OUR FUTURE CONCERT PROGRAMME
and some photos from recent concerts
Our taster evening attracted three potential new members, we hope to see John, Mike and John at more rehearsals in the near future.
Our planned concert to raise funds for Barrow's RNLI at St Cuthbert's Church, Aldingham in February has been cancelled due to concerns about Covid. We hope it will take place later this year, details will be posted here as soon as they are available.
The choir sang at an afternoon concert at the Roundhouse, Walney Island on Wednesday 23 rd February and had an appreciative audience at this new Community Hub on the seashore.
We took part in The South Cumbria Musical Festival at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston on Thursday 24 th March and retained the Rose Bowl Trophy by winning the Male Voice Choir competition.
We sang in Barrow Market on Easter Saturday,16 th April.
We sang in a Fundraiser for Ukraine at St Mary's Church, Duke Street, Barrow on Wednesday 20 th April 7.00 pm. The Ghyll Singers and Dalton Town Band also performed, we raised £1,800.
We will be taking part in Songs of the Sea at Aldingham Church on Sunday 28 th August 2.30 pm
Our annual concert this year will be on Friday 9 th September 7.00 pm at Abbey Road Baptist Church, ticket details will be available soon.
We will be singing at Coniston Methodist Church on Thursday 27th October 7.00 pm
Saturday 10 th December 11.00 am will see us back at Barrow indoor market with Christmas songs
We sang Christmas songs to entertain shoppers in Barrow Indoor Market on Saturday 4th December.
We sang Cristmas songs in the Forum Cafe on Saturday 20 th November for Barrow Christmas Lights Switch On, there are video clips on our facebook page
The Choir singing to mark 90 years.
We enjoyed performing at Barrow Market on 11th September 2021, this was our first performance since the lifting of lockdown restrictions. We said goodbye to long standing members Ron Lowther(centre) and Ron Turner(left) who have retired from the Choir. Here they are seen receiving comemorative certificates from Chairman Keith Newby(right)
The Covid pandemic dominated most of the year and we were unable to rehearse or perform in person. We were busy with Zoom rehearsals and have made a lockdown video of the popular choral classic "With a voice of Singing" you can see the video on our facebook page.
Here are some of our recordings from previous years
1. Come to the Fair.mp3
11. Fishermen of England.mp3
16. There is Nothing like a Dame.mp3
17. The Street where You Live.mp3
2. Calm is the Sea.mp3
It was a great night on Monday, with seven prospective new members
trying out our taster evening!!
Deborah (our musical director) had put together a smashing programme of unison and harmony songs , appreciated by all!!
St Mary's Church Walney, Music Marathon Saturday 8 th February 2020 This was a fantastic event with £2,400 raised towards funding for a new roof for the parish centre, including over £900 raised while the choir was performing.
Thanks to everyone who came to Music for an Autumn Evening in Urswick and contributed to raise £354 for Church renovation work .
Above we are pictured singing in St Mary and St Michael's Church, Urswick, the oldest Church in the Furness area.
Thanks to everyone who attended our annual concert this year and to the businesses who supported us by advertising in our programme. We enjoyed singing for you and hope you enjoyed our new songs. Above we are pictured with Guest Singer Alisa McIntosh, Musical Director Deborah Milledge and Acompanists Sue Quarmby and Margaret Harrison.
On Saturday14 th September the Choir sang in Ramsden Square, Barrow at the Re-dedication of the Australian Submariners Memorial.
Praise on the Lake gave us an opportunity to Sing on Windermere and enjoy a cruise to Bowness on board MV Tern. Also perfoming were Preston Salvation Army Band and an enthusiastic singing audience.
The Choir are pictured at St Mark's, Barrow on a fine Summer evening during a fund raiser for South Cumbria Musical Festival, over £240 was raised for this deserving local charity.
Saturday morning at a Market Close To Our Hearts.
Here we are at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston after our performance in South Cumbria Music Festival where we retained the Rose Bowl prize for Best Male Voice Choir.
The Choir performing at Barrow Indoor Market on a Saturday morning in March 2018.
Here we are performing at St James's Church, Barrow during a fundraising concert for Barrow and District Disability Association . On a very fine summer evening we shared the stage with St James's School Choir and raised £800 for this deserving charity. We had a large and appreciative audience despite having competition from a World Cup game featuring England.
For our Annual Concerts this year we sang a new selection of new music at St Mary's Church, Barrow and at The Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands. Our concerts featured Tenor Soloist Iain Nicholson. The Choir would like to say A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Concerts and also to all the local businesses who sponsored us. Here we are pictured at St Mary's Church, Barrow with our Musical Director Deborah Milledge and Iain Nicholson .
In November we joined Risca Male Voice Choir for a Concert in Ambleside Parish Church and performed for an appreciative audience on a wet and windy evening. BIG THANKS to the Risca Choir for visiting us here in Cumbria, to Rotary Club of Ambleside for organising the event, to all the businesses who supportred the event by advertising in our programme and of course to our Audience.
Pictured above are:
The combined Risca and Barrow Male Voice Choirs with Accompanists Margaret Harrison and Alison Thomas,
Risca Male Voice Choir with Musical Director Tomos Gwyn,
Risca and Barrow Male Voice Choirs "warming up" with Musical Director Deborah Milledge.
Here the Choir are performing at Parkview Gardens Care Home in Barrow during December.
On the Saturday before Christmas we performed festive songs in the Market Place and welcomed The Mayor and Mayoress of Barow, Councillor Bill and Mrs Judith McEwan to join us. Bill kindly pulled out the winning tickets in our Grand Christmas Draw and is pictured above with Choir Chairman Keith Newby and Secretary Bernard Beckett.
Here we are on stage with Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir during our visit to Shropshire in September 2017.
All photos on this page are by Joe Rush.