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are now on sale for this outstanding choral event, when we welcome the internationally acclaimed Warrington Male Voice Choir and their unique blend of choral pieces old and new - something for every taste! For tickets please ring
01942 727956
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For more details about the Warrington Male Voice Choir, please visit its website at  www.warringtonchoir.org.uk 

Introducing the
Warrington Male Voice Choir

article posted 2 Nov 2014
We are delighted to be able to welcome the Warrington Male Voice Choir to Haydock once again - this time for an evening of music on a Christmas theme.

Terry Waite CBE, Patron of the Warrington Male Voice Choir, says;
“The Choir has a long and distinguished history. Its roots are deep within the Christian tradition. It was nourished within a small industrial town in the North of England. Across the generations, men from every walk of life have blended their voices together to make music. There have been times in the history of Warrington when life has seemed dark indeed. Times when unemployment with all its attendant evils has stalked the town. In good times, as in bad, the Choir has continued in the belief that music has the capacity to raise our spirits to a higher plane and to breathe harmony into troubled souls.”

Warrington Male Voice Choir is one of Great Britain’s oldest choirs, tracing its formation to 1898. During its long history the choir has travelled widely and has performed in many famous concert halls and cathedrals throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and Canada. A century of musical excellence has brought numerous festival honours including, most recently, National Champions of Great Britain, several times prize winners at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and premier male choir at both the Sligo and Bangor International Choral Festivals.

Following the IRA terrorist bombing of Warrington town centre in 1993, the choir became deeply involved in promoting peace and an end to violence in Northern Ireland. Close links were forged with Irish peace groups and, for the past sixteen years, cross-community concerts for Peace and Reconciliation have been performed throughout the island of Ireland, helping to break down sectarian divisions. The fostering and financing of grassroots reconciliation activities with young people in the interface areas of West Belfast contributed to the choir’s initiatives being acknowledged at the highest level by the Irish, British and United States governments. In 1996 Terry Waite CBE became Patron in tribute to the choir’s humanitarian role, and now frequently supports the choir’s performances in British and Irish prisons, assisting rehabilitation programmes. During 2008 the choir was shortlisted for Ireland’s prestigious peace prize, the Tipperary International Peace Award.

Fellowship within the choir is legendary and, with a full strength of sixty voices and an age range of fifty years, the choir enjoys an international reputation as one of England’s foremost choirs - and as a ‘Choir for Peace’.