Singing Our Hearts Out For Ukraine
Monday 2nd May, 2022 - 12:17pm
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 use this concert to raise funds to support the victims of the death
and misery inflicted on Ukraine by Russia. Prior to the concert, a lot
of work took place by all members of both choirs to promote and
advertise the concert. To everyone’s astonishment, Chapel Street
Methodist Church in Penzance was almost full.
choirs sang with feeling and gusto which was probably influenced by the
fund raising decision and with the many images of misery that have seen
on the television and in social media. Both choirs came together at the
end of the concert and sang ‘Rachie’ conducted by Steve Lawry and
‘Home, Home From The Sea’ conducted by Elaine Tangye. The choirs
received a standing ovation from the very appreciative crowd. From the
choir’s perspective, even though Covid affected the numbers singing, it
was good to be back performing again.
decision was made to have a retiring collection as well, which, when
added to the pot, resulted in £4,500 being raised. The funds have now
been donated to the International Committee for the Red Cross for their
on-going work in Ukraine. A big thank you to those who came to support
the concert, it was absolutely wonderful to see so many people in
attendance and also who gave so generously in the retiring collection.
Thanks also to Penzance Orpheus Ladies Choir who gave a large donation
to go in with the proceeds, as well as the committee of Mousehole MVC
who rounded the amount up with a similar donation. It was a splendid
evening of music and a terrific effort for the charity.
Meur Ras to everyone who was involved, both to the choristers and to those in the audience.
Photo Credit: Val Bidgood (Nankersey Male Choir)