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The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir

Of Derbyshire


John England
01332 840923

Mobil 07802861325


General Secretary


Friends Of The Dalesmen & Newsletter Editor

Kenneth Levasseur


Assistant Secretary

Eric Shaw Phillips



Patrick Hopcott


Concert  Secretary

Concert Manager

John Parker

tel: 01332 841580


Website Manager

Paul Redshaw

4 King Edward Street,

Wirksworth, Matlock,

Derbyshire. DE4 4FE

Tel :- 01629 822202


The Press & Publicity Office

Terry Chell


A little information about the DALESMEN

The Choir was formed in 1987 by a small band of enthusiasts in the Derbyshire Dales, the main aim being to enjoy singing together and to add to the musical life of the area. Since that time the Choir has grown into a highly successful group of choristers from around beautiful Derbyshire.


A founder member and Past President of the Choir is the Rev Reg Dean, who past away

At the age of 110 and 63 days in January 2013

The Choir rehearses weekly at the Strutts Centre, Belper, throughout the year, under their Musical Director Richard Hayward, Deputy MD John Lloyd and Accompanists Bill Templeman and Patricia Affleck who together, ensure that the Choir maintains a full and varied programme of music, rehearsed to a very high standard.

The Choir performs at around thirty events annually, supporting a wide range of charities and increasing its good reputation and popularity both on the concert platform and concert arena.

In recent years the Choir has undertaken Concert Tours to Aberporth, Pembroke, Barnstaple, the Isle of Wight, the Dordogne region of France, Clonmel in County Tipperary, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Harleston, Norfolk, Bodmin, Penzance  the Eden Project and recently Llandudno.

The Choir has twice shared the concert stage with the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines School of Music in Derby Cathedral, with The Band of The Grenadier Guards at Derby Assembly Rooms and with The Syd Lawrence Orchestra on two occasions. The Syd Lawrence Orchestra is led by our Past President's son, Christopher Dean.

The Choir now rehearses every

Monday 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the

Strutt Centre, Derby Road,

Belper, Derbyshire.
Please come along

Choir President

Gordon Bright

Past  President

And founder of the choir

Rev. Reg  Dean

Musical Director

Paul Marshall


Musical  Director

John Lloyd


William Templeman

Assistant Accompanist

Patricia Affleck


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