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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 Coronation Hall, Ulverston, 30 March 2012    

 

BACK: A Jones, R Lowther, D Parratt, D Hanlon, P Lingard, K Butcher, D Gorman, F Mellor, K Corlett, T Ducie, R Danahay, P Towers and K Harrison

MIDDLE: G Parker, D Hughes, J Robson, R Gerrard, J Hamilton, C Hicks, B Foster, G Macgregor, T Russell, A Purvin, P Adams and K Newby, 

FRONT: Margaret Harrison, I Whittall, M Gregory, M Petty, A Hadley, R Turner, A Willis, A Milledge (holding trophy), L Stewart, R Smith, R Morrison, B Doughty, S Strange and Sue Quarmby.

 

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 and then forward the details to the address shown. Alternatively you may email the Secretary - please ensure that all the relevant particulars requested on the form are included.

 

 

 SAMPLE TRACKS FROM PAST YEARS (slow download)

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

Thomas Moore: Love Thee Dearest (soloist Sam Strange)

 

CURRENT OFFICERS

President: Thomas Round

Musical Director: Anthony Milledge

Deputy Conductor: Les Stewart

Chairman: Keith Newby

Secretary: Dave Parratt

Treasurer: Ray Dunford

Accompanists: Margaret Harrison & Sue Quarmby

 

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Messages may be forwarded to committee officers if appropriate)

 

 CHOIR MEMBERS

include

 

FIRST TENORS

Robert Danahay

Barry Doughty
Keith Harrison

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

 

 

BARITONES

Keith Butcher
Brian Foster
Joe Gardner
Damian Gorman

David Hanlon

Colin Hicks
Peter Lingard
Gerry Moon

Bill Moss

Ron Turner

Tom Walker
Bert Willis

SECOND TENORS

Bernard Beckett

Andrew Caine

Ken Corlett

Terry Ducie
Gordon Macgregor

Alan McMurray

Frank Mellor

Phil Scott
Frank Silmon

Ray Smith
Les Stewart

 

 

 

BASSES

Bob Beacock

Ray Dunford
Bob Gerrard
Mike Gregory
Alf Hadley
John Hamilton
Dan Hughes

Aidan Jones
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. We were fortunate enough to acquire the services of Anthony Milledge, a very experienced Musical Director with a thorough knowledge of choral singing at the highest level.

 

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