🎶 WE’RE BACK 🎶

THE LAST TIME WE SANG TOGETHER 8th MARCH 2020


Every single member has been longing to get back to singing after so long apart. Obviously the welfare of everyone is paramount and we will be easing our way back. We are starting with …. A PARTY! 🎈 After all, we have all had at least one Birthday in the last 18 months, so tea, cake and a huge catch-up are essential. This is also an excellent opportunity for new members to join us. So why not come and see what Stithians Ladies Choir is all about?

THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 7.30

CARNON DOWNS METHODIST CHURCH HALL

We will be back to singing the following week, the 9th.
Same place, same time.

SEE YOU THERE!

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Happy Days 4

Here is the fourth in a series of videos to lift our spirits in challenging times. The Ladies are joined by their fabulous accompanist Rico Gerber.

Sung at the Choir’s celebration for International Women’s Day at Falmouth Methodist Church, March 8th 2020.

ENJOY!

🌈The use of rainbows was deliberate! 🌈

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Happy Days 3

Here is the third in a series of videos to lift our spirits in challenging times. Stithians Ladies are joined by their friends from Mabe Ladies Choir, soloist Simone Hellier, accompanist Rico Gerber, ‘cellist Becky McGlade and the Saxy Maids.

Let There Be Peace on Earth, written by S and J J Miller and arranged for SSA by Craig Courtney. Recorded on March 8th 2020 at our musical celebration for International Women’s Day.

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Happy Days 2

To help us all through these times when we are unable to sing together, here is another video demonstrating the beautiful sound of Stithians Ladies Choir. This song has been in their repertoire for a couple of years and, compared to other performances, I believe this is the best so far.  Enjoy!

Be Thou My Vision – an Irish hymn arranged for SSA by Dan Forrest. Accompaniment by Rico Gerber, piano and Becky McGlade ‘cello.     Recorded on March 8th 2020 at the celebration concert for International Women’s Day.

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Happy Days

In these times of uncertainty when Choirs have an enforced break and are missing the music and friendship, here is a video celebrating the strength of women who always support each other.

RISE by Victor C Johnson
Sung by Stithians Ladies Choir and recorded at their celebration of International Women’s Day 8th March 2020. Accompanied by Rico Gerber.

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Be our guest 💜

BECKY McGLADE

Becky joins us again at this year’s International Women’s Day and has agreed to repeat her performance of “Ladies In Lavender “  Not only is it a beautiful piece for ‘cello and piano but it has to be the most apt title imaginable!

COME AND JOIN US

and don’t forget to wear something purple!

SUNDAY MARCH 8th 7.30 FALMOUTH METHODIST CHURCH
SEE YOU THERE!

💜 be our guests 💜

ORIEL BENNETT & SUE WHITMORE

These intrepid travellers are our narrators for our forthcoming event.

Oriel (right), a dance and fitness instructor, has been an actor, director and producer in many theatrical productions and is known throughout the County for her dynamic approach to dance, drama, music and comedy.
Sue (left), a musician who loves singing and choral music has also featured in many productions, specialising in forthright old ladies who play the piano.
They have been friends for many years and enjoy travelling to far- flung places and taking on new challenges.                                                                   Their latest challenge has been to devise a script about various women who have founded charities, for that is the theme of our International Women’s Day celebration this year. They will tell us about such inspiring women as Morella Kayman, (Alzheimer’s Society) Octavia Hill, (National Trust) and Judy Fryd, (Mencap) culminating in the story of our very own Mary Berryman, the founder of the Flicka Foundation animal sanctuary in Mabe.

Why not join Oriel, Sue, some incredible musicians and a host of like-minded women at our celebration for International Women’s Day?

SUNDAY 8th MARCH 7.30 at FALMOUTH METHODIST CHURCH

SEE YOU THERE!

Be our guest 💜

SIMONE HELLIER

After a resounding success last year, Simone joins us once again to help celebrate International Women’s Day. She will be singing a couple of solos, accompanied by the fabulous Rico Gerber, and joining the massed choirs to sing the solo part in Let There Be Peace On Earth for our finale.

Simone Hellier trained in classical singing at the Conservatoire in Basel, Switzerland. She has performed in La Traviata at the Hall for Cornwall and in The Marriage of Figaro and Madam Butterfly at the Minack Theatre – sharing the part of Suzuki with Jenny Oldfield, and played Carmen for Duchy Opera,  which toured all over Cornwall.  She also had the opportunity to tour internationally with the Cornish cirque troupe Incandescence.

Simone has collaborated with Jenny Oldfield and Kyla Goodey on a Trifle Gathering project in the Gyllyngdune Gardens at Falmouth Pavilions. She sang alongside baritone  Mike Dewis and other wonderful singers, in UNICEF`s Concert for Nepal in London, to raise money for earthquake victims. In August 2017 she gave a classical recital at St Mary`s Church in Penzance and also took part in a show called If you go down tothe woods today performed in Trebah Garden with the Vertical Dance Company Yskynna singing the Lakme Flower Duet and the wonderful Aria from the 5th Element  Il dolce suono Lucia di Lammermoor.

In April 2018 Simone performed Strauss’s Four Last Songs at St Mary`s Church, Penzance under the baton of Nigel Wicken and a lovely video of the performance can be found >>here on YouTube.

Simone’s broad reaching repertoire and engaging personality have ensured numerous performance opportunities with many more to come and we are honoured that she is joining us for our celebration.

💜COME AND JOIN US and don’t forget to wear something purple!💜

SUNDAY MARCH 8th 7.30 FALMOUTH METHODIST CHURCH
SEE YOU THERE!

Be our guests 💜

This is the second of our articles featuring our guests at our forthcoming International Women’s Day Celebration

MABE LADIES CHOIR

Mabe Ladies Choir has been a feature in the Cornish musical Landscape since 1931 and has long been hailed as one of Cornwall’s premier choral groups, having on many an occasion won trophies and accolades in competitions both in Cornwall and farther afield. They nurture strong bonds with choirs locally and from as far away as Wales and Sweden.

Their catchment for members spreads from Truro to Coverack, with ages ranging from thirty-something to eighty-something. Once a week they meet in Penryn to enjoy and nurture their common love of singing. The choir take their singing very seriously, always striving to achieve the highest possible standards, with repertoire which spans a wide variety of genres.

However it is the Community of Mabe Ladies Choir which is the bond that truly sings through them and which fills audiences with a warm glow. That said, they do love a good chat, and much fun is had whilst engaging in the serious matter of singing!

SUNDAY MARCH 8th 7.30 FALMOUTH METHODIST CHURCH

SEE YOU THERE!