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Carbis Bay hosts choir anniversary

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: August 07, 2014

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FOUR Lanes male voice choir celebrates 70 years of "singing for pleasure for one and all".

Among the venues for it's celebratory concerts it has chosen St Anta Church, Carbis Bay.

The church offers excellent accoustics and is proud to welcome back the many friends in this choir.

Like so many other Cornish choirs it was founded on twin foundations of comradeship and charity when in 1944 a small group of men got together to raise funds, to welcome home service men and women of the village after the war, by singing in concerts in the Kerrier district.

Such was the quality of their singing and their enthusiasm, it led to the formation of Four Lanes Male Voice Choir and in the 70 years since that early formation the quality of singing has been maintained leading them to success in music contests throughout England and Wales.

This and concert tours throughout Britain and Europe has assured them a wide following.

Their present musical director, Timothy Hosken, was made a bard of the Cornish Gorsedd for his services to music and is only the fifth MD in the choir's history.

The concert starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday, admission by programme available at the doors which will be open from 6.45pm.

The programme is well selected and varied with something for everyone.

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