FREE CONCERTS ON POLPERRO QUAY
Our open-air concerts on Polperro quay at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1st August and Wednesday 15th August are in aid of the campaign by Cornwall Air Ambulance to raise funds for a new aircraft. The concerts are completely free but we hope you'll toss some money in our charity collection buckets. Our president Richard Madeley and his wife Judy are strongly behind the campaign. Richard says: "The air ambulance is really important to everyone in Cornwall, residents and visitors alike. Please be generous!" Make a date in your diary - and bring some folding money (It's quieter when you toss it in the bucket!).
Polperro Fishermen's Choir
Polperro Fishermen's Choir have since their formation in 1923
provided the very best in traditional Cornish and modern choral music.
The choir has appeared on radio and television, attracts
audiences from many countries wherever they perform and has forged
friendships with choirs from England, Wales and elsewhere in the world.
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. We
have the active support of our President, the celebrity broadcaster and
writer Richard Madeley, in raising money for good causes. Many members of the choir are also in the Polperro Wreckers, who sing in the lovely Old Millhouse Inn in Polperro at about 9.30pm on most Wednesday evenings. See the Wreckers page for details.
'At home' on the fish quay at
PolperroOn selected Wednesday evenings throughout
June, July & August each year the choir can be seen ‘at home’ on the fish
quay in Polperro, entertaining locals and tourists alike.
Describing the concerts as one of Cornwall's ten best 'free
secrets' in her book Cornwall for Free, author
Rachael Rowe says the singing "is a delight to hear as the sun goes down
over the sea". Collections for charity at the free concerts this year will go to Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Triangle Centre in Liskeard Hospital for chemotherapy patients and anyone affected by cancer, including carers, relatives and friends.
The choir and the Wreckers also perform in Looe and elsewhere, often to raise funds for the RNLI. Our famous Christmas Concert in Polperro Methodist Chapel on 23rd December attracts an audience from many parts of the country and overseas.
New members welcome
The choir always welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining and would like to try it out, come along to a concert or practice evening, or send a message via the 'Join the Choir' page. The Choir has a varied repertoire with wide appeal to all.