Pete Nicholds, who sang in the baritone section, passed away on the 31st March 2017 following a long difficult fight with cancer over the past six years.
Pete was involved with music for most of his life through his guitar playing and work with various music groups, including his local church.
Pete always had a love of male voice choir singing, his father sang in one of Coventry’s many choirs following the Second World War, so although he came to it later in life it was a natural progression for him to join the choir, which he did with great enthusiasm in 2009.
In 2010 Pete became the choir secretary but unfortunately had to give this up when his battle with cancer started. One of the highlights of Pete’s time with the choir was in 2012 when we sang in the Festival of Brass and Voices at the Royal Albert Hall, with proceeds going to, Cancer Research, this meant a lot to him.
Pete’s funeral was on the 24th April 2017 and the choir was very pleased to play a part in the thanksgiving service, by singing three of his favourite songs.
The choir has lost a gentleman and a very gentle man. Rest in peace old friend.