Leeds Male Voice Choir performed a special composition by Musical Director Tim Knight at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium during their recent tour. Tyne Cot is the resting place of soldiers from the Yorkshire regiment who fell in Ypres Salient during the First World War. The choir performed on the 100th anniversary of creation Commonwealth Graves Commission. Musical Director Tim Knight said “It was a very moving performance for the whole choir, and a memorable tour”.
They Lie at Rest is a setting of a Christina Rossetti poem by the choir’s musical Director, composed specifically for the choir’s tour of Belgium. Leeds Male Voice Choir also performed at St Bavos Cathedral in Ghent and the Menin Gate in Ypres as part of the Last Post Ceremony, in the 100 year old choir’s first international tour in more than thirty years.
‘Find Your Voice’ was a free eight week singing course for men that started in January 2017 and built to a performance at Leeds Male Voice Choir’s spring concert.
Designed to introduce men of all singing experience to singing and covering tone, dynamics, breathing and singing in voice parts, guided through the eight weeks by our expert musical team of Matthew Lazenby and Tim Knight.
The twenty five men that joined and finished the course had the chance to perform alongside the Leeds Male Voice Choir, to a capacity audience at St. Mary’s Garforth as part of On Sails of Songs. Both the audience and the members of the choir enjoyed their singing and the guys were treated to rapturous applause.