Male Voice Choir invites people to open rehearsal

September 12 2018
Male Voice Choir invites people to open rehearsal

Frampton Cotterell Male Voice Choir is inviting people to a relaxed open rehearsal to just ‘give it a try’.

Anthony Davies, one of the singers, said: “The idea is that potential singers can come along to a rehearsal, see what we are all about and hopefully come again if they like it. There will be no hard sell. It is a very friendly and welcoming community-based choir.”

The choir sings in four part harmonies, covering new material as well as classic favourites. There are no auditions and no experience is needed, organisers say that singing in the shower is enough of a reason to come along.  

The ‘Open Rehearsal’ is being held on Friday 21st September, from 7.30pm to 9pm at Zion United Church, Frampton Cotterell, which is also the time and venue for regular weekly rehearsals. 

The choir performs two major concerts a year, and has around 40 members, but would welcome more as it heads for its centenary in 2025. It has its roots in the 1921 miners strike at Coalpit Heath Colliery, when it was set up so that men could sing to raise money for the families of their out of work colleagues.  It disbanded in 1923, and was reformed by its original members in 1925 as the ‘Frampton Cotterell Male Voice Choir’. 

For further information contact Steve Jaques at or 0117 9092510, or just turn up on the night.