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Worcester Male Voice Choir

Worcester Male Voice Choir was formed in 1987 and performs around fifteen concerts a year. Terry Dillingham joined six years ago, and as well as learning like all choristers an ever increasing  repertoire of 150 songs, also looks after their publicity. 

So what have you got coming up?
Our Annual Concert is on Saturday 26th October at St George’s Roman Catholic Church in the centre of Worcester. As well as 60 choristers in our choir we will be joined by the Tenby Male Voice Choir. Welsh Male Voice choirs have a wonderful tradition of first class singing and Tenby are right up there with the best. As well as a guest choir we will be joined by Mary McNally (Clarinet/Saxophone) and the outstanding Keith Hearnshaw on the church’s splendid organ. 

What tours has the Choir completed and are there any personal highlights?
During my short period as a choir member we have sung in many national venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, The Eden Project as well as cathedrals in Coventry, Durham, Lichfield and on many occasions in our own Cathedral in Worcester. Recently more than 80 choristers, partners and friends travelled to
the North East of England, giving five performances in four days. The highlights were a performance in Durham Cathedral closely followed by a joint concert with The Shiney Row Male Voice Choir before a full house. A final recital at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas was moving and poignant.

What do you enjoy about the Choir?
Comradeship,  fun, commitment, achievement, friendship, performing, entertaining,  and access to more social events. All of these words help express the inclusive nature of the Choir and that is without mentioning the enjoyment and challenge of the music and singing. One chorister recently remarked just how much he enjoys rehearsals each week. The fun is stimulated  by our talented  music team  Nic Wright, Sheila Leatherland  and Haydn Thomas plus Chairman Geoff Ruddock.

Are you open to new members?
The Choir has grown in both quantity and quality over the past few years and we currently we have over 70 choristers. However  new members are always welcome. If people are interested then come along to a concert and see how much fun it is. Alternatively attend  a rehearsal at the Angel Centre, Worcester  on a Monday or Wednesday evening at 7.15pm and listen, join in, see what it’s like. Michael Jeeves, our Membership Secretary on (01905) 640953 will give you more details and arrange to meet you at the Angel Centre.

See also www.worcestermalevoicechoir.org.uk.

How can we get tickets for your next concert?
The 26th October at St George’s Church will be a wonderful evening. Tickets cost £10, but if anybody contacts me, quotes All About Worcester and convinces me they have never attended a Worcester Male Voice Choir concert before, I will provide discounted tickets; telephone 07809 740108 or 01905 821659.

The Worcester Male Voice Choir is always looking for new members:
Contact Michael Jeeves, the Membership Secretary on (01905) 640953. He will give you more details and arrange to meet you at the Angel Centre where they rehearse. You can also look at the choir website, worcestermalevoicechoir.org.uk

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