About us

JAMIE KNIGHTS

MUSICAL DIRECTOR


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PETER BEAVEN

CHAIRMAN


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ERIC BALDWIN

SECRETARY


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TERRY PHILLIPS

CONCERT SECRETARY


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Mendip Male Voice Choir​

Led and supported by professional musicians with many years of choral and vocal experience.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Knights (left)

Musical Director

Jamie was a scholar at Wells Cathedral School and gained a first class BA Honours Music degree at Bath Spa University.  Jamie is a widely respected musician, having worked with many groups in the local area, including Curtain Up, City of Bath Bach Choir and Bath Opera.  He also spent four years directing the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir.  He is currently Musician-in-Residence at Kingswood School in Bath.

 

Hannah Drury (right)

Resident Soloist

Hannah graduated from Bath Spa University with a first class honours degree in Music, and then studied to gain a Diploma (DipABRSM) in singing under her singing teacher, Judy Davis.  Hannah also teaches singing and has taken many solo roles in Bath Opera.

The Council

 

The Mendip Male Voice Choir have a council who are elected every year at our AGM and work hard to support the choir and develop its potential. The current council are:

 

Chairman - Peter Beaven

Vice Chairman - Mike Downing

Secretary - Eric Baldwin

Assistant Secretary - John Kendall

Membership Secretary - Nick Furzland

Concert Bookings Secretary - Terry Phillips

Treasurer - Phil Gait

Publicity - Bryn Hawkins

Stage Manager - Martin Dymond

Safeguarding & Child Protection Officer - Fred Lacey

(click on their underlined name for email contact)

 

Section Leaders

These are members of the choir from each voice section who liaise with other singers from their section.

First Tenor Section Leader - David Phillips

First Tenor Section Deputy Leader - Rob Thain

 

Second Tenor Section Leader - Richard Luscombe

Second Tenor Section Deputy Leader - Jim Attwood

 

Baritone Section Leader - David Brown

Baritone Section Deputy Leader - John Kendall

 

Bass Section Leaders - Peter Bradshaw

Bass Section Deputy Leader - Brian Griffiths

 

The Choir is delighted to acknowledge the support of the following Individuals and organisations:

Honorary President

Brian Attwood

Vice Presidents

Bryan Pulsford

Geoff Pulsford

 

Sponsors

 

Avon Sportsground Maintenance Company

www.avonsportsgroundmaintenance.co.uk

Choir Patrons

Michael Eavis - CBE

The much loved, late Alex Hann

Paul Myers - Mayor, Midsomer Norton

Jacob Rees-Mogg - MP

Phillip Evry (right)

Accompanist

Phil joined us at the start of January 2015 and quickly established himself as one of the team. He received his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music and retired as Deputy Director of Music at the Arts Educational School, Tring. Phillip comes to us from the Bath Male Choir where he was accompanist from 2006 until 2014.

Choir Members

First Tenor

David Phillips

Peter Beaven

Leigh Butler

Roland Clarke

John Daintith

Jon Lewis

George Lippiatt

Les Martindale

Andy Nicholls

Martin Palmer

Ralph Pawley

Bryan Pulsford

Rob Thain

Ken Webster

Dave Williams

 

Second Tenor

Richard Luscombe

Jim Attwood

Vic Clarke

John Hack

Jerry Hann

Bryn Hawkins

Fred Lacey

Alan March

Simon Martin

Michael McCarthy

Richard Munden

Geoff Pulsford

John Scarterfield

Alec Short

Michael Thomas

Colin Turner

Phil Turner

 

Baritone

David Brown

Brian Attwood

Eric Baldwin

Alan Bishop

John Browning

Ross Cannell

Wilf Chippendale

Nick Furzland

Phillip Gait

Andy Green

Mike Hamblin

Phil Hathway

Bryan Hussey

John Kendall

Ron Long

Patrick McDermot

Robin Mackenzie

Geoff Moore

Pete Nicholls

Ray Parker

Terry Phillips

Terry Porter

 Jeremy Smith

 

Bass

Peter Bradshaw

Colin Bowden

Ken Bowen

Alan Burbridge

Roger Corrick

Mike Downing

Martin Dymond

Martin Greene

Brian Griffiths

Greg Harris

Geoffrey Lane

Matthew Livesy

Stephen Manning

Roger Meadows

Robert Pemberton

Kelvin Rees

Paul Shepherd

Martin Slocombe

Mendip Male Voice Choir is a member of the National Association of Choirs

Mendip Male Voice Choir

www.mendipmen.co.uk