Two new community mixed-voice choirs will be starting in Cornwall next month.

The Falmouth Good Afternoon Choir launches on Friday September 3 at Falmouth Methodist Church from 1pm-3pm and the Truro Good Afternoon Choir starts on Monday September 6 at Truro Methodist Church also from 1pm-3pm.

Both choirs will be led by Andy Farris.

Andy has been involved in choirs for over 40 years starting as a boy chorister at Sheffield Cathedral from the age of seven.

He was a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and still acts as head of their Alumni Committee.

After taking a Degree in vocal performance at Trinity College of Music, London, Andy went on to do professional work as a member of the chorus at Scottish Opera as well as doing solo concerts in London and abroad.

Falmouth Packet: Two new choirs will be starting up in Cornwall next month. Two new choirs will be starting up in Cornwall next month.

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Following the birth of twins in 2010 he moved to Cornwall and has been working for the Cornwall Music Education Hub as a vocal mentor and assistant conductor of several of their choirs, as well as running other amateur groups around the county.

The founder of the Good Afternoon Choirs is Grenville Jones who is based in Bath.

He has appeared on radio and television on many occasions and is the founder conductor of the City of Bath Male Choir and also of the nationwide Charity Golden-Oldies.

Grenville said: "Our Good Afternoon mixed-voice Choirs are NO-AUDITION and there are 19 from Cheltenham to Cornwall.

"Over 1,500 people will sing in the choirs where the accent is firmly on the enjoyment of singing together, making friends and always having a ‘Good Afternoon’ together.

"Everyone is warmly invited to attend their first rehearsal to meet Andy and discover more about the choir, its repertoire and its support of local charities in the months ahead.

"Come along and have a Good Afternoon with us!"

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