Next Events – The Spirit of Christmas (Leeds – Saturday 15th December 2018) (Dewsbury – Saturday 22nd December 2018)

Leeds Male Voice Choir and special guests will perform The Spirit of Christmas in Leeds Cathedral and Dewsbury Town Hall, celebrating the festive season with a host of carols and festive favourites.

Leeds Cathedral
Great George Street

07:45 pm

Eventbrite - The Spirit of Christmas (Leeds)

Dewsbury Town Hall
Wakefield Old Road
WF12 8DG

07:30 pm

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Find Your Voice Launches January 2019

Find Your Voice is back!
Leeds Male Voice Choir’s free 8 week singing course starts in January 2019, designed to introduce men of all singing experience (including none!) to singing. Covering tone, dynamics, breathing and singing in voice parts you will be guided through the eight week course by award winning Musical Director Tim Knight, with the opportunity to perform as guests alongside Leeds Male Voice Choir in March 2019.

You will learn core signing techniques and work in a group over an eight week period building to a performance at the end of the programme. Rehearsals will be held every Tuesday from 22 January at Yorkshire College of Music and Drama starting at 19:30 for eight weeks.

Find Your Voice 2019

New men’s community choir formed!

Leeds Male Voice Choir have formed a new men’s community choir, Rogues Choir which meets every Tuesday evening at Yorkshire College of Music and Drama close to Leeds city centre. Following the conclusion of an eight-week singing course Find Your Voice – many of those attending were keen to keep singing regularly – and Rogues Choir was formed.

Tim Knight said “The men enjoyed Find Your Voice so much, they wanted to keep singing together as a group. Rogues Choir is taking a different direction to Leeds Male Voice Choir – performing at community events, beer festivals and joint performances with a less formal feel. We want to introduce the men of Leeds to the fun and health benefits of singing in a group.”

Rogues Choir is open to all men and no previous experience is needed. The choir is keen to hear from anyone who would like to try singing with them.

Phillip Sangwine appointed to the musical team

Phillip Sangwine joined the musical team at Leeds Male Voice Choir in May 2018, as the choir’s second Conducting Scholar. As a noted musician Phillip will work under the guidance of the Musical Director, to develop his conducting skills whilst undertaking sectional rehearsals within the choir.

Phillip holds a Masters Degree in Sacred Music from the University of Bangor, Grade 8 in both Organ and Music Theory, a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education from York St John University and is a Licentiate Member of the Royal School of Church Music. Phillip holds the position Organist and Director of Music of All Saints’ Church, Northallerton, having held a number of other musical posts including at St Mary’s Church, Beverley and All Saints Pavement in York.

The Great American Songbook Sells Out!

In July Leeds Male Voice choir travelled to the historic village of Thorner in North Leeds in the week of American Independence, to celebrate all things American. Featuring music drawn from the Great American Songbook the choir performed songs including This Nearly Was Mine, Ain’t Misbehaving, The Star Spangled Banner, Fascinating Rhythm, When I Fall in Love and What a Wonderful World to a capacity audience. The choir was joined by ten new singers, recent graduates from the Find Your Voice programme.

From Stage and Screen sells out!

Leeds Male Voice Choir performed to a sell out audience at St Margaret’s Church in Bramley in Leeds on Saturday 24 March 2018. Performing music from Oklahoma, State Fair,  Showboat, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, Jeykell and Hyde and Les Miserables to a capacity audience the choir were joined by the Find Your Voice Men.

The thirty seven graduates of the choir’s annual eight week singing course formed their own choir for the evening, showcasing their skills to thunderous applause.