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  • Mick Anstice

Lanreath Parish Church


With Loveny Male Voice Choir in concert at Lanreath Parish Church on Saturday 11th June it was a great opportunity for the choir and audience to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. So the concert started with the choir and audience singing the great patriotic song I Vow to thee my Country with great gusto.

The Reverend Marilyn Elliott Lanreath’s Vicar made the introductions and welcomed one and all.

John Ead was the compere for the evening and as usual (I say this because he is a choir member and often comperes their concerts) did a great job in introducing each section keeping the audience amused and with his personality and wit.

Maggie Holden was the soloist for the evening, she sang four wonderfully executed songs. In the first half, two folk songs Blow the wind Southerly a traditional English folk song from Northumbria and The Sun is shining come to the Fair. In the second two songs written by George Gershwin, Summertime made famous by Sam Cooke and Ella Fitzgerald and Love walked In. For an encore she sang She moves through the Fair a traditional Irish folk song.

Loveny was conducted by Stuart Reeves and Colin Arthur accompanied on the piano by Heather Taylor. The choir sang a contrasting mix of traditional and modern songs and finished by singing Jubilee Chorus to the tune of Land of Hope and Glory the lyrics were written specially by Mike Jones and Kathy Lang in celebration of the Queen’s birthday.

Finally, Loveny and audience sang the great Cornish anthem Trelawny. The audience were very complimentary to the choir and soloist and showed their appreciation with rapturous applause throughout.

Loveny’s next concert is an outdoor concert on Padstow Quay on Sunday 26th June 6.30 to 8pm.

Loveny Male Voice Choir practice every Thursday from 7.30pm in St Neot Village Hall; new members are always welcome. Call Dave on 01208 368773, or just turn up.

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