Ramsbottom War Memorial Dedication

A new War Memorial in Ramsbottom will be dedicated on Saturday May 7th at 2pm, and we’re honoured to have been asked to sing.

It’s the culmination of a project going back over a decade, which has revealed 366 names not recorded on the towns existing Cenotaph.

The dedication event will take place at the Memorial Gardens on Bridge Street, Ramsbottom. Starting at 2pm with a band concert followed by the Choir. The dedication and commemoration of the new war memorial engraved plinths will bring the proceedings to a close.

Bridgewater Hall Charity Concert

On Saturday May 21st 2022 we’ll be in concert once again with the world famous Black Dyke Band, on stage at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

The concert is a charity fund raiser for East Lancs Hospice, so you can have a great night out whilst supporting this vitally important regional charity.

Once again we’ll be joined by the 2nd Rossendale Scout Band. Formed in 1963, they’re one of the leading scout bands in the country, with performances at Windsor Castle, Cologne Cathedral and the O2 Arena to name but a few.

Tickets are now on sale, you can book them here.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration

On Saturday June 4th we’ll be performing at the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebration event at St James’ church in Haslingden.

We’re thrilled to be part of this joyous national occasion, along with other local artists in this wonderful community event.

Can I say how much I enjoyed the whole concert

Neil

We had the absolute pleasure of seeing you guys in concert last night…you blew us away!

Jenni

How amazing it is to be part of this choir! What a wonderful sound gentlemen!

Steve

The Valley of Song

…is how the Rossendale Valley in south east Lancashire is often described and it’s the home of The Rossendale Male Voice Choir.

Founded in 1924, by the late Fred Tomlinson MBE, who took a group of local singers and moulded them into one of the country’s finest male voice choirs. Winning many competitions and festivals, including the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen. Sharing a love of singing and music-making not only drives us to do our very best in the concert hall or in competition, but also generates strong personal friendships between members.

As you’ll have gathered, we’re nearly 100 years old!

If you want to be part of that very exciting milestone, please get in touch. Whether it’s for a concert which will have an extra special atmosphere, sponsorship, media interest (including radio & TV), or to be a member of the choir through that important anniversary, drop us a line.

Our Musical Team

Matthew Thomas

Musical Director

Joining the Rossendale Male Voice Choir as Musical Director in 2015, Matthew has injected a new impetus into the choir and won the award for top conductor at the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival in 2017

Liz Baker

Accompanist

Liz has been accompanying singers since she joined the junior section of Manchester Mecca Bands as a teenager. After thirty years of sharing her love and enthusiasm for music with her piano and vocal students, Liz brings her versatile talents and dynamic performance energy to the Choir

Charles Crowley

Assistant Conductor

Charles joined the choir in 1987, singing with the First Tenors ever since. He is also the lead conductor of the Rossendale Festival Choir which is a mixed choir formed from members of the RMVC and the Rossendale Ladies Choir.

CONTACTS

Secretary: Peter Beetham, 07808 733892, peterbeetham@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Paul Heaton, 07952 615608, davidpaulheaton@gmail.com

REHEARSALS

Every Monday at 7.30pm

St Peters Church, St. Peters Avenue, Haslingden, Rossendale BB4 6NZ