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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

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.

Advertisements!!

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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 sally.woollacott@cornwall.gov.uk 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.

It Gets Better Every Year!

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That comment, as well as many other similar sentiments, were made following the extremely successful Christmas concert. Yet again, the concert was a sellout and the evening was well received by everyone.

The Saxy Maids, CSC’s talented guests for the evening, performed a selection of wonderful seasonal tunes and our compete, Bruce Taylor, entertained us with his unique and witty comments. A retiring collection was taken for Merlin MS and in excess of £600 was donated by a very generous audience.

CSC’s Christmas concert is always successful but this one seemed to really touch everyone. It was, perhaps, the programme, but we like to think it was probably due to the commitment, hard work and talent plus the guiding hand of our Musical Director; Alastair Taylor.

Whatever the reason, 2019 promises to be an exciting year for Cornwall Symphony Chorus with more of the same.

Outstanding Evening

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What an amazingly wonderful event! The long awaited celebratory Concert with our two Vice Presidents; Alan Opie and John Treleaven was an unprecedented success with everyone; Chorus, Soloists, Accompanists and audience greatly enjoying the evening.

Held in such superb surroundings, the sound of the Chorus was amazing, reaching right to the back of the Cathedral for all to appreciate. As expected, our soloists delighted us with their individual performances but stepped it up to the next level with their duets, especially the well-known “Pearl Fishers Duet” which produced a tear or two from some audience members.

Well done to everyone involved – all the hard work paid off.

If you were unable to join us for this Concert, don’t worry. We are now in rehearsals for our renowned Christmas Concert which will be held on December 1st at Truro Methodist Church. Continue watching this space for details regarding ticket sales!