Polperro Fishermen's Choir
Polperro Fishermen's Choir have since their formation in 1923 provided the very best in traditional Cornish and modern choral performance. The choir has made television and radio appearances around the World, and attract audiences from many countries wherever they perform. The choir has forged friendships with choirs from Wales and the Sydney Welsh Choir from Australia, who joined them on a visit to Looe. The choir’s aims and objectives are as strong as ever and a great many charities have benefited from their devotion and love of singing.
On most Wednesday evenings throughout June, July & August the choir can be seen ‘at home’ on the quay in Polperro, led by Phil Carrigan, giving a traditional concert to the locals and tourists alike. The choir also gives its famous Christmas Concert in Polperro Methodist Chapel which attracts an audience from many parts of the country and overseas.
The choir always welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining and would like to try it out, come along to a practice evening or contact the choir via the Enquiry page. The Choir has a varied repertoire with wide appeal to music fans.
In August 2009 five members of the Polperro Fishermen’s Choir met to form an “afterglow" singing group with the idea of enjoying a ‘sing along’ after the choir’s Wednesday evening practice sessions or after the choir had performed one of its many concerts. Fifteen members of the choir attended the first “afterglow” practice session and the group quickly adopted the name "Polperro Wreckers" with the first ‘Gig’ being held in the Ship Inn, Polperro just prior to Christmas 2009.
The practice sessions have themselves become ‘Semi Gigs’ enjoyed by both visitors and locals alike singing along to a mixture of Cornish, Shanty, Folk, and Sixties numbers. The Wreckers are all about letting their hair down and having fun. They have now performed many ‘Gigs’ at various venues in Cornwall and Devon with charities such as Shelter Box, British Heart Foundation, Children's Hospice SW, Cornwall Air Ambulance and local charities including the Fishermen’s choir benefiting as a result.