We announce that we have accepted an invitation from Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir. The two choirs unite for a celebration concert.
The choir, formed in 1975, are from Leek in Staffordshire. It celebrates its 40th Anniversary next year (2015).
We feel both honoured and privileged to join in their celebrations. The choirs unite by performing a joint concert, details appear below.
They say that ‘giant Oaks from little acorns grow.’ The invitation arose out of a chance meeting. At one of our concerts in St John’s Church, Llandudno during the summer.
The concert ended with the choir and audience singing the hymn ‘Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah.’
Before doing so our MD, Arwyn Roberts, invited any members of other male voice choirs to join us. John Giddings and Dave Lycett from Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir were two who came forward.
Following the hymn I had the opportunity to speak with John. It was clear that we had a love of singing in common, though I must admit that I failed to persuade him to join our choir.
Later John contacted us and asked if we would perform a joint concert with Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir. The rest, as they say, is history.
Choirs Unite for Celebration Concert
The concert will take place at All Saints Church, Compton, Leek on Saturday 3rd October 2015.
As well as the 40th Anniversary celebrations, it will also be in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Further details issued in due course, including how you can get tickets. In the meantime, note the date in your diary. Keep watching our concert page where the details will appear.
We look forward to what we hope will be a long and happy association with Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir.
John Giddings says
Dave Lycett and I were warmly welcomed at the Llandudno concert when we had the pleasure of singing with you. All of us of Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir and greatly looking forward to welcoming you to Leek next year, for what I am sure will be a great evening.
Paul Harrison says
Many thanks for your very favourable comment. I’m sure that the concert will be a really great event. It is a real privilege to have been invited to share in your 40th Anniversary celebrations. Best wishes to all of you.