The day is finally here! Tonight’s our first performance of Ocean World.
Here’s some photos from the dress rehearsal on Tuesday.
The 15ft whale arrived in the church on Wednesday wrapped in cling film, but before long was looking pretty with lights but will have to wait until later today to see it hanging up in all it’s glory.
Construction of the whales and octopus for the church are under way, by local artist Kate Beesley, and promise to be spectacular.
The frame of the baby whale.
For the octopus Kate was aided by Melissa and Bernadette of 1st St Stythians Guides.
They’re going to look amazing lit up in the church.
Only two weeks until the first night of Ocean World!
Tonight we had the final rehearsal with members from Stithians Male Voice Choir – next week we meet again but rehearse with the band for the first time.
Tickets are selling well – in fact they are very nearly sold out. The remaining tickets are available from the Stithians village shop, and a few are still left via choir members.
Tickets for the Saturday evening performance are nearly all sold out! The only remaining tickets for that night, 15 November, are available from Stithians Spar Shop. So if you’re intrigued by the thought of a 15ft whale in a church and looking for something completely different to do in Stithians in the middle of November, get your tickets quick!
Ocean World: Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November, 7pm Stithians Church. Tickets £5 each – available from Stithians Spar Shop, Du Barry, in Truro, or from Stithians Ladies Choir.
Rehearsals for Ocean World are back in full swing now, as the performance dates approach. There were a few little lapses in memory after the summer break but we’re back on track now. This week, we’re looking forward to a rehearsal with our crew of fishermen hauled in from around Stithians.
We are delighted to have received funding from FEAST to help with putting on the production of Ocean World. FEAST is a programme to make great art happen across Cornwall. FEAST harnesses the talents and energy of Cornwall’s artists and communities, generating new opportunities for everyone to enjoy the arts. The focus is on bringing people together to share experiences as audiences or participants, and on animating local celebrations and cultural life. Investment in FEAST comes from Arts Council England and Cornwall Council. The programme is managed by Cornwall Arts Centre Trust.
We’re back to rehearsals tomorrow evening (7.30pm Stithians Bandroom) after taking a break in August. We’ll be concentrating on Ocean World, getting ready for the performances in November. More updates, including where to get tickets, coming soon.
Rehearsals for Ocean World are underway. The Choir has started going through several of the pieces, mostly from early on in the show, including the scene-setting The Enigma of the Deep and the lively Angels and Butterflies.
Two of our soloists, Anne-Marie and Curtis, have been practising the catchy duet between the mother whale and the dolphin, called Cousin Dolphin. It has one of those tunes that gets stuck in your head, and is going to be brilliant by November (it’s already really good). We’ve had a run through of Dolphin School, which Curtis sings the lead with the Choir joining in for the verses.
In addition to our usual concerts we are taking part in Ocean World, a musical about the sea and the environmental impact that Man has on it. Look out for more information coming soon.