Stithians St. Stythians Male Voice Choir Cornwall, UK

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2001 to the Present
Brief reviews of our activities for the years 2006 to 2009 are given in following pages. To see these, click on the 'Review' terms under Present in the left hand column.
The choir currently has 45 members and is supported by an active Ladies Committee. We practise every Tuesday evening in the school room of the Methodist Church, Stithians. Anyone (male, of course - we are exempt from political correctness in this situation) - anyone interested in joining us can be assured of a warm welcome at these practices. Most of the period from January to March is spent learning new pieces and sharpening up selected older ones. The choir averages about 20 concerts and 2 or 3 social functions per year.
The most recent choir photograph (Trebah Gardens May 2013) is shown below. To see more of the Music Team (Musical Director and Accompanist), click on Music Team on the left. The structure of the choir and the individual choir members in their sections can be seen by clicking on The Singers.
Contact can be made with the choir using any of those listed under Contact us.
Sponsorship We were pleased to welcome in 2008 our major sponsor:
J. C. Williams and Son (House Furnishers) Ltd of Meneage Street, Helston
www.jcwilliams.co.uk
We thank the Company for the continuing support for the Choir
and for choral music in Cornwall.
The choir particpated in three competitions in 2003, winning in our class at the County Music Festival and the Camborne Music Festival. We also made a very creditable showing in Cornwall's First International Male Voice Choral Festival in May. Competition is hard work but it pays off in terms of technique and discipline. However we limited our involvement to just the County Festival in 2004 ~ and won the Holman Challenge Cup.
We undertook a two-concert tour in September 2004, being hosted by the Weybridge MVC (Surrey) and the Hart MVC (Hampshire) and sang in massed choir concerts at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon in June 2006 and again in 2012.
We have visited and sung with Ystradgynlais Male Choir (South Wales) in 2008, Huntingdon MVC in Ely Cathedral (2012), with Saddleworth MVC in 2014, and at the Rottingdean Music Festival (Brighton) in 2010. We participated in the Cornwall Federation of MVCs massed BBC TV Songs of Praise performance in Truro Cathedral in 2008 and in the Royal Albert Hall Concert in 2013 (our 5th such concert there).
Our concert programme for 2015 is shown under Concerts.

Our latest recording, Congratulations, was released on 26th May 2007. The title track (No.1) is a medley of successful British Eurovision song entries (in the days when real songs were featured). It was commissioned by the choir from Alan Simmons to celebrate our 60th Anniversary Year. Recordings made by our choir and those made with other choirs and singers are shown in the Recordings section. Please note that several of these are no longer available ~ but they are included 'for the record'.

International Male Choral Festival, Truro, 2003-2015:
The Choir has particpated in all six Festivals and we shall do so again n 2015. At the Third Festival in the Hall for Cornwall in May 2007, we were invited to sing the Festival's award-winning song Whenever There's a Life to Save by Tony Cliff of Falmouth. We have won thw award for the best small Cornish choir (40 voices and under) during this period.

Congratulations CD cover

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