Christmas Concert

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As everyone is aware, our Christmas Concert really is the highlight of our, and we suspect your, annual calendar and a great deal of practice is put into making it a wonderful experience for everyone involved. Sadly this year, due to the Covid 19 virus, our members have not been able to attend any rehearsals so, with great reluctance, the decision has been made to cancel the Christmas Concert in December. The welfare of our chorus members, as well as our ever loyal supporters, is of paramount importance to us which prompted this decision.

For those of you who had purchased tickets for our St Just concert, we had advised you that those tickets could be swapped for the Christmas concert tickets which will not now be an option. However, the two choices now available to you is as follows:

  • Retain your tickets and exchange them for the first concert for 2021 which will be in July at Truro Methodist Church or,
  • You can request a refund from our Treasurer; Alice Allsworth. You must return your tickets to her including full details of your name and address and, upon receipt of the tickets, she will issue a cheque to you. If you choose to request a refund please contact Alice on 07870 676412to obtain further details.

Looking forward, Alastair Taylor, our Musical Director, and the Cornwall Symphony Chorus are excited about our plans including lots of new music which we know everyone will love.

We have sorely missed performing for you all; music is an important part of our lives as I suspect it is for you. However, following this break, we intend to come back stronger than we were before and we look forward to seeing you all again!

Sally Woollacott, Vice Chair

Concert Cancelled

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Sadly we have to announce that the Concert due to be held on Saturday 28th March at the Miners Chapel, St Just has been cancelled. For further details regarding ticket refunds please contact the Treasurer; Alice Allsworth – 07870 676412. 

We hope that we will be living in a less uncertain environment by December and will be able to see you all at our well- loved Christmas Concert. Keep watching the website for further information.

In the meantime please keep safe and stay healthy.

March Concert

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Tickets for this wonderful Concert will be available from 1st February. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Christmas Concert 2019

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As in previous years our Christmas concert was, once again, a resounding success.

We were extremely honoured to have Melanie and Daniel Hoadley as our guest performers and they were extremely well received by both the audience and chorus members.

Our Christmas concert is always well attended and this one was no exception with tickets selling very quickly.

The retiring collection this year was for Macmillan Cancer Support and raised a magnificent sum of money in excess of £770! Many thanks to everyone for their wonderful support.

Our next concert is on the 28TH March at the Miners Chapel, St Just – when our guest will be the well loved Tenor; Peter Ferris. Tickets will be available soon. We hope to see you all there.

Christmas with the Cornwall Symphony Chorus.

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Here is our lovely poster for our Annual Christmas Concert. We can’t wait to share what we’ve put together or you.

Another Concert Success

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Another wonderful Concert was recently held at St Michaels Church, Newquay. It is a wonderful venue to perform in and the sound was stupendous resulting in a few tears when the Chorus performed ‘Anthem’.

Directed and compered by Alastair Taylor and accompanied by Philip Davey, Jack Callow and Tania Lord, with guest local soloists; Tara Woollacott and Roxanne Dash, the evening was well received by the audience with numerous extremely positive comments at the finale. “It was the best classical concert I have ever been to” one gentleman said and another visitor from Denmark, who was drawn in after hearing the singing  from outside the church and decided to stay for the concert commented that he had never heard such beautiful singing before and that it was the highlight of his trip. Praise indeed.

The retiring collection was for Cornwall Air Ambulance and we are pleased to confirm that a total of £204.91 was collected which will be added to the £1.7million already raised for the new Heli Appeal. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this worthwhile fund.

Cornwall Symphony Chorus never fail to reach the standard required to be considered a prestigious choir of reputable standing and this concert was certainly no exception.

Rehearsals are now under way for our famous Christmas Concert which will be held at Truro Methodist Church on Saturday 7th December. Further information regarding ticket sales will be advertised nearer the date.

Another wonderful concert!

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Last Saturday evening’s concert at St Mary’s Church, Penzance was well received by all those who attended. Our latest offering, including several new pieces, produced enthusiastic applause alongside the professional and memorable offering by two members of the Redruth Amateur & Operatic Society Trust (RAOST), Julia Cockerham and Gareth Harris who entertained us with songs from the Society’s new production; West Side Story.

A retiring collection was made for the Samaritans.

For anyone who was not able to join us at this recent concert don’t worry. Our next creation will be on Saturday, 3rd August in Newquay at St Michael’s Church at 7.30pm. 

Our guest soloists for that evening will be Roxanne Dash, Paul Dash and Tara Woollacott, all exceptionally talented singers in their own right who will guarantee to engage and entertain the audience.

The retiring collection at that event will be for Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Cornwall Symphony Chorus have performed at St Michaels previously and there is always plenty of support so make sure you get your tickets early (available through CRBO 01726 879500 or, or from 01209 842977.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Would you like to advertise your business for a very reasonable cost?

Cornwall Symphony Chorus is offering you the opportunity to promote yourself in our three Concert Programmes this year:

Saturday 6th July at St Marys Church, Penzance

Saturday 3rd August at St Michaels Church, Newquay &

Saturday 7th December at Truro Methodist Church

Our programmes are A5 size and adverts cost the following:

Full Page – £50            Half Page – £25

Discounted price for an advert in all three Concert programmes is:

3 x Full Pages: £135            3 x Half Pages: £68

If interested, please contact me by email (no later than 1st June) on or by phone: 01872 322420

Open Rehearsal – Sunday 12th May

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We have an open rehearsal on Sunday 12th May. We would love to see anyone who’s interested there.

Michael Galsworthy CVO CBE DL as President!

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The members of Cornwall Symphony Chorus are extremely delighted that Michael Galsworthy has graciously agreed to be our new President.

Cornwall Symphony Chorus has been known to Michael Galsworthy for many years and, when our Chairman, Dr Charles Moon enquired as to how willing he was to fill the President’s role, he said that he felt that it was an honour to be asked and to follow in Lady Mary Holborow’s footsteps.  He added that he thought our singing was brilliant and the sound most uplifting.

It may already be known that our Musical Director, Alastair Taylor and Michael Galsworthy have also known each other for some years and he confirmed that Alastair is well qualified and highly competent.

All in all we think that Michael Galsworthy will be quite proactive as President and we look forward to working with him in the future.