Fun in the old cattle market!

At the invitation of our friends Pentyr Singers the Ladies sallied forth to Helston Old Cattle Market to sing the first of our Christmas concerts.

The weather was decidedly December, our numbers were somewhat depleted but a fine evening of shared music and friendship was had. We performed two new songs for the first time and they were hugely successful! The audience was large, enthusiastic and also in fine voice. There were lovely festive refreshments at the end of the concert and all in all a great time was had at this fine community venue.  Most important of all the concert raised a fabulous £664 for Hospice South West! Thank you, Pentyr, for your kind invitation.

Our next Christmas events are the community carol service at Stithians Methodist Church on Sunday 16th at 3pm followed by carols in The Stithians Centre on Tuesday 18th with St Stythians Band and St Stythians Male Voice Choir.

SEE YOU THERE!

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We remembered them

Singin’ in the Rain

Well – that’s the title of the song we are performing in this photo. But it certainly did rain on Friday 9th November when we sang at Truro Catholic Church. 

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

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More cash for the Lifeboat

Our wonderful accompanist Rico Gerber. Photo by Steve Pearce.

Some time ago we were able to present a magnificent ÂŁ1000 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 LĂ©on 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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