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aber-valleymvc.co.uk

'Founded in 1959 and based in Senghenydd ... We sing a wide range of music, including classic rock, hits from the West End, pieces from famous operettas, and, of course, traditional Welsh hymns. We love what we do and we are passionate about singing and having a fun time which is why we have performed over 1,000 concerts to date! Still, we don’t take ourselves too seriously – we’re just as happy singing in a hushed cathedral as we are outside Gregg’s on a bustling high street ...' Alert Website not accessible at Review; cf Facebook Page.

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www.abercynonmalechoir.co.uk

'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 ...'

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home2.btconnect.com/kev-harris/aomc_main_page.htm

‘We men of Abertillery love all that belonging to a Male Voice Choir means. With our singing, comes recollections of our childhood in a dirty, noisy, politically conscious South Wales Valley. We enjoy the true fellowship, the inevitable humour, the intense concentration that are all part of twice weekly practices. None of as now spend our lives in the dark a danger of coal mining, since the closure of the last mine in our Valley! We have become technicians in clean factories, headmasters, engineers, shop owners, gentleman of retirement and yes, unfortunately some of us are unemployed. But our fathers were miners and they sang. They sang in our chapels and we sing with them. We are proud of our heritage.’

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aberchoir.co.uk

‘First formed in 1962 as Aberystwyth Post Office Gleemen ... The Choir has travelled widely over the years with tours in Europe, United States and Canada besides engagements throughout Wales and England. Our concert venues have varied from village halls to national auditoria and great cathedrals. In the Eisteddfod field we have won two National first prizes plus several seconds and others.’

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www.aeolianmalevoicechoir.org

'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.'

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www.alcestermvc.org

‘A well established choir in the south of Warwickshire ... If you are looking for a choir to join then look no further as we will give you a warm welcome and promise you an exciting musical experience with us. Singing is our passion but so is raising money in aid of a variety of charities. Our current busy charity concert calendar (Sept- July) can be found in the forthcoming concerts section.’

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www.alfretonmvc.co.uk

'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.'

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www.anstonmvc.co.uk

'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 ...'

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www.ashingtonmalevoicechoir.org

'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.'

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www.admvc.co.uk

'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.'

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www.aughtonmvc.co.uk

'The Choir and its audiences have commented constantly on the quality of our preformances and in addition to the expressive, rousing and moving performances on local church organs, which add tremendously to the impact and quality of the Choir's Concerts and performances.'

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www.policechoir.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.backworthchoir.co.uk

'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.'

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www.ballyclaremalechoir.com

'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 ...'

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www.barnstaplemalevoicechoir.co.uk

‘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.'

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www.acjj.co.uk/bmvc-homepage.htm

‘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.’

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www.barrymalevoicechoir.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.bhmvc.org.uk

'Formed in March 2011 to provide a means of relaxation for hospital staff and for the benefit of patients who can visit the hospital restaurant on Wednesday Evenings (with the agreement of the nursing staff on their ward) - when the choir rehearse. The initial membership was 8 and has now increased to 35+ and includes people who are not staff members but enjoy singing in a choir.'

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www.beaufortmalechoir.com

'The tradition of choral music in Beaufort can be traced back to 1867 when concerts were reported in Barham Chapel school room and Bethesda Chapel; the tradition had continued over the years, interrupted only by the two World Wars ... In the 1960s the choir decided to concentrate on concert work rather than competitions and over the years the choir has sung in Holland, Ireland, Germany and just about every corner of the UK ... If you would like to be part of this special choir why not join us? ... We guarantee a warm welcome, great camaraderie and lots of laughter. And a chance to participate in the great tradition of choral singing in one of the best choirs in Wales.'

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www.belcantomalechorus.org.uk

‘Male Voice Chorus based in the lovely Amber Valley - The Heart of Derbyshire in the UK - which aims to introduce you to a new génre of male voice singing. BelCanto intends to make male voice singing an interesting, enjoyable and stimulating experience for those new to group singing and a new challenge to those already familiar with male voice singing ...’

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www.belvoirwassailers.org.uk

‘In September 2010, the Belvoir Wassailers – the Belvoir Castle's own male voice choir – was reformed at the request of the Duchess ... Originally formed from the Belvoir Castle Estate workforce, they now have a core of over thirty men.’

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www.sites.google.com/site/bmvcdev/

'The Choir has developed a substantial portfolio of songs from a wide range of musical genres. Some you will recognize as typical "Male Voice" favourites but others you might not immediately associate with choirs at all. Each year, our Musical Director ... introduces new songs, a number of which he has completely re-arranged to suit a 4 part male choir. Quite a challenge when you consider some songs were originally performed by solo artists, a number of them female. The choir will normally perform around 14 songs in each concert, supplemented by performances from guest artists, both instrumental and vocal.'

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www.bestwoodmvc.org.uk

'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.'

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www.biddulphmvchoir.co.uk

'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.'

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www.webster.uk.net/Hobbies-and-Interests/Blaenavon-Male-Voice-Choir/

'The Choir is always looking to attract new recruits – young or not so young ... To join the Choir you will need to undergo a voice test (this is done on a one to one basis with the Musical Director – no one else will be in attendance) so that the MD can place you in the appropriate section.The MD will chart your progress and when he is satisfied that you are ready to sing with the choir and can perform to the high standard that is required you will become a fully fledged chorister ... Save Our Male Voice Choirs is our documentary film following Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, as they look to encourage new, younger members to join them, and to embrace social media ...'

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www.boisafan.co.uk

'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. Anyone with love of singing can join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed and, next to practising hard to achieve a high musical standard, it’s all about the spirit of fun and conviviality. After rehearsal, we often wrap up with a little get-together ... Based in Cwmavon, Port Talbot, South Wales, we are available for Weddings, Charity Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Private Functions and much more ...'

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www.boisgoetrehen.com

'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!'

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www.bournemouthmalechoir.co.uk

'Fresh from a podium finish at a national choral competition under the expert guidance of our experienced Musical Team, we are looking to welcome men, not necessarily with any prior musical experience, who share our love of a broad range of music and are looking to learn and develop alongside us. Our repertoire ranges from Morley, Mendelssohn and Schubert to Eric Whitacre, Take That and Seal!'

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www.brackleymalevoicechoir.org.uk

'The objective of the Choir is to provide an opportunity for local men to meet regularly and make music together whilst supporting and entertaining local charities and organisations with concerts. There are no auditions to join; all you need is an enthusiasm and a love of singing. Our repertoire is based on traditional male voice choral pieces, interspersed with songs from the shows and popular music.'

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www.braintreemvc.com

'The Choir was formed in 1971 ... and our aim is to reach a membership of 50, this being the optimum for the venues in which we perform and rehearse ... We are a friendly Choir and have toured Austria, Hungary, France and Italy, as well as in the United Kingdom. We have taken part in, and won, a number of competitions, although these do not feature highly in our priorities ... Our two main concerts are held in May and at Christmas.'

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www.bridgendmalechoir.co.uk

'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.'

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www.bridgnorthmalevoicechoir.org

'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 ...'

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www.brixham-orpheus-choir.co.uk

'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.'

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corbroglyndwr.org.uk

‘A strong male voice choir tradition in the Corwen area was re-established when the choir was formed in 1973 ... The members are drawn from an area around Corwen, Bala and Llangollen in North Wales, taking its name from the famous Welsh Prince, Owain Glyndŵr who drew many of his warriors from the ancient region of Edeyrnion.’

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www.corybrythoniaid.com

'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.'

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www.budleighmvc.co.uk

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’.

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builthmalechoir.org.uk

'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.'

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www.burryportmalechoir.co.uk

Founded 1962: ‘New comers are always welcome and there is no voice test or other selection procedure. You can just come along to see if you like it for a few weeks before joining. It is useful but not essential that you know the section (Tenor1, Tenor2, Bass1, Bass2) but this can be determined during your first few sessions. Most newcomers have not sung for many years and are not welsh speaking. Yes! We do sing some songs in Welsh but most non-welsh speaking members manage this after a period of time‘.

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www.caldicotmalevoicechoir.co.uk

'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! ...'

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www.chaseorpheus.co.uk

‘Originally formed by the amalgamation of 5 local colliery choirs ... Inaugurated in 1968, and has been entertaining audiences ever since. Its success has been born from the sheer dedication, energy and professionalism of the founders and stalwarts that have served the choir from its origins through to the present day. Over the decades the choir has taken part in choral competitions and eisteddfods, winning major awards for its performances in the UK and Europe.’

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www.capecornwallsingers.co.uk

'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).'

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www.carltonmvc.org

'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!'

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www.carmarthenmalechoir.co.uk

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.‘

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www.castlefordmvc.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.cheshamgermainsmvc.org.uk

‘The original Choir was formed in 1947 at Germains Secondary Modern School, now called the Thomas Harding School ...New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us or are simply curious to hear what male voice choirs are all about then why not come along to one of our rehearsals and make yourself known to us ... The choir aims to give at least 8 performances per season which run through from the beginning of September to the end of May ... Our full repertoire well exceeds 100 titles and is being added to all the time. It represents a broad cross-section of music including stage shows, folk music, popular and classical male voice choir.’

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www.chesterfieldmalevoicechoir.co.uk

'Formed in October 1922 following a meeting at Chesterfield Market Hall, CMVC started with a few members but within 6 months the membership had risen to over 60 ... Over the years the choir has taken part in numerous music festivals and competitions. It has also sung at several massed choir events at places like Cardiff Arms Park, (on YouTube – type in "male voice choir Jacob’s Ladder"), at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall in aid of The Royal British Legion and, in 2015, at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Cancer Research UK.'

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churchdownmvc.com

‘A choir that was formed in 1965 in Churchdown, Gloucestershire and which is still going from strength to strength. The aims of the choir are to enjoy singing, to perform for charitable causes and to experience the comradeship and pure excitement that comes from perfoming in a male voice choir ... You can be certain of a warm welcome and all the help you will need to enable you to settle in to a large and friendly choir.’

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www.cityoftruromalechoir.co.uk/Home.html

‘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.‘

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clydebankmvc.com

'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.'

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www.coalvillemvc.co.uk

‘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 ...'

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www.barabrith.org.uk

‘The Choir was formed in 2007 by 10 former members of the well known Male Choir Lleisiau’r Frogwy (this choir had come to an end a few months before) ... By today the membership has risen to over 20 ... The Choir performs at Hymn Singing Festivals and is able to provide full concerts on Anglesey and over on to the mainland.’

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www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.denbighchoir.com

‘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.’

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www.hneil.plus.com/cor.html

'A traditional Welsh male voice choir from the Llandeilo area. We are always ready to welcome new choristers ... If you are interested in joining us, please just come to one of our practices. However, it would be sensible to contact ... first to make sure there is a practice on your chosen night as it is not unknown for us to skip a practice in certain circumstances, e.g Bank Holidays. You are assured of a friendly welcome.'

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www.donaghadeechoir.co.uk

'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.'

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dowlaismalechoir.co.uk

'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.'

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www.driffieldmalevoicechoir.co.uk

‘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.‘

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dumfriesmvc.org.uk

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.’

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www.efmvc.org.uk

'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.'

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www.ecmvc.org

‘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.’

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www.fmvc.org

‘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,’

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www.flintmalevoicechoir.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.forestofdeanmalevoicechoir.org.uk

'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.'

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www.fourlanesmalechoir.com

'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".'

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www.fronchoir.com

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’.

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www.harlandicmvchoir.org.uk

'Founded in 1944 in the Belfast shipyard of Harland and Wolff, the Harlandic has grown in stature over the years and is today certainly one of Northern Ireland's better known choirs with thirty six members in its ranks coming from all walks of life. The age range of members is from 20-90! The choir undertakes about ten musical engagements each year, between September and May. The range of music includes part songs, folk songs, opera choruses, musical theatre, traditional songs, church music and hymns.'

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www.hartlepoolmvc.co.uk

'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 ...'

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www.herefordpolicechoir.org

‘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.’

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www.holmanclimaxmalevoicechoir.co.uk

Formed in 1940 to raise funds to alleviate distress caused by the bombing of Plymouth: ‘The Choir has continued with its policy of charitable work bringing help to many hundreds of charitable organisations and thousands of pounds for their various causes. Over the years, the choir has competed successfully in contests throughout Britain from Llangollen to London ... In keeping with their position as one of the premier Choirs in Cornwall and the Westcountry, the Choir has completed successful tours of America and Europe and is continuing this policy both to gain international experience and to further the good name of Cornish singing.’

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www.hmvc.org.uk

Founded 1962: ‘As for the future, whilst some male choirs are thriving, the national total is in decline, and sadly the opportunity to sing in a male choir may be denied to many. We believe that every adult male who can carry a tune should treat himself to the very special experience of singing as part of a group by giving a choir like ours a try. We welcome absolute beginners as well as experienced singers, and we provide learning aids and coaching to individual needs‘.

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www.imerysmidcornwallmalechoir.org

‘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 ...'

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www.kpmvc.org.uk

'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.'

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www.kidderminstermalechoir.co.uk

'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.'

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www.klmvc.org.uk

Formed 1957: ‘The Choir provides enjoyment to many in the Kings Lynn and the surrounding area ands helps other organisations and charities raise funds. The Choir has its own two main concerts each year, its Annual Concert every May, and the Christmas Concert, when guest artists from the Royal Academy of Music join the Choir for a great night of music and entertainment‘.

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www.kmvc.co.uk

‘The choir come from the Royal Burgh of Kirkintilloch about 20mins to the north of Glasgow and 40mins. from Edinburgh. KMVC were formed ... in 1921 John Knox started a choir in the town. The choir perform throughout the area mainly for charitable and other good causes.’

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www.launcestonmalevoicechoir.co.uk

‘Formed in 1969 and has a current membership of more than 50 choristers, with a repertoire extending to over 50 pieces and covering a wide variety of traditional and modern material ... We perform around 20 concerts a year, mainly in West Devon and East Cornwall, as well as going away on an annual tour to other parts of the country.’

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www.lesmahagow-mvc.org

‘The Choir came into existence in 1920 when a far-sighted District Clerk, Walter Burnett, started a Choir to take men off the streets at a time of great unemployment, and provide them with an appreciation of music and a new social environment. It was hugely successful in meeting its first objective “to improve the musical education and social life of the men in the village, and to stimulate an interest in, and love for good music in the community”. As the Choir developed, their Annual Concert became a focal point for the members, a peak achievement performance and a climax for all the hard work and commitment that had gone before. It also gave the villagers the opportunity to hear and see professional quality artistes of all persuasions, at an affordable cost, something that was well beyond the reach of residents at that time.’

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www.linlithgowrfcmalevoicechoir.co.uk

Founded 1991: ‘The choir’s original raison d’être was to reciprocate rugby choral hospitality by entertaining visiting rugby teams and supporters during their visits to Murrayfield for international matches. Over the years our scope has extended vastly and we are now very active both locally and much further afield, supporting many local and national institutions and charities.’

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www.llanellimalechoir.co.uk

‘Website for the world famous and award-winning Côr Meibion Llanelli ... New members are key to the success of the choir's future and if you are interested in finding out more, please contact ... You will be made to feel very welcome and find that joining a very special choir like Côr Meibion Llanelli is a very rewarding experience.’

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www.lwrcc.uk

‘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.’

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louthmvc.co.uk

‘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.‘

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lovenymalevoicechoir.wixsite.com/loveny

'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!'

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macclesfieldmvc.co.uk

‘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.’

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malvernmalevoicechoir.org

Dates from 1922: ‘Our repertoire is large and our library contains over 300 titles. We perform music from TV and film as frequently as musical showstoppers. We sing great Welsh male voice choir classics as well as music of the masters, sixties classics, pop, and songs with strong African rhythms. The full blooded sound of sea shanties contrast with the close harmonies of barber shop and, of course, Christmas provides us with an array of much loved pieces to relish and share. We love and enjoy our singing whether the music is pleasingly straightforward or satisfyingly challenging. New members are always welcome – please see our Contacts page ... or turn up at any Rehearsal!’

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www.mansfieldmvc.co.uk

‘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.’

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www.melbournemalevoicechoir.org

‘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.’

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www.mineheadmalevoicechoir.org.uk

'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.'

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moelwynmalevoicechoir.co.uk

'The choir practice on Tuesday evenings at Salem chapel in Tanygrisia Blaenau Ffestiniog . We welcome visitors to our practice nights and are always happy to welcome new members. We sing at the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws y Coed on alternate Friday evenings, from March until December. The choir sings at various events throughout the year, such as weddings and concerts.'

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www.mynyddmawrchoir.co.uk

‘Welcome to the website of Mynydd Mawr Male Voice Choir. Your visit is very welcome and please take time to read all about us. We are not the largest of choirs nowadays but the enthusiasm and interest is as keen as ever ... If you are interested in joining the choir please come along to a practice. You will have a very warm welcome from us all.’

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nankerseychoir.org

‘“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.’

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www.newchurchmvc.co.uk

'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.'

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www.newportmalevoicechoir.org.uk

'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.'

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www.newtownmalevoicechoir.co.uk

’Founded in 1951 – Originally known as the Cedewain Gleemen, it presently numbers some 41 choristers drawn from all walks of life, some from Newtown itself, but mostly from the surrounding communities ... The choir is fully dedicated to the encouragement of young singers and musicians in our area, and is actively engaged in providing platform time and the opportunity for youngsters to appear as soloists at selected concerts.‘

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www.northallertonmalevoicechoir.moonfruit.com

'The Choir continues to seek new members. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere of both rehearsals and concerts makes for a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience. If you can read music that will be an advantage, but certainly is not essential.
We are looking for voices in all sections of the choir. We rehearse from early September through until July ... And we perfom concerts on average once per month.'

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www.orpheus-online.org

Formed 1949: ‘The Orpheus performs in many varied venues and willingly supports charitable occasions. They also regularly promote their own concerts at major venues and play host to a variety of well-known performers as well as encouraging young people who are at the beginning of their professional careers. They can also be heard regularly in churches and halls in support of a variety of community events.’

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www.parksidecollierymvc.co.uk

‘We have been based in Ashton-in-Makerfield in the North West of England since our formation ... Originally formed as a colliery choir, we continue to entertain throughout the country long after the colliery itself at Newton-le-Willows closed in March 1993, happy to represent our heritage and our forefathers and proud to include the word colliery in our name. We regularly attend mining related events, memorial services and dedications including Golborne, Maypole (Abram) and Pretoria (Atherton).’

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www.pembrokeanddistrictmalevoicechoir.co.uk

‘The choristers ... have a busy practice and concert schedule which is often booked 12-18 months ahead. The choir also has commitments to associations of which it is a member, namely the Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs, Ty Cerdd and The National Association of Choirs. Bi-annual visits to the Albert Hall for the Massed Voices concert are just one of the major commitments. A wide repertoire allows Choir programmes to be tailored by the conductor to match the venue and audience. Places of worship, village halls, town halls and major concert halls are examples of performance venues requiring differing programmes.’

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www.peterboroughsings.org.uk/peterborough-male-voice-choir

‘With an impressive concert schedule and a growing record of national and international competition success, Peterborough Male Voice Choir is recognised as one of the country’s finest male choirs ... made up of talented and enthusiastic men from all walks of life and of all ages, with a high proportion of younger members, and welcomes singers with differing levels of previous experience, including none! Professional training and support is provided, enabling new members to develop their skills very quickly.’

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www.plymouthareapolicechoir.com

‘Formed in 1972 and consists of serving Police Officers, retired Officers, Special Constables, Police staff and members with no Police affiliation who have proven musical ability.’

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pontarddulaismalechoir.wales

‘The most successful competitive male voice choir in Wales ... We are always looking for new members, but we're not only after your voice — however great though it's sure to be — we are also after you! Our choristers come from every walk of life, with students, teachers and nurses singing alongside lawyers, tradesmen and soldiers ... Many of our members were uncertain about joining a male choir before approaching us, fearing that it would be too difficult to learn the repertoire. Fear not! We pride ourselves on having dedicated people within our membership who will ensure your smooth induction into the choir.‘

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Also indexedBont Choir
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