Celebrity Concerts

Our 2018 Celebrity Concert was with the World Famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band (http://www.grimethorpeband.co.uk/ ) and took place at Burton Town Hall on Saturday 16th June


Gresley Male Voice has been proud to invite Celebrity Artist(e)s each year , to join us in Grand Concerts in the Burton-on-Trent Town Hall and at the St Peter and St Paul's Catholic Church, Swadlincote (2016). The first celebrity was Heddle Nash in 1949 and 1950 followed by Owen Brannigan and Gwen Catley in the following years.


The following list starts in 1979 with a 17 year old soprano, Lesley Garrett who has found international fame in all aspects of singing.....and dancing!! Such outstanding artists as Bonaventura Bottone and Donald Maxwell have joined us recently and maintained our high standard of invited celebrities :

1979 LESLEY GARRETT (Soprano)

1980 CYNTHIA GLOVER (Soprano) and JOHN LAWRENSON (Baritone)

1981 WENDY EATHORNE (Soprano)

1982 ALASTAIR THOMPSON (Tenor)

1983 LESLEY GARRETT (Soprano)

1984 GILLIAN SULLIVAN (Soprano)

1985 CYNTHIA GLOVER (Soprano)

1986 CHARLES NAYLOR (Baritone)

1987 MARILYN HILL SMITH (Soprano)

1988 MARILYN HILL SMITH (Soprano)

1989 BRIAN RAYNER COOK (Baritone)

1990 SANDRA DUGDALE (Soprano)

1991 SANDRA DUGDALE (Soprano)

1992 YVONNE PATRICK (Soprano)

1993 JEREMYHUW WILLIAMS (Baritone)

1994 BEVERLEY HUMPHREYS (Mezzo-Soprano)

1995 DONALD MAXWELL (Baritone)

1996 BEVERLEY HUMPHREYS (Mezzo-Soprano)

1997 MAUREEN BRATHWAITE (Soprano)

1998 BONAVENTURA BOTTONE (Tenor) and JENNIFER DAKIN (Soprano)

1999 MARILYN HILL SMITH (Soprano)

2000 BONAVENTURA BOTTONE (Tenor) and JENNIFER DAKIN (Soprano)

2001 SYLVIA CLARKE (Mezzo-Contralto)

2002 ZOE HAYDN, ROBERT BATEMAN and JEFFREY CRESSWELL

2003 PAUL HUDSON (Bass)

2004 BEVERLEY HUMPHREYS (Soprano)

2005 DEBORAH NORMAN (Soprano)

2006 BONAVENTURA BOTTONE (Tenor) and JENNIFER DAKIN (Soprano)

2007 DONALD MAXWELL (Baritone)

2008 LINDA WATTS, DIANA VIVIAN and JUDITH BUCKLE (3 Sopranos)

2009 MARK LE BROCQ (Tenor) and HARRIET ALICE EYLEY (Soprano)

2010 THOMAS SPENCER-WORTLEY (Tenor)

2011 ADELE O'NEILL (Soprano)

2012 DAMIAN THANTREY (Baritone) and ANNA DENNIS (Soprano)

2013 KATE VALENTINE (Soprano) and JONATHAN GUNTHORPE (Baritone)

2014 HAYLEY PARKES (Piano) and CHARLIE-JADE JONES ( Soprano)

2015 FFION PERRETT (Soprano)

2016 MARK LE BROCQ (Tenor)

2017 DAMIAN THANTREY (Baritone) and LOUISE INNES (Mezzo-Soprano)

2018 GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND