Honley Male Voice Choir, one of the top male voice choirs in Yorkshire
The choir has moved forward with confidence under our Musical Director, Steven Roberts and we expect an even more exciting future as Steven brings a wide range of choral experience and shares the choir’s objectives of ‘excellence in male voice singing and good fellowship’. A year in which the choir has grown by 12 new members and rebuilding a repertoire to include both the modern and the traditional. A year which has seen collaboration with world class Youth Choirs and Brass Bands and an increase in demand for social perfermances and weddings, as well as concerts. We look forward to a packed calendar in 2014 where we take the choir to the next level and especially with our concert/show with Lesley Garrett.
If you want to learn more about Steve look in the 'About Us' section of our website and if you require any more information or wish to contact us please use the choir’s email address email@example.com or via 'Contact Us'
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!
We’re forging ahead with our next concert in September which will commemorate the lives and sacrifices of those who fought in the First World War. The concert looks to be something rather special with Massed Voices from 4 separate choirs. Honley will be supported by all of Steven Roberts other choirs, Altrincham Choral Society, Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and Sing and Discover.
The programme will include Local Stories and multimedia images of the lives of people from Honley backed by Honley Civic Society and the British Legion. With Tunes from the Trenches and other WW1 Songs the concert culminates with Wherever You Are (Paul Mealor, as sung by Military Wives) and The Choral Suite from “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” (Jenkins).
With more than 250 singers on stage and a uniformed presence, this promises to be a spectacular and epic event and well worth seeing. Tickets go on open sale 1st week in August but will be available to Choir and Patrons / Friends of Honley Choir beforehand.
Watch out for more details over the coming weeks. Tickets outside of the choir can be obtained through Kirklees Town Halls Website and are priced £5 – £14 with Group discounts available, from 1st week in August.
For those who want to keep track of the day to day musings of the choir, we have a Blog. Here certain members are keeping a commentary of thoughts and reflections on the everyday life of the choir. You can follow this at:
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