|On August 15th, Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir held the fourth in their series of Summer
Concerts. The purpose of these Summer Concerts is not only to entertain locals and visitors, but to
raise funds for the choir and for charity.
To this end, TOMVC was pleased to present cheques of £500 to each of 3 charities, namely,
CLIC Sargent, Macmillan Nursing and the Merlin MS Centre.
Mr Brian Jennings, who incidentally is
Chairman of Launceston Male Voice Choir, accepted the cheque on behalf of CLIC Sargent. He gave a
moving account of the help his family had received from the CLIC nurses whilst his Grandson, aged
12 years, has been undergoing treatment since being diagnosed with Leukaemia at the end of
Right: Brian Jennings accepting the cheque on behalf of CLIC.
Macmillan Nursing could not
provide a representative on the night, owing to other fundraising commitments, but Choir member,
John Theobald accepted the cheque on their behalf, and read out an e-mail from Emma Wright,
fundraising manager for Macmillan in Cornwall, expressing her heartfelt thanks for the
Left: John Theobald accepting the cheque for Macmillan Nursing.
The Merlin Centre, formerly
The Merlin Project, was represented by David and Lorraine Jasper, who have both worked tirelessly
for the cause since its inception. David accepted the cheque, expressing his thanks, and gave an
account of his family's connection to Multiple Sclerosis. He said the Merlin Centre is 'a
victim of its own success' in constant need of more funds to treat more people in Cornwall with
Right: David Jasper accepting the cheque on behalf of the Merlin Centre.
The guest artistes for the night's concert were the talented ladies singing group 'Take
Note', and the whole evening was a great success. Both choirs sang to 'a full house'
under the Chairmanship of Mr Glenton Brown, and deputy musical director, Mervyn Colwill. Tintagel
Choir was accompanied, as always, by the incomparable Alan Dawe.
The preceding three Summer Concerts were also very successful and well supported by visitors and
locals alike. The first concert, held on July 4th, had an American theme and featured soloists from
the choir. George Jose, Bob Metters, Bob Franklin and John Theobald sang songs to entertain an
The second concert welcomed a budding young entertainer. At 15 years old, Josh Lyle treated his
audience to a mixture of songs from musical shows, having just taken his exams in music and
On the 1st of August a large audience witnessed a great performance from a superb soprano,
Kathleen Morrison from Bude, who sang a variety of songs from Musicals to Mozart, both these young
artists under the leadership of Tintagel Orpheus Musical Director, Penny Barclay.
All our Summer Concerts include the now famous, or infamous, auction of produce. Homemade and
home grown goodies, flowers, preserves and baking, supplied by choir members and their wives which,
given such generous audiences, help to boost the choir's funds.
The final two Summer Concerts will be held on August 29th and September 12th in Tintagel Social
Hall, starting at 8pm.
Why not come along and enjoy an evening with your 'local' Male Voice Choir and help us
raise more funds for next years chosen charities.