SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
As spring arrives, the choir and the Wreckers are starting to become busy. After a brief pause for Saint Piran, the Wreckers free Wednesday evening gigs in Polperro will restart with the Ship Inn on 13th March, moving to the Royal British Legion Club a week later, and then alternating between the two. In April, the choir has two concerts in St Ive and Landrake. Further details are on the News and Events and Wreckers pages. Come and join us!
Polperro Fishermen's Choir
Polperro Fishermen's Choir, a popular male voice choir since their formation over 100 years ago in 1923,
provides 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 (unless they are singing elsewhere) will entertain you in Polperro at about 9.15pm or so on most Wednesday evenings. See the Wreckers page for details.
Raising money for charity 'at home' and elsewhereOn selected Wednesday evenings in the summer each year the male voice choir can be seen ‘at home’ on the fish
quay or in the chapel 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". In 2019, our 96th year, our very generous audiences donated over £1500 at the summer concerts, with the money presented to the charities by Richard Madeley. In 2023, our centenary year, we collected for The Chestnut Appeal, raising awareness of men's cancers across Devon and Cornwall, and The Seawatch Foundation, improving conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. In January 2024, at a concert in Liskeard with Keltique, another excellent local choir, we helped to raise well over £2500 for Cancer Research UK. We contiue to be keen to help save Polperro Chapel which has been our home for all of our 100 years. You can donate directly to the campaign by clicking through to the chapel's fund-raising page.
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. Details of approaching choir concerts are on the News and Events page.
If you are planning one of our concerts into a holiday, take a look at Welcome to Looe and Polperro for lots of useful information about our home area, and WhereCanWeGo.com for other events in South East Cornwall and elsewhere.
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.