The massed choir of the Cornish Federation of Male Voice Choirs returns to the Hall.
This year 2013, the Federation celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a grand massed choir charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 2 November.
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A massed choir of the Cornish Federation of Male Voice Choirs is returning to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time since 2000 to present a charity concert in aid of the RNLI, Cornwall Hospice Care and the BBC Radio Cornwall Appeal.
A choir of 650 voices drawn from the 25 member choirs of the Federation and 2 associate member choirs will present a programme of music constructed to reflect the traditions and heritage of male choral singing in the Duchy while mixing popular and well known male voice choir favourites with more modern pieces.
The guest artistes on this occasion will be two outstanding groups of young Cornish musicians. Cornwall Cambiata is a choir for boys whose voices are changing. The choir’s director, Angela Renshaw, is constructing a massed choir to perform at this event from a set of local hub choirs which have been created within Cornish schools. This initiative is at the leading edge of the Cambiata movement in the country. Cornwall Youth Orchestra brings together all the most proficient young orchestral instrumentalists within the county. It has built up a considerable reputation under the direction of Tim Boulton, including working with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Both groups include members with previous experience of performing at the Royal Albert Hall.
The audience need to be prepared to feel the full force of the famous Cornish male voice choir ‘wall of sound’ and the passion that only can be created when several thousands of people with Cornish interests and connections gather together. An added dimension is, of course, that all this happens while raising funds for worthy causes.
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