was founded by the local miners of Backworth Colliery in 1951 and although the pits are long-gone, the Choir is more active than it has ever been ... Today’s Choir is a sixty strong community choir, attracting members from all walks of life. We are proud to support the work of many regional charities and organisations through our performances.'

+ Backworth Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)188
VIEWS (of this Record)485

'Would you like to be involved with an organisation that offers friendship and fellowship? As well as engagements in many parts of N. Ireland and the Republic of Ireland there could also be the opportunity to undertake short trips to Britain and Europe and on occasions to perform in festivals and with leading British and Irish artists ...'

+ Ballyclare Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)268
VIEWS (of this Record)537

Formed 1982: ‘Based in Barnburgh, a South Yorkshire village virtually equidistant from Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, BMVC is an active choir which performs solo and joint concerts at various venues around the district ... The choir sings for pleasure and has a wide and varied repertoire, including songs from the shows, past and present ... many popular songs from throughout the 20th Century ... as well as a variety of more classical scores ... There's no audition or requirement to be able to read music, so if you enjoy singing why not give us a try!!??’

 

 

+ Barnburgh Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of this Record)211

‘Founded in 1919 under the initial name of Barnstaple YMCA Male Voice Choir. A local organist and musician was asked to form a choir in order that the YMCA could hold a charity concert to mark its re-opening after the end of World War I. It proved a great success and the singers agreed to stay together. By 1920 the links with the YMCA were no longer relevant and the Choir's name was changed to the Barnstaple Male Voice Choir and has so remained until this day.'

 

+ Barnstaple Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)312
VIEWS (of this Record)754

‘The Choir includes members of all denominations and politics, but we have at least one thing in common and that is a love of singing. Anyone who shares this love is invited to come along to a rehearsal without any obligation, or to contact any member of the choir. You do not need an exceptional voice but just the ability to sing in tune and blend with the choir. It is not necessary to be able to read music. Help will be on hand if you require it in order to learn your line of music and enjoy this most rewarding pastime.’

 

+ Barrow Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)371

‘Formed in 1902 and have been singing in Competitions and at charity events ever since ... We are a friendly group of men who enjoy singing a variety of musical styles, from traditional Welsh hymns and songs to more contemporary numbers. The choir has a professional conductor and accompanist and we perform in a variety of venues, mainly to help raise money for charity; and is itself also a registered charity.’

 

+ Barry Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of this Record)302

Formed 1964: ‘The Choir always welcomes new potential members. Novice or experienced singers can come along to our rehearsals, sit in with us, join in with us. Whilst having the ability to read music would be an asset it is by no-means a requirement. Potential members are first given a period of a few weeks to become familiar with the Choir’s requirements and procedures whilst rehearsing within their particular section: either Bass, Baritone, Second Tenor, or Top Tenor. When you feel comfortable and you decide that you would like to become a full member, a private audition with the Musical Director is arranged. This takes the form of singing scales and notes within your voice range so that the Musical Director can judge where best your vocal range fits within the choir. Although it sounds terribly formal be assured it is far from it and you can be sure of our help and support in encouraging you to use your voice’.

 

 

+ Basingstoke Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of this Record)286

‘One of the UK's favourite male choirs. We shot to fame when we reached the finals of the “Last Choir Standing” BBC television series when millions followed our progress. ​We always welcome potential new members at every rehearsal so if you would like to know more about singing in the best Male Choir in the West ... come along and meet us - and bring a friend!’

 

+ Bath Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)284
VIEWS (of this Record)267

'In the autumn of 1952, Len Hogg came to Bestwood as Colliery Manager and very soon afterwards the Choir was formed under the name of "Bestwood Colliery Male Voice Choir". However membership was never confined solely to workers at the colliery so that within the first year, the name was changed to the "Bestwood Male Voice Choir" which still continues today ... Over the years, the choir’s achievements have been considerable, having numerous successes at musical festivals and engagements with some of Britain’s finest choirs and regimental and brass bands, at the same time raising thousands of pounds for local and national charities.'

 

+ Bestwood Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)281
VIEWS (of this Record)440

‘The Choir’s membership is currently around 50 and we have represented the town of Beverley at some of the Country’s most prestigious venues ... We have performed at venues large and small from Hull, Beverley and Howden Minsters to many small though welcoming locations throughout the North of England and beyond, when considerable sums of money have been raised for worthy causes ... If you think you might like to sing with us, drop in ... to watch us rehearse. Simply roll up and sit at the back to discover whether it might be for you.’

 

+ Beverley Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)1738

'Formed in 1922 and has presented many concerts over the years both in the United Kingdom and Abroad, as well as entering numerous competitions and winning a high number of accolades and awards.'

+ Biddulph Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)294
VIEWS (of this Record)403

‘Founded in 1966. Many of the singers are Welsh, and the choir has a strong allegiance with Wales, and with the tradition of Welsh male voice choirs ... Birmingham Canoldir are always keen to welcome new voices and we would love you to come and join us ... Throughout the year we give many concerts to raise funds for charities and good causes. We even have some weekends away, those are always good fun ...’

+ Birmingham Canoldir Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)393

Formed 1923: ‘Over the years and through the generations our choir has grown from strength to strength and presently our 40 members are in constant demand throughout the Lancashire area which is a testament to the dedication and commitment of its members past and present ... You are invited to come and listen to us rehearse. Just come and sit at the back and make your own mind up. We are always happy to welcome new faces.’

+ Blackpool Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)156
VIEWS (of this Record)301

'Formed in August 2009 when a number of like-minded individuals began to visualise the formation of a Male Choir in the Lower Llynfi Valley. Our group of experienced and well respected Choristers came up with some basic philosophies: Keep the choir to a manageable size; Take our music to the community-at-large; Establish ourselves as a quality musical group; Encourage less experienced Choristers to grow in ability and musicality; Share our joy in singing!'

 

+ Bois Goetre Hen
VISITS (to Website)461
VIEWS (of this Record)552

'The almost 100 strong Bridgend Male Choir has a wide repertoire of classical and folk pieces, traditional Welsh Anthems, and popular songs from the shows. The Choir give regular concerts ... which are always well attended and extremely popular, throughout South Wales and the rest of the UK, as well as internationally.'

 

+ Bridgend Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)301
VIEWS (of this Record)510

'We have 30 or so members coming from all walks of life. Age is not a factor as men of all ages are made very welcome. All enjoy the singing, fellowship and fun the choir affords ... If you enjoy singing and want to sing well, then you will fit perfectly in our choir. There are no auditions and no requirement to be able to read music although of course it helps ... Bridgnorth Male Voice Choir does not consider itself to be an elitist choir. We exist for men who want to sing to be given a chance to perform. So come along to one of our practices, sit down and try it out ...'

 

+ Bridgnorth Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)216
VIEWS (of this Record)488

‘Originally founded in 1968 and is now one of the largest male voice choirs in the West Country with around seventy members drawn from across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ... They have performed in concert halls, churches, weddings and private functions, ranging from Eastern Europe, the Carnegie Hall, New York, to the Eden Project in Cornwall and Bristol’s churches and cathedrals. They sing traditional male voice favourites, songs from modern musicals, pop classics, spirituals and classical items, and they perform not only in English but also in other European languages.’

 

 

+ Bristol Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)135
VIEWS (of this Record)204

'Each year the Choir has a varied list of engagements in and around Torbay and the West Country area ... The Choir looks forward to meeting our regular supporters on these occasions and to meeting and making many more new friendships. The Choir is always interested in supporting a wide range of charities and good causes ... The BOMVC also has a flourishing Friends of the Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir group who always welcome new members. A busy Ladies Support group also helps with fund-raising and offers practical support.'

+ Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)313
VIEWS (of this Record)387

‘Formed in January 2007 ... Based in the village of Baltonsborough near Glastonbury ... Our aims: * First and foremost .... to make music; * Secondly .... to benefit our community by providing entertainment and by raising money to support good causes; * And finally .... to benefit the members through companionship and the sense of well being that comes from singing and helping others ... Why the Brue Boys? Because the River Brue winds its way through the villages and towns where the Brue Boys live.’

 

+ Brue Boys Choir for Men
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)621

Brymbo Male Choir grew from the active community surrounding the local steelworks, and the history of male choirs in Brymbo goes back over the past 100 years. The present choir was formed in 1959 by a number of choristers from St Mary’s Church Brymbo with the intention of entertaining locally. With the appointment of Conductor Glyn Hughes in 1966 the choir began to broaden its horizons, and over the past years the choir has created an interest by giving choral performances to high levels, with an appreciation by all audiences that attend the many concerts and venues that the choir performs at.‘

 

+ Brymbo Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)179
VIEWS (of this Record)338

'The largest of the two Male Voice Choirs in Blaenau Ffestiniog and rehearse weekly on Thursdays in the main Hall of Ysgol y Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Rehearsals begin at 7.30p.m. and all are welcome. Why not go one step further and join the Choir as a member and become part of one of the most successful and travelled Male Voice Choirs in Wales? A warm welcome awaits you all.'

 

+ Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)301
VIEWS (of this Record)473

Founded 1974: ‘The Choir exists to provide a stimulating and enjoyable hobby for its sixty or so members. It performs 8 to 10 concerts a year around the region, some of which are for the benefit of local and national charities’.

+ Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)271
VIEWS (of this Record)305

'In recent years the Choir has toured in Germany, France, Ireland and the Czech Republic as well as many trips in Wales and the rest of the UK to sing with other choirs and entertaining many thousands of people in venues ranging from tiny churches and village halls to the more impressive surroundings of St David’s Hall and the Millennium Centre and of course the Albert Hall. Most concerts are in support of local and national charities and the Choir have been honoured to be invited to sing at weddings and funerals in the local community.'

 

+ Builth Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)303
VIEWS (of this Record)359

'A successful, thriving choir but to maintain this we are constantly on the look-out for new members. Could you be one of our new recruits? You would be made very welcome. Don’t miss out! If you enjoy singing quietly to yourself, then you will enjoy singing in a choir. You will make new friends that will last a lifetime, feel more connected with the wider Caldicot community and benefit from a much busier "social" life. There are also claims that singing can make you healthier and live longer! ...'

 

+ Caldicot Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)298
VIEWS (of this Record)575

‘Singers are drawn from a wide geographical area, covering mainly North Wales, and many travel over 100 miles to attend rehearsals held twice each month at Betws y Coed. It was in February 1993 that the choir gave their first concert performance. Since then there have been several prestigious engagements and tours. The choir continues to expand its repertoire of traditional Welsh and English male choral music as well as introducing other pieces, often arranged by its founder conductor.’

 

+ Cantorion Gogledd Cymru
VISITS (to Website)173
VIEWS (of this Record)265

'Formed early in 1997 in an attempt to resurrect the singing traditions of the area in the local pubs around St Just and West Cornwall, and to raise funds for local charities. Our distinctive sound was formerly familiar in impromptu sessions throughout the town, especially during the St Just Feast celebrations, but had declined in recent years due mainly to the demise of the local tin mines ... The release of four CD’s, brief television appearances and local radio exposure have kept Cape Cornwall Singers in the public eye ... Cape Cornwall Singers are ordinary people, with ordinary lives, who sing with passion of the enduring traditions and extraordinary beauty of our homeland ... We are always seeking new members, no experience necessary, males over 18 (because we are pub singers).'

 

+ Cape Cornwall Singers
VISITS (to Website)242
VIEWS (of this Record)414

'Based in the Nottingham area of England where it was formed in 1908. With around 80 members the choir is now larger than ever, attracting younger members who will safeguard its future. It has a wide-ranging current repertoire of nearly 50 items - from traditional to modern, sacred to secular and from the serious to the light-hearted – enough to suit practically all tastes and occasions!'

 

+ Carlton Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)270
VIEWS (of this Record)540

Carmarthen Male Voice Choir has been an integral part of the music scene in Carmarthen and surronding area for over 50 years. The choristers, the majority of whom have Welsh as their first language, are amateurs. They all love to sing.‘

 

+ Carmarthen Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)229
VIEWS (of this Record)751

‘Formed during the Second World War in 1942 by a group of Air Raid Wardens in their off duty hours ... We are a really social bunch of keen amateur male singers who enjoy what we do: singing that is. The Concerts that we put on are mainly for charities in the local area of Dorset.’

 

+ Casterbridge Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)133
VIEWS (of this Record)287

‘Founded in 1926, Castleford Male Voice Choir was formed by male choristers from several church choirs within the town and its current membership stands at approximately forty ... The Choir enjoys a full social life, admirably supported by its Ladies’ Circle, highlighting a love of singing and thereby giving enjoyment to its audiences. It also fulfils an important musical and educational role within the community.’

 

+ Castleford Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)1490

Chapel en le Frith Male Voice Choir was formed by servicemen returning from The Great War. This year [2018] we celebrate our centenary and as part of those celebrations we are looking for new recruits to come and join us. We will be giving a series of special concerts featuring music and stories from the WW1 period. Come and join us now and you could be part of those momentous evenings. There are no special requirements, no auditions, no need to read music, just a willingness to sing. All you have to do is volunteer!’

 

+ Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)104
VIEWS (of this Record)325

‘The Choir now has approaching 50 members from all walks of life. Amongst our ranks we have teachers, bankers, paramedics, solicitors and farmers ... We are united in the common interest of the learning and enjoyment of music, which is then performed for the pleasure of others at the same time raising funds for charitable causes. We are always wanting new members to join the choir for what can only be described as a most enjoyable hobby, lots of fun, challenging music items to sing and immense satisfaction when singing in concerts ... In a typical year the choir gives a dozen or so concerts, which along with weddings and Christmas performances fill the choir year.‘

 

+ Cheddar Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)93
VIEWS (of this Record)386

‘Can trace its origins back to 1903 when it sang to raise funds for British troops fighting in the Boer war. The choir was re-formed in 1948 by Bill Gane, who was eventually succeeded by his son Jack ... The choir has a membership in excess of 70, drawn from many walks of life. Our repertoire includes many modern as well as traditional male voice choir pieces ... We sing locally, throughout East Anglia and other parts of the British Isles - proud of the widely acknowledged reputation we have achieved. But we are only as good as the members we have and we are keen to have you. For whilst we know we sing very well, you can help us to sing even better!‘

+ Chelmsford Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)327

‘Singing for their own pleasure comes naturally to choristers, but how much better it is to make and take the many opportunities of sharing our enthusiasm with others. Apart from practising for two hours on two evenings each week for 47 weeks a year, the choir performs an average of 14 concerts each year and at roughly 8 weddings and corporate events. In addition, of course, there are events like the annual Remembrance Service, too. All of this choir’s concerts with the exception of the Annual Concert and the Christmas Concert are performed for charity.’

+ Chepstow Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)500

‘We are an amateur choir of 40 or so men who rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. We give 5 or 6 concerts a year, have an annual musical tour, but primarily enjoy our singing!’

 

+ Chess Valley Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)50
VIEWS (of this Record)140

Formed 1940: ‘The Choir is open to any male singer with reasonable ability, and currently has a membership of around 45 - attracted from all parts of the Wiltshire county, and beyond. The Choir gives regular concerts in and around the Chippenham area - around 15 each year - helping to raise several thousands of pounds for local organisations ... Rehearsals and concerts emphasize the enjoyment of singing - with a wide appeal to all ages and musical tastes. There is good humour and friendship among the members and wives’.

 

+ Chippenham Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of this Record)704

‘The Choir has established itself, both nationally and internationally, as a major force in the world of male voice choirs. Our motto is “We Sing to Serve” and over the years we have raised many thousands of pounds for charitable and other good causes ... Anyone who thinks they might be interested is invited to come along to one of our rehearsals ... You do NOT have to read music; it helps of course if you do, but most of us don’t / didn’t and you’ll quickly learn the basics that help understanding. You just need to enjoy singing and be able to sing in tune. There are no auditions, just find your voice and join in.‘

 

+ City of Chester Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of this Record)68

City of Newport Male Choir (formerly known as Newport Male Voice Choir) is a registered charity that uses the art of music to help other charitable organisations, while giving Choir members a means of self expression with no financial benefit to themselves. Our motto is “Making Music, Making Friends”.’

 

+ City of Newport Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)260
Also indexedNewport Male Voice Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)1089

‘We aim to be the most entertaining male voice choir in the South West and for the City of Truro to be proud of us. The ethos of the choir is to have fun and enjoy singing. Each year we host a visiting choir and also spend a weekend away ... Singing is all about team work, not only within each section of the choir, but as a complete unit. All backgrounds are catered for; we offer a friendly and very sociable atmosphere and many life long friendships are made.‘

 

+ City of Truro Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)459

'Singing in harmony since 1900 ... The Choir has travelled far since those early days, but its aim remains the same: "The study of Choral music as suited to Male voices and to give the listening public the highest standard of Male voice singing." As a Choir local to Clydebank we are always keen to recruit new members, and currently have members from all parts of the West of Scotland whose ages range from 20 to 90.'

 

+ Clydebank Male Voice Choir D.O.
VISITS (to Website)244
VIEWS (of this Record)524

‘Come and join us! We’re always happy to welcome new people - ability to read music is not a pre-requisite. You will be assigned a "Mentor" who will help you settle in and guide you through your first few rehearsals ...'

 

+ Coalville Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)659

‘A Welsh male voice choir based in the rural village of Llansannan in the heart of North Wales.’

 

+ Côr Meibion Bro Aled
VISITS (to Website)174
VIEWS (of this Record)313

Côr Meibion Colwyn is proud of its long history recognising that there has been a choir in its home village of Colwyn since the 1890’s. Welsh is its first language however its rehearsals are held in both the medium of English with a good content of Welsh conversation. This is so as not to exclude our non Welsh speaking members but to also give them the “Welshness” of the choir and opportunity to get to learn the language at the same time.’

+ Côr Meibion Colwyn
VISITS (to Website)151
VIEWS (of this Record)220

'The Choir can trace its roots back to the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s ... The present Choir was re-formed in 1965 by 13 men keen to see a revival of choral music in Dowlais, and that number rose to 120, reflecting the enthusiasm of the early days. Today the number of choristers registered is 60 ... We are very keen to recruit new choristers and give them the opportunity to experience the pleasure of singing in some wonderful venues with first class performers.'

 

+ Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)262
VIEWS (of this Record)435

‘The 35 or so members of the choir are drawn from all ages and occupations: our youngest choristers are under 25 years old, our oldest over 70, and we have plumbers and electricians, company directors and managers, bus drivers, firemen, office workers and students, all united by a love of singing. We sing all kinds of music, from opera choruses and religious works via folk songs and jazz to pop songs and Musical Theatre, with most of our concerts including a vibrant selection from all these genres.’

 

+ Côr Meibion Morlais
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of this Record)263

‘Although many singers come from Corby itself, the catchment area is quite extensive. Our membership of just over fifty singers ranges in age from twenty to eighty nine. We rehearse and perform throughout the year and, in recent times, we have performed an annual average of twelve concerts ... Our current repertoire includes songs from West End shows, popular music, songs of the sea, sacred songs, and music from operas. Recently we have added more contemporary music. As well as English, we sing German, French, Latin, Maori, Welsh and Zulu songs.’

 

+ Corby Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)402

‘Formed in 1987 from the white dust of a limestone quarry that is Middleton by Wirksworth, the Dalesmen have grown from a few like-minded friends to a near 70 strong choir. Their original aims of bringing the enjoyment of choral music to the wider public and of supporting charitable institutions are still very much what the choir is about. Each year we take part in over 12 concerts in venues ranging from modest village halls to grand concert halls, and in the process we entertain many hundreds of people and over the years have raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.’

 

+ Dalesmen Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)523

‘The Choir was formed in 1988, although a male voice choir did exist in Denbigh during 1940's and 50's. Since its formation the choir has travelled extensively both nationally and inernationally. Although we are not a competitive choir, we have been successful in being prize winners at the Stenna Choral Competition, Llandudno and The Pan Celtic Festival at Tralee. We are an extremly busy choir, in regular demand for concerts and weddings.’

 

+ Denbigh & District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)303
VIEWS (of this Record)393

'We are men in Northern Ireland, from all walks of life, living reasonably close to the seaside town of Donaghadee on the North East corner of County Down, meeting every Monday evening for practice and enjoying concerts, church services, performances for charity events in locations one may not expect to see or hear a male voice choir. Competitions have been attended with many successes over the years but our greatest achevements have been the continued charity work and the enjoyment of choral singing with friends from all corners of the world.'

+ Donaghadee Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)240
VIEWS (of this Record)476

‘The Choir was formed in 1964 and has gained competition successes in many national music festivals, including Huddersfield, Morecambe, Blackpool and Eskdale ... They are proud to have contributed thousands of pounds to charity over the years, from the money raised from concerts, donations and CD sales ... Dore is a suburb of Sheffield, yet it is laid on firm Anglo-Saxon foundations and can trace its recorded history further back than the city itself ... From time to time we hold open evenings on regular rehearsal nights. This allows more time for prospective members to talk with existing members and find out more about the Choir. However, if you are already interested in joining, there is no need to wait for the next open evening! ‘

 

+ Dore Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)97
VIEWS (of this Record)180

‘If you think you might wish to join the choir, why not come along to a rehearsal and enjoy a drink, some chat and a sing or a listen as you wish? Your willingness and ability to sing and hold a note is all we ask. New recruits will be given several weeks' rehearsal experience until you are ready to join DMVC as a full member ... Members are drawn from all walks of life from Architects, Accountants, Bankers, Motor Engineers, School Masters, Farmers to Prison Officers and even a Tax Inspector.‘

 

+ Driffield Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)254
VIEWS (of this Record)466

Dumfries Male Voice Choir have been singing and having fun doing it since 1950. We are a friendly bunch, who meet together to rehearse ... from September to May. We often sing for our supper by performing at charity events throughout the South of Scotland. During these performances we invite young musicians and singers to join us as our policy is to encourage them and to provide a platform for them to perform in public ... The highlight of the choir’s year and the culmination of all our practicing is our annual concert which is usually held in April ... The choir also enjoys occasional away days, or even weekends to take part in competitions or concerts. The choir have competed in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.’

 

+ Dumfries Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)270
VIEWS (of this Record)388

'Formed in 1957 in the Wemyss area of Fife, with a backing of the coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. It was a great outlet for the Miners and others who joined, being able to sing and socialise with like-minded men as and still is today a great pastime.'

 

+ East Fife Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)562

‘ECMVC is now just one of only a handful of original colliery male voice choirs surviving in the country and we are very proud of our heritage. The choir is as vibrant today as it would have been in its early days and is no stranger to performing in prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall ... But we are equally at home in more modest settings and delight in helping local charities raise much needed funds for their own needs.’

 

+ Eastwood Collieries' Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)258
VIEWS (of this Record)423

‘With a membership of 80 singers and growing, the Choir is always pleased to entertain audiences and to welcome new members. The choir performs regularly throughout the region and the United Kingdom and looks forward to foreign trips. Since 1920, the choir has promoted male voice singing by developing a increasingly wider repertoire. With music from Palestrina to the popular, from local folk to global music, we hope that there is always something for everyone at every rehearsal and concert.’

 

+ Felling Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)247
VIEWS (of this Record)224

‘Founded in 1975, Cor Meibion y Fflint have enjoyed success at the highest levels in competition and delight audiences wherever they perform ... The choir sings a wide variety of music stretching from the 16th century to the 21st, old faithfuls, traditional Welsh hymns and folk songs, plus modern pop and quality contemporary compositions in many languages.’

+ Flint Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)263
VIEWS (of this Record)306

'Formed in 1984 with 18 choristers, Membership has now risen to 31 ... The Choir frequently performs at concerts in aid of charities. The members very willingly use their hobby, in the form of their love of music and singing, to help others in need.'

+ Forest of Dean Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)446

'We have over 60 singers and give concerts throughout Cornwall and beyond, often for charitable organisations, and arrange concerts with other community choirs and musicians. We also take part in choir competitions and festivals ... A marked feature of Four Lanes Male Choir  is our commitment to community singing, comradeship and a love of the Cornish choral tradition. This sentiment is conveyed in our choir’s motto "Sing we for pleasure - for one and all".'

 

+ Four Lanes Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)502

Founded in 1947: ‘Looks forward to continued progress and success as one of the most distinguished Male Voice Choirs in a nation renowned throughout the World for producing Male Voice Choirs of the highest quality’.

 

+ Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)282
Also indexedFron Male Voice Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)296

Based in Swadlincote, nestled at the southern tip of Derbyshire, England, Gresley takes its name from the Parish of Church Gresley nearby, where the choir was born in 1904. The choir has over 50 members and fulfills on average 22 engagements a year performing for a range of societies from small groups, churches to national bodies, and has toured extensively, in the U.K., Ireland, Europe and U.S.A. including a number of choir exchange visits.

 

+ Gresley Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of this Record)202

‘One of the leading male voice choirs from the South of England ... Our repertoire is extensive and covers all genres of music ranging from the most sacred to sea shanties, folk songs and “show stoppers” ... New members are always welcome. You do not have to be a policeman - just someone who enjoys singing and would like the opportunity of singing with us.’

 

+ Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)249

Formed 1975: ‘The Choir currently has 65 members who perform songs from a varied repertoire with traditional male voice choir songs as well as songs from the shows, operatic pieces, folk songs and classic hymns. Solo singing is encouraged as part of the development of individual voices and to inspire confidence in overall singing performance ... As one of the foremost choirs in the south-east of England, Hart is keenly sought after not only for concert performances, but also by budding singers’.

+ Hart Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)112
VIEWS (of this Record)189

'Hartlepool Male Voice Choir had its beginnings in the late 1950s with a group of lads having a sing song after Rugby matches for Hartlepool Old Boys RFC ... You don’t have to be a musical genius to join us. Believe it or not, many choir members have no formal music training and most do not read music. The only requirements are for you to be able to sing in tune and show a commitment to the choir concerts and rehearsals. In return you can be certain of a friendly reception, a common interest in good music of all types, a great deal of fun and humour and trips to prestigious venues ...'

 

+ Hartlepool Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)250
VIEWS (of this Record)405

‘Based in the County town of Pembrokeshire. The choir is one of the oldest choirs in Wales and has been in existence since 1896. Consists of about 50 members from 16 years onwards ... performs around 20 concerts per year ... and sings a broad repertoire of songs for all occasions ... with around half the songs sung in Welsh.’

 

+ Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)215
VIEWS (of this Record)255

‘It all started in 1957 when the old Herefordshire Constabulary celebrated its centenary and a dozen officers made up a choir to sing at an anniversary event in Hereford Cathedral. They enjoyed it so much they kept on singing and eventually opened their ranks to men from all walks of life. Today the choir is 65 strong and welcomes new members to ensure the great tradition of male voice choral singing continues.’

+ Hereford Police Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)241
VIEWS (of this Record)262

‘Music brings people together! This saying could well be our motto as we're a very varied group of people, all bound by their love of music. Men, come and join us. All are warmly welcomed and, next to practising hard to achieve a high musical standard, it’s all about the spirit of fun and conviviality. Making music by yourself isn't fulfilling? Come and join us! We’re always happy to welcome new people. Find out more about us ...'

+ Imerys Mid Cornwall Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)559

‘Originating from Imperial College, London, the Imperial Male Voice Choir is a friendly group of over 30 men who meet to rehearse, perform concerts for charity ... 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.’

 

+ Imperial Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of this Record)238

‘Has been in existence since 1929 as a mixed or male voice group under four different names. The choir was originally formed by the Somervell family, owners of K Shoemakers and supported by them with family members taking key roles for many years. K Shoes are no longer manufactured in Kendal, but Clarks, the new owners of the brand, still provide footwear and sponsorship ... K Shoes Male Voice Choir perform approximately 12 concerts a year at a variety of venues in Cumbria and North Lancashire.‘

 

+ K Shoes Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of this Record)215

'The choir is open to serving and retired police officers, civilian staff, those with links to the service and also members of the community. It is an ambassador for Kent Police and is supported by them, although it is self-financing ... our sincere thanks go to the long suffering wives, sweethearts, partners and families who give us such tremendous support.'

+ Kent Police Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of this Record)586

'We have an extensive range of male choir musical arrangements with over 130 items in our music library. However, at any one time our performance repertoire is about 30 songs and these are regularly refreshed with new items introduced and others given a rest. The repertoire is very varied and caters for all audience and choir member tastes. Not only do we sing in English but we also cover songs in other languages. Arrangements include show songs, popular music, spirituals, and other traditional male choir items.'

 

+ Kidderminster Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)298
VIEWS (of this Record)1181

‘One of the oldest secular male voice choirs in the country. It can trace its history back to its foundation in 1899. The Choir continues its traditions of providing entertainment for audiences, enjoyment for members and money for charities.’

 

+ Lancaster and District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of this Record)243

'A vibrant and dynamic choir of about sixty men that performs throughout Leeds and Yorkshire. With an inclusive approach our members have different levels of singing experience and come from a variety of backgrounds. We aim to make choral singing as accessible as possible to all men, whilst aiming to achieve the highest possible standards. Formed in 1916 in Middleton in South Leeds, the choir has performed in churches, cathedrals and concert halls throughout Yorkshire, the United Kingdom and Europe ... Our performances offer something for all tastes with an eclectic mix of folk, opera, pop, sacred and classical pieces. The choir selects a diverse range of music music drawn from around the globe with the aim to communicate, engage and entertain.'

 

+ Leeds Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)62
VIEWS (of this Record)109

‘Founded in 1968 as an offshoot of the S.E. Essex Welsh Society ... Reputedly one of the largest male voice choirs in the UK with over 100 members as well as a large number of Patrons, Sponsors, supporters and friends ... There is no formal audition, and whatever the new member’s musical ability, the musical director is keen to develop members to sing correctly and blend together as a choir and not a group of individuals. The emphasis is on enjoyment, not only for the participants, but also for the audience. There is an excellent balance between inclusiveness, enjoyment and quality of performance.’

 

+ Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)64
VIEWS (of this Record)80

‘Formed in 1902 and quickly gained a reputation for excellence in performance and success in competition in England, Wales and Paris. Disrupted by the two World Wars, the Choir was re-established in 1961 and now has over one hundred members.’

 

+ London Welsh Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)315
VIEWS (of this Record)259

‘The Choir of the world-famous London Welsh Rugby Club has established itself over the past decade as one of the premier male voice performers in the UK. Highlights include: a tour with the 2005 British and Irish Lions in New Zealand; further high-profile tours to Scandinavia, Asia and across Europe; several appearances on national radio and television; as well as its defining moment, performing at the 2012 London Olympics in front of a worldwide audience of more than one billion. With strong ties to both their Welsh roots and the exile community centred around London Welsh’s famous Old Deer Park, the choir continues to spread its love of music to old and young alike.’

 

+ London Welsh Rugby Club Choir
VISITS (to Website)255
VIEWS (of this Record)224

‘We are a dynamic, friendly and welcoming group of men who share a passion of singing ... Our concerts are light hearted and we hope to surprise and delight our audiences with our music and witty humour from our compere.‘

 

+ Louth Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)444

'We are an internationally renowned choir based in the beautiful Cornish village of St Neot ... ​We are always ready to welcome new members ... Age? - Anything from "voice just broken" to "undertaker ready" ... Can't Read Music? - Who cares, we'll teach you! ... Can't Sing? - Yes you can, you just don't know it yet! ... Feeling Nervous? - Don't worry!'

 

+ Loveny Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)286
VIEWS (of this Record)711

‘Established in 1955 and now numbers over 70 choristers from all walks of life. The atmosphere, camaraderie and fellowship within the choir are unparalleled and there is a very warm welcome for any male wishing to join the choir, provided they have a love and enthusiasm for singing. It is not necessary to be able to read music.’

 

+ Macclesfield Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of this Record)267

‘Founded in 2007, North Yorkshire’s Malton District Male Voice Choir is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, male voice choir in the region. For all its short life to date and small size, it has gained formidable performing experience throughout Ryedale and, more widely, from Newcastle to Scunthorpe.’

 

+ Malton District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of this Record)236

‘In the Mansfield area our choir has a long an illustrious history. Formed in 1926 and singing with pride and energy ... imbues our choristers and music team with a sense of responsibility to continue this long heritage. We are pleased that the Choir continues to provide entertainment and comradeship to all those involved, not only our choir but followers and supporters group.’

 

+ Mansfield & District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)533

‘One of the East Midlands' premier choirs. The Choir varies in size between 20 to 50 members and currently stands more than 30, but there can never be too many and we are always looking for new recruits. The audition process is very strict and lengthy and very few make it. Not true! The Musical Director will shut you both into the audition room (i.e. the kitchen) and ask you to sing a few lines and notes to gauge your natural range. Are you a Bass or a Baritone, a Second Tenor or a Top Tenor? There's only one way to find out. And there's tea, coffee and biscuits at half time. A warm welcome awaits you.’

+ Melbourne Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of this Record)485

’Since its formation in 1979 ... as the South Woodham Ferrers Male Voice Choir -  the choir has grown steadily in numbers and currently there are over 60 choristers, drawn from a wide variety of back­grounds ... New and creative arrangements of both pop and classical music, sometimes augmented with the use of orchestral backing tracks, have given a depth, breadth and vibrancy to our music not normally associated with male choirs ...You are very welcome to come along to any of our rehearsals to try us out and see what we are about. There are no auditions and no previous singing experience is needed.’

 

+ Men2Sing
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)208

‘Has been entertaining audiences since 1919. The 70-strong Choir always welcome new members ... No previous experience of singing in a choir is required, or even the ability to read music. The Mendip Male Voice Choir is an inclusive group, welcoming all male singers who will sing to the best of their ability ... We don’t just sing hymn tunes - our repertoire covers most genres with music written by living composers or arrangers.’

 

+ Mendip Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)61
VIEWS (of this Record)174

‘One of Cornwall's most innovative male choirs. Formed in 1974, we perform a popular mix of modern and traditional material - and we have fun doing it! ... Come and join us - and make more than 50 new friends in an instant!’

 

+ Mevagissey Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)215

'Founded in 2000 ... and started with around 12 members. We now have around 40 members ... We extend a warm welcome to all new members; all you need is enthusiasm and we will do the rest! No auditions are necessary. We undertake around 10 – 12 concerts a year and raise thousands of pounds for charity.'

 

+ Minehead Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)253
VIEWS (of this Record)385

‘The tradition of Welsh male voice choirs grew up out of mining, industrial and religious heritage. Music that is soulful, virile and powerful, yet sensitive and moving. Monmouth Male Voice Choir seeks to uphold that tradition. The Choir was formed in 2012 by a small group of men ... and now has around 50 members. The choir has achieved great things during its short existence ... A warm welcome will be given to all, so come along, dip your toes in the water and see how you like it ... You'll be welcomed with open arms - we're a widely varied, friendly and inclusive bunch.’

 

+ Monmouth Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)196

Mousehole Male Voice Choir is the second oldest Male Choir in Cornwall. It was formed in the autumn of 1909 by a small group of men and boys. They obtained the use of an old net loft in Mousehole, for a practice room with the purpose of learning carols to sing during the Christmas season. During its long and impressive history the Choir has grown from strength to strength and is well known internationally ... The choir now has a membership of over 85 singers - the most in its long successful history.’

 

+ Mousehole Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)265

‘“Nankersey” is the old Cornish name for the village of Flushing, near Falmouth in Cornwall. The Choir was formed in 1949 and, originally named “The Nankersey Glee Singers”, held their first concert in 1950. The Choir is still based in Flushing and now has some 60 members drawn from across West Cornwall. Nankersey abides by its original motto, 'To sing for and to give pleasure' (one of their CD titles) ... The Choir has delighted audiences near and far, raising significant sums for charities, organisations and projects (in Cornwall, England and Jersey) by singing in the open air, village halls, chapels and churches, and (in company with other choirs) as part of the biennial Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festivals and massed Choir events in the Royal Albert Hall.’

 

+ Nankersey Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)229
VIEWS (of this Record)579

'Choir numbers have grown from around 12 to around 39 members in 2017. The choir mainly sings on the Isle of Wight but in recent years has gone "on tour" ... For a number of years the choir had competed at the IOW Music Festival, winning their category on many occasions ... The choir repetoire is very varied with traditional male voice pieces being sung together with more modern material such as Beatles numbers and even a Rod Stewart song ... The choir is always looking for new members. If you would like to join, come to a rehearsal and see if you enjoy it.'

 

+ Newchurch Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)163
VIEWS (of this Record)528

'Founded in the dark days of 1943 by William Wilde, the Organist and Choirmaster at St Nicholas Parish Church ... For many years our choir used to participate in competitions, and enjoyed much competitive success. Our greatest competitive achievement was coming second at the highly prestigious Llangollen International Festival in 1954 ... The Choir now concentrates on concert performances, and in a normal year gives several charity concerts in local churches and halls. Many thousands of pounds have been raised for worthy causes.'

+ Newport (Salop) & District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)270
VIEWS (of this Record)917

‘Newquay, Cornwall’s surf & holiday capital is home to an excellent Male Voice Choir. The Choir has nearly 40 members who come from all walks of life and are united by a love of singing which takes place in a wide range of venues. In recent years, the choir has performed in chapels, churches, preaching pits, schools and cathedrals and have entertained in pubs, clubs, marquees, hotels and conference centres.’

 

+ Newquay Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)111
VIEWS (of this Record)264

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