Musical Director Russell Pascoe and Chairman John Larke share how FEAST funding has supported the Choir to come together in a new way.
Support from FEAST and Cornwall Community Foundation has enabled City of Truro Male Voice Choir to use technology to come together as a choir and record our performances for the benefit of others. It has allowed us to keep our spirit, music and social cohesion together, which is what amateur singing is all about.
We will be circulating our learning to the wider choral community to encourage others to try such methods.
In these appallingly difficult covid times we have been delighted by the men’s enthusiasm and participation. For The Lion Sleeps Tonight we learned all our singing parts at our weekly virtual Zoom practices and all of the parts were recorded individually and mixed remotely by Choir member Adam Delbridge–Smith. Filming was carried out in a Covid secure manner in Truro’s Boscawen Park.
Most importantly this project has been a way for our group to stay connected whilst we are unable to meet face to face. We had a great deal of fun making the film and hope we can bring a chuckle and a smile to people’s faces in these stressful times as well as raise some much needed funds for the Zoo.
The City of Truro Male Voice Choir aims to be the most entertaining male voice choir in the South West and for the City of Truro to be proud of us. The ethos of the choir is to have fun and enjoy singing. Each year we host a visiting choir and also spend a weekend away.
We are a registered charity, and our current membership is over 45 strong. The choir gives approximately a dozen concerts a year.
Find out more: www.cityoftruromalechoir.co.uk, follow them on Facebook or subscribe to their YouTube channel.