Double celebrations at Crewe Lyceum Theatre


Music lovers will be raising the roof at Crewe Lyceum Theatre next month to mark two very special anniversaries.

The Crewe Male Voice Choir is hosting its 60th Anniversary Gala Concert, with all proceeds going to St Luke’s Hospice (which is celebrating its 30th anniversary year this year).

The gala concert takes place on Monday 15th October at 7.30pm and will feature old favourites such as Rule Britannia as well as songs from the choir’s current repertoire. 

Stephen Davies, musical director of the Crewe Male Voice Choir, said: “The choir’s first engagement at the then Crewe Theatre was in December 1960 and it is entirely appropriate that our main anniversary concert should be held there.”

Stephen added: “It is the choir’s sixth appearance at this delightful venue since 2014, so we feel quite at home.

“1960s dress code is optional on the night, but please bring your flags and be prepared to join in with some of the songs, especially for our tribute for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

“All in all it promises to be a splendid gala concert, rounded off by the entire company and audience raising the roof with Rule Britannia.

“Please join us and help us reach our target of raising £3,000 for St Luke’s Hospice to celebrate its 30th year!”

Crewe Brass will be sharing the programme under their new musical director, Matthew Pithers.  Pre-show entertainment will be provided by the South Cheshire George Formby Society.

Angela Slack, community partnerships manager for St Luke’s Hospice, said: “We are so grateful to Crewe Male Voice Choir for supporting St Luke’s as part of their 60th anniversary celebrations. 

“Their gala concert promises to be a fantastic evening of music, celebration and fundraising.”

St Luke’s Hospice cares for adults living in mid and south Cheshire who are suffering from cancer and other life limiting illnesses. 

It also supports family members, including children and carers, who are affected by the diagnosis both pre- and post-bereavement.