Welcome to the website of Mousehole Male Voice Choir. The picturesque fishing village of Mousehole is set in the beautiful Mount's Bay, jewel in the crown amongst Cornwall's fantastic scenery. The Choir formed in 1909, and continues to represent the highest standards of male voice singing, raising thousands of pounds for charities each year as they do.
Popular features of the Choir's schedule each year are their open air concerts on the quay in the village, usually three of four times a year, concerts at Mid-Summer, Paul Feast and Christmas in the lovely church up the hill in the neighbouring village of Paul, and a special Summer Festival concert on the first Sunday in August at St Mary's Church, Penzance. These occasions are popular with locals and visitors alike. Between these regular features the choir performs many other concerts, throughout Cornwall, and further afield. There are usually between 25 and 30 concerts.
The choir members are drawn from all over west Cornwall, and are a cosmopolitan group, representing many backgrounds, from labourers to head teachers, high flying council employees to painters and decorators, and aged from 16 to 88. This is a varied group of well over 80 men, who come together as equals, to sing wonderfully. Teamwork is a key at Mousehole, with the men working hard to extend and improve on their repertoire, the committee working to make events and ideas come to fruition, and balance the books, and the music team leading from the front.
Annette Turton has been accompanist since 2006, and sets superb standards in playing for the choir. Musical Director Stephen Lawry has been with the choir since 2004, and his assistant, David Williams, since 2010. They work hard to continue the musical development of the men, and make sure audiences are well pleased by this popular choir. Most years the choir learns six or eight new pieces to add to their repertoire.
The choir is very fortunate to have many working men in their membership, younger than the average choir, busy in their lives, but loving every minute of being a part of Mousehole Male Voice Choir! - We hope you enjoy looking through our website.