Treverva MVC have recently released their latest CD, "Treverva at 75". This is part of the Choir's 75th anniversary celebrations and the disk has 21 tracks which include many modern songs as well as traditional male voice pieces. The CD is on sale at £10 obtainable from: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHOIR SINGS AT ACCOMPANIST'S WEDDING
Saturday, 15th August was the wedding day of Treverva choir accompanist, Ruth Bray. The wedding took place in the picturesque, St. Mylor Church, situated on the edge of the River Fal at Mylor Yacht Harbour Parts of the ceremony were in the Cornish language and Cornish tartan was much in evidence. The bridegroom, Antony Best, speaks Cornish fluently. Included in items performed by the choir was "White Rose" which was sung in Cornish.
Images of the wedding are on the Gallery page.
POPPY APPEAL CONCERT AT HELSTON
St. Michaels Church, Helston was the venue for a Poppy Appeal Concert on Sunday, 15th November. Helston Town Band, Post 16 Ambassadors (a singing group from Helston Community College) and Treverva Male Choir performing a variety of musical items, including many associated with the two World Wars. One of the items performed by the Treverva Choir : "Keep The Home Fires Burning", arranged by the MD, Roger Pinsent and narrated by choir member, Norman Hyde, was particularly appropriate. Norman is a veteran of World War II and was engaged in escorting Russian cargo vessels through Icelandic waters. He has been a member of the bass section of the Choir for 69 years. He also wrote the words of "Come Home To Cornwall", sung to the Welsh tune, "Myfanwy" included in the programme.
LARGE CROWD AT TWO CHOIR CONCERT
Treverva's concert with Loveny Male Voice Choir at All Saints Church, Falmouth on Saturday, 21st November was well attended. The audience enjoyed a varied programme from both choirs, and the sound they produced during combined items.
Treverva opened the concert with an arrangement by their MD, Roger Pinsent, of "Dona Nobis Pacem". For this the choir divided into three sections, each section located in different parts of the building. The arrangement was enhanced by the magnificent acoustics of the building. Treverva's programme also included the Beatles "Ticket to Ride, "Keep the Home Fires Burning", "Along the Shore" composed by local songwriter Harry "Safari" Glason, and "Men of Cornwall" a medley of traditional Cornish songs compiled by Harry Glasson, and arranged for the choir by Alan Simmons. The accompanist was Ruth Best.
Loveny, with their deputy MD, Stuart Reed and accompanist, Ann Fleet, included "African Prayer", "Tibyay Payem" and "American Trilogy" in their programme. The two choirs joined forces in "Gwahoddiad" and "Morte Christe".
Vice president of Treverva MVC, John Brock, chaired the concert which had been arranged to raise funds for the Macmillan Appeal
WET BUT NOT A WASHOUT
Monday's switching on of the Christmas lights at Mylor Bridge threatened to be rained-off but, undaunted, the villagers all turned out to enjoy the event. Moving the customary singing of carols in the car park of the Lemon Arms into the Tremayne Hall was the only change. A large crowd gathered there to take part in the singing led by Pendennis Brass band , Treverva Male Voice choir and pupils from Mylor Bridge junior school. Local resident, Mrs Rosemary Dale switched on the lights.
Our MD, Roger Pinsent, braved the rain when he conducted the Choir on Thursday when we helped entertain Falmouth's late night shoppers. We were OK under cover of a canvas stage shelter. Unfortunately, it was too small for him to stand inside and he was exposed to the elements. We were sad that he was too wet to join us in a nearby pub afterwards. He had to go home to change and missed a pint in front of a nice log fire. Shame!!
A MEMORABLE CONCERT
Our Christmas concert at the Tremayne Hall, Mylor Bridge on Saturday, 19th December was almost a sellout in spite of the rain, and the final of "Strictly" on the TV. There were many popular carols for the audience to sing along to and many pieces by the Choir, all with with a Christmas flavour.
Solo items by Frankie Addey, soprano, and Sophie Hunter, flute, added to the enjoyment as did mince pies and mulled wine served during the interval. Santa also appeared and showered buckets of sweets over the audience. Who he was under his disguise isn't clear but we noticed that there was a gap in the ranks of the 2nd tenors where Barry Norman normally stands!
President of the Choir, David Peters, compered the concert which was conducted by MD Roger Pinsent with Ruth Best, accompanist.