- Every Thursday Evening 7.00 p.m.- 9.00 p.m.West End Methodist ChurchEvery Thursday Evening 7.00 p.m.- 9.00 p.m.West End Methodist Church, Hexham NE46 3DF, UK
- Summer 2024Hexham Abbey, Beaumont Street, HexhamSummer 2024Hexham Abbey, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Hexham NE46, UK
Summer Concert July 2022
About Hexham Male Voice Choir
Who Are We?
The Choir was formed in May 1948 with the ethos to foster and encourage male voice singing. Seventy years later that core mission has not changed and we actively encourage men of all ages from all walks of life to come and sing with us.
The organisation is non-profit making and exists with the aid of members subscriptions and voluntary donations. We support a wide range of charitable causes throughout the North East, and are happy to help organisations to put on fund-raising concerts (we normally ask for a small fee to help choir funding).
New members are always welcome. Why not join us and discover the enjoyment of singing within our friendly group. We rehearse every Thursday night throughout the year (with the month of August off) from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. at West End Methodist Chapel, Shaftoe Leazes , Hexham, NE46 3DF
Our Musical Director
Alan H Clark was born in Blackpool and joined his first choir there at the age of 11 and his first “adult” choir – in the Bass section – a couple of weeks prior to his 15th birthday. Shortly afterwards he joined a brass band and played trombone for a number of years before the band closed down, and he lost the access to the trombone.
At the age of 25, now married with a family and living in Sutton-in-Craven in North Yorkshire, he was invited to help the local Baptist choir to perform 2 anthems at the Palm Sunday morning service, he conducted the choir regularly at services for over 3 years, until his work moved the family to Northallerton. By this time he had become MD of Sutton Amateur Operatic Society, so joined the Northallerton Society with days of moving house to the town. After a short spell in the chorus, he was invited to fill the vacancy as MD for the society, and held the post for the next 8 productions, until work took the family to Rugby. After filling the vacancy with Rugby Theatre Group, the vacancy with City of Coventry Male Voice Choir and being invited to be MD for a number of other Amateur Operatic Societies in the area, another career move took the family to Ohio (and 3 theatre groups there as MD) Returning to Rugby after 2 years, he returned to the choirs he had been conducting in Rugby and Coventry until a return to living, and working, in Colne, Lancashire. A 4 year period conducting a Ladies choir was followed by the invitation to lead Steeton Male Voice Choir, just 2 miles down the road from the original chapel choir in Sutton. After more than 30 musical productions he concentrated on Male Voice Choirs from this point and conducted Steeton for 22 years. And a total of 638 performances. He was also involved from time to time with other male choirs in the area.
In 2019 he moved with his wife, Christine to Stocksfield for them to be near their daughter, Helen and her family. Perhaps not surprisingly, within days of this move Alan resumed his association with male voice choirs and has since sung with several choirs in the North East. He is now also Musical Director of Durham Constabulary Male Voice Choir.
Alan says that the love of music, the sheer pleasure of sharing a varied range of music and the camaraderie of choirs has been such a major part of his life, and that he has not found cannot anything else that compares.
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New Members Welcome
It’s true – joining a choir is good for the soul. Hexham Male Voice Choir is always on the lookout for new members of any ability; to bring their unique sound and fresh energies to the choir. If you would like to have a try, we’d love to hear from you.
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