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History

 

The Highfield Male Voice Choir is based in Runcorn, Halton.
 
Halton is a local government district in North West England with borough status and administered by a unitary authority. It consists of the towns of Widnes and Runcorn and several civil parishes. The district borders the counties of Merseyside, Warrington and Cheshire West and Chester. Halton straddles the River Mersey and is linked by the Runcorn to Widnes Bridge.
 
The choir name comes from the local Highfield Tanning Company which is no longer in existence. The choir emblem shows three figures carrying ‘bends’ of leather – each ‘bend’ consisting of half an animal hide after tanning.
 
The Choir’s origins can be traced back to the formation by Tannery workers of male voice ‘quartets’ in 1902.
 
During its long history Highfield has performed in many great Concert Halls throughout the British Isles, including the Royal Albert Hall in London, Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, Glasgow's City Hall and Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall. The Choir also took part in the massed choirs’ concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena in celebration of the Millennium.
 
The choir has performed many times overseas in France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and Malta. Within the U.K. the choir performs up to fifteen concerts per year
 
 
If you would like to know more about the history of the choir please click on the link below.
http://www.highfieldmvc.co.uk/pdf/History_Download.pdf
 
 

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              The Choir of 1911                                                                  The Choir of 2011

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