to the Present
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
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
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
Contact can be made with the choir using any of those listed under
Sponsorship We were pleased
to welcome in 2008 our major sponsor:
J. C. Williams and Son (House Furnishers) Ltd of Meneage Street,
We thank the Company for the continuing support for the Choir
and for choral music in Cornwall.
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).
concert programme for 2015 is shown under Concerts.
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'.
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.
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