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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A poignant Carol service

Today, 19th December, is when many people in Cornwall and the wider community think back to the Penlee lifeboat disaster of 1981.

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At our carol service on Thursday 22nd there will be a poignant reminder of the dreadful events of that night and a time for quiet reflection at this busy time of year.  We would love to see you there.

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St Stythians Church 7.30 on Thursday 22nd with a collection for the Penlee Lifeboat Station appeal. There will be festive food afterwards at The Stithians Centre next door.

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Images from the Penlee lifeboat station official site and Facebook.

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Another Christmassy night

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The ladies blend with the gentlemen – conductor Andrew Thomas

On Friday we were the guests of Holman Climax Male Voice Choir at their community Christmas concert. The hall was packed and the appreciative audience enjoyed a varied programme from the gentlemen, ourselves, Jim & Ria and compère Adrian Wilton. Favourite carols, including those of Merritt and Nicholas were sung, mince pies were consumed, humourous stories were enjoyed and everyone had a thoroughly Christmassy time.

Our next engagement is on Tuesday when we join with St Stythians MVC, St Stythians Band and the good folk of Stithians village to share music and festivities in the Stithians Centre.

 ” It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas!”

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A lovely start to a musical December

Yesterday the choir took part in their first Christmas event – the Carol service at the Methodist chapel, Stithians.

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St Stythians male voice choir, local youth groups, the choir and handbell ringers from the village school also made lovely contributions and the assembled congregation made a fine, rousing sound in the community carols.

There was a real community feel to this event and many folks stayed for a chat and welcome refreshments afterwards. The Ladies were particularly pleased to be part of this annual event in this their 50th anniversary year – this being the building where the choir was founded and which housed their first practice room.

We are now looking forward to the next Christmas event which is a community concert as guests of Holman- Climax Male Voice Choir on 16th December at Camborne Science and International Academy. The concert starts at 7pm.

See you there?

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