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At Holy Trinity Church St Austell, with our guests Torpoint Lady Singers

For our second concert of the year on Friday 24th March, we were very pleased to be joined by Torpoint Lady Singers in the lovely Holy Trinity Church, St Austell. The concert was dedicated to our Lyn Evans, and as was her wish, the proceeds were in aid of Marie Curie Nursing, a charity close to the hearts of the Loveny family. Both Choirs gave a very entertaining mix of songs both new and more traditional pieces.

Torpoint’s Ladies were conducted by Sylvia Fraser and their accompanist was Sue Westwell. Our MD and Accompanist were Colin Arthur and Heather Taylor, and the evening was compered by John Ead who as always, entertained the audience throughout with his great personality and wit.

As well as both Choir’s performance, there were soloists spots, our MD Colin Arthur sang the beautiful 'Walk with Me', written by Freeman and Morris, and our own bass singer Roger James gave a recitation by the Cornish Poet David Prowse, 'A Cornish Spring' which painted a picture of the beauty of Cornwall in the Spring. Torpoint’s MD and their accompanist Sue Westwell played the piano duet 'Berceuse' from the 'Dolly Suite' by Gabriel Faure’ which became famous as the play out tune to Listen with Mother, and another four-handed piece 'Krakowiak' by Moritz (Maurice) Moszkowski.

The Choirs and Soloists were given enthusiastic applause throughout the concert, and a great time was had by one and all. Afterwards, the afterglow took place at the Holmbush Inn, where both the Ladies from Torpoint and the men of Loveny were able to mingle and join in our usual enthusiastic post concert sing.

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