More cash for the Lifeboat

Our wonderful accompanist Rico Gerber. Photo by Steve Pearce.

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.

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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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Read about The Cove HERE

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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