Sheffield choir seek singers to remember World War One

Have your say

Calling all men - your choir needs you.

Worrall Male Voice Choir is seeking new recruits to join existing members for an evening of singing songs from World War One tonight.

Organiser Ian Pasley, aged 70, of Wisewood, said: “Our choir, like a lot of male voice choirs, is an ageing choir and there seems to be a reluctance among younger guys to want to get involved in singing and entertaining.

“The average age of the choir is about 70 which is too old.

“I know there are more interesting things for young men like ladies and football. But I think guys who have raised a family, are in their late 40s or early 50s and looking for something to get involved in would enjoy the choir and meeting the sociable set of guys who come along.”

The free World War One themed evening will take place tonight at The Wadsley Jack, Rural Lane, from 7.30pm.

The choir will sing a selection of wartime songs and numbers from their own repertoire in the conservatory, before inviting punters in the pub to join them for a singalong.

Talent spotters will be there on the night to invite any shining stars to join the choir for their forthcoming concert at Wisewood Church on June 7.

Ian said: “We thought we would do it in a pub because then there’s no excuse for them not to come - as they will be in there anyway on a Saturday for a drink.”

The Worrall Male Voice Choir has about 36 members and meets on Mondays and Fridays from 7.30pm to 9pm at the Chapel in Worrall. The oldest member is about 86 and the youngest is 43.

Potential new members are always welcome to go along and give it a try.