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and some photos from recent concerts


We will be having a taster evening for potential new members on 17 th January.

On Friday, 11th. February, 2022  we will be singing in a concert to raise funds for Barrow's RNLI at St Cuthbert's Church, Aldingham. Ticket details will be posted as soon as they are available.



We will be back singing in Barrow Indoor Market on Saturday 4th December at 11.00 am, some Christmas songs will be included.


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




We performed at St James Church on Friday 29th October on the occasion of our 90th Anniversary.
With the Ghyll Singers, celebrating their 80th Anniversary and the Dalton Town Band celebrating their 150th Anniversary.
At this Anniversary Concert, a 200+ audience was entertained by a varied programme performed by each choir and the band.
Our Grand Finale was “ Morte Christe” with both Choirs and the Band performing together.



The Choir singing to mark 90 years.



Celebration Cake


Two Choirs and a Band celebrating a combined 320 years of making music.

We took part in Silver Sunday at the Forum in Barrow on 3rd. October, 2021, it was great to be back on stage and to sing for an appreciative audience.



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.


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