Here is where we start our programme of Christmas concerts.
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Singin’ in the Rain
Together with St Stythians Band we had been invited to perform in a fund raising concert by the Truro branch of the Royal British Legion. The weather that day was just awful but it did clear up just as most of the musicians were arriving. We were able to share some truly beautiful music with Legion members, the Mayor of Truro, those daring souls who braved the elements and each other. The programme was designed to become more reflective as the evening went on and there were some exceptionally moving moments, including poetry, a piece involving The Last Post from the band and Rutter’s The Lord Bless You and Keep You from the Ladies.
In a weekend which was packed with commemorative events all over the world this was far from the best attended or the most successful financially. However the act of thoughtfully preparing music and words to share with others in the spirit of Remembrance shows the generosity of spirit and caring which continues to abound in the village of Stithians.
We Remembered Them
Some time ago we were able to present a magnificent £1000 to the Penlee Lifeboat Appeal. Last Saturday we shared a lovely evening of song with the Holman Climax Male Voice Choir at Paul Church and raised some additional funds for this most worthy cause.
Both choirs were in fine voice and presented a wide variety of music for the enjoyment of the enthusiastic audience. To round off the evening the choirs joined together to perform a rousing rendition of Morte Christe. St Pol de Léon Church is a beautiful in every respect and it was a privilege to perform there. Thank you to all the people who took part and attended – we hope to see you again very soon.
At the invitation of the Truro Branch of the WI we helped them celebrate their 100th year with a lovely harvest festival concert at Kenwyn Church. The acoustics and surroundings in Kenwyn Church are fabulous and the choir sang beautifully, resplendent in their red winter uniform. The choir was joined for this joyous occasion by Anne Parkes who sang a delightful mixture of up tempo jazz and smokey blues which was thoroughly enjoyed by the large, appreciative audience. Compere Sid Deeble kept us all entertained with witty anecdotes and the evening was polished off in style when the WI provided yummy pasties for one and all. A collection was made and the proceeds will go The Air Ambulance New Heli Appeal.
Our next concert will be shared with Holman Climax Male Voice Choir at Paul Church on Saturday 20th October when we will be raising funds for the Penlee Lifeboat.
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For the first time we are performing in the gorgeous setting of Kenwyn Church at the invitation of the Truro branch of the WI. They are celebrating 100 years of convivial companionship and the Choir is celebrating the pleasure and warmth of sharing beautiful music.
7.30 Friday 5th October
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Our recent concert shared with Marazion Male Voice Choir and Becky McGlade raised a sizeable amount so we were able to present a cheque for £500 to The Cove Macmillan Support at Treliske hospital.
The photo was taken in St Stythians Church and shows Cove volunteer Jen Woodford receiving the cheque from choir President Audrey and assistant treasurer Connie.
The choir members now have a little break in August and look forward to raising lots more money and learning lots more new songs soon.
Read about The Cove HERE
It isn’t very often that two Ladies choirs share the same concert. The common perception is that one ladies and one male choir go to make a successful evening’s entertainment. Not so on July 21st!Stithians Ladies Choir joined Mevagissey Ladies Choir in a lovely concert held in the beautiful surroundings of St Goran’s Church to raise money in support of the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
The weather was balmy, the coach was on time, the audience was terrific, the music delightful and the refreshments at the end were Out Of This World! Thank you so much Mevagissey Ladies for inviting us to share this superb evening and raise some much needed funds for the New Heli Appeal. Let’s hope it is not too long before there can be a return visit – head West ladies and prove once again that a Ladies Night concert can be an absolute joy!