Peterborough’s multi award-winning Peterborough Male Voice Choir has reinforced its reputation as one of the country’s finest male choirs, taking the top spot in the hotly- contested male choir category at the prestigious Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield.
Competing against some of the UK’s leading male choirs in the spectacular setting of Huddersfield Town Hall’s magnificent concert hall, they were also successful in winning a sing-off with the other four choir class winners in the Choir Prizewinner’s Challenge.
They were awarded the Brighouse Trophy and the Jessie Jameson Centenary Baton and were honoured to be invited to perform in the Last Night Concert which showcased the very best talent from the Festival.
“This is a terrific result, and thoroughly well-deserved,” says Mark Currier, the choir’s Chair of Trustees. “The guys have worked extremely hard in the run-up to the competition and have shown real commitment and teamwork.
Competing over such a long day demanded a sustained effort and everyone gave one hundred percent, even the 5am start didn’t throw them!”
“Competitions are an important way of gauging where we’re at as a choir” says Director William Prideaux.
“They allow us to see what we’re doing right and - equally as important – to see what we can do even better, what we can achieve next.”