Details of an exciting new venture for Stithians Ladies will follow soon!
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!
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.
SEE YOU THERE!