IT IS a winning choir and one that continues to grow and grow.
Four years ago, Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir had 30 singers and a commitment to recruit more.
Now at 58 members, almost double those 2008 numbers, the choir is still keen to share the joys of singing with yet more voices.
Tomorrow (May 26) the choir is holding an open, informal recruitment event at Pilling Lane Church, Skelmanthorpe.
Turn up between 10am and 2pm, have a cup of tea and a chat with existing choir members.
You might find you like the sound of what they do and they’d be happy for new singers to join them.
“We’d like any singer, whether they are experienced or not, to come and have a chat,” said a choir spokesman.
“They need to be over 18 to join the choir but there’s no obligation at tomorrow’s event, or need for audition.
“It’s just a chance for singers to learn more about the choir. We are a warm hearted lot and what we are looking for is a willingness and commitment to learn and or improve the quality of singing.
“It’s also good to find people who would like to sing as part of a group of like minded, friendly and enthusiastic men.”
Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays alternating between Skelmanthorpe and Wakefield.
The choir, founded in 1934 in Skelmanthorpe, over the years has won many prizes and has raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities.
In the past three years the choir has again become award winning with successes at the Don Valley Festival and at the Mrs Sunderland Festival in 2011.
Its next concert is at West Wakefield Methodist Church, Horbury Road, Wakefield on Saturday, June 9 (7.30pm).