Welcome to the Website of the Dalesmen (Male Voice Choir) from the Derbyshire Dales







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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 highly successful group of choristers from around beautiful Derbyshire


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The  Dalesmen rehearse at the Strutts Centre, Belper, every Monday evening  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.

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The  Dalesmen perform 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 we have undertaken Concert Tours to Aberporth,  Barnstaple, the Isle of Wight, the Dordogne region of France, Clonmel in County Tipperary, Suffolk, Harleston, Norfolk, Cornwall,  the Eden Project, Llandudno, Glasgow and recently South Wales. 

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


The Dalesmen MVC Student Award Competition


An annual music competition sponsored by The Dalesmen


The aim of the competition is to help young musicians in their development by giving them both a financial reward and a concert platform on which to perform and showcase their musical talents to a sizable audience


The competition is open to all Derbyshire based high school students in their final year (year 13)

The winner receives a cash prize of £500 to assist them with their further education and the 'Rev. Reg Dean Trophy' to hold for the year.


The competition takes place in the springtime and the winner is expected to perform ( two 10 minute sessions) later in the year at a significant concert hosted by the Dalesmen.


If you would like to compete for the opportunity to further your musical talent click here: Application 


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For general enquiries or to book the Choir for your event

Click an e-mail address to send an e-mail

 Concert Secretary

John Parker

20 Derby Road, Duffield

DE56 4FL

01332 841580


 John England
 01332 840923


General Secretary
Stuart Crosskill
01332 552125


Friends Of The Dalesmen & Newsletter Editor
Colin Plevey
01629 581049

 Malcolm Neaum
 01773 823941

 Press Officer

Rod Straw

01332 552267