Christmas with the Choir

We were delighted to actually sing at a concert this Christmas.

We started with the Festival of Christmas on Sunday 12th December, which was our first performance in almost 2 years, and seemed to be a great success.

Sadly our concert in Brough, and singing in the Barrel in Walkington were both cancelled due to Covid.

However our Prelude to Christmas was a huge success, with a fantastic audience.

With no rest for Liz as she conducted the visiting Positive Note choir as well.

Our Choir President writes:

You cannot beat the start of your Christmas festivities than with the Beverley Male Voice Choir.  My husband, Tony, knows Christmas is here when he is enjoying his pie and peas, plus the carol singing at the Dog and Duck.  What a lovely evening we had there this year, thanks to the organising skills of our friend Nick Andrews and the musical talent of Nigel Clarke ( plus, of course, the voices of the choir members).

     Even though we are still in difficult times, your Prelude to Christmas Concert proved a great success.  In fact, members, I had a lump in my throat as you sang the song “We Rise Again”.  What a super way to start what we hope will be the first of many more large public engagements.

     I thoroughly enjoyed the selection of songs and appreciate the hard work done by the choir, Liz and Amy.

     I was sorry to hear that some members were not well enough to participate and I send them my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

     I love the name of the guest choir (Positive Note) which could also apply to this concert.  Both choirs gave great joy and everyone left with a positive happy feeling in their hearts.

     Many thanks to all the people, working behind the scenes, ensuring that everything runs smoothly.  Also thanks to the patrons for their continuing support of the choir. I would like to give a special thank you to the past presidents, Kate Andrews and Paul Camm for their guidance and support for this, my first public engagement with the choir.

     Tony and I wish everyone a merry and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Rona Dickinson


Members were saddened to hear of the passing of Graham Smith on Christmas Day

He was a valued member of the Bass section, and when he stopped singing with us he looked after the PA system for our concerts in Toll Gavel.

Due to Covid the family have decided to have the service in one venue, Octon, instead of the two sites. It will be a private funeral on Wednesday 19th January and hopefully, in the warmer weather, a Memorial Service will be held at Toll Gavel which will be open to all if circumstances allow.  Any donations will be for the Alzheimer’s Society.  

Members were saddened to hear of the passing of George Birch

He was a long time friend and First Tenor.   He’s been remembered as always being so nice and friendly, with always a good word for everyone.

Amy Butler Concerts

Amy, our fantastic pianist, also takes part in the Howdenshire Music Project.  Her next concert is on Thursday September 16th at 1pm in Howden Minster. Full details can be found on Amy’s page of the website here.

Meet and Greet

A huge thank you to Rona and Tony Dickinson for organising a meet and greet for the choir.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable event, and much appreciated time for us to meet one another again, after such a long time apart.

We even managed to have a little sing together.


Back together again


For the first time in almost a year and a half we’ve been able to meet each other face to face.

We weren’t singing, it was our AGM.


There was much that needed discussing, and some passionate speeches.


We had to welcome our new chairman, Nick Hart, say thank you to our retiring president, Paul Camm, and welcome our new president, Rona Dickinson.

But, finally at the end of the evening, we did actually sing together, and it felt good.