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.
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!
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.
At our recent concert in support of Marie Curie we sang a song which lasted just a minute ….
Video courtesy of an audience member and generously shared.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!”
The Choir has been working very hard preparing their songs for the coming series of concerts celebrating the Christmas season. Why don’t you join us for these festive occasions?
SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER 3pm at the Methodist Church, Stithians. Traditional carols with St Stythians Male Choir and members of the wider community of Stithians.
FRIDAY 16th 7pm at Camborne Science and International Academy. Carols and festive songs together with Holman-Climax Male Voice Choir.
TUESDAY 20th 8pm at The Stithians Centre Carols, songs and Christmas music with St Stythians Male Choir and St Stythians Band.
THURSDAY 22nd 7.30pm at St Stythians Church ‘Carols and Candlelight’ a celebration of light at Christmas time. Free entry with a collection in aid of the Penlee Lifeboat Station Appeal.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Well, would you believe it? … the 1st of October already!
The Choir has returned reinvigorated after the summer break and the Ladies are getting to grips with the challenges ahead as we work towards Christmas ( not long now! ) We have been joined by several new potential members who are interested in singing with us and it’s great fun arriving at practice each Thursday not quite knowingly how many chairs we need. The sections of the choir are beautifully balanced now and the sound continues to grow in confidence and richness.
To see our concert diary for the Christmas period click HERE
Our new red jackets have arrived – fashion show soon.
Really looking forward to our 50th anniversary Gala Dinner 14th October
Our latest concert at Gwennap Church was another resounding success. Resounding to the fabulous singing of the Ladies, to the warm applause of the audience and to the crashing sound of the piano as our wonderful accompanist Rico surprised us with The Warsaw Concerto!
The Ladies relax after a job well done
Where has Vivienne hidden this time?
In the gentler moments Peggy and Sylvia told some humourous tales and Jo and Pat sang beautiful solos. The good people of Gwennap Church provided excellent refreshment and a tableful of homely produce was available to purchase as well as raffle tickets to win a lovely painting.
The weather was clement, the surroundings beautiful and the company entertaining in every way. What more could you wish for in Music For A Summer Evening?