About Corby Male Voice Choir

We, the Corby Male Voice Choir, are an enthusiastic organisation, now in our forty-first year and there are still two of the original founder members among our singers. Although many singers come from Corby itself, the catchment area is quite extensive. Our membership of just over fifty singers ranges in age from twenty to eighty nine. We rehearse and perform throughout the year and, in recent times, we have performed an annual average of twelve concerts.

The highlight of our 30th Anniversary year occurred in October 2006, when we were one of fourteen choirs performing in London's Royal Albert Hall. The occasion was the biennial Festival of Male Choirs organised by the London Welsh Male Voice Choir. Singers from Australia, Canada, Scotland and Wales took part, together with the band of the Welsh Guards.

Our current repertoire includes songs from West End shows, popular music, songs of the sea, sacred songs, and music from operas. Recently we have added more contemporary music. As well as English, we sing German, French, Latin, Maori, Welsh and Zulu songs.

Though we are all committed to the music and the enjoyment of entertaining at the concerts, the charity fund raising element is taken very seriously. At the end of 2015, we had taken part in over 550 concerts and, in so doing, we have helped to raise nearly £300,000 for various local good causes.

We are fortunate to have the support of a Ladies Group that also raises funds for charities. Although totally independent, the group organises social events for the Choir which are very popular. The Ladies are also very supportive when we hold our own fundraising activities.

The Choir's 40th anniversary was on Tuesday, the 19th of January 2016.