Sir Willard White

The Choir have had the good fortune to host Sir Willard three times at concerts in Huddersfield Town Hall, a dream for a village Choir like us. The experience is beyond words. Sir Willard agreed to be our President in the bar of New Mill Club following our concert in Huddersfield Town Hall in 2022. Thank You Sir Willard.



Our Team

Musical Director:

Dorian Kelly


Dorian Kelly was educated at Reading Grammar School and went on to study trumpet and piano at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, followed by Trinity College of Music. After leaving college he worked as an instrumental music teacher and a professional freelance trumpet player, with performance credits including Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Neil Diamond, Jamie Cullum, The Temptations and The Drifters at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall & Glastonbury Festival.

In 2005 Dorian relocated to Yorkshire and switched his attention to composition. Since then he has composed and recorded the music for over 30 short films, animations and documentaries and has had over 250 media music tracks published, resulting in international broadcast usage on the following channels – Sky 1, Sky 2, Netflix, BBC2, Amazon Prime, ITV2, ITVBe, Discovery Channel, Lion TV, Living TV, Access Hollywood, Sky Go, Apple Music, Now TV, EDGEsport, The History Channel, Travel Channel, Recipe TV, E! News Live, E! News Daily, E! Entertainment and BBC radio.

In 2010 Dorian returned to studying and completed an ALCM (Composition) in 2011, followed by an LLCM (Composition) in 2012, as an external student with the London College of Music. During this time Dorian composed numerous choral works (SATB, SSA & TTBB), ensemble arrangements, which are published on his own web site

In May 2024 he won the UK Composer category at the Cornwall International Male Choral festival with his composition “Row Brothers, Row”

He was the musical director for Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir for seven years and the Halifax Cube Choir for over two years. Currently he is the musical director of Saddleworth Male Voice Choir, The Oldham Choir (SATB) and Saddleworth Sing for Pleasure Choir.. He also works as an examiner for Trinity College London (on the Rock & Pop Syllabus), and Pearson Edexcel (for A2 Music Technology).


Emma McKenna


Emma was appointed as accompanist to New Mill Male Voice Choir in July 2012. Emma studied at Huddersfield University where she was awarded a B.Mus ( Hons) degree and also achieved a PGCE teaching qualification from Bretton College.

She is now Head of Lindley Junior School where she has been a major influence in helping to build the tremendous reputation of the school in the music world. The Lindley Junior Choir have been winners of the prestigious BBC Songs of Praise Awards and distinguished themselves in forums such as the Llangollen National Eisteddfod, Leeds Town Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and many others.

The Committee


John Mallinson

80 Totties Lane

01484 686062


Stephen Petrie

5 Kirkbridge Lane
New Mill

07875 257942


Steve Davies

17 Lane Hackings Green
Lower Cumberworth

01484 861992

Concert Secretary

Derek Holman

75 Brockholes Lane

07527 055346


Chris Dempster

21 Mortimer RoadCubley


S36 6DE

01226 767865