About Us

We are an Amateur Musical Society located in Garforth on the outskirts of Leeds, West Yorkshire.

In 1946 a group of local enthusiastic gentlemen led by the  late Mr Max Westerman called themselves Garforth Male Voice Choir.

Their first performance, a Grand Concert was held in  Garforth Country Club on 6 February 1947.   The Male Voice Choir increased from strength to strength with an Annual  Concert and regular renditions for hospitals, homes etc.

1959  –  The Concert version of ‘Merrie England’ included a ladies chorus.  This was so successful that in 1960 the ladies  stayed for Cinderella at the Welfare Hall and Garforth Musical Society was  formed.

1963  –  The Society had the services of an orchestra  made up of volunteers from around the area and attracting players from as far  afield as Armley and Castleford.  Between  1963-1965 the Society performed a revue style show called ‘Rainbow Follies’  once each year to increase the funds, which enabled the Society to take their  show to many deprived people around the area.

1972  –  For ‘Oklahoma’, the Society moved to Garforth Comprehensive School and performed both musicals and  pantomime until 1982.  During the time we  were at the school, the orchestra disbanded, in 1975.

1982  –  Saw  Garforth Musical Society back once more at the Welfare Hall with a space-age  pantomime, ‘Planet Omime’, where we still perform each year.