Mevagissey Male Choir
One of Cornwall’s finest male choirs
Mevagissey – Breaking the Male Choir mould!
Spring is here and we are eagerly looking forward to kicking off the Mevagissey Male Choir concert season. On 29th April, at St John’s in St Austell, we play host to three choirs taking part in the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival. Our guests will be the ‘South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus’, the ‘Melbourne Welsh MVC’ from Australia and the Czech-
Two weeks later, on 12th May, we will be back in St Austell, singing with the St Mewan Community Choir in what should be an exciting joint concert at the Holy Trinity Church. And in June we have dates in Launcells, near Bude, and here at our own Mevagissey Feast Week.
So … if you want to hear an innovative Cornish male voice choir performing an adventurous, modern and wide-
Details of all our concerts can be found here. But, if you can’t wait, pop into St Andrew’s between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on a Monday evening and hear us practising. You may even find you want to join us! That’s if you’re male*, of course. You would make over 50 new friends in an instant! Just like our concerts, all our practice sessions are fun.
*If you’re female, or can’t get to St Andrew’s, simply relax with any one of our six CDs, which you can order here.
Plymouth Guildhall with Plymouth Military Wives
The Minack Theatre
The 40th Anniversary concert at the Eden Project
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Welcome aboard the MMC website
Some key moments from our 2016 season.
Many thanks to Carolyn George, Ryan Tate and Amy Griffin, for the many excellent photos of the MMC
A quay moment at the start of the year.
Did you miss our Concerts on the Quay in August?
We’ll be there again next year!
We were back at the Minack on 14th May
Meva Cappella and the new signs
Members of the MMC couldn’t resist admiring the singing of our guests, Culdrose Military Wives
Juliet, Juliet, wherefore art thou Juliet?
Little wonder that both audiences and performers love the Minack
Matt Fox at St Michael’s, Newquay
St Mary’s, Penzance
Paul Pearce sings a solo at St Enoder
August and another capacity audience for MMC
The gala concert at Hall for Cornwall with
Alison Harvey and the Plymouth Military Wives
Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro and brilliant compère and wonderful soprano Alison Harvey made our concert with PMWC even more special!
October found us in Curium, Cyprus, preparing for the second concert.
. . . and later that evening
See this wonderful chronicle of our first 1,000-
Tracy Wilson, BBC Radio Cornwall
“I do have a weakness for the sound of male voice choirs, and Mevagissey did not disappoint. They performed such a wide repertoire that there was literally something for everyone . . .”
“On my first visit to Mevagissey, I heard of your choir, attended a performance and heard the angels sing. I've heard other choirs, but truly, you're the best.”
“I have been listening to the choir since the ‘80s. It really relaxes me and helps me chill out on our holiday.”
“The Mevagissey Male Voice choir are not like other choirs …. they all have the most amazing voices and when put together come up with lovely harmonies.”
Judy Ward, Cornish & Devon Post, Penstowe Park
… your August concert on the Mevagissey Quay in aid of Nepal Earthquake Appeal raised over £750. …thank you…
Phil Bullen, Shelterbox
“My husband Gene and I would like to thank you for your fantastic performance… American Trilogy was absolutely brilliant . . .”
Anne Bleile, Delaware, USA
“We bought a CD after the [Minack] concert and whilst listening to 'Cornish Hearts' as we drove home, I was amazed to realise that I was crying.”
. . . your concert at Tywardreath Church raised over £1,000 for our charity.”
Karen Murrish, Cornwall Hospice Care
Attending your rehearsal last September was a highlight of our trip to England. As a chorister, I am impressed by your sound, your musicianship and your leadership. Your CDs are now a staple in our house, and impress all our guests! -
I am sitting in my London flat listening to a CD which I bought on the harbour at Mevagissey on Monday 29 August. I just want to tell you how much I adore my CD! I was walking the coastal path with my boyfriend and we were sitting eating fish and chips and watching dolphins out at sea when we heard musical sounds coming from the inner harbour . . .
To our surprise, we found your choir singing. It was the highlight of my holiday. I knew and loved most of the songs, the setting was fabulous and the whole atmosphere was ‘magical’. Your choir sing so beautifully and must bring so much joy to SO many people -
I just want to say how much I love your new CD. I put it on every night before I go to be bed. I’ve heard many choirs over the last few years but none compares with yours -
What they say about us . . .
Updated Feb 2017
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