News and Events
CHRISTMAS ON THE QUAY
17 Dec 2023
After the frustration of being cancelled by the weather last year, Polperro Fishermen's Choir are hoping for a crisp but sunny Sunday afternoon to entertain you singing a variety of Christmas songs against the background of Looe looking very festive. It's all FREE! Some seating is available but it's very informal so you can come and go as you wish. Dogs are very welcome too, especially if they give us some appreciative barks!
ST KEYNE AT CHRISTMAS
20 Dec 2023
St Keyne Church is a lovely place for a concert, and we are really looking forward to singing there again this year. According to legend St Keyne was a princess who lived like a hermit and was responsible for the construction of St Keyne "wishing" well just outside the village, so let's all wish for good health and happiness in these challenging times! The Wreckers will pop up in the village hall afterwards, too. Copyright photo by kind permission of Nick Pearce Photography and Film (01579 344492).
CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN POLPERRO
23 Dec 2023
At our last event of this year, we will be singing carols and songs at our famous Christmas concert in Polperro Methodist Chapel. Come and enjoy a lovely pre-Christmas evening which is FREE and open to everyone. Donations will be very welcome - they will be in aid of the lovely chapel, which has been our home for 100 years, since 1923. Polperro Christmas lights will have been switched on earlier in the month so the village will be looking lovely. Copyright photo by kind permission of Kevin Armes (www.armes.co.uk).
From 24 Dec 2023 to 1 Jan 2024
For the Choirs Centenary year a Booklet is available charting significant moments in the choirs history over the past 100 years from 1923 to 2023. There are photographs of past and presant members accompanied by historical facts, all gathered and presented by the current Musical Director Mr Phil Carrigan. It is available at all of our concerts and the web site for £2.00 (proceeds towards this years chosen charity)
From 25 Dec 2023 to 31 Dec 2023
Filming for the forthcoming Centenary Film “The Magic of Polperro” This was the brainchild of Phil Carrigan the Choir’s Musical Director, who thought it would be only fitting to mark this fantastic milestone and add to the rich history of the choir in its 100th year. Film Crew Kirsten Hintner & Martin Baker. Drone Pilot Steve Marrison (SJM Imaging) Directed by Kirsten Hintner. (Kirsten Hintner Productions) “The Magic of Polperro” Music by Lorraine Forsdick. Producer MD. Phil Carrigan
STRICTLY KEYS FOR YOUR PARTY!
From 1 Jan 2024 to 3 Mar 2024
Available now and all year
The Choir and the Wreckers are extremely lucky to have two such talented and dedicated musicians taking part in everything that we do. You can now enjoy their talent yourself! Phil (our musical director) and Lorraine (our accompanist / composer) will bring their two keyboards with them and entertain you at dinners, parties, weddings and other events. Their album is now available, with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to the choir. You can find out more by clicking the link below, calling 07506 025858 or emailing email@example.com.
PHIL CARRIGAN'S HERMIE BOOKS
From 2 Jan 2024 to 1 Mar 2024
Our multi-talented musical director is also an author and has published several lovely well-illustrated stories - even including Polperro Fishermen's Choir and the Wreckers transformed into rather naughty singing black bunnies in 'Honey Bee Meadow'! Phil has written a lot of stories about Hermie, the cute Miniature Schnauzer who sometimes sleeps through our rehearsals. As usual he gets up to mischief in the books which include 'Hermie at the Beach' and 'Hermie's Big Date'. Click on the link below for full details.