A choir who have been helping men find their voices for nearly a century are planning a blockbuster performance as they aim to continue booming.
Leeds Male Voice Choir say they are enjoying one of the most successful periods in their 99 year history – but are hoping to recruit more musical men to their ranks.
The choir have recently become a registered charity with the objective of increasing the accessibility of choral music and encouraging men to take up singing.
And this week they are set to bring some true drama to Morley Town Hall with a Hollywood-themed concert.
Choir spokesman Rob Butler said: “We aim to be accessible to all men who are keen to try singing and offer a supportive environment where they can join us, develop their skills and not be judged”.
Director Tim Knight added: “Hollywood Heroes is going to be a spectacular evening with something for everyone in the programme.
“The men are looking forward to performing as never seen before. It’s going to be a magical evening in Morley Town Hall”.
Formed in 1916 at Middleton Broom Pit in Leeds, the choir have recently been sharing their talents on social media through their own YouTube channel.
They even learned Russian, under the tutelage of a guest singer from Moscow, for one piece.
Mr Knight added: “We recorded at the BBC last year, which gave us a taste for sharing more of our work via social media.
“What you find online is not only a testament to the hard work of the choir, but also a taste of the variety of music we sing.”
Hollywood Heroes is at 7.30pm on Saturday. Tickets are available at www.leedsmalevoicechoir.co.uk or by calling 0113 2431605.
To enquire about joining the choir email firstname.lastname@example.org
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