Schedule of Events
Cornwall International Male Choral Festival
The Choir performed at the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival 2017 in the Hall For
Cornwall Truro on the 29th April 2017. We were judged to be "The Best Cornish Choir for under
40 Voices" and were awarded the St Stythians Cup. The months of hard work have been rewarded
and congratulations to all concerned. Follow us on Facebook and our Photo Gallery
Wadebridge Festival Of Music
On the 10th May Tintagel entered the Wadebridge Festival of Music, to compete against our friends
the Wadebridge Male Voice Choir. The Wadebridge Choir were on stage first. Their first song was in
Russian and their second was in Latin and they produced a beautiful sound which we all thought was
a winning performance. We were on stage next, performing "Singers of the world Unite" and
"Spiritual Jubilee". Afterwards the adjudicator found minor faults with both choirs but
awarded both Choirs a Merit of Distinction and to our choir the Winners Trophy!!! A copy of our
performance is on our Photo Gallery under Memorable Concerts and is free to listen to. Enjoy!
Looking forward 2017
The Choir has been very busy over these winter months, rehearsing new songs for
the 2017 season and our Musical Director Penny Barclay has been working
tirelessly to create the best sound from the Choir.
The Choir will be challenged early in the season with two competitions. The
first being on the 10th March at the Wadebridge Music Festival where our main
competitor Wadebridge Male Voice will be challenging us for the Wadebridge
Trophy, both choirs take the challenge seriously but are always friends
The second competition is on 29 April at the Truro International Choir Festival
This is a large competition attracting Choirs from all over the world and we
will be working hard to give the best sound on the day. As always we welcome
support from all our friends and supporters at all our concerts throughout the
year. Details of our concerts dates are in the Schedule of Events
Looking Back 2016
For the 2016 season we started early appearing on two occasions on the BBC
Spotlight news singing Carols the week before Christmas which we were very
pleased to do and was good publicity for the Choir.
Following on with songs focused on the theme of "Love" for our Cabaret Night in
March. The choir and Soloist's had been practicing for weeks to provide a
very entertaining evening. Comments from the audience and from the choir wives
all agreed the Concert was a resounding success.
In June, we held our annual joint Concert with the Bristol University Madrigal
Ensemble. This was held at the Tintagel Methodist Church. Where the two Choirs
performed their different styles of music, The Bristol Choir with their secular
vocal music composition and the more traditional style of the TOMVC producing a
full and enjoyable programme to a packed audience in the afternoon Concert.
In July The Massed Cornish Federation of Male Voice Choirs Held a Concert in
the Plymouth Pavilions. Choirs from all over Cornwall had rehearsed in
preparation for this popular concert. Our Choir was well represented, with
nearly the whole choir in attendance. News from the organisers indicated a
No Choir can survive without funds to pay for sheet music, equipment and the
professional musical team who direct and support the choir.
So throughout this year we held several very successful events one of which was
held at Barbara and John Sadler's house organised by them and with the help
the choir and their wives, provided an enjoyable & well-attended Barbeque
which raised much needed funds for the Choir. Another annual favourite was our
Summer Concerts, there were 5 in total, which we hold at the Tintagel Social
Hall. These concerts are very popular with our supporters and holiday makers,
especially our very Cornish Auction held during the interval where produce
donated, was either grown or made by our choir members and supporters.
Everything from Flower's, Tomatoes, to delicious homemade cakes.
Charities - Over the years the Choir has raised thousands of pounds for our
local charities and this year is no exception. We have sung at various
locations for local Charities. They included St Breock Church, The RNLI open
air Concert in Bude, Brockhill Chapel, Liftondown Chapel, Otterham Hall and the
Joint Charity Concert of 5 Choirs at the Launceston Central Methodist Church,
which raised a total of £3750 and a cheque is to be presented to the
Addlington Fund for the Somerset flood victims at the Lanreath Village Hall on
the 12 February 17.
We were also privileged to sing at two Weddings this year, to be involved in
the couple's special day is a joy to us.
My special thanks go to all those who make the choir a success, they include
Penny Barclay MD, Jennifer May Accompanist, Mervin Colwill Assistant MD, the
Committee for their support throughout the year, Alan dawe, Andrew Barclay who
stepped in during Penny's absence, our wives, girlfriends and supporters
also known as the WAGs. Led by Jenny Metters and her team, who worked
throughout the year producing homemade food and organising events like the
Cabaret Night and the Summer BBQ, their efforts help make these occasions so
successful and our thanks go to all involved and last but not least the men of
the Choir, who throughout the year work hard to produce a distinctive