Singing for the WI


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.



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



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.


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!


Devon delights

This year’s trip away saw the Ladies travelling to north Devon to sing with the gentlemen of Barnstaple Male Voice Choir. We had a lovely coach ride northwards stopping for coffee at Port Isaac and then for some retail therapy at Atlantic Village. We stayed at the Durrant House Hotel


which was conveniently situated only minutes from the concert venue   – St Margaret’s Church, Northam.

The church is beautifully situated with a stunning view …

We were were lucky to be able to visit the church on Saturday morning to have a practice and sort out the logistics of the performance to be held that evening. After that the coach took us on a superb visit to the National Trust property at Arlington Court.

In the evening Northam church resounded to the music of two excellent choirs who provided a wonderfully varied programme to a highly appreciative audience. The weather was balmy, the acoustics warm and resonant, there were yummy refreshments to enjoy and a large sum was raised to help with the appeal for St Margaret’s roof. What more could you want on a relaxing summer’s evening?

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After the concert spirits were high, compliments abounded and we did not want to end the evening so the gentlemen came back to our hotel and shared some more refreshments – a good time was had by all!

Sunday was departure day and on the way back we stopped at the gorgeous RHS Rosemoor gardens which were at their most stunning in the Summer sunshine. From there we headed home having sampled some of the many delights that Devon has to offer ( but still eating our scones/jam/cream the correct Cornish way! )

Photos courtesy of Peter, Pete and Suzanne