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Note:  we expect this list of engagements to grow – keep looking

Sunday 26 March 2:30 pm 

‘Let All Men Sing’  Choir Concert with LAMS, CVMVC and Colne Valley Boys

at St James’s Church in Slaithwaite.

Just £5.00 at ticket on the door

Sunday April 30

Joint Concert: CVMVC and Lindley Brass Band

with guests, The Let All Men Sing Ensemble

at St John’s, Golcar  – Sunday afternoon 2:30pm

For Satnav put in postcode:  HD7 4PX


Thursday 22 June

Joint evening concert with Elland Silver Band at Halifax Minster

7:30 pm start 

Tickets just £10.00  

or get them online via this link

for satnav users it’s HX1 1QL


Monday 26 June

Colne Valley Lions Annual Free Concert

At Slaithwaite Parish Church

7.15pm Start

Entertainment by

Master Patrick Townsend (Piano)

Soul Choir

Slaithwaite Brass Band

and Colne Valley Male Voice Choir



Sunday July 2

Colne Valley Boys in Concert

Note:- venue is Marsden United Church

Top of warehouse Hill, HD7 6AB

2.30 pm pay on the door



Saturday July 15

Thank you for the music, Mr Meredith

A Musica Kirklees concert to thank Thom Meredith

for his huge contribution to local music.

featuring Musica Youth Orchestra members past and present

7.00 pm at Huddersfield Town Hall



Saturday August 19

Scarborough Music Festival

at Queen Street Central Methodist Church

CVMVC and guests

For satnav users that’s  YO11 1HQ

an evening performance: 7:15pm




Sunday 10 December:

Christmas Concert with Brighouse & Rastrick Band

at Huddersfield Town Hall

For tickets contact Kirklees Booking Office 01484 225755

or book online via this link:




Sunday 17 December:

Much-loved Christmas concert with Marsden Silver Prize Band at the Parish Church

Please take note this is a change of day – previously it has been held on a Saturday evening.







2022 Programme

‘A Concert in Tribute to Keith Swallow’

Afternoon at Golcar St John’s Church:- note the  change of venue

Sunday 8 May

Colne Valley Male Voice Choir Centenary Year…

…starts with daytime music workshops, followed by a Grand Celebratory Dinner at ‘The Venue’, Halifax

Sunday 3 July

Afternoon concert with Noel Clarke at Holmfirth Parish Church

Monday 27 June                                                  

‘Colne Valley Lions’ charity concert – annual evening event in Slaithwaite

Sunday 17 July

Joint concert with Marsden Silver Prize band

at Marsden’s St. Bartholomew’s (tbc)

Saturday 20 August

Concert at Scarborough Music Festival 

in Queen Street Methodist Church

With Simon Lindley, Phillip McCann and Sarah Ogden

Queen Street Methodist Concert Hall

(Put YO11 1HQ into the satnav.)

Concert starts at 7.30 pm

Saturday 1 October

Spectacular Evening Concert at Huddersfield Town Hall

A Centenary Celebration

with special Guests 

The Regimental Band of

The Coldstream Guards

Sunday 16 October

Afternoon concert as guests of Slaithwaite Band

at St James’s Church. 

With Colne Valley Boys, too 

2:30 Start

Sunday 11 December

Christmas concert at Huddersfield Town Hall

with guests Brighouse & Rastrick Band and Colne Valley Boys

Saturday 17 December

Christmas concert: guests again of Marsden Silver Band 

at Marsden Church (tbc)



We are targeting a ‘We’re Back’ informal concert in the Autumn to mark our return to live performance.  

The first event of 2021 is an informal concert at Saint James’s Church in Slaithwaite on Sunday aftrenoon on October 3rd.  We’ll be together with our very own Colne Valley Boys Choir.

It’ll be great to be back!

We’ll definitely be back for Christmas – Fingers crossed!

Meanwhile, you are still invited to our Colne Valley Male Voice Choir Online Spring Concert

We went live on Saturday evening from 7.45pm

That’s Saturday April 3rd

This is the link.  (Or click here on ‘Your invitation.’ ) 

Don’t worry if you weren’t around to join in that Saturday.  The link is still  available and will be for weeks to come.

Follow the same procedure: click on the invitation picture or add this link to your browser.

We look forward to your visit.

Thom Meredith adds:-

“Thank you for joining us to watch our online concert.  We really hope you enjoy it.

After such a difficult year, we are working hard to ensure that organisations such as ours continue to flourish. You can support us in our drive to ensure that male voice choir singing in the Colne Valley has a bright future:

If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the choir.

Details on how to do this can be found below. 

Please spread the word about Colne Valley Male Voice Choir by sharing the link to this concert with family and friends – hopefully you’ll be able to join us in person at one of our concerts in the near future! 

You can keep in touch with us by signing up for our newsletter, ‘Voice of the Valley’ by emailing our editor at:

It’s a great disappointment that the Pandemic continues to scupper performance and to keep the Choir and its audiences apart.  There’s reason to hope that concerts will resume later in 2021.  We  make our plans but there’s no knowing whether they will work out.


Saturday 22 February                   

Mrs. Sunderland Music Festival and competitions 

Due to the increased and widespread effects from Covid 19 Coronavirus, the Choir has concluded that is it is necessary – in order to protect our audiences, our Choir members and our professionals – to suspend all rehearsals and performances with immediate effect.

We are aware that the situation is subject to change so we shall review our decision on a regular basis, and the suspension may be lifted or continued as is appropriate.

We are sorry that these measures have become necessary and we shall do all we can to support our members through the coming weeks.

POSTPONED: Sunday 29 March                   

Afternoon at St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield:   ‘A Tribute to Keith

Maestro Keith Swallow, operatic bass, Paul Hudson & other guests

POSTPONED: Sunday 17 May                                

Afternoon concert with Colne Valley Boys in Slaithwaite Church

POSTPONED: Saturday 27 June                             

Evening concert in Halifax Minster

CANCELLED: Saturday 4 July                       

Concert on the Hill – Music and Fireworks again at Salendine Nook

We’re with Lindley Band, Lindley Junior School Choir and Honley MVC.

NOW POSTPONED: Saturday 12 July                     

Evening concert at ‘Theatre by the Lake’, Keswick

NOW ALSO POSTPONED SADLY: Saturday 22 August                        

Concert at Scarborough Music Festival in Queen Street Methodist Hall

ALSO POSTPONED Saturday 19 September                               

Joint Concert with Marsh Ladies Choir at Holy Trinity Church

NOW POSTPONED TIL 2021 Sunday 13 December                    

Christmas concert at Huddersfield Town Hall with guests B&R Band

Saturday 19 December                 

Christmas concert: guests of Marsden Silver Band at Marsden Church

Happening as an online performance – starts around 8-15.

Not to be missed 

Should be available  to enjoy if you miss the ‘livecast’.

click here to access:

Or see Invitation Newsletter on homepage.


Engagement Diary – 2019

Perhaps the biggest event this year was our tour to Cornwall.

But first:-

Sunday 24 March

Spring Concert at Slaithwaite St James with Colne Valley Boys

Sunday afternoon at 2:30

Satnav users put in HD7 5AW

Thursday 2 May to Monday 6 May.

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival

Competition and concerts across the county from our Newquay base.

Friday 3 May 7:30  Concert at St Michael’s Church      

Saturday 4 May Competition at Truro Cathedral      

Gala Concert at Truro Cathedral Saturday evening 8:00pm         

Sunday 5 May Concert at Eden Project

11:30 am in the Bio Dome

Saturday 15 June

Evening concert at St John’s Church, Golcar

Saturday 6 July

Concert on the Hill

Music and Fireworks at Salendine Nook’s Rugby ground. We’re with Lindley Band, Lindley Junior Choir and Honley MVC

For Satnav put in HD3 3XF

Gates open 5.00 pm, concert starts 7.00 pm


Saturday 17 August:

Scarborough Music Festival 

With Choir, Keith Swallow, Dr Simon Lindley – compere & organist,

cornettist, Philip McCann and visiting soprano

at Queen Street Central Methodist Church

Queen’s Street, Scarborough

It’s YO11 1HQ for the sat-nav

A great seaside occasion


Sunday 15 December:

Christmas Concert with Brighouse & Rastrick Band and Colne Valley Boys at Huddersfield Town Hall

Click here to book seats with Kirklees Booking Service


Saturday 21 December:

Much-loved Christmas concert as guests of Marsden Silver Prize Band

at Marsden Parish Church








Engagement Diary – 2018

Saturday 24 February    

Competing at Mrs Sunderland Music Festival at Huddersfield Town Hall

We are pleased to say we enjoyed being part of a great day of music making

& doubly pleasedto be winners of  the Male Voice Choir class,

securing our 50th First Prize in this festival.

Saturday May 12

An Evening with Colne Valley Male Voice Choir

Concert at St. Stephen’s Church

Lindley Huddersfield 

Saturday 26 May:           

Joining many others in a Concert in aid of

Alzheimers’ Charities at Huddersfield Town Hall

Monday 18 June

The Lions’ Old Folks’ charity Concert

Slaithwaite Church from 7:30

Choir the top of the bill after divers other entertainers

Saturday 7 July:

Concert on the Hill

Watch England beat Sweden on Saturday afternoon then come down and

celebrate at Concert on the Hill.

‘Last-night-of- the- Proms’ style fun at Salendine Nook. 

The weather should be great, the atmosphere greater and

with a spectacular firework finale, what better way to spend a Saturday evening!

Saturday 14 July:

Concert at Clifton Music Festival

in the delightful medieval Church at Clifton

– With solos by, amongst others:- 

Eric Cooper playing  the cello music from that Royal Wedding, and the inimitable Keith Swallow.

Satnav users:  put in St Mary’s Church, Clifton Village, Nottingham.       NG11 8NH

Saturday 18 August:

Scarborough Music Festival

at Queen Street Central Methodist Church

It’s YO11 1HQ for the sat-nav

Saturday 6 October

Concert at Stones Methodist Church,  Ripponden

Thom Meredith, Keith Swallow and the men of the Colne Valley, with soloists drawn from our

own ranks – boosted by percussionist, Lauren Rosborogh, on xylophone and drums.

There’s also a fine organ at Stones – and a  fine organist, Graham Cockcroft to play it – so we’ll

be doing the ‘proper version’ of ‘The Lost Chord’.

Sunday 21 October

Service for the recently bereaved

St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield

a private function – organised by HRI’s Intensive Care Unit – in memory of those who didn’t make it .

Saturday 8 December

Colne Valley Boys Concert with Musica youth Brass

at Slaithwaite St James’s 2:30


Sunday 16 December:

Christmas Concert with Brighouse & Rastrick Band and Colne Valley Boys

at Huddersfield Town Hall

This not to be missed event starts Christmas off just right.

Saturday 22 December:

Much -loved Christmas concert with Marsden Silver Prize Band at the Parish Church


Saturday 25 February    

Competing at Mrs Sunderland Music Festival at Huddersfield Town Hall

Sunday May 7

The Choir & our in-house soloists at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Sunday May 21

A light-hearted supper concert at the ‘Carding Shed’ in Hepworth


Saturday June 10            

Summer Spectacular in the Town Hall with Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Saturday July 1

Concert on the Hill – ‘Last Night or the Proms’ style fun at Salendine Nook

Monday July 3

Performing at the Llangollen International Music Festival Gala Concert  – Tickets here

Saturday July 15              

Birthday Concert at Farnworth Methodist Church, Widnes

a private event for a long- time supporter of the choir and her friends

Satnav = Derby Road, WA8 9JX

Saturday August 19        

Scarborough Music Festival 

at Queen Street Central Methodist Church,


Saturday September 16

Poulton-le-Fylde Methodist Church 

The Choir and our in-house talents

7-15 pm

For sat-nav use FY6 7ST 

Saturday December 9 

Colne Valley  Boys 

with guests, Musica Youth Brass and Musica Colne Valley Community Choir

at St James Church, Slaithwaite,

HD7 5AW for satnav

3.00 pm start 

It’ll be a great afternoon

Sunday December 10

Christmas Festival: The Choir  with our guests Brighouse & Rastrick Band

and Colne Valley Boys

at Huddersfield Town Hall – 7:15 start

Hd1 2TA for satnav users

Saturday December 16

Christmas as guest singers with Marsden Silver Prize Band

In Marsden’s Parish Church of St. Bartholomew’s


For many this  concert marks the ‘true start’ of Christmas



Sunday 21 February

‘The Armed Man’ – Workshop and performance in the evening of  Karl Jenkins’ masterwork.

Part of the Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Musical Festival

Conducted by our very own Thom Meredith with singers from CVMVC and men and women from all over the district.

Chris Pulleyn at the piano and Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 27 February
Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Musical Festival

CVMVC competed in the Male Voice Choir Class at the Festival       —-      WINNERS

And, being successful performed,   in the Last Night of the Festival gala

concert on Saturday evening


Sunday 13  March:

Joint Concert with Colne Valley Boys at Slaithwaite Church – starts 3.00 pm 

St James, Slaithwaite

Saturday 23 April    

Concert for Blackley Baptist Church charities

at Salendine Nook Baptist Church

Sunday 12 June   

Supper concert at ‘The Carding Shed’, Hepworth

Monday 20th June

annual  Colne Valley Lions Charity Concert

Saturday  2 July    

Concert on the Hill – annual open-air event at Salendine Nook Rugby ground

with Honley MVC, Lindley Band, Lindley Junior Choir  and many other guests

Saturday 20 August

Scarborough Music Festival   (7:45 pm)

An evening of terrific music led by Dr Simon Lindley, compere and organist and featuring the Choir,  cornet virtuoso,

Phillip McCann and super Soprano, Victoria Sharp

Saturday 17  September      

 Charity Concert at Meltham Parish Church

Guests of Saint Bartholomew’s and in support of their restoration funds and related charities, this concert will

feature mostly the Choir, but with solo spots from our in-house talent and Maestros, Keith Swallow and Thom Meredith.

We will also have the pleasure of soprano, Stephanie Hellawell.

Monday 3 October

Look out for our Open Rehearsal – we ‘re on the look-out for some new members 

Brittania Road , Slaithwaite   – HD7 5HF


Monday 3 October

  Look out for our Open Rehearsal – we ‘re on the look-out for some new members

  Come along to our rehearsal in Slaithwaite and just sit and enjoy – or better still join in &  sing.

  We  meet at 7:30.  Come a bit earlier and say hello. You will be very welcome

  Upstairs at the Conservative Club on Brittania Road , Slaithwaite   – HD7 5HF

Sunday 4 November

HRI Intensive Care Unit – Remembrance Event

This private function at St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield gives a chance for the Family’s and Friends  of

HRI Intensive Care patients, who didn’t make it,  to recall and celebrate the lives of their Loved Ones.

Hospital staff offer readings and poems, interspersed with uplifting music from the Choir.

It’s a moving event for every one involved.

Sunday 11 December   

Brighouse & Rastrick Band are our guests again for the Christmas Concert 

at Huddersfield Town Hall


Saturday 17  December

St Bartholomew’s, Marsden with Marsden Silver Prize Band again



Sunday 15 March  

Mayor’s Charity Concert, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 21 March  

Forget Me Not Concert – Holy Trinity Church

with Lindley Junior School Choir.

Cornwall helicopter - winnersC

ornwall International Music Festival

Friday May 1st  Concert at St Neots Church

Saturday afternoon May 2nd Competition at Hall for Cornwall, Truro –          

Awarded Overall Best UK Choir 2015

Saturday evening May 2nd Gala Concert at Hall for Cornwall

Sunday May 3rd late morning: Performance at Lands End 

Sunday May 3rd evening: Concert at All saints Church, Falmouth


Wednesday 13 May – Corporate event – private engagement for Toymaster 

Saturday 13 June    

Joint Concert with Hade Edge Band at Holmfirth Civic Hall

Saturday 4 July:  Concert on the Hill

Aannual open-air event at Salendine Nook Rugby Ground

Colne Valley Male Voice Choir with Honley MVC, the fantastic Lindley Band, Julia Garbutt and guests

After a top-class night of musical entertainment, as the sun goes down,  join in ‘Rule Britannia’

and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ while the  fireworks go off behind the stage

Saturday 22 August:   Scarborough Music Festival

For the 8th year in a row to Scarborough’s Queen Street Methodist Church 

Sat 12th September HERITAGE DAY: Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 19 September:  Poulton le Fylde  

(Another re-engagement  – this time it’s our 5th visit)

Saturday 26 September: Concert for ‘Action for Children’ 

Lindley Methodist Church

Sunday 13 December     

Brighouse & Rastrick Band are our guests again for the Christmas Concert 2015 at Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 19 December 

St Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden  – once more invited to perform with the Marsden Silver Prize Band.

with Compere, Peter Armitage and Guest Soprano, Harriet Astbury