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

My Vocal Story

Well I have to say that last night was a truly inspirational AGM, the talent that this chorus of ours has will take us all forward to new heights in performance and organisation that will keep us at the top for many years to come.  I was one of those who was extremely...

Press Release Preston 4th of July

Multi Award Winning Cottontown Chorus struts its stuff A feature packed a cappella concert on the 4th of July St John’s Minster Preston Bolton, 24rd of June 2015: The Cottontown Chorus is a registered charity with the aim of providing a platform for men of all ages...

The Soft Palate

Lift, resonance, tall, buzz, float, mask, light - just some of the words our MD and visiting coaches employ to improve our singing. Whilst their outward meaning is obvious, applying them can be tricky. The danger is that we pay them lip service (pun intended) – Royce...

Find your voice in Bolton

There’s a bit of a singer in most of us trying to get out but not everyone has the opportunity to let it loose. So now a championship-winning men’s choir from Bolton is giving anyone the chance to see how it feels to sing songs in 4-part harmony. As part of a national...


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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