64th Festival, 24th September 2016

After 63 years at Bristol’s Colston Hall we are moving to a new venue due not only to rising costs but also to the uncertainty of the availability of the Colston Hall as it prepares for a major refurbishment.


We have been made to feel most welcome as we make preparations for our 64th Bristol Festival of Male Voice Praise at St Michael’s Centre, The Green, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD a splendid new church centre opened just over a year ago by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The facilities offered to us and to any potential audience are first class and we look forward to our first Festival in that venue.


For this year seating availability will be restricted to 320 and so we have decided to issue tickets at £10 each on a first come first served basis for unreserved seats. Limited additional space is available for wheel chair users. Hopefully, as the church adds a balcony, the capacity will increase for future Festivals.


Please see our festivals page on this site for full details of our Festival.





Luther Vaughan has over 10 years’ experience in performing opera and cross over music and has been classically trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, one of the UK’s leading singing institutions.  Luther won a full scholarship and in 2006 left the RWCMD with a Post graduate in vocal Studies. Luther has sung in a number of operas with Welsh National Opera and other companies and made his debut at The Royal Albert Hall 2 years ago.
Luther’s biggest passion however is singing Christian music and now devotes most of his time to this. In 2013 he released his first album featuring some of his favourite Christian songs and hymns. Copies of this CD, “Shadow of Your wings” are available this evening in the foyer as you leave, price £10.


David Horton is husband to Hazel, Father to Peter and Katie, and Pastor of Whiteshill Evangelical Church in Hambrook, Bristol. He became a Christian at 17, worked in “Life and Pensions” until 28, then studied at Moorlands Bible college where he met and married Hazel. David, Hazel & Peter left the UK on the 10th September 2001 for Madagascar, (the day before the 9/11 attacks) where they worked for 10 years alongside Malagasy church leaders, helping and equipping them for service. The family, which now included Katie who was born in Madagascar, returned to the UK in 2011, and David spent a year answering questions that people had about God, before moving to Bristol to become the pastor of Whiteshill Evangelical Church, where he has now been for three years.


David met God at 17, tries to live life with Him, and wants to help other people to get to know Him too. He is at heart a Bible teacher, who believes that the Bible is trustworthy, holds all the answers that we will ever need, and is more up to date than any other book you will ever read.


God has saved his life at least twice (that David knows about), and David is only here tonight because God is real, and He does work in our world, in amazing ways.