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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Be Thou My Vision

The Ladies added this song to their repertoire just in time for our recent concert in aid of Marie Curie. They loved learning it and singing it so here is the very first public performance. As it was recorded on a little gizmo from the audience there is a little distortion towards the end – sorry!

“Be Thou My Vision” arr. Dan Forrest

Rico Gerber accompanies on piano with Becky McGlade ‘cello.

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A beautiful addition

Stithians Ladies shared a superb concert with Holman Climax Male Voice Choir on Saturday 20th May in the fabulous acoustic of Falmouth Methodist Church.

As an added bonus they were joined by the amazingly talented ‘cellist Becky McGlade and here she is, accompanied by the equally amazing Rico Gerber, playing The Swan by Camille Saint-Saens. ( This was recorded from the audience on a small gizmo so try to listen on a computer with good speakers! )

Enjoy … we certainly did!

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A full report of the concert will be posted here very soon so –

watch this space to find out how much was raised for Marie Curie.

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Our next concert

We are really looking forward to our next concert ..

Our guests are the renowned Holman Climax Male Voice Choir

… with a special appearance of talented ‘cellist, soprano and composer                             Becky McGlade

 … not forgetting our fabulous accompanist, composer and author                Rico Gerber

… and compère Adrian Wilton completes the stellar line-up.

We are delighted to present this wonderful evening of music to support  Marie Curie so do come along and share it with us. Tickets ( only £5 ) are available at the door or contact any choir member.

SEE YOU THERE!

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Celebrations …

Our latest Charity fundraising concert was a resounding success, musically, socially and financially. So much so that we presented ANOTHER cheque for £1000!,  this time to the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group.

Pictured above are members of the choir at their practice on Thursday March 30th with President Thelma together with choir member Audrey, (in the pink scarf) her grandson Jayden and his parents, Paul and Sandra, representing the charity.

Jayden has ambitions to be our accompanist!

We realise that our contribution will make a difference to the lives of those local people who rely on the support of this amazing group. We are tremendously grateful to those good folk who continue to encourage the  choir by coming to concerts, giving raffle prizes, helping out and digging deep into their pockets. Any project like this is a joint venture and lots of people should be very proud of this tremendous result.

So on we go to our next concert, fundraising for Marie Curie – only 8 weeks to go!   Why not join us there?

Saturday 20th May 7.30 at Falmouth Methodist Church on the Moor.

with special guests Holman Climax Male Voice Choir

and Becky McGlade ‘cello.

 Read more about it HERE

SEE YOU THERE!

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More photos of this lovely occasion ( by Alan, Jayden’s Grandad ) It was Jayden’s 5th birthday and we also had several birthdays and a golden wedding anniversary to celebrate. Click to enlarge

We’re back!

Our first concert of 2017

We had a lovely time at our first concert of the new season. Our friends from the Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir ventured across The Bridge to join us at Carnon Downs Methodist chapel and sing for Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group. The gentlemen from Devon gave us some excellent performances despite being only half their usual number, the dreadful winter illness that many of us have succumbed to having taken its toll. We commend them on their fortitude under very difficult circumstances – thank you chaps, Proper Job!

The Ladies too were in fine form performing two of the new pieces we have been learning, along with some of our recent repertoire. And to top off a lovely evening there were scrummy refreshments for all ( yes .. enough for two choirs and a large, enthusiastic audience! )

During the evening Sandy from The Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group explained what life can be like with a Down’s child in the family, using a heart-felt, emotive analogy which touched us all. Hands delved deep into pockets and money was raised by ticket sales, donations and a gigantic raffle. Very soon, when all the money has been counted, we will be able to say how much we are able to donate to this hugely worthy local charity and we look forward to handing over a sizeable cheque. So many good people gave generously of their time, talents, energies and expertise and we thank them all for making a thoroughly enjoyable evening. This was only the first of a whole series of concerts that the choir is featuring this year – click HERE to read about future events.

And while we wait for the amount raised to be finalised here are a few photos of the evening.

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