Marske Fishermen’s Choir

Established in 1968, the Marske Fishermen’s Choir gives around 30 concerts each year. Our repertoire includes sea songs, popular songs and a few maritime hymns, all arranged by one of our founder members, the present Musical Director and accompanist, Bill Porritt.

The Choir has appeared all over Britain, and even abroad, at many musical occasions such as festivals, milestone anniversaries, TV and Radio programmes, as well as smaller local events.

Our concerts in support of social, community and fundraising events have provided entertainment for a wide variety of charities and organisations, and helped raise thousands of pounds, especially for the RNLI, by whom we were honoured with the 2006 National Group Supporters’ Award, followed in 2008 with the conferment of the Freedom of the Borough of Redcar & Cleveland.

After more than 50 years, the Choir continues to thrive and help raise money for local charitable organisations.