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!
When you have a web site like this, which is hosted by WordPress, there is a most interesting feature called Stats. You can keep track of how many people visit your site, what interests them most and, fascinatingly, where in the world they come from.
During the time this site has been live we have had visitors from all these countries …
Who would have thought it?
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!
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
Earth hour, marked by communities throughout the world, was at 20.30 last Saturday … right in the middle of our concert! It was a little unrealistic to do a whole hour in the dark ( without a lot of forward planning anyway ) but we did manage to perform one song with the chapel lights as dim as possible. It wasn’t much but at least we did mark the occasion in our small corner of Cornwall.
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.
IN AID OF
CORNWALL DOWN’S SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP
a charity run by families affected by Down’s syndrome living in Cornwall.
Come and share an evening of music and fellowship as our friends in the Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir cross the border to join us at Carnon Downs Methodist chapel. You can pay at the door and your £5 will help to support this vibrant and essential local charity. Click HERE to learn more about the work of CDSSG.
Notice that the poster says “Including supper” … the ladies of the choir are not only excellent singers but superlative cooks and their after concert refreshments have an enviable reputation!
NOT TO BE MISSED.
And don’t forget it is World Down’s Syndrome Day on March 21st
“ Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” Helen Keller
So. What do a couple of dozen Ladies of a Certain Age do on a dismal, damp Saturday in March?
A little knitting perhaps?
Or a gentle stroll in the park with the grandchildren?
Maybe some baking for the WI?
No. This is Stithians Ladies Choir and on Saturday 11th March they set off early and full of resolve to catch a coach to go to Newlyn.
The objective of their trip was to present the Penlee Lifeboat Station Appeal with a cheque for £1000, the magnificent sum which was raised at the Carol Service ( report here ) commemorating the loss of the Solomon Browne in the Penlee lifeboat disaster of 1981. The ladies were shown around the existing station which is now cramped and inadequate and then they were guided round the RNLB Ivan Ellen by coxswain Patch Harvey. Penlee press officer Elaine Trethowan was both informative and entertaining and the ladies left with a much clearer understanding of the workings of this remarkable institution and a renewed desire to contribute whenever and wherever possible.
Anyone wishing to add to the amount raised so far can do so HERE
Photos contributed by press officer Elaine Trethowan
and choir members Suzanne, Connie and Bea
The Choir holds a jumble sale from time to time and they are very popular because of the range and quality of the goods on sale. Why not pop into our next one and grab yourself a bargain?
A happy St Piran’s Day to one and all