Founded in 1926, Castleford Male Voice Choir was formed by male choristers from several church choirs within the town and its current membership stands at approximately forty. The present conductor Andris Ugulis has been with the choir since the beginning of 2015. The Accompanist is Claire Burden
The Choir has sung in many prestigious venues, including Leeds Town Hall, Wakefield and Ripon Cathedrals, York Minster, Selby Abbey, the Royal Albert Hall and Sheffield Arena to name but a few. Most recently the choir appeared on the BBC The One Show. Our repertoire of music is wide ranging and includes Sacred Music, Spirituals, Songs from Musicals, Opera, Folk and Pop Songs. In all its performances, the Choir endeavours to provide the very best of entertainment and is ambitious to develop from its present high quality standards.
Charitable activities are numerous, and the Choir has made a name for itself by singing for Children in Need at Motorway Service Stations up and down the country, collecting well over £6,000 for the charity. Other charities have received donations in excess of £7,000.
The Choir enjoys a full social life, admirably supported by its Ladies’ Circle, highlighting a love of singing and thereby giving enjoyment to its audiences. It also fulfils an important musical and educational role within the community.
A commitment to the Choir brings with it other opportunities. Just travelling in the company of your fellow choristers, with their wives and partners, on the many social outings, leads to the creation of excellent friendships. CMVC can become an extended family. A regular team of supporters follows each concert performance, a valuable contribution to the camaraderie, which is second to none.