Sunderland Male Voice Choir
(Formerly known as Shiney Row Male Voice Choir)
We Rejoice in Singing

The Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Sunderland,
Patron of Sunderland Male Voice Choir
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Sunderland Male Voice Choir is a friendly community choir, which has been promoting the benefits of male voice singing for over 60 years.

The choir originally adopted the Latin ‘motto’, ‘Gaudeamus Canentas’ (We Rejoice in Singing), as the members do not just get personal pleasure from singing but enjoy and take pride in entertaining the many and varied audiences within the community and at prestigious events.

The  'motto' and associated logo have been retained for the new Sunderland Male Voice Choir as the choir aims to be more inclusive of all communities in the Sunderland region and beyond. The logo recognises the major postal code of Sunderland, 'SR'.

We are always keen to strengthen the choir and will consider suitable new members at any time. The choir is always interested in hearing from anyone who may be interested in joining a great bunch of guys.

Tenors are always in high demand as all choirs know. Whether you are tenor, baritone or bass we would love to hear from you.

As a friendly group of 'nonprofessional' like-minded singers, we consider ourselves approachable should you decide to apply for membership.

Our musical repertoire is varied, entertaining and regularly updated and, although the Choir does not enter competitions, we take pride in our performances and constantly strive to sing well. To achieve this, the choir normally rehearses each Friday evening between 7.00pm and 9.00pm at St. Chad’s C of E Church Community Hall, Charter Drive/Durham Road, East Herrington, Sunderland, SR3 3PG.

To join you do not have to be able to read music or have previous experience of singing in a choir. What we are looking for is your enjoyment of singing and eagerness to join and sing with us.

If you like singing, are male, and are interested in becoming a member of Sunderland Male Voice Choir, then please complete the Join the Choir form below, with as much information as possible. 

You are welcome to come along to one of our Friday night rehearsals to meet the choir and experience what we sing and do. We will make you most welcome!

You can find out more information about 'Joining the Choir' by following the link below to our information sheet:

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First name
Last name
I am interested in joining the choir as a
  1st Tenor
  2nd Tenor
  To Be Decided

Friday 21 Jun 24 11:30 am
World Music day
Venue: Glass Onion

Saturday 22 Jun 24 7:00 pm
Sing Into Summer
SMVC Summer Concert
Venue: St. Chad's C of E Church, Charter Drive/Durham Road, East Herrington, Sunderland, SR3 3PG

Saturday 6 Jul 24 7:00 pm
Annual Concert
Venue: St John's Methodist Church, Ashbrooke Rd, Sunderland SR2 7HQ, UK

Saturday 26 Oct 24 7:00 pm
Joint Concert (provisional)
SMVC+Dalesmen Singers
Venue: ? Whitby

Sunday 15 Dec 24 5:30 pm
City of Sunderland
Mayors Carol Concert
Venue: Sunderland Minster, 309 High St W, Sunderland SR1 3ET, UK

Saturday 21 Dec 24 7:00 pm
Joint Christmas Concert
SMVC + Music Makers
Venue: St Chads

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Sunderland Male Voice Choir - A friendly community choir based in the North East of England