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Choirs join forces for sterling concert

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 06, 2014

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Two leading Cornish choirs have joined forces for a stirring concert of harmony, writes Douglas Williams.

More than 100 voices combined for the traditional Morte Criste hymn and – to revive memories of the recent Albert Hall concert – the anthem Trelawny to mark Cornwall’s official recognition as a minority nation. The audience joined in with gusto.

City of Truro Male Choir was hosted by Mousehole Male Voice Choir for the programme at Chapel Street Methodist Church in Penzance. The Truro men, led by musical director Mike Steer, premiered a haunting new arrangement of My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose composed by Russell Pascoe.

The larger Mousehole choir, with musical director Stephen Lawry, were in sterling form with a repertoire including The Mermaid Of Zennor, Home From The Sea and Battle Hymn of the Republic. Mousehole’s next concerts are at Kenneggy Chapel, Rosudgeon, on May 11 and Penzance RC Church on May 23.

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