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Barrow Male Voice Choir, founded in 1931, is the last remaining traditional male voice choir

in the area surrounding Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, an industrial town of

over sixty thousand inhabitants in north-west England.




Photograph taken at Rampside church, 30 July 2015

with Musical Director Anthony Milledge


Our choir performs around sixteen concerts a year for charities, church groups and other fund raisers.  We are frequently hired to sing at weddings and funerals.

Our annual concert raises money for our own funds which enables us to buy new music, uniforms etc.  Many local businesses sponsor us and we also enjoy support from local councillors (of all shades). 


Individuals or organisations wishing to arrange a concert should contact the Choir Secretary in the first instance: they may find it helpful to print out the form here. Alternatively you may email the Secretary - please ensure that all the relevant particulars requested on the form are included.




Lewis Hartsough, arrangement by John Tudor Davies: Gwahoddiad (2015)

Wagner: A Roman War Song (arr. Percy Fletcher), taken from  'Furness Sound' CD (2001)

Thomas Moore: Love Thee Dearest (soloist Sam Strange)



Hon. President: Alf Hadley

Musical Director: Deborah Milledge

Chairman: Keith Newby

Secretary: Bernard Beckett

Treasurer: Ray Dunford

Accompanists: Margaret Harrison & Sue Quarmby


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Robert Danahay

Barry Doughty
Keith Harrison

Jim Kitt
Rob Morrison
Keith Newby
Andy Purvin
Roy Sharpe
Peter Towers



Keith Butcher
Brian Foster
Joe Gardner
Damian Gorman

Dave Hill

Colin Hicks
Peter Lingard
Gerry Moon

Bill Moss

Ron Turner
Bert Willis


Bernard Beckett

Ken Corlett

Terry Ducie

Alan McMurray

Frank Mellor
Les Stewart





Ray Dunford
Bob Gerrard
Mike Gregory
Alf Hadley
Dan Hughes

Ian Hutt
Ron Lowther
Graham Parker
Dave Parratt
Mike Petty

Ian Whittall


In October 2004, our long standing Musical Director, Mike Petty handed in

his baton and resumed his place in the bass section of the choir.

As a mark of our appreciation he was appointed a life member. 

Anthony Milledge, a very experienced Musical Director

was appointed to succeed him, remaining with the choir until his

sad and unexpected death in February 2017. Mrs Deborah Milledge.

was subsequently invited to succeed her husband in the role.


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