Founded in 1972 by its Musical Director, Peter Ward, the Wigston choir has grown from an initial membership of 18 to its current strength of some 75 voices.

    The choir soon built up an enviable reputation for high class presentations and Celebrity Concerts, which have featured many top class artists from the world of music.

    Whilst the majority of the choir's performances are dedicated to the concert platform, we have, from time to time, entered competitive festivals with significant success, winning Male Voice, Large Choirs and Choral Championship competitions.

    Invitations have taken us to the Festival of English Male Voices at the Royal Albert Hall. To South Wales as guests of both the Melincryddan (now Neath) and Porthcawl choirs; to the International Eistoddfod

at Llangollen; to the Kington on the England/Wales border, as guest choir at the Festival Concert; to Marsden (in "Summer Wine" country near Huddersfield) and many other counties in England.

    The choristers made their debut as recording artists with the release of an L.P. record, "Portraits In Song". In 1993 the choir made their television debut as guest choir in BBC Television's "Summer Praise" from the National Waterways Festival at Peterborough. In May 2002, members of the Wigston and Dore (Sheffield) male voice choirs returned to Cyprus following their previous visit in 2000, under their touring title of the "Two Shires Male Voice Choir".Another successful tour featured two concerts at the Odeon amphitheater at Paphos, where the programme included musical contributions

by local young people  to the delight of both choir and audience. The final concert was given, as in the first tour, at the old church in Paphos, to which St. Paul is said to have fled.

    In September 2006 the choir undertook its first concert tour (under the Wigston MVC banner) to Jersey.  The Wigston members were joined by friends from Dore MVC in what turned out to be a highly successful and memorable event - both in terms of concert performances, in  enhancement of reputation and in the friendship enjoyed by all of the touring party.     At the choir's 30th anniversary Celebrity Concert in 2002, they were thrilled to be joined by Adam Watkiss - star of the television programme 'This is the Moment' and very much a 'Wigston Lad' (his father, Trevor, was a member of the choir)