Leeds Male Voice Choir is a vibrant and dynamic lower voice choir of about sixty that performs throughout Leeds and the North of England. With an inclusive approach our singers have different levels of vocal experience and come from a variety of backgrounds. We aim to make choral singing as accessible as possible to all men, whilst aiming to achieve the highest possible standards.
Formed in 1916 in Middleton in South Leeds, the choir has performed in churches, cathedrals and concert halls throughout Yorkshire, the United Kingdom and Europe. The choir performs an annual concert programme throughout an exciting range of venues throughout Leeds and the North of England.
Lead by our Musical Director Tim Knight, our performances offer something for all tastes with an eclectic mix of folk, opera, pop, sacred, show and classical music. The choir selects a diverse range of music drawn from around the globe with the aim to communicate, engage and entertain..
Leeds Male Voice Choir is a registered charity, with the aim of advancing men’s choral singing within Leeds and the United Kingdom. The choir performs regularly and has supported a range of local and national charities through fundraising.
The choir originated Find Your Voice, a popular free annual workshop series, to encourage men of all abilities and backgrounds to discover singing in a supportive learning environment. The Find Your Voice programme has been successfully rolled out to a number of other men’s choirs in the United Kingdom with the aim of increasing men’s participation in choral singing.
Supporting Men's Mental Health
Participation in choral singing has many health benefits including improving wellbeing, developing confidence, supporting social inclusion, whilst having a positive impact supporting mental health.
The choir is proud to support the Check In With Your Mate campaign, which aims to normalise conversations around mental health and suicide, particularly among men.
Check In With Your Mate, led by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, aims to raise awareness of the risk factors which may lead to suicide and urges people reach out, check in and follow up’ with the men in their lives.
There is practical help we can all give by signposting to www.checkinwithyourmate.co.uk, highlighting local support services in West Yorkshire, accessible to all.