Peterborough Male Voice Choir was formed in 1935 by workers at Peterborough’s old sugar beet factory. For over 75 years it has been part of the musical life of the city, staging frequent concerts, winning countless competitions and raising many thousands of pounds for good causes.
The choir has appeared in concert with many famous artists including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, Elaine Paige, Bernie Nolan and Lesley Garrett. They have an enviable reputation for their innovative programming and polished performances.
The choir has enjoyed renewed success since the appointment of William Prideaux as musical director in January 2010. The choir has more than tripled in size and now includes many younger men. The rising standard of their performances was recognised with the award of third place in the 2011 International Male Voice Choir Competition.
Now a registered charity, Peterborough Male Voice Choir has broad aims to promote choral singing. This has led to the formation of the Peterborough Youth Choir and the initiation of the Sing for Life project which has already recruited 145 members to a new women’s choir, Peterborough Voices. The organisation currently has over 250 singing members across three choirs.