We were delighted to be invited by Loveny MVC to join them for a concert in the atmospheric St Petroc’s Church in Bodmin, and off we went on a beautiful autumn evening, ready to sing our hearts out.

Most of us travelled on the coach – it’s some time since we all had a trip together ( 2018 to Lostwithiel if I recall correctly ) Luckily all the arrangements went smoothly and we all arrived in a timely manner and raring to go!

Once again we were joined by our good friend composer and ‘cellist Becky McGlade

who joined us in two of our pieces. Being a superb soprano, she also sang with us because one third of the top soprano section was missing. We are really grateful that she spends time with us and shares her talents so willingly and plays our theme tune “Ladies in Lavender” !

We were also joined on this occasion by flautist Dylan Cooper-Waite

who came to our rescue at the last minute. We sang Caccini’s version of Ave Maria which has a lovely flute accompaniment. Unfortunately the Choir member who usually plays that part was not able to be with us and we are incredibly grateful that Dylan was able to step in at such short notice and play so beautifully.

The gentlemen of Loveny MVC were in fine voice

and the fabulous acoustics of this wonderful church enhanced their powerful sound and varied programme. We joined them at the end when they sang Morte Christe – a fine, rousing end to a superb concert in Beautiful Bodmin. We loved performing in St Petroc’s and we thank Loveny Male Voice Choir for their kind invitation – perhaps we can persuade The Boys in Blue to travel West before too long!

Many thanks to Paul Kenealy, Bodmin Camera Club

for the superb photos