Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival

29 April – 04 May

Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival


The bi-ennial Festival showcases the very best of male voice singing from across the world. Male choirs of all ages (from boys to senior citizens partipate in concerts, sing in in tourist attractions, educational activites and competitions.

Over 50 events at over 40 locations across Cornwall. Over 60 choirs will be participating with mor ethan 20 in competitions.

Tickets for concerts and competitions can be purchased through the Hall for Cornwall website or the Festival website.

60 choirs will sing in this, the sixth International Male Voice Festival. As well as 30 wonderful Cornish choirs, we will be welcoming choirs from across the UK, Australia, Russia, Germany, Lithuania, The Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Finland. It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Chorale des Mineurs Polonais de Douai will be unable to participate in the Festival due to the serious illness of the choir's Director, Henri Kikos. We all send our very best wishes to him for a speedy receovery.

Twenty five concerts will take place during the Festival. Choirs will sing in a wide variety of tourist attractions (see below); Cornwall Boys and Cambiata choirs, travelling on buses from both ends of the County, will sing with male choirs in towns and local festivals in the County, before converging on and singing on Truro Piazza. Then they will then entertain the audience in the Hall for Cornwall while the jury in the international singing competitions reach their verdicts.

The Festival in Brief:

Thurs. 2nd May: Festival Inaugural Youth International Gala Concert in Truro (7.00pm); Regional Gala Concerts in Eglsohayle (Wadebridge), Saltash & Penzance; Educatiional Outreach Programme in schools.

Fri. 3rd May International Gala Concert, Truro Cathedral; Regional Gala Concerts in Falmouth, Liskeard, Porthleven and Redruth; Educational Outreach Programme in Schools; Symposium, seminars and master classes.

Sat. 4th May:International Singing Competitions(from 9.00am);International Gala Concert(8.00pm) in Truro;Regional Gala Concertsin St Austell, St Neot, Launceston, Padstow and Paul.Daytime singing at: St Clement Flower Festival; Heartlands; Trebah Gardens.

Sun. 5th May: Regional Gala Concerts in Bude, Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Newquay and St Just. Daytime singing at: The Eden Project; The Lost Gardens of Heligan; The Minack Theatre; The National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.

Mon. 6th May: Finale International Gala Concert in Truro. Daytime singing at: The Eden Project;

UK choirs registered to date:

Basingstoke MVC, Bristol MVC, Builth MVC (Wales), Burraton MVC, Cantorion Colin Jones (Wales), Carlton MVC, City of Truro Male Choir*, Colne Valley MVC*, Eight in a Bar, Epsom MVC*, Falmouth Glee Singers, Four Lanes Male Choir*, Gledholt MVC*, Honley MVC, Holman-Climax MVC, Launceston MVC, Leigh Orpheus MVC*, Liskerret MVC, Loveny MVC, Marazion Apollo MVC, Mevagissey Male Choir, Mousehole MVC, Nankersey Male Choir, Newlyn MVC, New Mill MVC*, Newquay MVC*, Pelynt MVC, Peterborough MVC*, Praze Hayle MVC, Rame Peninsula MVC, South Wales Gay Men's Chorus*, St Buryan MVC, St Stythians MVC, Synergy* (Wales), Tamar Valley MVC, Taunton Deane MVC, The Men of Good Fortune, Tideswell MVC, Tintagel Orpheus MVC, Treverva MVC, Truro Cathedral Choir, Wadebridge MVC, Warwickshire County Male Voices*, Westerton MVC (Scotland) & Weybridge MVC.

Non-UK choirs registered to date (August 2012):

Czech Boys Choir, Dagilelis (Lithuania), St Petersburg Boys Choir, Sydney Male Voice Choir* (Australia), Deurnes Mannerkoor* (Netherlands), Chorale des Mineurs Polonais de Douai* (France).

Negotiations are ongoing with several other exciting non-UK choirs.

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