David Peters


David, a retired solicitor, is a Falmouth man. He joined Treverva Choir in 1974 on his return to Cornwall having worked in Nigeria for twelve years.

He was Chairman of the choir from 1979 to 1986, the year when it celebrated its 60th anniversary.

In 2002 he was one of the founding trustees of the Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival and was its Chairman from 2005 - 2013. He is now Vice President.

In 1996 he was made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd with the bardic title Broder yn Can (brother in song).

                                                      MUSICAL DIRECTOR

                                       Paul Triggs


Paul has been directing choirs for 20 years. He started with Treverva in 1996 and was their MD for 2 years before taking over the City of Truro male voice choir. He was their MD for 14 years during which time he took the choir on concert tours of the UK and Europe. I t was on one of the European tours that the choir performed in Bruges Cathedral, to an audience of 800, for which they were given a standing ovation. As well as directing Treverva, he is currently MD of the RNAS Culdrose Military Wives Choir.

Paul trained as a classical tenor for 3 years with Robert Bowman, former principal tenor with English National Opera and also worked with Molly Petrie of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in workshops and voice training                             


                                      Ruth Best


Ruth graduated in music at Southampton University where she gained a BA and Masters Degree in Music Performance. She is an accomplished performer of piano, organ and violin, was  a member of the Cornwall Youth Orchestra at the age of 13, and has played in the University of Southampton Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta.

Ruth was associated with the Choir for many years as deputy accompanist before becoming full time accompanist on her return from University.


                                            Ken Dunstan


As well as being Choir Chairman and an enthusiastic member of the top tenor section, Ken takes a keen interest in traditional Cornish folk music and sea shanties, often heard in the County's pubs and clubs. This inspired him to form the Lemonaires, a small singing group from within the Choir, who carry on this tradition at similar venues in the locality. They are also frequently booked to sing in old peoples' homes and similar establishments.

                                                           CHOIR SECRETARY

                                        David Napier         


David joined the top tenor section of the Choir in 2009 . He previously worked for the Post Office in London for 17 years as a counter clerk and then travelled around the country for 3 years training other post office personnel in the use of a new computer system. He then returned to his native Falmouth, working in the post office there until its closure. He now runs a waste disposal business.



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