July concert with Wynne Evans

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The Cornwall Symphony Choir is really excited to announce details of our Summer Concert on July 23rd at Truro Methodist Church. Our guest at this Concert is none other than Wynne Evans aka the “Go Compare” man who is an amazing tenor in his own right and we are inviting you to join us for this momentous occasion!


Tickets are now on sale and are already in demand so it is advised you buy your tickets as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on what promises to be a wonderful evening.


Further information can be found on the poster – tickets can be purchased through a choir member or by telephoning 01209 842977.


We look forward to seeing you there!


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Our first Christmas concert in two years was met with enthusiasm and much applause with comments including “I don’t know how you do it, but it gets better every time” and “We have waited such a long time for your Christmas Concert and it was well worth waiting for”. Everyone was in good voice, including our guests; The Celtic Male Ensemble – always a joy to listen to.


Sadly, for one of our accompanists; Roger Wills, this concert was tinged with sadness as it was his last event due to retirement. We made a fuss of him on the night but we will sadly miss him as he has been accompanying us at our concerts for many years. We wish him a happy retirement and hope to see him sitting in the audience at future concerts!


Our retiring collection this year was for MND Association and I am pleased to say that the collection, plus a donation from the proceeds of the Cornwall Symphony Chorus raffle meant that £1000 has been given to the extremely worthwhile charity. Congratulations to everyone who purchased raffle tickets or donated to the retiring collection; this is made possible because of you all.


Plans are already in place for our next big concert in July of next year where the well-known ‘Go Compare’ man; Wynne Evans, will be our guest for the evening. We are really looking forward to that Concert and early next year we will be sharing more information with you all about tickets.


If you’re thinking that you might like to get more involved by singing with us at that concert, then we would welcome the addition of new members. We rehearse on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the Jubilee Hall at Redruth Methodist Church at 2.30pm and will be starting early in 2022 with the first rehearsal on the 2nd January as we have a full programme to learn before July. If you’re unsure, just come along and listen first. Further information can be obtained by calling or emailing our Secretary; Jill Johnson on 07821 655083 or cscsecretary16@gmail.com.


In the meantime, the Cornwall Symphony Chorus would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Important update regarding Christmas Concert tickets:

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As expected, tickets are going extremely well for our Christmas Concert – I guess many are eager to start going out again – so, if anyone still has a ticket they had purchased for the cancelled St Just Concert ( March 2020), please contact our Treasurer, Alice Allsworth on 07870 676412, to arrange for a refund rather than an exchange. You will then be able to purchase a Christmas ticket if you wish to. You will notbe able to attend, and gain entry to, the Christmas Concert with a St Just Concert ticket so ensure you contact our Treasurer to arrange the refund.


With regards to the ongoing situation with Covid, we are not making it mandatory for anyone to wear a face covering at the concert, but fully understand if you wish to do so. On the day of the concert If you, or anyone in your household or support bubble is feeling unwell or has displayed any symptoms of Covid-19 please stay at home and follow government guidelines. As much as we would love to see you all, we would appreciate your understanding and co-operation in this as we need to ensure everyone is kept as safe as possible.

Christmas Concert!

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At long last, Cornwall Symphony Chorus are extremely pleased to announce that we will be holding our well-loved, and long awaited for, Christmas Concert.

As the poster details, the concert will be back at Truro Methodist Church on Saturday 4th December starting at 7.30pm. Our guests for the evening will be the fabulous Celtic Male Ensemble which will ensure a wonderful and fun evening for all. Tickets are £12 and £6 and information regarding where they can be purchased is on the Poster.

We look forward to seeing you all there – don’t forget your Christmas hats!

We’re back! And raring to go!

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After an extremely long 17 months, unable to sing or meet each other, the Cornwall Symphony Chorus have finally returned and joined together for our first rehearsal. What an experience it was for us all – it was as if we’d never been away! For all those members who thought their voices were not in a good place; how wrong they were! The sound was amazing with 17 months of pent up singing just waiting to be set free.

Now we have started rehearsals for our first Concert which will be the much loved Christmas Concert on Saturday 4th December 2020 at Truro Methodist Church at 7.30pm. Always an unforgettable Concert for Chorus and audience alike, this year will be extra special after the unsettling 17 months we have all experienced, and we wanted to give you advance notification that WE ARE BACK!

Further information will be put on the website and Facebook nearer the time regarding ticket availability but we hope you will be as excited about this Concert as we are – we certainly look forward to seeing you all again.

Alastair Taylor (Musical Director) and Sally Woollacott (Chairman)

With Sympathy

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The sad news we have received today that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died will be, I am sure, upsetting for many.

His unswerving dedication to our Country and committed support to his wife; our Queen Elizabeth II, enabled her and the Royal Family to carry out their duties for over 70 years.

The Committee and members of Cornwall Symphony Chorus wish to extend our sympathy to the Royal Family at this most sad time.

Merry Christmas to you all.

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2020 has been a most difficult year for everyone!

For all of our members in Cornwall Symphony Chorus it has been a frustrating and, for some, a lonely year. As a group we find our fortnightly rehearsals a real pleasure; an opportunity to come together, sing and socialise. It is a well-known and accepted fact that singing, especially in a choir, can have a positive effect on a person and this has been missed by many during 2020.

Performing for all our friends and supporters is also great fun for us and that has been sadly lacking this year, disappointingly so.

However, looking forward into 2021, our intention is to get back to singing together again. Plans are in place to start rehearsals (safely distanced of course and abiding by guidelines) and new songs will be learnt, to ensure we are ready for our concert on July 17th at Truro Methodist Church.

The concert will be advertised, and tickets be made available during the first half of 2021 so keep checking on the website.

In the meantime, the Cornwall Symphony Chorus would like to wish all our friends a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year, with the hope that 2021 will be safer for everyone and allow us all to regain some sense of ‘normality’ again.

Nadelik Lowen!

Alastair Taylor (Musical Director) and Sally Woollacott (Acting Chairman)

Cornwall Symphony Chorus

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.