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ABOUT US

Originally founded as the Lemington Gospel Singers, the Lemington Male Voice Choir, as it is now known, was formed in 1946 in a Methodist Church in the village of Lemington which is now a suburb of Newcastle.

The choir is well known in the North East of England where it has a reputation for performing a wide and varied programme, giving pleasure to all who attend their concerts. They have sung in Durham Cathedral and both Newcastle Cathedrals. They also sang at the opening, by the Queen,of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

The Choir has also performed abroad, both in Germany where they sang in Cologne Cathedral at High Mass and in Belgium where they had the privilege of singing for the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres.

It is a registered charity & the majority of concerts are given in support of other charites & good causes.

Graham Danby

PRESIDENT

Professor Graeme Danby

Graeme Danby was born in Consett, County Durham and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

As Well as being Principal Bass at English National Opera Graeme is regularly heard at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival and recently as Somnus in Semele for the Vlaamse Opera in Ghent and Antwerp.

On Television Graeme has appeared at Somnus (Semele) and Czar Ivan (Candied) both produced for the BBC and Brander in The Damnation of Faust for Channel 4. His Radio broadcast includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Magic Flute, 1984 and War and Peace for Radio 3, while he is also regularly heard on the popular Friday Night is Music Night on Radio 2 with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

His recordings include The Marriage of Figaro, Graeme Danby Sings Stories of the North East with the Northern Sinfonia and Will Todd’s acclaimed Oratorio Cuthbert with the Hallé Orchestra.

Graeme combines a busy operatic career with regular performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, The Sage Gateshead and with the Hallé Orchestra.

 

MEMBERS

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Jonathan Shaw

ACCOMPANIST

Derek Brett

CHAIRMAN

Paul Marriott - 01912514215 - pauldmarriott@aol.com

SECRETARY

David Hall - 01912633298 - hallfamily50@hotmail.com

TREASURER

Douglas McKay - 01912677292 - dandmmckay@talktalk.net

CONCERT MANAGER

John Harbottle - 01912433612 - john.anneh@blueyonder.co.uk

COMMITTEE

Tom Davidson, Gerry Martin, Jeff Bell.

 

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