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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year’s Christmas Concert was another resounding success.
As in previous years, the concert sold out extremely quickly and so the Chorus and our guests; The Duchy Tuba Quartet, entertained a packed house who were happy to participate by singing and swaying.
If you were unable to get a ticket for the Concert or simply want to see the Chorus perform again, we will be singing at Truro Cathedral on Wednesday 21st December at 8pm; the last late night shopping event in Truro before ‘the big day’. So, after completing your last minute shopping, come along to the Cathedral, relax and really get into the Christmas mood by listening to the wonderful voices of Cornwall Symphony Chorus.
We hope to see you there.
We had an extremely successful concert recently when we performed at the Children’s Hospice South West’s Silver Celebration Concert in Truro. We were invited to sing as guest performers together with the Truro Junior String Orchestra to acknowledge all of the wonderful work that Children’s Hospice South West has accomplished for the last 25 years; caring for life limited children and their families throughout the region.
It was a wonderfully warm evening but the chorus performed to their usual incredible standard and delivered an extremely professional performance which delighted the very full house.
Sarah Stott, Senior Fundraiser for Little Harbour said, “Thank you so much for your amazing performance at our celebration concert; the evening raised a fantastic £3435.70 and we are so grateful to you for your contribution to the night being a success. We couldn’t help so many going through so much without the generosity and support of special people like you. Thank you for helping us make the most of short and precious lives”.