Our next concert

In the last couple of weeks we have been joined by two new Ladies and they are practicing hard to join us in our next concert …..

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

  SEE YOU THERE!

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A big cheque for charity

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.

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Ladies Night

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!

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Too darn hot!

It had to be the hottest day of the year when we performed in a joint concert with Marazion Apollo MVC. Both choirs, as well as the audience, were positively glowing with the heat, the blinding sunshine through the stained glass windows of Falmouth Methodist Church, and the effort to sing in such conditions. But the professionalism of everyone prevailed!The gentlemen of Marazion Apollo were in fine voice, the compère, Adrian Wilton, kept us all on our toes with colloquial wise-cracks, Becky McGlade played her ‘cello like a dream, the audience was generous with their applause and their money and the Ladies sang beautifully. After the success of England in the football that afternoon spirits were as high as the temperatures and everyone left knowing that a good time was had by all and a large sum was raised to support the work of The Cove Macmillan. Thank you to all who gave of their time and talents.

Here is a slideshow of photographs from the concert courtesy of Peter Asplet.

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£1000 for the new Heli Appeal


Our recent concert to raise funds for the New Heli Appeal was a roaring success in several ways … it was a feast of music for everyone to enjoy with contributions from our guests Celtic Male Ensemble which shook the rafters of Carnon Downs Chapel, a rousing hymn with our wonderful accompanist Rico Gerber at the organ, humorous  anecdotes from compère Sid Deeble, and the Ladies Choir in very fine voice. The Chapel was packed and the audience was most generous, being rewarded with a hugely entertaining, though incredibly hot, evening and a vast supper provided by The Ladies who bake as beautifully as they sing!

The outcome was glowing praise from the audience and an amazing £1000 which we can present to The Cornwalll Air Ambulance New Hel Appeal.

It feels remarkably good to be doing something you really love, sharing with other talented and like-minded musicians, making people happy and raising a load of cash for a vital and worthy cause. Thank you so much to those who took part, those who organised and those who supported.  Proper Job!

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Well? …… Done!

Our first charity concert of 2018 was held to support the work of Cara Coweth Water Sierra Leone, a Stithians based charity which helps to provide clean water in some of the most remote villages in Sierra Leone.

Choir members Monica and Mollie, seen here on a previous visit,

will be winging their way shortly to the village of Yamkoboh bearing funds which will enable the start of a new well – hence the title of this article!

Our concert was held in the wonderful acoustic of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Helston and we were thrilled to be joined by the Pentyr Singers 

and flautist Maia Roberts. The weather outside was wet and windy but the spirits of the audience were uplifted as both choirs sang their hearts out and Maia,

(pictured here holding her trophy from the recent County Music Festival) entertained and amazed us with her confidence, maturity and musical skill. The Choir is grateful to all the wonderful people who gave of their time, talents and hospitality to help raise money for this exceptional charity. Now we can move forward into Spring having done a little bit to enrich some lives – musically in Cornwall and aquatically in Sierra Leone!

Safe journey Mollie and Monica – we need you back for our next concert!    (19th May at Probus Village Hall with Imerys Mid-Cornwall Male Choir)

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Our next concert is …

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER

Marazion Apollo Male Voice Choir & St Stithians Band are our guests.

Donna Birrell from Radio Cornwall is the compère

    All Saints Church, Falmouth at 7.30.

In aid of The Cove Macmillan Support Centre.

We would love to share an evening of music with you to support the work of  this excellent and essential local service. Please take a minute to watch this video to appreciate all that they do for the people of Cornwall and Devon.

TICKETS ON THE DOOR OR FROM CHOIR MEMBERS – £5

Click this link  >  for The Cove website 

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