Newchurch Male Voice Choir says ‘thank you’

By Tilly Walder Dec 1, 2023

Newchurch Male Voice Choir chairman, Rod Riddell, and musical director, Roy Bevan, presented Howard Wilkie with Honorary Life Membership of the Choir. The award acknowledged the many years that he has served the choir.

During this time he has been a singer, announcer, assistant musical director, and for a little over two years an accompanist at practices and concerts, with his wife Teresa being the guest artiste at some of the choir’s concerts. Howard is leaving to pursue other musical pathways and does so with the choir’s blessing and thanks.

Bob Cooper, for the choir, said: “Howard has been a very loyal and talented asset for the choir for many years and he leaves a big gap that we now need to fill. So if there is anyone who would like to take on this exciting and entertaining role of rehearsal and concert keyboard accompanist to help the choir maintain its high standard of performance and bring pleasure to our audiences, there is a place for you. Please contact our secretary, Sheelagh Stephens on 402327 or at”