Founded in 2007, North Yorkshire’s Malton District Male Voice Choir is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, male voice choir in the region. For all its short life to date and small size, it has gained formidable performing experience throughout Ryedale and, more widely, from Newcastle to Scunthorpe.
It has also earned praise for a repertoire ranging from Handel and the Welsh hymns to Disney. Under its current Musical Director Vivien Wilcock it has helped raise thousands of pounds for charities, attended coastal festivals, and has sung on TV and in stately homes.
The choir meets most Monday evenings in the Malton Baptist Church rooms in Malton (next to Yates’ store). Practices are informal, always fun and, in the opinion of many members 'a great way to start the week'. The choir is always keen to boost its size and welcomes new members of all ages. Previous choir experience is not necessary but a love of singing is obviously helpful. On top of which, doctors say singing is good for your health!
If you would like to join us or you would like to book the choir for your event, please use the link opposite to send an email or call Choir Secretary, David Ackroyd, on 01944 758693.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic our weekly rehearsals and all performances have been suspended. We will of course resume when it is safe to do so. Please stay safe and hopefully we will be back soon.
(Photo: Vanessa Wilcox)
“A gruff and characterful troupe of Yorkshire pensioners”
The choir sings “with guts and Yorkshire spirit”
It is with profound regret that we announce the passing of our founder and President, Tom Todd on Sunday 19th December 2021.
Tom co-founded the choir in 2007 and was chairman until last year when he accepted the role as President.
He was a leading light in many local musical events in Malton and Pickering and the wider area and took leading roles in many shows including Merry Widow, Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma and Oliver - who could forget his unique performances as Fagin!
He was born in Thornaby in 1938 and after university went on to become a maritime journalist spending many years in Germany before returning home in 1987. He joined the Malton Operatic Society from where his local reputation as a singer grew.
He will be greatly missed by everyone and our deepest sympathies go to his wife Sandra, his daughter Katie and sons Martin and Christopher.
His funeral will be held at Octon crematorium on 12th January 2022 at 3.30pm.