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We meet the 'Rockies'

Falmouth All Saints Church was the venue for our first joint concert with 'Rock Choir Cornwall' led by our own MD Marcus Alleyne , in aid of 'Cornwall Air Ambulance'. Since our concert the previous Saturday, the Choir had suffered the shocking and sudden loss of one of our own in a tragic accident, Doug Cowling. He had been flown by Air Ambulance to Derriford Hospital, but sadly passed away early the following morning. It was therefore poignant that the concert was in support of a cause that would have afforded Doug his best chance of survival, and who knows may prove vital to any one of us in the future.

On a lighter note, you cannot fail to be uplifted by the 'Rockies', singing popular songs that sound familiar and with great enthusiasm, infectious feelgood stuff....... Africa, Human, I'm still standing, Footloose, songs to get your feet tapping. I guess that is why it is clearly very popular, with choirs in St.Austell, Truro, Falmouth and Hayle.

Loveny of course is very different in style, but lent a great contrast to the evenings programme. A fairly late addition to our diary, we had a somewhat smaller Choir than normal, but what we didn't have in numbers, we made up for in quality, and ensured that we listened to each other and created a good blend of sound. 'American Trilogy' was dedicated to, and sung in fond memory of Doug. 

A huge thanks to Marcus and Mel, who again played flute accompaniment to 'Danny Boy', beautifully I might add, to All Saints for a wonderful venue, to Owain and Glyn for bringing in the music kit, and finally the Rockies. We all thoroughly enjoyed our first meeting with you, and hope to meet up again in the not too distant future.

Our next concert is in Liskeard Public Hall on November 2nd with Champagne Cornwall Chorus. We hope you'll join us!

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