Honley Male Voice Choir, one of the top male voice choirs in Yorkshire
Honley Male Voice Choir goes from strength to strength performing a variety of Male Voice music primarily to entertain and enjoy high standards of singing from the members. Under the direction of our MD Steven Roberts and accomanyist Michelle Sutcliffe, we regularly perform top class concerts within Huddersfield Town Hall and often with world renowned performers like Lesley Garrett and Cory Brass Band or other top Bands. We take part in many fund raising events supporting local charities. To find out more about us, go to the About Us Page.
If you missed the concert on 20th Sept you surely missed one of the key events of the year!
Honley Male Voice choir performed superbly to tell the stories of the lives of individuals from Honley Village caught up in the conflict of the first World War, through a series of powerful projected images and poignant narration; punctuated by songs from the trenches, spanning the horrors, the cameradery and the humour of the soldiers making the best of it.
The second half opened with the commemorative hymn 'For the Fallen' which Standards. led by the Royal British Legion, were paraded and lowered. With 275 Singers on stage, Honley were joined by Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, Altrincham Choral Society and Unlimited Voices to perform the Choral Movement from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. This proved to be very emotional for many. Jonathan Scott's performance on the organ was outstanding as were the thunderous tones of the Hudddersfield Town Hall Father Willis organ.
The concert culminated with 'Wherever You Are' (Paul Mealor, as sung by Military Wives) and more popular songs from WW1 which had the audience on their feet packing up their troubles before going home via Tiperary!.
Thanks also to all the help and support from Honley Civic Society and the British Legion.
Honley men are proud to support local Charities and recently presented a cheque for £788 punds to Yorkshire Cancer Research from the procedes of programme sales for our concert with Lesley Garrett
Did you know belting out the chorus of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is good for your health?
Don’t worry if you can’t hold a tune, scientists made a discovery which says chanting the hallelujahs of the No.1 hit can be as good for the heart as a yoga session. That’s because singing helps us to control our breathing and regulate our heart beat and pulse. Doctors have also confirmed that singing is good for the brain and helps ward off Dementia and related conditions. And while singing alone is good, singing in a choir is even better, research shows. Of course, Honley DO hope members CAN hold a tune but the ability to read music is not essential. Join Us - see below!
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