Shearings Holidays, Featherstone Male Voice Choir
January 2020 update
Following the Christmas break, choir rehearsals started again on 10 January. We are starting the new decade with another busy and rewarding year of performances. Our 2020 concerts have been uploaded to the website, and there are likely to be more added as the year progresses.
One or two deserve special mention: firstly, the concert on 30 May with Risca Male Voice Choir at St Giles’ Church in Pontefract. This is a well-respected Male Voice Choir from South Wales, who are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary and, as part of their celebrations they are visiting Yorkshire for a weekend. They are bringing fifty singers with them and, together with us, should make a very special sound in the church. Proceeds will go to the Prince of Wales Hospice.
The other very special concert is in Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday 26 September, with the magnificent ladies’ choir – Chanterelles. We all remember how good they are from their visit to Featherstone. Please let your friends know about this concert so that we can fill the Cathedral.
Once again, we will be visiting Ypres in May, and will be singing at Menin Gate and other memorable venues in the area. It is always a very moving, yet enjoyable, trip.
We hope you enjoy reviewing our web site, and look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts.
Welcome to the Shearings Holidays Featherstone Male Voice Choir Website. Please have a browse around. If you want to contact the choir, become a patron, find out when and where concerts are held or even join, then please click on the tabs on the top of this page.
Our Male Voice Choir meets twice weekly in the small town of Featherstone which lies on the A645 between Pontefract and Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. The choir has singers from ages 40 something to 89 and has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The choir’s musical repertoire is very varied and includes all types of music including songs from the shows, songs made famous by Elvis Presley and Westlife, calypsos and spirituals as well as songs written by the great composers such as Handel, Puccini and Verdi. It also performs traditional choral and Christmas music. Concerts are performed in the local area and beyond, often supporting charities and good causes.
Shearings Holidays Male Voice Choir would like to thank Jack Tams for building and maintaining this Website, also Gillian and Baines LTD of Knottingley for funding it.
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We are now linked with the Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir on www.gmpmvc.co.uk
Featherstone Male Voice Choir is proud to be a member of the Association of Yorkshire Choirs who support Choirs and choral societies throughout Yorkshire. For more information log on to their website on http://yorkshirechoirs.co.uk/
Contact our Secretary, Peter Malpass, on 07809648549
or by email at [email protected]
Or the Treasurer, Richard Hirst by email on [email protected]
Or our Concert Secretary, Peter Trevor at [email protected]
or phone 07368521463
Our Publicity Officer is Paul Fowler who can be contacted by email at
For further information about forthcoming events, or to book the choir, contact
or phone 07368521463