New Choir President
Wednesday 25th March, 2020 - 11:48am
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 associated with Mousehole Male Voice Choir in 1976 when she was a music student. She became a primary school teacher specialising in music and was a soloist with the choir under musical director, Eric Dale.
Kath joined MMVC Ladies Committee in 1977 and has had the role of secretary and chairman. She is, at present, chairman of the committee.
She sang with her husband John and brother-in-law Kevin in a group called ‘Nampara,’ singing in local concerts and choir tours.
Kath was made a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh in 2010, her bardic name being ‘J’n Kana Fleghes’ – ‘Joy in Children’s singing.’ In the same year she was also awarded the Brian Spiegelhalter Citizen of the Year award for Penzance.
Kath takes much pleasure in being the accompanist for her twin daughters, Jenna and Morwenna known as ‘Twin Harmony’ who delight in singing throughout the county and especially enjoy singing with MMVC.
MMVC holds a very special place in Kath’s heart as it was through the choir that she met her husband, John, in 1976. Her father-in-law Garfield was also a life member of the choir.
She feels very humble to follow in the footsteps of such esteemed presidents.
Having being appointed Kath said “I just wanted to express my sincere thanks and gratitude in electing me as your forthcoming president. I am indeed honoured, thrilled and feel it a great privilege to follow in the footsteps of such prestigious past presidents. I hope that I can serve you as well as these wonderful people have done in the past. My connection with MMVC began in 1976 and it has been a great honour to be associated with this wonderful organisation who show so much concern and support for each other”.