Mousehole Choir help Sainsbury's get started!

Monday 18th November, 2013 - 4:23pm

Fifty members of Mousehole Male Voice Choir managed an early start to sing as the new Sainsbury's store opened. There was a friendly acoustic in the large store, and shoppers could hear the wonderful sound of the choir wherever they were! Many stayed to listen to the whole performance as the men sang a dozen songs to set the foot tapping, the mind wandering or bring a tear to the eye, and all between the newspapers, birthday cards and Christmas jumpers!

It was good for the choir to sing for the public, and make a good impression on so many at once. Quite a few were hearing them for the first time, and found the male voice experience most enjoyable!  The choir were accompanied, as ever, by Annette Turton, and encouraged throughout by their Musical Director, Stephen Lawry.

The staff at the store were most helpful, and also provided a unique opportunity for the shoppers who were able to purchase the choir's new Christmas CD and have a free mince pie thrown in! The CD 'Christmas With Mousehole' has only just come out, but has already been extremely well received by all who have heard it. Many were sold at Sainsbury's, with the wonderful selection of Cornish carols, alongside other well known carols and Christmas songs proving very attractive, especially with the mince pie!

The new CD is available through the choir's website or by emailing 

Members of the choir, led by secretary Tim James and Kevin Wild (who designed the cover for the Christmas recording) chatted with shoppers throughout the day, and were also helped by Helena Stephan, whose public relations skills were well used.

It was lovely for the Mousehole men to be asked to sing by Sainsbury's, to reach new listeners, and to sell so many of their new CDs.  

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