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Harmony choir brings festive cheer to Falmouth: PICTURE GALLERY
2:00pm Wednesday 1st January 2014 in News
The Cornish Harmony Choir brightened up a wet and windy Falmouth on Christmas Eve when its singers performed their annual carol service around the town.
The group, with members of male voice choirs from across the county, made its way through the town, stopping at various points to sing traditional Cornish carols for the appreciative crowds. Choir conductor Ivor “Raffie” Richardson said: “We had a wet start, but it went very well. By the time we reached Church Corner the rain had eased off and we had the best of the weather.”
“I would estimate we had about 80 to 100 members by the time we reached the church steps, even though not everyone met at the start.
“We had members from most male voice choirs in the south west of Cornwall, and we rely on them to keep the tradition going.”
After singing their final carol on The Moor, where a large crowd had gathered in front of the Seven Stars pub, the choir retired to Falmouth Rugby Club for more singing, accompanied by a pasty and a pint.
There were around 18 collectors accepting donations along the route. The money raised will be shared by Falmouth Stroke Club, Falmouth Befriending Service and the Falmouth branch of the Mission to Seafarers.
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