In 1948, a group of men belonging to Gledholt Methodist Church formed a double male
quartet under the leadership of Joe Ripley and with Marcus Draper as the pianist to
sing at local churches, old people's homes, hospitals, etc. Gradually the original
double quartet expanded to become, first the Gledholt Glee Singers, next
the Ripley Singers for two years, and finally the Gledholt Male Voice Choir.
Gledholt Male Voice Choir is one of the leading choirs in Huddersfield.
Huddersfield is the centre of a musical district, which is home to many choral societies,
choirs of all kinds, orchestras and brass bands - indeed it is said there is a band and a choir
at every lamp-post in this area. However, of these, just one male voice choir remains based
within the old Huddersfield boundary: GLEDHOLT MALE VOICE CHOIR- which celebrated its Golden
Jubilee in 1998
Our chairman is Steven Daniel. Steven was elected chairman in 2014 and took over from Frank Crampton, who passed away. Steven is the youngest member of the choir and has been with the choir for 11 years.
The Gledholt Male Voice Choir meets at Lindley Methodist Church Centre, every Tuesday evening. We have been making music for over 65 years and continue to enjoy every moment. Come along and sing with us on a Tuesday.
We have a FACEBOOK page for the choir. If you have a facebook and you like us on our facebook, you can keep in touch with us and receive posts and messages through our facebook page.
Mr Andrew Palfreeman became our president in 2012. He is seen here receiving the chain of office from Rene Segal, wife our former President Dr Monty Segal.