It's A Secret! A Visit from The Duke And Duchess of Cornwall

25th July, 2022
At choir practice a couple of weeks before, our Chairman, Jon Pender, asked who would be able to sing in Mousehole on Monday 18th July? Questions were then asked, “What is the Occasion?” Reply.......... Read More »

The Hangover Of A Pandemic - Seven Concerts In Eight Weeks

22nd July, 2022
Hopefully Covid-19 is gradually receding, but in our singing the effects of the last two years have been quite dramatic. The choir, usually brimming with confidence, has taken an awfully long time to settle back into the groove. Voices were rusty, practicing on Zoom, was in no..... Read More »

The 10th Cornwall International Male Choral Festival

10th May, 2022
This year marked the 10th Cornwall International Male Choral Festival, which is held every two years around the early May Bank Holiday. Despite the pandemic problems since 2020, the present Festival attracted choirs from Cornwall and the rest of the UK as well as from abroad - this time they came from Read More »

Singing Our Hearts Out For Ukraine

2nd May, 2022
For the first time in over two years, following the Covid pandemic, Mousehole Male Voice Choir hosted a joint concert on Sunday 10th April. For our ‘first’ joint concert we were joined by Nankersey Male Choir. Whilst the concert had been planned for sometime, the decision was made to... Read More »

Choir Donation to Solomon Browne & Union Star Memorial Project

2nd March, 2022
At the choir’s usual Monday evening practice on 28th February, we took the opportunity to invite along Martin Brockman and Jo Payne from the Solomon Browne Memorial Fund, and presented them with a cheque for..... Read More »

Two Years On. Rehearsing At The Pirates Ground

17th February, 2022
Quoting Yoda from the immensely popular Star Wars films, “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way” Looking back over the last couple of years how true this is. The light at the end of the tunnel was.... Read More »

Post Covid Lockdown Recognition - 27th Sept 2021

18th October, 2021
During choir practice on Monday, our President, Kath, re-presented Derek Harvey with a Nigel Hallard print the choir gave him in recognition of his 70th anniversary with the choir. The inscription reads “Presented to Derek by his fellow members of the Mousehole Male Voice Choir as a mark of their.... Read More »

Recognition Of 70 Years Service To The Choir

19th April, 2021
Derek Harvey is the elder statesman of Mousehole Male Voice Choir. He joined when he was 17, on 19th October 1950, before many of us were..... Read More »

Paul Feast Concert With A Difference.

19th October, 2020
On Sunday 11th October Mousehole Male Voice Choir gave the traditional feast concert in the parish church. This concert though, was different. Due to the on-going Covid-19 situation, the concert itself was a virtual one featuring songs performed by the choir and recorded for posterity and available on ‘You Tube’. A very limited audience was present, in line with the restrictions, and the ‘choir’ were hosted for the evening by.... Read More »

Early Choir Artefacts Given To Mousehole Archive.

6th August, 2020
The Mousehole Archive, based in the village is an organisation that is dedicated to research and archiving historic information and artefacts relating to Mousehole, one of the most ancient, characteristic, and historically important villages in Cornwall. Over the course of the lockdown imposed by the... Read More »

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 »
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