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. Alternatively, you could give Kevin Lillie, Secretary and Public Relations, a ring on Tel. No. 0783 728 2202 or Email him at

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!

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

Friday 26 Aug 22 12:30 pm
Private Function

Friday 9 Sep 22 3:00 pm
Citizenship Ceremony
Provisional Timings
Venue: Sunderland City Hall, St. Mary's Boulevard, Sunderland, SR1 3AA

Saturday 10 Sep 22 7:00 pm
Early Autumn Concert
Joint Concert Jubilate Choir
Venue: St. Mary and St. Peter's Church Hall, Springwell, Sunderland
More details...

Saturday 17 Sep 22 7:00 pm
A Late Summer Concert in Concangis
Joint Concert with Chester le Street Civic Choir
Venue: Cornerstone Methodist Church, North Burns, Chester le Street, DH3 3TF
More details...

Saturday 1 Oct 22 7:00 pm
An Autumn Concert in Washington
Joint Concert with Inspire Ladies Choir
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, The Avenue, Washington, NE38 7LE
More details...

Sunday 9 Oct 22 11:00 am
Traditional Singing at Beamish Museum
The choir will be singing between 11am and 12 noon, and 1 and 2pm.
Venue: 1950 Welfare Hall

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