MEVAGISSEY MALE CHOIR

Mevagissey is a fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall, the county of England reaching into the Atlantic Ocean. It has a permanent population of some 2,000 souls. Male voice singing is a strong tradition in the county, often associated with its mining heritage. There are currently 33 choirs, which belong to the Cornish Federation totaling  c.1,300 singers from a population of roughly half a million people.

The choir was formed in 1974 and quickly matured, under MD Harold Miller, into one of the leading and largest choirs in Cornwall with currently 60+ members including several Founder Members.

The choir averages 25 concerts each year raising many thousands of pounds for local and national charities. August 8th 1994 saw the 500th public performance.

The overseas touring began in 1980 on Gibraltar, including a memorable concert in St Michaelís Cave. Trips to France, Holland and Germany followed and in 1990 MMC were guests at the Niagara Wine and Grape Festival in Ontario. More recently they have been to Georgia USA, Eire and Madeira.

In 1977 MMC sang the winning entry `Song of Cornwall` in the Song For Cornwall Competition and have appeared on BBC Songs of Praise from Truro Cathedral.

MMC took part in all four Festivals of Cornish Male Voice Choirs in the Royal Albert Hall.

The choir is primarily a concert choir and does not normally enter competitions but they won at St Austell Music Festival in 1994 with the highest mark awarded that year and again in 1995. They took part in the International Male Voice Festival in Truro in 2003 and 2005 with excellent results under current MD Graham Willcocks.

Recordings include backing tracks for Jackie Leven, Kingadora and Ralph McTell as well as the choirís own CDs which can be accessed via the link below or by mail order to: -

Mevagissey Male Choir Recordings
49, Polkirt Hill
MEVAGISSEY
Cornwall   PL26 5UR

E-Mail :  info@meva-choir.co.uk

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