About Wessex Male Choir

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Wessex Male Choir was founded in September 2001, and currently has around 50 members.

The choir has built a reputation for its professionalism and entertaining repertoire, and is in great demand for concert engagements.

WMC also has a proud tradition of charity support, both nationally and in the Swindon area.

Wessex Male Choir occasionally enters competitions. We were awarded first position in the Male Choir competition at Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July 2011, beating choirs from Wales, England, and the USA. Wessex also won the coveted Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival 2016 for best choir in all competitions (also won in 2008 and 2013).

Would you like to watch some of our winning performances? Watch a video »

Wessex Camerata is a chamber group, which is part of the Wessex Male Choir. Wessex Camerata comprises about sixteen experienced singers and performs mainly a cappella pieces, which supplement the main choir’s repertoire.

WMC is proud to have two famous patrons - Howard Goodall CBE and Aled Jones MBE, and is also a member of the National Association of Choirs.

Would you like to join us? How to join »

Wessex has enjoyed numerous associations with other choirs, both home and abroad. If you would like to contact us, please »email us.

We would be delighted if you were to come to one of our concerts! To see our forthcoming events, click »here

Founder members of Wessex in 2002

See more recent pictures here or on our Facebook page.

Back row: John Hindmarsh, Steve Jones, Kevin Trowbridge, Dennis Nicholson, Berwyn Jones, Grahame Jones, Tom Hartshorn, Stan Byers

Middle row: Tony Tomlin, Jean-Claude Gilles, David Marshall, Ken Hudd, Ian Cliff, Garry Robson, Sam Hagar, Norman Smiles, Mark Daley, David Grieves

Front row: George Clasper, Mike Greenland, Derek Jones, Cathy, Rob Elliott, Mary New, Russell Jones, Barrie Linnegar, Mike Barrett