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Trelawny Male Choir to present sacred, classical and pop pieces

THE Trelawny Male Choir, formed to carry out a tour of Singapore and New Zealand to promote Cornish music and singing, will be performing at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Oct 17, 2007 at 7.30 pm.

Proceeds from the concert will go towards the Methodist School of Music (MSM) fund.

The 90-member choir will present sacred, classical and popular selections.

Supported by Lee Foundation, the concert will also feature Dr Evelyn Lim, Lecturer/Organist at the MSM and Pipe Organ Master of the Esplanade organ, who will play a selected organ repertoire.

The Guest-of-Honour will be Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.

The British High Commissioner, Mr Paul Madden, and other VIPs from the British community will also be present.

One hundred and sixty-five family members and friends from Cornwall will also come with the choir.

Choir from Cornwall to raise funds for Methodist School of Music with Oct 17 concert

Named after the Cornwall County’s National Song, Trelawny, the choir comprises 90 members brought together from male choirs throughout Cornwall.

It was invited to sing at the International Festival of Male Voice Choirs Gala Concert at the Hall of Cornwall in Truro on May 7, 2007.

Many members of the choir had been with The Kernow Choir which toured southern Australia in May 2003 where they sang at the Town Hall in Adelaide, the Toorak Church in Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House.

The choir’s Musical Director for the tour is Ms Elaine Tangye, an experienced accompanist and music director.

Sharing the duties of accompanist for this tour will be two accomplished musicians, Ms Elizabeth Sidebotham and Mr Philip Taylor.

Ms Sidebotham studied piano from an early age and began to accompany choirs at the age of 14, taking part in many competitions. She is currently an accompanist to five choirs and plays with two bands.

Mr Taylor, a largely self-taught pianist and organist, has been an accompanist and musical director. In recent years he has chaired several musical events and festivals.

Tickets for the concert at $15, $20, $25, $30 and $35 (excluding SISTIC fees) are available through SISTIC Hotline: 6348-5555 and SISTIC authorised agents islandwide.