Haydock Male Voice Choir (HMVC) is a group of about 70 men who enjoy the challenge and personal satisfaction of singing together in harmony. This gives a tremendous feeling of achievement and well-being. It is also a wonderful discipline for training the memory!
We are fortunate to be led by a very experienced conductor, Alan Herbert and to feature two superb young professional pianists - Ruth Webb and Jenny Durbin - as our piano accompanists.
At the top of this page, we feature two local coats-of–arms which are important to our history and to our present life. On the left is the insignia of the former, “Haydock Council “and on the right, that of the current St Helens Council which is very supportive of our activities and has provided generous funding for the purchase of music over the years.
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We are able to fund most of our activities from our own resources, but we have been supported by local organisations who have gifted us funds. We wish to acknowledge the generous support given by organisations such as the Coalfield Re-Generation Fund; the National Lottery; Rainford Trust; Merseyside Community Foundation; Harry & Mavis Pilkington Trust as well as St Helens Council.
We rehearse twice a week and perform concerts in a variety of venues usually within a 25 mile radius of our base. Our concert programmes are selected from between 50 & 60 pieces (of several hundred) which have been learned by the choir and are sung from memory. This programme changes completely over a 12 month period, as we will have learned between 12 and 15 new pieces in that time. We bring our own soloists
|Sharing the Stage|
|Let There be Music!|
|Spirit of Haydock|
|We Ain't Got Dames|
|It's Most Unusual|
|How Great Thou Art|
|The Haydock Sound|