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Nankersey Male Choir – News
2016 News

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Christmas Eve – Falmouth




16th December - Flushing

Alan Trevethick ( Choir President) receives his 15 years’ service certificate from the

Chairman, Michael Higham St Peter’s Church, Flushing

Alan Trevethick complete with certificate and "gong"

Edward James receives his certificates from the Choir and from the Cornwall Federation, presented by the President – for 40 years’ service to Nankersey

Guest Artiste Karen Hurn, Soprano


Christmas "get together" Falmouth Hotel 12th December

Carols and mince pies.


Waitrose Supermarket, Truro, 2nd December

Our supporters enjoyed shopping as well as listening to carols in the grocery department



Choir Coffee Morning, Falmouth Methodist Church, 26th November

The Choir sang in the foyer for the first time and were pleased to have Ruth Best as our accompanist


Pre-Christmas carol singing, Etherington’s Butchery, near REDRUTH 20thNovember


Remembrance Day. Concert in aid of RBL Poppy Appeal, Penryn Methodist Church 11thNovember


LODGE

Colville Lodge, Falmouth 8th October

Compere:- Adrian Wilton.

Guest Artist - Rebekah Scamp ( Soprano )




MOUSEHOLE

Shared Concert at Chapel Street Methodist Church 23rd October


PRINCESS PAVILION - September 12th

Our second visit - this time a DIY event!

Mike Uren playing "Morning in Cornwall"

Alex George ( First Tenor )- Compere

John Christophers (Second Tenor ) - Guest Artist




"MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING" at Gwennap Church July 27th 2016




Guest Artist RAY BOWDEN


FLUSHING METHODIST CHURCH ( Regatta Week) July 26th.

This was the very last time for this annual concert as the Church was being closed down.



Guest Artiste: Becky Furse

COLIN TOOMEY receives his 10 years Long Service Certificate from the Choir President, Alan Trevethick

COLIN BLACKMORE receives his 35 years Long Service Certificate from Choir President, Alan Trevethick

Deputy Accompanist, CLIVE ELLISON receives a certificate to acknowledge his 30 years association with Nankersey.


Afterglow singing at the "Seven Stars"

ANNUAL GARDEN FETE - held at Gyllingdune Gardens , Falmouth - July 23rd 2016


International Shanty Festival 2016,Events Square, Falmouth 17th June 2016

CHOIR TOOK PART AGAIN IN THIS FESTIVAL


April 24th presentations by President, Alan Trevethick to members of the choir for long service

Peter Le Patourel being presented with a certificate to recognise his many years service

Peter Le Patourel - 10 years service (standing on the left).

David Rowe being presented with a certificate to recognise his many years service

David Rowe - 16 years service (standing on the right).

Alan Jory being presented with a certificate to recognise his many years service

Alan Jory - 20 years service (standing on the right).


Ivor 'Raffy' Richardson being presented with a gift from the Choir to recognise his many years service as the Choir's Deputy Musical Director

Ivor "Raffy" Richardson being presented with a gift from the Choir to recognise his many years service as the Choir's Deputy Musical Director. President for 2016-2017, Alan Trevethick making the presentation.


Dennis Moses is the first recipient of the Attendance Cup

Dennis Moses is the first recipient of the Attendance Cup, kindly donated by Dennis Teague , Choir President 2015-2016, who is making the presentaion.


2015 News
Elaine Tangye receiving Long Service Certificate from Andrew Pool, Chairman

Elaine Tangye receives her Long Service Certificate ( 25 years ) from Andrew Pool, Chairman


Robert Wood receiving Long Service Certificate from Andrew Pool, Chairman

Robert Wood receives his Long Service Certificate ( 10 years ) from Andrew Pool, Chairman


Barn Dance Barn Dance

October 16th COUNTRY SKITTLES – another very enjoyable social event.


65th Tea Party 65th Tea Party
65th Tea Party 65th Tea Party
65th Tea Party 65th Tea Party
65th Tea Party
65th Tea Party 65th Tea Party
65th Tea Party 65th Tea Party

October 3 – 65th ANNIVERSARY TEA PARTY @ Mabe Community Hall

This was a great afternoon of memories shared and acquaintances renewed- capped by a surprise performance by the “Nankersettes”!
THREE FOUNDER MEMBERS ATTENDED- DAVID LAITY, MICHAEL PARSONS and JOE SAWLE. Good company and food – a day to remember!


Barn Dance Barn Dance
Barn Dance

August 29 - PENRYN FAIR DAY Another “first” – the Choir had a stall.


Cream Tea Cream Tea

August 1 – CREAM TEA AFTERNOON –held at the home of Mary and Alan Jory


Annual Garden Fete Annual Garden Fete
Annual Garden Fete Annual Garden Fetee

July 25th ANNUAL GARDEN FETE @ Gyllingdune Gardens, Falmouth


Concert
Concert
Concert
Concert

July 21st Another 65th Anniversary Concert – in our home village.

This was also the occasion for the presentation of several LONG SERVICE AWARDS:
10 years – ROGER LAITY
10 years – PHILIP RICHARDS
15 years – DAVID STAMP
30 years – DENNIS SMITHERAM
60 Years – WILLIAM BLACKMORE
60 years – IVOR RICHARDSON
65 years – DAVID LAITY ( sole Founder Member still singing with the Choir!)


Trelissick Trelissick

June 20th TRELISSICK GARDEN (NT) – Our first visit, Guest Artist was KAREN HURN.


Sea Shanty Sea Shanty

June 12th – FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL


Trebah Garden photo

The photograph of the Choir taken at Trebah Garden last year was used by the Festival in all posters and programmes throughout Cornwall.

Nankersey with Musical Director Elaine Tangye Nankersey with Musical Director Elaine Tangye Nankersey with Epsom MVC

May 1 – THE CORNWALL INTERNATIONAL MALE VOICE CHORAL FESTIVAL
Nankersey hosted a Regional Gala Concert@ Falmouth Methodist Church.
Guest Choirs were EPSOM MVC ( with whom we sang ) and, from Germany , THE RENNER ENSEMBLE .


George Smith

April 25 – Combined “ 65 Years Celebration Concert” and “Special Tribute” to our late Musical Accompanist, George Smith, who sadly passed away in March.

Cornwall Hospice SW Concert
Concert Concert
Concert Concert

Proceeds of this Concert went to Cornwall Hospice South West

Chairman for this concert was ANDY CHRISTOPHERS and Guest Artists were SAFFRON JONES (Soprano) and the pupils of FLUSHING SCHOOL.


Barn Dance Barn Dance
Barn Dance Barn Dance
Barn Dance Barn Dance
Barn Dance

Barn Dance - March 14th


David Rowe, President 2014/15 giving his successor, Dennis Teague, the Presidents Badge.

Dennis Teague, President 2015/2016 presenting David Rowe, his predecessor, with a momento in appreciation for his services over the last 12 months


The choir were pleased to have recorded a Christmas tribute to the crew of RFA Argus,
based in Falmouth and currently on duty in Sierra Leone assisting the Ebole crisis.

Click the button below to watch the video

Video: Ryan Pilkington and Emily Harvey


Chris Harvey, last year's President, received his 15 years Long service certificate
from David Rowe, the present President - at St Peter's Church in Flushing.

Chris Harvey receiving his 15 years long service certificate
2014 News
Gloucester 1 Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water 2 Stow on the Wold 2
Stow on the Wold 1
Stratford on Avon 1 Stratford on Avon 2
Stratford on Avon 3
Stroud Brewery 1 Stroud Brewery 2
Tewkesbury 1 Tewkesbury 2 Tewkesbury 3
Tewkesbury 4 Tewkesbury 5

Choir tour of the Cotswolds - 1st - 5th October.


Cream Tea 1 Cream Tea 2

Cream tea afternoon - 6th September.


Falmouth Tall Ships 1 Falmouth Tall Ships 2
Falmouth Tall Ships 3 Falmouth Tall Ships 4
Falmouth Tall Ships 5 Falmouth Tall Ships 6
Falmouth Tall Ships 9 Falmouth Tall Ships 10
Tall Ships
Falmouth Tall Ships 7

Falmouth Tall Ships event at the Falmouth Hotel - 31st August.


Gyllingdune Gardens 1 Gyllingdune Gardens 2
Gyllingdune Gardens 3 Gyllingdune Gardens 4
Gyllingdune Gardens 5 Gyllingdune Gardens 6

Annual fete at Gyllingdune gardens - 2nd August.


Nankersey Skittles 2014 Nankersey Skittles 2014
Nankersey Skittles 2014

Nankersey Country skittles night - 28th March.


HandoverHandover
Handover

Long service certificates were presented by the President, David Rowe at the concert in Flushing Methodist Church on 29th July. The recipients were:- Fred Bidgood ( Secretary ) – 10 years Tony Pope ( Vice Chairman ) – 10 years Trevor Williams – 10 years


HandoverHandover
HandoverHandover

On the 20th July the Annual Barbeque took place at Greenridge, Carnon Downs by kind permission of Linda & Tony Richards. Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the occasion in fine weather and the sum of £132.62 was raised for choir funds.


Handover

AGM 2014 - Presidential handover : Chris Harvey to David Rowe


Dinner and Dance 24th January


Chris Jean Elaine
Dave Stuthridge
David Laity
David Rowe
Fred
Fred Bouqet
Freda hedley sue
Roy Garside - award

Roy Garside being presented with a 15 year award.


2013 News
Davud Moses - award

David Moses being presented with a 15 year award. 28th November


32 members of Nankersey performed at the Royal Albert Hall KERNOWYON A GAN (“Men of Cornwall Sing”) Massed male voice Concert in aid of the RNLI; Cornwall Hospice Care and the BBC Radio Cornwall Appeal. In all 95 choristers and supporters were transported to London and stayed at the Kensington Close Hotel. A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER! 2nd November 2013


Charlestown Church-Nankersey-performing-in-aid-of-the-charity-CORE

Charlestown Church - Nankersey performing in aid of the charity CORE jointly at the last concert that Imerys Eastern Area MVC had before disbanding. 20th October 2013


Roger Furse - 40 years at Flushing methodist Church 23rd July

Roger Furse - 40 years at Flushing methodist Church 23rd July


Brian Brewer - 45 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July

Brian Brewer - 45 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July


Andrew Pool - 10 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July

Andrew Pool - 10 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July


Brian Ruscoe - 10 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July

Brian Ruscoe - 10 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July


David Medlyn - 25 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July

David Medlyn - 25 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July


Rodney Myers - 10 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July

Rodney Myers - 10 years at Flushing Methodist Church 23rd July


Falmouth Shanty
Falmouth Shanty - Betty Stoggs
Falmouth Shanty - D Medlyn at Shanty

Falmouth Beer Shanty 16th June 2013
Nankersey also sang at a rehearsal at the Maritime Museum – for the BBC Radio 4 programme "The World this Weekend"


Mylor Gig Shed Opening

Opening Ceremony - 23rd March
Flushing & Mylor Gig Shed


Robert Loveridge

St Mylor Church 21st April - Robert Loveridge receives his award for 10 years service


John Hoskin

St Mylor Church 21st April- John Hoskin receives his award for 10 years service


Sid Bryant

St Mylor Church 21st April- Sid Bryant receives his award for 35 years service


Sid Bryant and wife Pauline

St Mylor Church 21st April - Sid Bryant and wife Pauline with Sid receiving an award from the church as Resident Organist for 40 years


Tremough Games

Tremough Games 2013 27th April


2012 News
Wally Trenoweth

Wally Trenoweth receiving his long service award ( 40 years )

Photo : Chris Harvey


Bristol Chathedral

Rehearsal at Bristol Cathedral for the wedding of Oliver Pool (Saturday 12th May)

Photo : David Tangye


South Wraxall

Concert at South Wraxall, near Bath ( May 11th)


Nankersey Ladies

The WAGS - at the Marriot Hotel, Bristol


Nankersey Ladies

Members of Nankersey Male Choir ( including Elaine Tangye ) , Stithians Ladies Choir, St Stythians MVC, St Austell Town Band and Trelawny Male Choir visiting the Royal Cornwall Hospital to present cheques totalling £2058.36 to the Mermaid Centre, the Sunrise Centre and the Headland Unit. This money was raised by the Choirs and Band in support of these Cancer units at the Hospital following Elaine’s return to duty.


2011 News
Edward James receives his certificate for 35 years

Edward James receives his certificate for 35 years


Alan Trevethick receives his 10 year certificate

Alan Trevethick receives his 10 year certificate


Colin Blackmore 30 years years service award

Colin Blackmore receives his long service certificate ( THIRTY YEARS )

Photo : Perran Williams


Ronald Higman 45 years years service award

Ronald Higman receives his certificates for achieving 45 years long service with the choir
(photo Chris Harvey)


NANKERSEY SPRING FAYRE   NANKERSEY SPRING FAYRE
 
NANKERSEY SPRING FAYRE   NANKERSEY SPRING FAYRE
 

NANKERSEY SPRING FAYRE – Sum raised for Choir Funds £544


JOINT CONCERT WITH ROMSEY MVC 25th JUNE


Raffie   Hannalie Bekker – van de Merve

Ivor ("Raffie") Richardson receiving his long service certificates ( 55 years!)

 

Hannalie Bekker – van de Merve ( MD ) receives a memento of the occasion from Choir Chairman, Michael Higham

The complete assembly
 

The complete assembly


2010 News

Long Service Awards

Long Service award – David Rowe (10 years)

Long Service award – David Stamp (10 years)

HEDLEY CURNOW receiving his award for 35 years service

 

HEDLEY CURNOW receiving his award for 35 years service


william Blackmore 55 years service award

 

William (Billy) Blackmore receives his awards from the Choir President for no less than 55 years’ service.


Alan Martin receives his award for 35 years service

 

Alan Martin receives his award for 35 years service


60th Anniversary Tea Party

This party was held at Mabe Youth and Community Hall on Sunday 11th April and was very well attended by a mixed company of concert Chairpersons, Guest Artists, Supporters, Friends and choir members. Various memorabilia of the Choir were produced and displayed including many interesting old photographs and records.

All agreed that the event was a grand celebration of the choir’s existence over the last 60 years and expressed the wish to be back again in 10 years’ time. Excellent refreshments were made available by the stalwart band of ladies who continue to amaze with the range of fare on offer – much appreciated by those present.

Bournmouth tour 2010

 

  60th Anniversary Tea Party

60th Anniversary Tea Party

 

  60th Anniversary Tea Party

60th Anniversary Tea Party

 

  60th Anniversary Tea Party

60th Anniversary Tea Party

 

  60th Anniversary Tea Party

CHOIR TOUR 2010 (21st - 25th April)

Bournmouth tour 2010

 

  Bournmouth tour 2010

Our founder members enjoyed themselves

Our founder members enjoyed themselves

 

Later the Choir and supporters spent some happy hours exploring Salisbury and its famous cathedral

After the Bournemouth Concert members of the police choir came back to our hotel for the “Afterglow"...

...some more than others!

some more than others

  some more than others

All those who went on this tour thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


 

WILL BUNCE THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Will Bunce, a student at Cornwall University (Tremough Campus) was in his final year of a degree course in photography and as well as taking some portraits of individual choir members – for use as part of his project – Will took the following photograph from the public gardens of Greenbank, Falmouth, overlooking Flushing in the background.

NANKERSEY MALE CHOIR


 

CORNWALL FEDERATION OF MALE VOICE CHOIRS

In February 16 choristers from Nankersey took part in a Concert at St Michael’s Church, Newquay in aid of the Australian Bush Fire Memorial.
The concert raised over £1000.

A “Gaggle” of Nankersey Basses

 

  The whole ensemble – approximately 150 singers.
A “Gaggle” of Nankersey Basses   The whole ensemble – approximately 150 singers.

At the Cornwall Music Festival held at Truro Methodist Church in March Nankersey Male Choir retained the HEATHCOAT CUP !

MALE VOICE CHOIRS ( OPEN )


 

Choir members attended Evensong at Truro Cathedral

Choir members attended Evensong at Truro Cathedral and presented a cheque for £500 for the OLAF SCHMID MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

This was a spontaneous gesture by the choir from a concert held at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. The funds collected on that occasion would have been destined for the Choir’s own funds. A fitting tribute to a very brave man.


Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in September

Nankersey were invited to perform at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in September and beforehand sang with the Falmouth Lifeboat alongside.


ELAINE TANGYE with a certificate recognizing her 20 years of service to Nankersey Male Choir

Photo: Perran Williams

The President, Roy Garside presenting the Musical Director, ELAINE TANGYE with a certificate recognizing her 20 years of service to Nankersey Male Choir.


ALAN JORY receives his Long Service Certificate

ALAN JORY receives his Long Service Certificate – 15 years.


David Laity 60 years service award

DAVID LAITY receives his long service certificates ( SIXTY YEARS ! ) David is one of two surviving Founder members still singing with the choir.

Photo : Perran Williams


Mike Parsons receiving awards

MICHAEL PARSONS , the other Founder member, receives his long service certificates ( SIXTY YEARS )

Photo : Perran Williams


2009 News

Marathon News
Robert WOOD (Baritone) successfully completed the London Marathon and John SEWELL (Bass) successfully completed the Tresco Marathon.

Their efforts have benefited charities by several hundreds of pounds.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BOTH


At the Cornwall Music Festival held at Truro Methodist Church on 12th March the Choir performed in 2 sections.

MALE VOICE CHOIRS ( OPEN ) - Nankersey were the WINNERS and received the HEATHCOAT CUP !

CHOIRS over 30 VOICES - Nankersey were the WINNERS and received the ISABEL TREBILCOCK HOWARD SHIELD !

Congratulations all round but especially to our Musical Director and Accompanist!

Open Evening/Practice session held at Penryn College on 19th January” Photo: Toby Weller.

The following Members were awarded Long service certificates.

40 years – Albert Thomas

25 years – Tony Snellgrove

25 years – Dennis Smitheram

10 years – Chris Harvey

10 years – Barry Jose

2008 News

Nankersey singers were prominently identified in the BBC TV programme “Songs of Praise” – the director must have been impressed with the absence of music sheets!

The Choir participated in 2 weddings and a number of funerals in addition of course to a full programme of concerts up and down Cornwall.

As usual the fund raising activities – our Summer Fete, the Harvest Festival and Christmas Draw and the Coffee Morning/Sale were well attended and successful.

In November Nankersey took part in the 25th Anniversary of the Cornish Federation concert held at Newquay in a Gala evening along with Newquay/Pelynt and Eastern Area MVC’s.

Newquay Federation Concert

 

The following Members were awarded Long service certificates.

Long Service award – Sidney Bryant (30 years)

Long Service award – David Tucker (15 years)

Long Service award – Brian Brewer (40 years)

Long Service award – Roger Furse (35 years)

Long Service award – David PINHAY (35 years)

Long Service award – Roy GARSIDE (10 years)

Long Service award – Dennis MOSES (10 years)

Long Service award – Ronald EYRE (10 years)

Long Service award – David BEATTIE (10 years)

Long Service award – Frederick HIGMAN (40 years)

Long Service award – David MEDLYN (20 years)

Visit to Burry Port, South Wales
11th – 13th April 2008

Forty five members and 57 supporters repaid last year’s visit to Cornwall of the Burry Port MVC. The only hotel in the area capable of accommodating this number was The Ivybush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen, some 15 miles from Burry Port. As the concert on the Saturday included both choirs, Nankersey was joined in the hotel by Burry Port on the Friday evening for a rehearsal followed by significant singing (and drinking!) in the Hotel bar. Several Burry Port wives and partners also attended and a jolly time was had by all. On the Saturday morning after breakfast our party had the choice of staying in Carmarthen (a busy county town with a covered market and interesting shops) or going on a mini-excursion to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, returning via the scenic Towy valley arriving back at the hotel in time to explore Carmarthen briefly. After an early dinner, our two coaches eventually managed to arrive at the Burry Port Memorial Hall for the concert performance. This was graced with the presence of Cheryl Rosevear (soprano) who captivated her audience as our guest artiste displaying tremendous talent and vivacity. The main beneficiary of the concert was the Llanelli Gateway Club. After the splendid provision of refreshments by the Burry Port ladies at the Royal British Legion club, the Choir and supporters returned to Carmarthen thoroughly happy with the evening’s efforts. Sunday morning saw us paying a brief visit to Cardiff Bay before returning to Cornwall.

 

Cheryl Rosevear