Welcome to the website of Portadown Male Voice Choir, the oldest Male Voice Choir in Ireland. To find out more read through the following pages, and if you are interested in joining us or booking the choir, you can do so on the contact us section.
It is an honour and a privilege for me to be President of such a distinguished organisation as the Portadown Male Voice Choir and I am delighted to have this opportunity of adding my warmest congratulations to the Choir on the setting up of its new web site.
Portadown Male Voice Choir is the longest established such organisation in the whole island of Ireland and for 92 years it has not only provided joy and pleasure to countless thousands of people, but it has maintained the highest standards of music making through the darkest times. Participation in the Choir has given fulfilment to its members and enriched the wider community in so many ways. The Choir is well known throughout Ireland as a result of its successful participation in choral festivals over the years and has made its mark further afield with several overseas visits. Music making has enabled the Choir, through the generosity of its audiences, to contribute many thousands of pounds to deserving charitable causes.
Reaching and maintaining the highest musical standards for which Portadown Male Voice Choir is so renowned does not come by accident. I pay tribute for this to the dedication of the members, the work of its officer bearers and committee and above all to the remarkable talent and enthusiasm of its distinguished musical director, Gordon Speers. I am delighted that the Choir goes from strength to strength. It continues to attract new members and always welcomes new ones so if you would like to join this marvellous musical fellowship, please do not hesitate to speak to any Choir member or contact us via this web site.
I wish Portadown Male Voice Choir continued success and thank them for providing so much pleasure to so many people.
Edward Wilson CBE