St Ives Community Choir News 2021

Tate Gallery 8 Christmas Concert

With some restrictions on numbers due to Covid 19 a depleted choir gave a concert at the Tate, St Ives, the first of the Christmas season, in The Tate on Saturday 27th November. Although with reduced numbers, the choir performed admirably, Gallery 8 being well suited to producing good sound. Stephen Bassett deserves special mention (back left) as the only bass. There are a couple of videos of the concert which were a simple unedited recording from a mobile phone. They are available to view on this website: Media >>> or You Tube 'Who is this child' >>> and You Tube 'Rainbow Christmas' >>>

Photo courtesy of Bill Thomas

September Festival Concert, "St Ives Entertains"


After a long layoff due to the Covid 19 pandemic the choir accepted an invitation to sing at the St Ives September Festival at The Guildhall on the evening of Friday 17th September. The event was organized by Dave Brotherton of Tir ha Tavas to raise funds for St Ives Community Land Trust. Other performers included Kidz R Us representatives, Bamaluz Bootleggers, poet Bob Devereux, Katrina Geraghty and Sophie Andrews.

The choir opened well with “Let Music Sing”, a rousing piece to ignite warm applause. MD William had the audience involved with “The Do Ron Ron” and Cornish favourite, “Proper Job” (soloist Stephen Bassett). After “Like an Eagle” the whole evening was brought to a conclusion with the Cornish anthem “Bro Goth Agon Tasow”.

Morag Robertson, chair of St Ives Community Land Trust, had commented: “Our members and supporters would like to thank Dave Brotherton for thinking of such a fabulous way to support our housing project at The Old Vicarage Flats, which is right next-door to the Guildhall.


“All the performers are giving their talents free to get behind affordable homes, which are so needed in the parish. We are looking forward to a grand night out!”


Dave Brotherton wrote to the choir with these words: "Thank you all for your input into a very successful evening yesterday.  I’ve had lots of very positive and flattering comments about all of the performances and the organisation.  It’s wonderful to think that we can produce such an evening for such a valuable cause.


"Thank you once again and a big well done!!!"