Our History

Singing aloud since 1968

“People don’t know what a lovely evening they have missed.”

The choir was formed in 1968 by Bob Barratt who acted as both Musical Director and Accompanist. The choir grew gradually over the years from its initial four singers to around fifty today. It is a member of the North East National Association of Choirs which was formed by choirs to give them a collective voice and representation in matters that concern them. The choir has always consisted of men from all types of professions and walks of life who all have a passion for music and a desire to share their music with others.

The majority of the concerts the choir performed, as is still the case today, were in aid of deserving charities and good causes around the North East area. They have performed at many prestigious venues such as the City Hall in Newcastle, the Sage at Gateshead, the Sheffield Arena and in 2000 at Northallerton’s twinning town of Ormesson-sur-Marne in France. On several occasions they have sung at the Royal Albert Hall along with other choirs, 1000 voices in total, where millions of pounds have been raised over the years for Cancer Research U.K.

The choir has always sung a wide range of music from traditional Male Voice Choir music to more modern songs to suit all tastes.

Northallerton Male Voice Choir has always been a non-religious, non-political organisation that just enjoys its singing!

“I have attended both Summer and Christmas concerts in the past and they were both stunning.  The choir are so talented and it is a real experience going to see them… I will be back soon.”

Ann Rhodes

Co-Ordinator for Selby Hands of Hope

“Attending the Christmas concert was a last minute decision which I am so glad I took.  I have to say the event and atmosphere produced by the choir was amazing and helped to make my Christmas celebrations really special.”

John Brown

Audience Member