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'Wall of sound' choir

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: September 15, 2009

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FOLLOWING their success on the BBC Last Choir Standing series Bath Male Choir have been in huge demand.

They visit Cornwall at the end of the month, and already the first concert date at Sterts Theatre, Liskeard on Friday, September 25, is sold out.

The 60-strong choir will also be singing at the Eden Project on Saturday, September 26, and that evening will perform in concert at Truro Methodist Church. Special guest at the Truro concert is soprano Cheryl Roseveare.

This concert starts at 7.30pm with tickets priced £10 (£7.50 concessions) from the Cornish Riviera Box Office, call 0845 094 0428 or online at www.crbo.co.uk

Bath Male Choir has a national following after reaching top five in the BBC's Last Choir Standing singing for an audience of over five million Saturday night TV viewers.

The choir was started by Bath music man Grenville Jones in January 2006 and was dubbed the "wall of sound" by programme judge Russell Watson.

Says Grenville: "I will bringing a choir of over 60 voices and it is great to hear that the Sterts concert has already sold out. We have quite a Cornish tradition in Bath Male Choir including, of course, baritone Paul Reed, one of our soloists.

"Paul originates from Redruth and together with his wife the Rev Melanie Reed and family moved to Bath in 2003. Paul sang in the Holman-Climax Male Voice Choir before moving to Bath.

"We are all looking forward to the weekend when we will be singing many of the songs from our TV appearances including, of course, the old Bachelors favourite, I Believe."

The choir has sung to full houses all over the UK this year including a 1,500 sell-out show in Bath with another top TV choir, the ACM Gospel Choir in July. They have a busy winter programme ahead including a celebrity concert at St John's Smith Square, London, in December, organised by the National Prostate Cancer Society.

Next year they have accepted an invitation to sing at the Bangor International Choral Festival in May.

You can win a pair of tickets for the Bath Male Choir concert at Truro Methodist Church, featuring soprano Cheryl Rosevear, and a copy of the choir's new CD, Standing Ovation.

Just answer this question. What is the name of The Batchelors' hit song that Bath Male Choir sang on the BBC's

Last Choir Standing

competition?

There are three sets of tickets and CDs to win – send your answer by Monday, September 21, marked BATH to whatsoncornwall@c-dm.co.uk or to the usual postal address.

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