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Michael Galsworthy 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!

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.