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WELCOME TO OUR HOMEPAGE

(including Office Holders and Contact Link)

 

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 The South Cumbria Music Festival, Coronation Hall , Ulverston, 24 March 2018,

 with Musical Director Deborah 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.

 

 

 SAMPLE TRACKS FROM PAST YEARS

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)

 

CURRENT OFFICERS

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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 CHOIR MEMBERS (March 2018)

include

 

FIRST TENORS

Barry Doughty
Keith Harrison

Rob Morrison
Keith Newby
Andrew Purvin

 

BARITONES

Keith Butcher
Josh Ashley
Bob Cronshaw
Damian Gorman

Dave Hill

Mike Redhead
Gerry Moon

Bert Willis

SECOND TENORS

Bernard Beckett

Ken Corlett

Anthony Burden

Alan McMurray

Peter Lingard

Mike Petty

 

 

BASSES

Ray Dunford
Bob Beacock
Mike Gregory
Alf Hadley
Dan Hughes

Ian Hutt
Ron Lowther
Graham Parker
Dave Parratt
Peter Kelly

 

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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