Mevagissey Male Choir
One of Cornwall’s finest male choirs
Welcome to the Website of One of Cornwall’s Most Innovative Male Choirs
Mevagissey Male Choir prides itself on the breadth of its repertoire, as well as the quality of its performance. Some people think male voice choirs still only sing traditional hymns and church music. We range from opera and the classics to musicals and pop, not forgetting songs from Cornwall’s own rich choral heritage.
Whether your taste is ‘60s classics, Freddie Mercury, Marvin Hamlisch or Bizet, we have something for you. We know we won’t survive if we don’t entertain! That’s why we’ve had successful tours of Germany, France, Holland, the USA, Canada, Madeira, Gibraltar, Ireland, Scotland and, most recently, Cyprus last October. And it’s why we are still the only male voice choir to have sung three times at Westminster Abbey.
Our 2017 concert season is already well under way -
Next up, we are at Launcells, near Bude on 3rd June, and then back in our own Mevagissey for Feast Week, on Monday 26th June. Details of these concerts and more can be found here. If you can’t make the concerts, you can always pop into St Andrew’s between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on a Monday evening and hear us practising. You may even want to join us! That’s if you’re male*, of course. You would make over 50 new friends in an instant!
*If you’re female, or can’t get to St Andrew’s, simply relax with any one of our six CDs, which you can order here.
Also visit Mevagissey Ladies Choir
Plymouth Guildhall with Plymouth Military Wives
The Minack Theatre
The 40th Anniversary concert at the Eden Project
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If you want to hear about us on BBC Radio 3’s “The Choir” programme. Click to hear a recording.
Welcome aboard the MMC website
Some key moments from our 2016 season.
Many thanks to Carolyn George, Ryan Tate and Amy Griffin, for the many excellent photos of the MMC
A quay moment at the start of the year.
Did you miss our Concerts on the Quay in August?
We’ll be there again next year!
We were back at the Minack on 14th May
Meva Cappella and the new signs
Members of the MMC couldn’t resist admiring the singing of our guests, Culdrose Military Wives
Juliet, Juliet, wherefore art thou Juliet?
Little wonder that both audiences and performers love the Minack
Matt Fox at St Michael’s, Newquay
St Mary’s, Penzance
Paul Pearce sings a solo at St Enoder
August and another capacity audience for MMC
The gala concert at Hall for Cornwall with
Alison Harvey and the Plymouth Military Wives
Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro and brilliant compère and wonderful soprano Alison Harvey made our concert with PMWC even more special!
October found us in Curium, Cyprus, preparing for the second concert.
. . . and later that evening
See this wonderful chronicle of our first 1,000-
Tracy Wilson, BBC Radio Cornwall
“I do have a weakness for the sound of male voice choirs, and Mevagissey did not disappoint. They performed such a wide repertoire that there was literally something for everyone . . .”
“On my first visit to Mevagissey, I heard of your choir, attended a performance and heard the angels sing. I've heard other choirs, but truly, you're the best.”
“I have been listening to the choir since the ‘80s. It really relaxes me and helps me chill out on our holiday.”
“The Mevagissey Male Voice choir are not like other choirs …. they all have the most amazing voices and when put together come up with lovely harmonies.”
Judy Ward, Cornish & Devon Post, Penstowe Park
… your August concert on the Mevagissey Quay in aid of Nepal Earthquake Appeal raised over £750. …thank you…
Phil Bullen, Shelterbox
“My husband Gene and I would like to thank you for your fantastic performance… American Trilogy was absolutely brilliant . . .”
Anne Bleile, Delaware, USA
“We bought a CD after the [Minack] concert and whilst listening to 'Cornish Hearts' as we drove home, I was amazed to realise that I was crying.”
. . . your concert at Tywardreath Church raised over £1,000 for our charity.”
Karen Murrish, Cornwall Hospice Care
Attending your rehearsal last September was a highlight of our trip to England. As a chorister, I am impressed by your sound, your musicianship and your leadership. Your CDs are now a staple in our house, and impress all our guests! -
I am sitting in my London flat listening to a CD which I bought on the harbour at Mevagissey on Monday 29 August. I just want to tell you how much I adore my CD! I was walking the coastal path with my boyfriend and we were sitting eating fish and chips and watching dolphins out at sea when we heard musical sounds coming from the inner harbour . . .
To our surprise, we found your choir singing. It was the highlight of my holiday. I knew and loved most of the songs, the setting was fabulous and the whole atmosphere was ‘magical’. Your choir sing so beautifully and must bring so much joy to SO many people -
I just want to say how much I love your new CD. I put it on every night before I go to be bed. I’ve heard many choirs over the last few years but none compares with yours -
What they say about us . . .
Updated Feb 2017
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