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


 Gordon Bright

Choir President

Gordon Bright


 The  Dalesmen rehearse at the Strutts Centre, Belper, every Monday evening  throughout the year, under their Musical Director Paul Marshall, Deputy MD John Lloyd and Accompanists Bill Templeman and Anne MacGregor 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  regularly throught the year, supporting a wide range of charities and increasing its good reputation and popularity both on the concert platform and concert arena.

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 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. 

 Chris Dean and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra


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.




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An annual music competition sponsored by The Dalesmen


 The 2015 competition, soprano Emily Kent, who performed to an exceptionally high standard

Read more: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Dalesman-Male-Voice-Choir-award-goes-young/story-26439320-detail/story.html


 2015 Emily Kent with the adjudication panel

Emily holding the Rev Reg Dean Trophy alongside the judging panel


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, although still in it's infancy , has successfully attracted outstanding young musicians


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 





For general enquiries or to book the Choir for your event

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Concert Secretary

John Parker

20 Derby Road, Duffield

DE56 4FL

01332 841580



 John England

tel: 01332 840923

Mobile: 07802861325


General Secretary


Friends Of The Dalesmen & Newsletter Editor

Kenneth Levasseur


Assistant Secretary

Eric Shaw Phillips


Concert Manager

John Dickinson 

tel: 01629 823876    johndickinson14@hotmail.com

 Publicity Officer

Terry Chell



 Patrick Hopcott


For enquiries contact