About Us

The Nelson Male Voice Choir was founded in 1932 by a group of keen amateur singers in Nelson, a city of 46,000 people, nestling in the sun at the top of New Zealand's South Island. It gave its first concert at the Nelson School of Music on April 26th, 1933, and most of the Choir's concerts will take place in this beautiful hall, with it's outstanding acoustics.

The Choir has played a strong role in the city's musical history ever since, stopping only for a few years during World War II, which claimed the lives of five of its members.

In 2000 the Nelson Male Voice Choir made a tour of Wales, but to do so had to cast its net throughout New Zealand for extra singers, thus giving birth to the New Zealand Male Choir.

Today the Choir is in a great heart with over thirty singing members and gives concerts for its loyal supporters several times every year. It also leads the singing at civic occasions such as Anzac Day and has given much young, local talent the opportunity to perform in front of a large audience. It is proud of its long tradition.

NMVC can call on a vast repertoire of traditional songs, light classics, show tunes and contemporary favourites. The concerts always include a variety of Nelson's best talent as guest artistes, to delight our audiences.