OUR SOUND

MEVERSATILITY!

 

We like to think that our repertoire is broader, with a more modern element, than most, embracing music from the classics, the theatre and pop, as well as more traditional choir pieces and music from Cornwall’s own rich choral heritage. We enjoy being stimulated both musically and linguistically and, under long-serving Music Director Graham Willcocks, we have succeeded in tackling many challenging four-part arrangements. To appreciate our sound, and our versatility, click here.

 

Bohemian Rhapsody, perhaps the most iconic of the late Freddie Mercury’s many hits, features Second Tenor Graham Hoskins on guitar. Not for faint-hearted male voice choirs! Many choirs sing Nessun Dorma, but few attempt it in Italian. Our interpretation has often brought the house down.

 

Sung partly in Zulu, Homeless, featuring the late, much-missed, Robin Hunkin, is a 1986 song by Paul Simon and Joseph Shabalala. Remember Blue Moon by the Marcels? You will when you hear this! And we turn to showtime for Anthem from Chess. Traditionalists, meanwhile, may prefer Morte Christe.

 

Finally, to the right you can watch a video and listen to one of the pieces that we’re most frequently asked to sing as an encore. Lower Lights is firmly in our roots and reminds us and our audiences that we are a choir from a working fishing village.

 

More recently we have added: Au Fond du Temple Saint, (from Bizet’s ‘Pearl Fishers’); Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls; Only You, à la The Flying Pickets; the powerful Canadian anthem, We Rise Again; Andy Williams favourite, Home Lovin' Man; The Way We Were, from 'Love Story'; and our rousing Back to the '60s medley.

I just want to tell you how much I adore my CD, which I bought on the harbour at Mevagissey in August. 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

Sally Adams

London

Attending your rehearsal 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

Steve and Idell Stein

Massachusetts

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.

Di Mitchell

Tywardreath

We were so happy to just hear you practising.  Best wishes to you all, and, of course, you'll all be with me when I’m canoeing on the river this summer, if only through my ear phones!

Bibi Lee

Washington, USA

We love to hear your choir and I wanted to say how much we enjoyed Monday's concert yet again. The choir sang beautifully. The ‘60s medley was good and fun.

Carol Selwood

Secretary, Swift Singers, Essex

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