January 3rd, 2018 by Julie Hollings

Shearings Holidays, Featherstone Male Voice Choir

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January 2018 update

2017 was once again had a most enjoyable year, with a continuing membership of around 70 gentlemen. As ever, to keep ourselves on this successful path we need to keep attracting members to our ranks, so if anyone is interested in joining the choir please come along to one of our regular rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday nights at 7.00pm. No appointment necessary!

The past year has again seen some memborable concerts. Back in May we had our five-day visit to Bournemouth with a concert at Victoria Park Methodist Church. We performed to a packed church and the concert was extremely well received.

The choir also performed exceptionally at two concerts in Wakefield Cathedral – one in September with Grimethorpe Band and the other in December for the Mayor of Wakefield.

Our patrons’ concerts in May/June 2018 will, by popular request, include Victoria Sharp and Ivan Sharpe as our guest soloists. If you have missed these concerts in the past you would be well advised to become a patron in 2018 to be sure of a ticket this year.

More than 100 choir members and friends will travel to Ypres in May, in recognition of the end of World War 1. Our first visit was in 2013 to celebrate our 50th anniversary, and it was meant to be ‘once in a lifetime’ visit, but it was too good to restrict to once in a lifetime. This will be our 4th Ypres experience, and promises to be as good as ever.

Choir History

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.

Now listen to us sing

Comrades in Arms (Extract)

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

[email protected]


For further information about forthcoming events, or to book the choir, contact

[email protected]

or phone 07368521463

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