We are a diverse group of men, mainly from the Greater Manchester area, who get together to rehearse and perform in a range of venues and events, and to support each other and to raise awareness of men’s issues including mental and physical wellbeing. Our main focus is about having fun! Our members are from all age groups, cultures, sexualities and socio-economic backgrounds. Everyone is treated with respect. Everyone’s voice is heard. Everyone is equal.
We were originally formed in May 2017 as an amateur chorus supporting the professional cast in "Fatherland". The production had its world premier as part of Manchester International Festival 2017 and the production run was 1-22 July at Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester). The role of the chorus was to sing, act and move around the stage, and no singing experience was required. As a result we had a complete mixture of abilities and experience.
During the production run we realised we had something special that turned into more than just a group of strangers coming together for the show. We decided we would continue to meet and sing after Fatherland and MIF finished.
Since Fatherland we have continued to meet and perform, welcoming new members. We have taken part in productions and performances at the Royal Exchange Theatre, sang at Manchester International Festival events, and in public and private events across the Northwest of England (and further afield).
We were also delighted to participate in the recording of a soundtrack for World Mental Health Day 2018 with arts collective We Are Willow.
During our performances we help to raise funds and awareness for charities including Manchester MIND, Stockport MIND and Survivors Manchester.
We are always interested in making new contacts, finding additional opportunities to perform, and finding new members to join us.
If you are male and aged 18+ you are welcome to join us. No singing experience is needed, just the interest to join a friendly group of other men and sing with us.