Venues visited by the Singers include local chapels, community centres at Penryn and Camborne and residential homes where we are always made to feel extremely welcome. Singing out of doors presents some problems but we have in the past paid a visit to St Ives West pier in the summer and have appeared at Morrab Gardens, Penzance and on the sea-front at Portreath. The Milton Keynes visit referred to earlier was a fund-raising exercise in 1996 at the invitation of Mike Kippax who was using a converted pub on a housing estate as a church. Local radio expressed an interest and broadcast some songs and interviews.
Latterly we have been giving concerts of faith and popular music for senior citizens’ clubs and in residential homes in the area, including Veor House, St. Clair’s, Tregenna House, St. Martin’s House, Trelawney Court, Blackwood House and Gladys Holman House. In addition to these outreach activities, the church choir has been augmented by the Singers for special services such as Christmas and Easter, occasional weddings and funerals and the annual RSPCA pet service. We have collaborated with the Jubilate and Maranatha Dance Groups and others in producing two Roger Jones Christian musicals – “Snakes and Ladders” and “Angel Voices”, whilst recently some of our number participated in a special Cornish choir to produce the moving and memorable musical “Rock” under the baton of the composer himself. We have also participated in various events under the auspices of Churches Together in Camborne, including the United Good Friday Act of Witness and Christmas in the Square (accompanied by some very well behaved animals!).
We also sponsor a young Thai orphan, Danggwa, who is now in her teens.
Practices are on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and new members are always welcome. Enthusiasm is more important than ability and there is no audition!