Community Choirs and Singing Groups

Carbis Bay
St ives and Hayle Afternoon Community Choir (part of Cornwall Community Choirs)
Tuesday afternoons, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
St Anta's Church Hall, Porthrepta Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2LB
Neil Shepherd 07950 585787

Hayle
Local Vocalz
Monday evenings 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle
Fast moving, young choir of approximately 50 people. Music reading desirable, but not essential if you are prepared to have a go at picking up simple music reading skills fairly quickly. The choir does regular concerts, festivals, recordings, tours and trips, etc and is aimed at people in the 18 to 50 age range who may be working or at college during the day. Lively people outside that age range will be considered if they are prepared play a full part in the life of the choir. You must be prepared to sing a wide range of music from the embracing classical repertoire, madrigals, jazz, pop and showtunes …
http://www.localvocalz.co.uk
Neil Shepherd 07950 585787

Helston
Helston Community Choir (part of Cornwall Community Choirs)
Mondays from 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Catholic Church Hall, Clodgey Lane, Helston
Neil Shepherd 07950 585787

Four Lanes, Hayle & Praze
Four Lanes, Hayle & Praze Choir
timhosken@hotmail.co.uk
01736 810349

Mousehole
Mousehole Male Voice Choir
Musical Director: Steven Lawry
Monday Evenings 7:30 – 9:15pm
Mousehole Sunday School Room (November to April); Paul Parish Church (May to October)
Choir members are drawn from all over west Cornwall, and are a cosmopolitan group, representing many backgrounds, from labourers to head teachers, high flying council employees to painters and decorators, and aged from 22 to 88. This is a varied group of well over 80 men, who come together as equals. Teamwork is a key at Mousehole, with the men working hard to extend and improve on their repertoire, the committee working to make events and ideas come to fruition, and balance the books, and the music team leading from the front. 
If you think you may be interested in joining the choir you are very welcome to visit on a practice night.
http://www.mouseholemalevoicechoir.co.uk
mmvc@talktalk.net
Tim James 01736 361371
 
Newlyn
Chywoones
Wednesday morning 10.00am - 12.00am
Humphry Davy School, Penzance
They sing original arrangements of songs by the likes of Adele, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons and even Britney Spears! They learn by ear so there's no need to be able to read music and there are no auditions.
http://www.thefiftydegrees.moonfruit.com/#/barbed-choir/4553986401
Craig 07584 043646
Sophie 07773 330393

Paul
Laudate!
Paul Parish Church
A mixed voice four part choir, open to singers who would like to sing a wide range of "quality" music from Tallis to Tavener and a multiplicity of other composers. Singers are drawn from the Lands End to Truro area. They undertake a variety of engagements, including services, concerts and recitals. Whilst the choir specialises in church music they also undertake concerts where the repertoire is broader.
http://www.laudate.webeden.co.uk
Neil Shepherd 01736 759944

Penzance
Barbed Choir
Thursday evenings 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Humphry Davy School, Penzance
They sing original arrangements of songs by the likes of Adele, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons and even Britney Spears! They learn by ear so there's no need to be able to read music and there are no auditions.
http://www.thefiftydegrees.moonfruit.com/#/barbed-choir/4553986401
Craig 07584 043646
Sophie 07773 330393

Tone Deaf Ensemble
Wednesday evenings 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Humphry Davy School, Penzance
They sing original arrangements of songs by the likes of Adele, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons and even Britney Spears! They learn by ear so there's no need to be able to read music and there are no auditions.
http://www.thefiftydegrees.moonfruit.com/#/barbed-choir/4553986401
Craig 07584 043646
Sophie 07773 330393

Levow an Bys (Voices of the World)
Led by Pip Wright

Wednesday evenings during term-time, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
St. Marys Catholic Primary School, Peverall Road, Penzance.
A friendly community choir which sings beautiful songs from around the world (in 2, 3 and 4 parts). They perform a few times a year – but mostly sing for pleasure, relaxation and the delight of singing in harmony. All voices welcome, men, women … high, low or ‘not sure what I am’ voices. No audition and no need to read music.
http://levowanbys.wordpress.com
pipjanewright@gmail.com
Pip Wright 01736 763766

The Dawn Chorus
Led by Pip Wright

Friday mornings during term-time, 9.30am - 11.00am
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval.
A friendly community choir which sings beautiful songs from around the world (in 2, 3 and 4 parts). They perform a few times a year – but mostly sing for pleasure, relaxation and the delight of singing in harmony. All voices welcome, men, women … high, low or ‘not sure what I am’ voices. No audition and no need to read music.
http://levowanbys.wordpress.com
pipjanewright@gmail.com
Pip Wright 01736 763766

Penzance Choral Society and Opera
Over 100 voices strong the choir perform two main concerts a year, one in May and one at Christmas, and also sing in local churches at special events.
Rehearsals are held at 7.30pm on Friday evenings at Humphry Davy School, Coombe Road, Penzance. New members are always very welcome
Musical Director: Timothy Hosken
http://www.penzancechoral.org.uk
info@penzancechoral.org.uk
Tim Hosken 01736 810349

Penzance Community Choir (part of Cornwall Community Choirs)
Thursday afternoons, 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Chapel Street Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Penzance

Perranuthone
Perran Voices
Led by Pip Wright
Meet fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons (1.00pm - 3.00pm)
Church Room Community Centre, Perranunthoe. Cost – £3.50 per session
A friendly local singing group which sings a mixture of beautiful, easy-to-learn songs from around the world (and closer to home). Each session starts with some gentle warm ups and vocal technique to help singers find their voice, gain confidence and sing healthily. New voices are always welcome, the group is a mixture of men, women, different ages and with varied singing backgrounds from experienced singers to ‘I haven’t sung since school, but always wanted to’. Somehow they always manage to find a way, make a lovely sound and come away energised. There is no pressure to perform or attend every session.
pipjanewright@gmail.com
Pip Wright 01736 763766

St Just
Cape Cornwall Pub Singers
Formed early in 1997 in an attempt to resurrect the singing tradition in the local pubs around St Just.
http://www.capecornwallsingers.co.uk
01736 787120

Bosavern Singers
Bosavern Community Farm
Alternate Sundays 4pm to 5.30pm. £2 per session. Singing is inside or outside depending on the weather. Members of the group bring material they would like to sing and the repertoire is varied. A focus has been to find songs mark the seasons and daily activities on the farm. Sessions are led by Kelsey Michael.
01736 351330