About Wessex Male Choir

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Wessex Male Choir (“The Wessex”) is a Swindon, Wiltshire-based men’s amateur choir. It was founded in September 2001, and currently has around 50 members.

Over the last 18 years, The Wessex has built a reputation for its professionalism and entertaining repertoire, and is in great demand for a variety of concert and other singing engagements. We typically perform 7or 8 concerts each year, two of these being our ‘home’ concerts in Swindon at Christmas and in the summer, the others being in other venues around the country. In 2019 for example, we performed with Barry Male Voice choir in the lovely Llandaff cathedral in South Wales and with the Brize Norton Military Wives Choir at their Christmas concert in Carterton Oxfordshire. We have, in previous years, been privileged to have sung, pre-match at 6 Nations and other Rugby and NFL matches on the pitch at both Twickenham and Wembley to audiences of up to 80,000 people.

The Wessex also occasionally enters regional and international choral competitions, frequently with very pleasing results – for example:

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

Wessex Camerata is a chamber group comprised of about 16 of our experienced singers who perform mainly a cappella pieces which supplement the main choir’s repertoire.

Associations with Other Choirs. The Wessex has had associations with a variety of other choirs – Men's Choirs, Ladies' Choirs, University Glee clubs etc, both from UK and Internationally and particularly enjoys performing joint concerts with these, often on a reciprocal basis. If you would like to contact us, please »email us.

Patrons. WMC is proud to have two famous patrons - Howard Goodall CBE and Aled Jones MBE, and is also a member of Making Music.

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

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

Would you like to join us? We rehearse on Tuesday evenings between 7:30 and 9:30 in Abbey Meads, Swindon, conveniently close to the pub. We are always glad to welcome new members and the door is always open. Sometimes in life, you just have to jump in and give something new a go. What have you got to lose? How to join »


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