BBC - BIG Night IN

We’re a choir and singing is important to us. It gives comfort, pleasure, and camaraderie as well as solace in difficult times. Sadly, the current coronavirus pandemic has stopped us singing side-by-side with our friends. It has also taken away a dear friend of ours who will be greatly missed.

We wanted to do something to fight back and support the BBC’s Big Night In fundraiser for organisations and projects helping vulnerable people deal with the impact of Covid-19. And, as singing is what we do, that’s what we’ve done.

The Cottontown Chorus

is a multi award winning male acappella singing group, based in Bolton, Lancashire. We’re an all-age, all-walks-of-life, welcoming group of men with a passion to make exciting music. We’ve got grand plans for the future and we’re looking to grow our numbers right now!

Do you think you’ve got what it takes?
You’ve nothing to lose, but a world of enjoyment to gain… !

Book the Chorus

You can book the chorus for your corporate event. We have a varied repertoire and offer something that is entertaining and really quite different. Whether you are looking for after dinner entertainment or something a little bit unique for your Christmas entertainment? The Multi Award Winning Cottontown Chorus of 60 or so guys, performing complex choreography is just the ticket. More entertaining than a male voice choir!

Welcome to The Cottontown Chorus


The Cottontown Chorus of Bolton. More than a male voice choir, more like a tour de force in the UK acappella scene. A singing collective of everymen. From all walks of life, bound together with the simple desire to sing and entertain. Everything the The Cottontown Chorus does is unaccompanied, without a score to follow. Performance and the music are seamlessly bound together to take our audiences on a journey. From a restful loving ballad to a spirited up-tempo tune to get your feet stomping and your heart pumping. To the man, pride and a lot of homework is taken highest level possible.

We love to perform

“Fantastic did not know what to expect but cannot describe how brilliant these men are to do them justice. No words adequate just go and see them whenever you get the opportunity you will not be disappointed.

Cottontown Chorus News

Conscious Competence

Conscious Competence

The usual chorus social after rehearsal back on the 19th November 2013, included a lively discussion on Cottontown’s progress over recent years, the factors that influenced it, and our hopes for BHS 2014 International Convention in Las Vegas in 2014. The coaching...

Wipe your tears – Charity for 2016

Wipe your tears – Charity for 2016

Some may know but Bolton Barbershop Harmony club has been a charity for some years now. Our activities are to advance the education of members and the public in all aspects of music in the barbershop style of unaccompanied four-part close harmony, in both chorus and...

‘Naked’ choirs on show

‘Naked’ choirs on show

There’s a buzz in the air when it comes to singing. The popularity of choirs of all genres has never been greater and people all over the country are ditching their inhibitions and finding their voice. The current poster boy of choirs is Gareth Malone whose latest...


Not a male voice choir

Not just a male voice choir. More like amateur male singers from all walks of life – performing at the highest standards we can. In the most entertaining way.

This is not a Rock Choir or any of the other Manchester Vocal Groups…this is a multi award winning chorus available for bookings and always looking for new singers!

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