Falmouth choir is set to disband
8:00am Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
The Killigrew Singers in Falmouth are to disband after ten years of song.
The group’s committee said it was with “much sadness” that the decision had been made to close the hymnbook on the mixed choir.
Sally Robinson, from the choir, said: “The Singers have struggled for some time to maintain a musically balanced choir, and membership has now dropped to a figure that makes the choir financially unviable.”
Members will take part in a swansong performance just before Christmas, at a concert to raise funds for the Mylor Methodist Chapel.
After this the Killigrew Singers will cease to exist, but Mrs Robinson said members could be “proud of their record of concerts” over the last decade.
Initially known as the Falmouth Community Choir, the group gave its first concert in 2002 under Katrina Geraghty, head of music at Falmouth School at the time.
This was to celebrate the opening of the school's new drama and music department.
The group came together again, under the same name, as an independent choir for a “Voices for Hospices” concert in October 2003. It was renamed the Killigrew Singers in 2005.
Since then the Singers have staged 18 concerts for the public under the direction of Angeline Seymour and Daniel Shermon.
These concerts have included performances of “The Creation”, Vivaldi's “Gloria” and the Faure Requiem, often joining up with other singing and instrumental groups.
Members led “The Big Sing” in last year's celebration of the 350th anniversary of the signing of Falmouth’s town charter.