We are a large male voice choir based in Tamworth Staffordshire. We sing for pleasure and we sing for charity. Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities. New members are always welcome. Come along to our rehearsal night on a Thursday evening at 7.45pm at the Methodist Church, Aldergate, Tamworth or ring John Egan on 0182769436. You can be sure of a warm welcome.
Want to hear us sing? Come to one of our concerts details under current programme; or buy one of our CDs - £2 from Peter Geldard on 01827 65264.
The vision of one man, the late Ken Barnes, that there should be a Male Voice Choir in Tamworth came to fruition when a few interested souls aided by the Overseal Quartet gave their first concert in Tamworth Castle courtyard on a dry St Swithin's Day in 1977.
Since those early days the Choir has visited Bad Laasphe, Germany (Tamworth's twin town) on five occasions and has hosted the Obendo rf-Rüppershausen Male Voice Choir on their several visits to Tamworth.
The Choir took part in the two World Choir Concerts in Cardiff and were present at the VE Anniversary celebrations in Hyde Park in 1995. The Choir has sung at the Birmingham International Tattoo, assisted the Cannock Ex Servicemen's MVC to celebrate their Golden Jubilee with the band of HM Royal Marines and have been part of the Anglo-Welsh Choir at De Montfort Hall Leicester.
Strong connections have been forged with the Ogmore Valley MVC, South Wales and the Ilfracombe MVC with week-ends spent at both these venues. The Choir has been regularly invited to open the Male Voice Choir season at Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno, and has participated in the St George's Day Celebrations at Symphony Hall Birmingham.
In 1986 Gordon Thomas was appointed Musical Director and under his direction the Choir enjoyed a wide range of songs in its repertoire. The popularity of the Annual Concert in November now demands two consecutive evening performances.
In 2007 the Choir celebrated it's 30th Anniversary for which it held a special concert.
In December 2008 Gordon hung up his baton and went into retirement and in January 2009 Andy Smith was appointed Musical Director. Andy is hoping to add further songs to the repertoire and continue the success that the Choir has enjoyed over the past 30 Years.
The Choir is a Registered Charity and has received awards from the National Lottery, it is also a member of the National Association of Choirs. We are recently been funded by the Staffordshire Local Community Fund (November 2009) for the purchase of a new key board.