The recent singing workshop at Callington St. Mary’s Church has raised the sum of £700 for the Callington Heritage Centre.
On Saturday 29th April the Callington Singers offered the opportunity to spend a day learning and performing some of the Greatest Hits of Choral music, including works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Vaughan Williams, Fauré and many others.
The choir were joined by a large group of local singers from as far afield as Bude, Barnstaple and Newquay. The final concert in the early evening was performed by 83 singers who filled the church with beautiful music.
The organisers were delighted to receive many comments of appreciation from participants and audience, with requests that another workshop should be undertaken next year. Planning for the next workshop has already begun, so keep your eyes peeled for news of this and other events coming up.
The workshop was made possible by Councillor Andrew Long, whose Community Chest grant from Cornwall Council paid towards the cost of holding the event. The total of £700 profits from the workshop are being donated to Callington Heritage Centre to aid the purchase of a large plasma screen to display the extensive photographic collection.
The Callington Singers always welcome new recruits. The choir rehearse at Callington Primary School at 7:30pm on Thursday evenings. All abilities are welcome, there are no auditions and the ability to read music is not a requirement. If you want to know more about the choir, please visit our Facebook page, or the membership pages of our website: http://www.callingtonsingers.org