Wednesday 24th October, 2012 - 11:16am
Paul Feast 2012
The Choir helped to get Paul Feast week off to a great start, as they always do, giving a concert in support of the church.
Our special guest, Sylvia Berryman, travelled from Northamptonshire especially to sing with the choir, and she didn’t disappoint, with her well chosen programme and beautiful tone and control she was absolutely delightful. It was a great evening all round.
The enjoyment of the audience, who had gathered in very good number, in spite of the poor weather, was reflected in the comments as they left the church: “What a fantastic evening”; “a beautifully varied programme”; “so many wonderful pieces”; “you weren’t afraid to sing lots of challenging stuff and it all came off so well!” and “the best blend I’ve heard from the Choir”.
There was a real appreciation of the work which the Mousehole men put in to reach such a good standard of performance.
Special mention should go to Colin Trevorrow for his solo part in The Star Of County Down, a wonderful Irish piece; also to Charles Parke, David Strandberg, Stephen Lawry, David Harvey, Jon Pender, Ian Pye, Brian Ableman, Vance Webster, Reg Osborne and Paul Worth who all sang special parts in the wonderful setting of Ave Maria, by Biebl.
All the music was complimented beautifully by the exquisite accompaniment of Annette Turton, who always does a superb job for the choir and soloist.
The choir was led, as ever, by musical director Stephen Lawry, who also introduced items when necessary, and slotted a poem into the middle of the concert to give the boys a break.
It was good to have John Harry on the organ before and after the concert, and to accompany the hymn. It was also a pleasure to welcome the new vicar of Paul to his first Feast Concert. Rev. Andrew Yates was there with his wife, Sian (who is also a vicar, and will be working at St Mary’s in Penzance). Andrew thoroughly enjoyed being there, and also said a few words and gave the blessing at the end of the evening. We look forward to working with him.
Mousehole will next be singing at Probus Church on Sunday 21st October, and are already looking at pieces in preparation for their Christmas concert back at Paul Church on Friday 21st December. A date for your diary!