Marooned in Quarantine

1st June, 2020
Writing this article sounds like science fiction, but nothing could be farther from the truth. At the time of writing, the country is just beginning to emerge from a nightmare. Words like lockdown, social distancing, self isolation and shielding were not even words that would have been thought of at the turn of the year, but now... Read More »

New Choir President

25th March, 2020
At the choir’s annual general meeting on Monday 9th March 2020, the choir elected a new President. The choir were unanimous in the decision and it gives us great pleasure to announce that Mrs Kath Matthews has now become Choir President. Kath has been a stalwart of the choir for over forty years, Kath first became..... Read More »

Stalwart Choir Member, Harry Pender.

20th March, 2020
The choir were saddened to learn of the passing of our very much beloved friend and baritone, Harry Pender in the early hours of Tuesday 17th March after a long illness. Harry first joined Mousehole Male Voice Choir as a teenager in 1946 but left when..... Read More »

Christmas Appeal

10th March, 2020
At the choir's AGM on Monday 9th March, we had the pleasure of sharing the donations collected from the Christmas concert. Our two charities who benefitted from the proceeds were Cornwall Air Ambulance and Cornwall Samaritans. Our chairman, Jon Pender, was able to give each charity a cheque for Read More »

An Amazing Night For A Wonderful Man

16th February, 2020
On Sunday 9th February, the choir gave a joint concert with Pendeen Silver Band and St Mary’s Church of England School choir to honour the memory of Rev Julyan Drew. The concert was held in Chapel Street Methodist church in Penzance. For all the participants it was a privilege to participate in the concert as one of the aims was to raise funding for a memorial bench which will have pride of place in Newlyn next to the beautiful bronze and granite Newlyn Fishermen’s memorial. The bench, is designed by the renowned local artist Tom Leaper, in conjunction with....... Read More »

Christmas 2019

4th January, 2020
Christmas is one of the choir’s busiest periods in their annual calendar. It is also perhaps one of the most rewarding as well as strenuous in the learning of new music in just a short period of time. Learning commences at the beginning of September even while we are singing the ‘normal’ repertoire. This culminates in concerts in Porthleven at the beginning of December, the Christmas lights switch on in the village, singing at.... Read More »

From Stockholm to St Ives

25th September, 2019
On Sunday 22nd September, Mousehole MVC hosted a concert in St Ives as part of the week long festival. At the concert in the St Ives Theatre were guests from Stockholm, Sweden The Fredskören (Peace Choir). This was their first trip to the United Kingdom and those that attended the concert enjoyed every minute of their singing. The Peace Choir, led by their musical director, Hans Rising have been singing since 1988 and have performed... Read More »

Une Magnifique Prestation!

19th September, 2019
‘A magnificent performance’ was the headline of an article written by Elaine Faucon-Dumont in ‘Le Telegramme’ on Monday 9th September describing the choir’s performance in... Read More »

Mousehole’s Green Heart.

1st September, 2019
On Thursday, the choir participated in the unveiling of a street name in Mousehole. Grenfell Street has been in existence for over 250 years and has never had its name displayed. This all changed when a new street sign was installed by Cornwall Hugs Grenfell. The sign was unveiled as a celebration of the solidarity and... Read More »

Diana Jenkins - Choir Patron

20th August, 2019
Diana Jenkins, still known to the choir, as marvellous pianist, Diana Ford, died on Thursday 8th August 2019. Although Diana last played for us at the Summer Festival concert in 2008 she had been involved since the end of the Second World War! She was just 15 when she played at the Ritz Cinema in a concert when the choir also appeared..... Read More »

Summer Festival 2019

19th August, 2019
On Sunday 4th August, St Mary’s Church was packed with nearly two hundred and seventy guests to listen to Mousehole Male Voice Choir undertake their 87th Summer Festival Concert. This year the choir celebrates its 110th anniversary and as always the choir invite a very special guest to appear alongside the choir. Over the history of the choir, the special guests at this concert have included... Read More »

The Loss Of A Very Special Friend.

7th August, 2019
On Thursday 25th July, Mousehole Male Voice Choir were saddened to learn that they had lost their President, who had been living with cancer for some time. He was someone whom each member of the choir considered to be their friend. Revd. Julyan Drew has been our President since he took over from Douglas Williams in 2012, and has always told us... Read More »

Summer Festival Concert. Guest Artist Shân Cothi

5th July, 2019
The choir’s Summer Concert is not too far away on the 4th August. Our special guest this year is the extremely talented Welsh soprano Shân Cothi. Shân is a versatile classical and music theatre soloist and an experienced... Read More »

Cornwall’s Best Choirs Under One Roof

1st July, 2019
This year’s mid Summer concert finished the week on a high after the week’s low when the choir said goodbye to Arthur Brown, a bass member of the choir for sixty-eight years. Arthur was still present for the concert as his pint glass from the ‘Ship Inn’ was placed on the pulpit with roses in it. A very fitting tribute to a wonderfully..... Read More »

LOSS OF A MOUSEHOLE LEGEND

10th June, 2019
A tribute to Arthur Brown from our Musical Director, Steve Lawry. Mousehole Male Voice Choir have lost one of their finest. Arthur Brown joined the choir in 1951 as a fresh faced youngster, and has been a loyal, keen and enthusiastic choir member ever since. The choir honoured him as... Read More »
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