Our next concert

We are really looking forward to travelling to Gorran Churchtown as guests of Mevagissey Ladies Choir. We join together to raise funds in support of the Cornwall Air Ambulance New Heli Appeal.

SEE YOU THERE!

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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!

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Well? …… Done!

Our first charity concert of 2018 was held to support the work of Cara Coweth Water Sierra Leone, a Stithians based charity which helps to provide clean water in some of the most remote villages in Sierra Leone.

Choir members Monica and Mollie, seen here on a previous visit,

will be winging their way shortly to the village of Yamkoboh bearing funds which will enable the start of a new well – hence the title of this article!

Our concert was held in the wonderful acoustic of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Helston and we were thrilled to be joined by the Pentyr Singers 

and flautist Maia Roberts. The weather outside was wet and windy but the spirits of the audience were uplifted as both choirs sang their hearts out and Maia,

(pictured here holding her trophy from the recent County Music Festival) entertained and amazed us with her confidence, maturity and musical skill. The Choir is grateful to all the wonderful people who gave of their time, talents and hospitality to help raise money for this exceptional charity. Now we can move forward into Spring having done a little bit to enrich some lives – musically in Cornwall and aquatically in Sierra Leone!

Safe journey Mollie and Monica – we need you back for our next concert!    (19th May at Probus Village Hall with Imerys Mid-Cornwall Male Choir)

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Our next concert is …

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER

Marazion Apollo Male Voice Choir & St Stithians Band are our guests.

Donna Birrell from Radio Cornwall is the compère

    All Saints Church, Falmouth at 7.30.

In aid of The Cove Macmillan Support Centre.

We would love to share an evening of music with you to support the work of  this excellent and essential local service. Please take a minute to watch this video to appreciate all that they do for the people of Cornwall and Devon.

TICKETS ON THE DOOR OR FROM CHOIR MEMBERS – £5

Click this link  >  for The Cove website 

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The Ladies in Action!

It is not often that the choir ladies get the chance to see and hear themselves in action. Here is a video taken from the balcony at Truro School Chapel in July when we presented a concert together with the Trengilly Singers and The Beatroots to support the work of Penhaligon’s Friends.

We had great fun in the final song which was “Together” with The Beatroots. Enjoy!

It was wonderful concert and at our next practice we will be joined by a representative of Penhaligon’s Friends and we will present them with a cheque for the funds raised.

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What a fabulous evening!

Stithians Ladies Choir in action again …

this time hosting a concert to support the work of Penhaligon’s Friends

Saturday 22nd July saw the Ladies, together with their special guests the Trengilly Singers and The Beatroots, singing their hearts out in the wonderful surroundings of Truro School Chapel. This was undoubtedly the most musically varied concert they have hosted as the genres were wonderfully diverse ( madrigals to beatbox ) and the associated musical time span was enormous( 16th to 21st centuries ) There really was something to appeal to all tastes and the audience loved it – so did the performers.

THE TRENGILLY SINGERS conductor Melanie Uren

Compère Janette Eathorne kept everyone on their toes with witty links and Cornish anecdotes and Maestro Rico Gerber accompanied both Trengilly and Stithians from the grand piano which was facing away from both conductors ( we told you he was wonderful! ) There were refreshments in the interval with so much left over that they were polished off afterwards, a large table was replete with raffle prizes and everyone there was most generous.

The Beatroots outside Truro School chapel

During the evening a representative from Penhaligon’s Friends, a local charity which helps and supports children at a time of bereavement, told us about the importance of their work and how it all depends on voluntary contributions. We don’t yet know how much our efforts raised but we will let you know as soon as we can and you can rest assured that a large cheque will be winging its way in their direction very soon.

“We are a Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county. We offer children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents”

 

Stithians Ladies Choir would like to thank all the fabulous musicians who helped with this concert and gave so generously of their time, expertise and cash! Thanks also to Truro School for the use of their wonderful facilities and their excellent team of people who helped us.

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Here is a slideshow of photographs from the concert … enjoy!

 

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Photos courtesy of Peter Asplet

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Another £1000!

WE ARE PROUD

Yes. For the third time in a row a Stithians Ladies concert has raised £1000 for charity. Well, to be honest, we made nearly that amount after expenses and the members voted unanimously to make it up to the round figure.

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Stithians Ladies with Holman Climax Male Voice Choir.  20th May 2017

We shall be inviting representatives from Marie Curie Cornwall to visit us soon so that we can present a cheque which will help in their invaluable work.

Watch this space!

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