Monday, 11 September 2017

Combined Male Voice Choir Concert in St. Mark's Church.

We are delighted to be hosting K Shoes Male Voice Choir again in September with their guests from Wales. It will be on Saturday the 30th September at 7.30. Tickets £10, under 16's free. Tickets will be available from Edward Lawton and Collin Mansfield or online at - 

Chepstow Male Voice Choir was formed in 1988 from a nucleus of around 18 men. The Choir has travelled extensively over the years giving concerts throughout the UK as well as tours to Holland, North America, South Africa, Ireland and France.
Our  repertoire is broad and holds such diverse offerings as Welsh hymns, traditional hymns, folk songs and shanties as well as favourites from Grand Opera and musical shows.
The concert in September will be no exception with an emphasis on show songs interspersed with a few of the traditional Welsh hymns and male voice classics
The Choir are fortunate to have an extremely talented musical team. The Musical Director, Richard  Fry, formerly a Top Tenor of many years standing in the Choir, took up the baton 18 months ago by  popular demand .

K Shoes Male Voice Choir
The internationally famous K Shoemakers of Kendal founded their first choir, which was mixed gender, from their workers in 1929. In 1969 it became a Male Voice Choir and non employees were admitted. When K Shoemakers was merged Clarks, the new owners, continued to sponsor the choir and assist by providing footwear for new members! We currently have nearly forty well shod members…..
In 2011 Ian Allan became our MD and Andy Granville our accompanist. Ian has led the choir to bigger and better performances including two major massed choir and Regimental Band concerts in 2013 and 2015.