Wadebridge Male Voice Choir is well known in Cornwall, and you can sometimes hear them on BBC Radio Cornwall, throughout the year and at Christmas. Wadebridge Male Voice Choir is a thriving and busy choir.
Throughout the year the choir help to raise funds for charities, both local and national. Concerts are often booked up to two years in advance.
The choir members come from a wide area of North Cornwall and the Wednesday evening rehearsals in the The Churchill Rooms, Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, are filled with enthusiastic voices practicing hard. The repertoire of the choir is varied and includes many classical and popular pieces as well as spirituals and sacred items.
Wadebridge Male Voice Choir was formed nearly a hundred years ago, in 1920, at the instigation of Mr Harry Woolcock and is one of the oldest choirs in Cornwall.
It was originally directed by Dr. A. F. Wilson-Gunn and the accompanist was Mrs Elizabeth Fishwick. Our musical director now is Paul Mitchell and our accompanists are Grahame Lee and Gill Gowan.
The town of Wadebridge was twinned with Langueux, Brittany, in 1989 and the choir travelled to France to perform with the Langueux choir as part of the celebrations. In 1990 a return visit by the French choir was celebrated with a concert in Wadebridge. The choir returned to Langueux in May 2010 and entertained the local residents with their repertoire, including a song in 'French'
In 2003 the choir visited Toronto, Canada together with their friends in St Columba Celtic Male Voice Choir who joined them for the tour. They performed two concerts at the North America Cornish Cousins Biennial Gathering. The Choirs received a tumultuous reception with standing ovations.
In October 2006 the choir were the guests of Cwmbran Male Voice Choir at their exhilarating Annual Concert at Llantamam Hall Nr. Cwmbran. In May 2009 the choir performed in the prestigious Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival alongside choirs from around the world. Christmas 2007 did not disappoint choir followers with BBC Radio Cornwall broadcasting their Christmas Special, with Wadebridge Male Voice Choir, on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
To book the choir you should contact the Concert Secretary: Mick Stone 01208 812912. Mick Stone is also the representative of the Choir for the Choir Federation.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the choir contact the Choir Secretary: Bill Lugg
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