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110 Grassington Crescent
Liverpool
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LiverpoolMaleVoiceChoir@gmail.com
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A VERY WARM WELCOME FROM THE LIVERPOOL MALE VOICE CHOIR.
We are the only traditional male-voice choir in Liverpool, and one of the longest-standing choirs in the City.

Formed in 1911 as the Wavertree Imperial Glee Union, we re-named as Wavertree Male Voice Choir and then the Liverpool Male Voice Choir in 1937. In 2015 the choir was admitted to 'The Freedom Roll of Associations & Institutions of The City of Liverpool'. This prestigious award was granted in recognition of our cultural contribution to the City and our long-running ethos for fund-raising in support of countless charities and worthwhile causes. Being awarded the 'Freedom of the City of Liverpool' is a huge honour and we proudly continue to share our love of music performing to the people of Merseyside (and beyond). "Freedom of the City" status gives us the right to drive cattle down Dale Street but seriously, it means that we are invited to attend civic functions and official events, and we are pleased to do so. Also, we try, whenever possible, to be choral ambassadors and hosts for visiting choirs from other parts of the UK and abroad.

We currently have 40 choristers, headed by our Musical Director Neil Kirkwood. Our Accompanist Daniel Gerrard, M. Mus., our President - Pauline Metcalfe and our Chairman, Mike Gollop heads the Committee comprising of seven hard-working members.

Our repertoire is varied and comprises a wide range of songs, show songs, spirituals, operatic choruses, hymn tunes, shanties and more, thus providing plenty of variety to satisfy our audiences. This means there is something for everyone. Typically we perform around 12 to 15 concerts throughout the year, concluding with carol concerts in December, one of which includes a children's choir.

Across the UK our concert venues have been diverse and interesting, ranging from prestige concert halls, like St George's Hall, the Philharmonic Hall, town halls, cathedrals, churches, civic centres and theatres. We also sing at private functions such as garden parties and weddings. We regularly appear at Sefton Park's Palm House.

If you are interested in seeing us perform, then please visit our Diary Page or, contact us via our Contact Page. Or just come along to our rehearsal rooms at Oakvale URC Hall, Broadgreen Road, Broadgreen. Visitors are most welcome.

Concert Diary


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WW1 Commenmorative Concert - Nov 2019



Mike Gollop's - The Passing Storm Mike Gollop's - Devastation of Heavy Bombardment
Mike Gollop's - Misty Dawn with Ruined Church Mike Gollop's - The Gathering Storm
Mike Gollop's - GoneButNotForgotton

£12 ( including P & P )


The above paintings by Mike Gollop © were created to augment the slideshow that accompanied the WW1 concerts.

CD Recorded live at Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane, Formby

Narrated by our Chairman Mike Gollop to create a cleverly crafted dialogue which joins up all the songs, poems and letters that have been read by members of our choir. It creates a strong local resonance pulling on north west knowledge and experiences of the First World War and we are justifiably proud of the result.

Post Production facilities provided by Scratch Studio Liverpool.
Cover Design, photography and insert: The Wirral Press, 117 Brighton Street, Wallasey CH44 8DT
All rights of the producer and the owner of the work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this recording is strictly prohibited. Please write to the choir if you wish to gain written permission to use any material in this manner.

This was just one of the many accolades :- I just want to say what a fantastic concert it was last night. The singing was tremendous, the poetry deeply moving (especially the Vera Brittain) the script and narration set the perfect tone. You and the choir did the memory of all those lost in the War a great service; it was a great pleasure to experience the concert. I have been told that the evening at the Unity Theatre was equally special, having had feedback from my friends and the Pals relatives who attended, they were unanimous in their praise.
Thanks to all. Tony Wainwright, Liverpool Pals Association.
Deck the Hall - Dec 2019

£12 ( including P & P )


A collection of Christmas carols and songs by the Liverpool Male Voice Choir.
© 2019 Liverpool Male Voice Choir recorded live at Oakvale United Reformed Church, Edge Lane Drive, Liverpool.
Post production facilities provided by Scratch Studio Liverpool - scratchstudioliverpool@gmail.com - www.scatchstudioliverpool.com
Cover design and insert: © The Wirral Press, 117 Brighton Street CH44 8DT - www.thewirralpress.com - info@thewirralpress.com

 1. Silent Night - Austrian carol by Gruber & Mohr. Arr. by D. A. Sadler
 2. Deck the Hall - Welsh 16th century Air. Arr. by David Willcocks
 3. Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head - Music and words by Edmund Walters
 4. Still, Still, Still - Music and words by Norman Luboff
 5. O Little Town of Bethlehem - Music by Phillips Brooks. Arr. by Bob Chilcott
 6. The Angel Gabriel - Music by Baring-Gold. Arr. by Edgar Pettman
 7. Hallelujah - Music by Leonard Cohen
 8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Music Martin and Blane. Arr. by K. J. Dinham
 9. The Christmas Song ( Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ) - Soloist: lan McCartney, Music and words by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
10. I saw three ships - Traditional 17th century English carol ( composer unknown )
11. Born is the Light of the World - Soloist: lan McCartney, Music and words by Sally Deford
12. The Calypso Carol - Music and words by Michael. A. Perry. Ar. D.A. Sadler
13. The Holly and the lvy - Music by John Gardner
14. We wish you a Merry Christmas - Traditional 16th century West Country carol
Once you have made your purchase - Please send an email telling us :-

   - which CD you would like
   - the address to which you would like the CD delivered,
   - and if it is a present; any special message that you would like to accompany the CD.


Photo Gallery


Philharmonic Dining Rooms

Philharmonic Dining Rooms - November 2019.

Ian Preston's garden party

Ian Preston's Garden Party.

Royal Albert Hall 1981

On Saturday 23rd May 1981 the choir took part in a massed concert of 1000 English male voices and the Royal Doulton Band at the Royal Albert Hall. The concert was conducted by our President at the time - Edmund Walters. We were to return for a second concert 2 years later.

Leeds Town Hall 1986

LMVC joined Leeds MVC and others at the magnificent Leeds Town Hall in 1986. We were to take part again in 1991.

KagawaMVC

This is the Kagawa Male Voice Choir from Japan, who joined us in Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas at the Pier Head for the magnificent concert.
The concert was on 13th August 1998. We are assured on good authority that the Japanese lettering means “Voices in harmony”.



Your Choir contacts


Mike Gollop

Mike Gollop - Chairman

Mike has been with the choir since 1984 rising to the top position in 1991.
Mike is very hard working and brilliant leader of our choir. He sings as a Top Tenor and takes solo slots as well.

He has lots of talents, including the WW1 paintings ( above ) but we think he is justifiably most proud of his Welsh heritage.

His contact details are :- 40 Stapleton Road, Formby, LIVERPOOL L37 2YT

michaelgollop@yahoo.co.uk      To contact the choir please use LiverpoolMaleVoiceChoir@gmail.com ( as more than one person can respond to your email )

01704 877852 - For personal messages    -     For official choir business please go through the Secretary

Ray Jennings

Ray Jennings - Secretary

Ray joined the choir in 2002 and became Secretary in 2007. He is an avid gardener and is also a member of Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group which restores and maintains aircraft whose air-worthiness certificates have lapsed. This provides an essential resource as the group provides spare parts for older aircraft which are still airworthy.

At the moment all enquiries about concert bookings are made through Ray.

His contact details are :- 110 Grassington Crescent, LIVERPOOL L25 9SB

raymondmind@yahoo.co.uk      To contact the choir please use LiverpoolMaleVoiceChoir@gmail.com ( as more than one person can respond to your email )

(0151) 428 8753

"I have been the Secretary of the Liverpool Male Voice Choir since June 2007. Lockdown has been a very challenging period for our choir with many of our members in vulnerable categories. However the spirit of the choir lives on and we have managed to have weekly ZOOM meetings and managed to make a contribution to the Lord Mayor's Charities 2020 Fund."

Ray Jennings
Secretary - Second Tenor

Greg McCormack

Greg McCormack - Treasurer and Publicist


Greg joined the choir in 2016 and became Treasurer in May 2019. He is also Publicist of the Choir.

His contact details are :- 63 The Rock, Helsby, Cheshire WA6 9AS

grmccormack@googlemail.com      To contact the choir please use LiverpoolMaleVoiceChoir@gmail.com ( as more than one person can respond to your email )

07944 296136