Treverva Male Voice Choir was formed in 1936 in the small Cornish village of Treverva. It was preceded by a renowned male quartet. This singing group was so popular and successful at competitive festivals that many other local men were inspired to form a choir. This led to the formation of the Treverva Male Voice Choir with the leader of the quartet, Edgar Kessell, as its MD. It was based in the small chapel in Treverva until the building was closed in 2012. The Choir is now based at "The Space", a community hall located in the grounds of Penryn Rugby Club.
The Choir has undertaken concert tours in California, Belgium, Holland, and the UK and has achieved successes at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the Welsh Mining Festival, Huddersfield, Blackpool, Cheltenham and in its home county of Cornwall. They have performed in St. Paul's Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall, Gloucester and Truro Cathedrals and by way of a change, in a Jumbo Jet, 37,000 feet above the Atlantic, 700 feet down a Cornish tin mine recording Christmas carols for the BBC, at the Royal Agricultural Show in Stoneleigh, on a tall ship taking part in the Tall Ships Race starting at Falmouth, on a fishing trawler for the BBC during filming and at Trebah Gardens, Cornwall as part of the 2014 TV series "Glorious Gardens From Above" (There are videos of this on the Treverva Male Voice Choir Facebook page). It has also appeared on "Song of Praise" recorded at Coverack by BBC World Service.
The Choir was formed initially to sing at local events, particularly those arranged for charity fund raising. We continue to receive such requests from organisers and the concerts have always been popular with our supporters and Choir members and help ensure a loyal and enthusiastic following and membership.
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