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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!

10 Year Anniversary Concert

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The most important Concert of 2018 is our long awaited event at Truro Cathedral; ‘Voices in Harmony – A Musical Celebration’.

As the title suggests, this Concert is a celebration of Cornwall Symphony Chorus’ 10 years of singing and performing together. It has also been made extra special by our two Vice Presidents, John Treleaven and Alan Opie, who have enthusiastically agreed to join us for this commemorative occasion.

They last sung together 35 years ago and, as Cornish lads, they are just as excited about performing together again, as we are to have them both joining us here in Cornwall for this significant event.

Do not miss this unique opportunity as this truly promises to be a musical celebration of ‘Voices in Harmony’.

Tickets can be purchased at The Hall for Cornwall – go to www.hallforcornwall.co.uk for further details.

BIRTHDAY INVITATION

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 2018 commences the 10th birthday of Cornwall Symphony Chorus. To celebrate this exciting occasion, a selection of very special events has been planned including a uniquely significant Concert at Truro Cathedral.

This is a very exciting time for Chorus members, all of whom have worked extremely hard in the last 10 years to attain the immensely high musical standard that Cornwall Symphony Chorus is recognised for and continues to meet. Due mostly to the musical talents, commitment and dedication of all members, the size of the Chorus also impacts on our audience wherever we perform.

Maintaining that standard is hard work and we are always looking for new members to contribute to our success so, in preparation for our celebratory year, we would love to invite new members to come along and join the party! If you attend one of our rehearsals held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at Redruth School starting at 2.30pm, you can see what happens at a rehearsal, meet the team, and even join in if you feel like it!

If you would like to find out more about joining our friendly and highly praised choir please read our FAQs page (in the members join us section).

SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER

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We would like to give a huge ‘thank you’ to one of our Chorus members; Christine Jones, for opening her home and garden to host a fundraising event for Chorus funds on Sunday 10th September.
The wonderful Bar-B-Que was sponsored and cooked by Christine’s’ son and other attractions included fabulous cream teas, Bric-a-Brac, beautiful garden planters, raffle and auction.

The event was enjoyed by Chorus members and their families and raised over £700 – amazing!

Many thanks Christine, to you and your family, for all your hard work and for being such a warm host. Also thanks to Chorus members who supported the event with their donations, assistance and attendance on the day.

Sneak peak into rehearsals 

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Rehearsals are going really well here. Dusting off our Christmas music today to start preparing for our popular Christmas concert. As you can guess, as it’s only September, that we prepare months in advance so that we can give the best sound as possible for you.

“Absolutely Stunning Performance”

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“Absolutely Stunning Performance”This was the type of statement used by members of the audience after last Saturday’s concert by Cornwall Symphony Chorus at St Michaels Church, Newquay.

With the wonderfully witty Duncan Warren from Radio Cornwall compering and with the added bonus ofsinging to an almost full venue, the Chorus held the attention of the whole audience and received rapturous applause throughout the evening. As a returning guest performer for the Concert, Chris Bannister kept everyone entertained with his ‘John Denver’ style of singing and the perfectly combined voices of both Chris and Chorus members with their rendition of Annie’s Song (sung twice as it was so well received) resulted in a standing ovation from the audience with calls for this to be recorded and sold for Charity.

Attendance at St Michaels Church, Newquay is always good and there is no doubt Cornwall Symphony Chorus will sing there again. I feel sure we will hear the same class of positive comments next time.

Sad News

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It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that our President; Lady Mary Holborow, sadly passed away recently and our thoughts go out to her family.When we initially approached Lady Mary with our proposition for her to be our President, she was pleased to be asked, especially as she appreciated what we did to support Charities, but worried she would not be able to be an overly active President! However, she still managed to be very supportive of Cornwall Symphony Chorus and attended our Concerts whenever she was able to do so; something she took great pleasure from, as well as attending our first Dinner & Dance in 2015 which, she informed me, was viewed as an opportunity to relax in a welcoming environment.

As many others have said, Lady Mary will be remembered for her easy ability to talk to people, her grace and compassion, her tireless work ethos, her wry sense of humour and her winning smile and I am sure I am not alone when I say that she will be greatly missed, as President, advocate and friend, by all of us in Cornwall Symphony Chorus.