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Mevagissey Male Choir

In 1974 a group of 16 local men, the majority being from Percy Mitchell's boatyard, got together and formed Mevagissey Male Choir. Twelve of the founder members of that nucleus still sing with the choir and continue to take an active part to this very day. Nowadays, members come from the length and breadth of Cornwall to attend practices and concerts. The Choir gives approximately 25 concerts per year, raising money for both local and national charities. Periodically, the Choir is invited to travel overseas to give concerts, and venues include St Michael's Cave, Gibraltar, the majestic Teatro Batazar Dias, Maderia plus venues in USA, Canada, Ireland and Western Europe, notably France, Germany and Holland. Much of the choir's success is down to their excellent Musical Director, Graham Willcocks. A former choir member, Graham comes from a musical background, including barbershop, so it is no surprise that the choir has its own successful barbershop quartet. Graham has stamped his unique style on the ensemble, demanding high results throughout. The choir is also extremely lucky to enjoy the talents of accompanist Brian Mitchell, known throughout Cornwall as an excellent organist, and a true Son of Mevagissey.

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