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“Live” Practice at last

5 August 2021

Thanks to Chris and Debbie Coombes for the use of their barn (surprisingly good acoustics !), 9 of us were able to sing together live for the first time for 18 months. After struggling on via Zoom and Jamulus every … Continue reading    

Grand Central Mass online sing.

21 May 2021

After practice last Wednesday some of us responded to an invite from Grand Central Chorus to join them in a mass online singout testing the software Jamulus. It was a fantastic experience joining 85 other Barbeshoppers from all over the … Continue reading    

A Step into the Future

19 February 2021

Practice last Wednesday saw a huge step into the future for mankind. Thanks to our resident boffin (Chris N.) 7 of us were able to sing together, all at the same time even, using the miracle that is Jamulus, for … Continue reading    

Last Zoom Meeting of 2020

18 December 2020

Wednesday saw our last Zoom meeting for 2020. Hopefully we will all be able to get together soon next year and start singing properly. Meanwhile we wish all our friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas and a much better … Continue reading    

Christmas in the Royal Cornwall Museum.

20 December 2019

Due to dreadful weather we decided to assist Santa in entertaining the kids visiting his grotto. What was the collector’s (Clare from Cornwall Hospice Care) loss was our gain as the acoustics were fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves singing … Continue reading    

Truro Christmas Shopping.

15 December 2019

We defied yet another lousy forecast to stand in a stiff breeze entertaining the Christmas shoppers in Pydar St. who were in a generous mood, donating to Cornwall Hospice Care.

Abbeyfields and Western Inn

12 December 2019

Had a great evening yesterday. Started off entertaining the good folk at the Abbeyfields Care Home, Christmas snacks at half time. Welcomed an old friend Mark Hooper, down on holiday after moving away and enjoying a sing with us. Later … Continue reading    

St Ewe Concert

18 September 2019

Lovely evening last night entertaining a very appreciative audience, our new songs going down particularly well. Fantastic acoustics for singing highlighting great harmonising from our fellow entertainers “A Capella Moonshine”.

Charleston Practice Night

12 July 2019

By way of a change had our Wednesday practice in Charleston. Started in the Rashleigh Arms garden but as luck would have it ,it was the chilliest evening we,d had for several weeks and there were not many people outside. … Continue reading    

Caerhays Charity Festival

17 June 2019

Despite a dismal weather forecast there were lots of people attending the festival. We had a good hour performing to an appreciative audience in the courtyard, to Richards relief we got through “Beach Boys Medley” for the first time in … Continue reading    

Annual Knees Up – Hewas Inn

18 May 2019

This year our annual “Christmas Party” was held at the Hewas Inn, thanks Pete Brown for organising it. Lovely food and a good sing afterwards was enjoyed by everyone. During the evening, new kid on the block Chris Netherton was … Continue reading    

Val and Morley,s 60th

18 March 2019

Our longest standing Fan Club, Val and Morley, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday and we helped entertain a vast throng of happy family and friends gathered to help them celebrate. Safe to say a good time was had … Continue reading    

Learn to Sing Course

2 February 2019

Hoping to add to our membership, we are starting a learn to sing course at our HQ, the St Austell Band rooms from Feb 13th for 6 weeks. KO. 19.30 and we finish at 21.30. Singing in a group has … Continue reading    

Truro Christmas Shoppers

23 December 2018

Good fun yesterday, entertaining the Christmas shoppers in Truro and collecting for Cornwall Hospice Care.

Abbeyfields Care Home

20 December 2018

Last night we entertained the lovely residents of the care home with songs and stories to great appreciation.

Healey,s Cider Farm

3 December 2018

Not one of our better gigs yesterday. A huge barn like restaurant with zero acoustics not condusive to singing a capella even with amps. Still we one little lass happy singing “Happy Birthday” to yound Faith aged 11.

Winners ! St. Austell Music Festival

1 December 2018

Last night we came first in class and were awarded the Alan Leather Associates Cup.Some lovely comments from the adjudicator. Pity not more people of St Austell supported this event as there was some lovely singing.

Penrice School, Christmas Market.

26 November 2018

Yesterday we entertained a pretty packed Christmas Market held at Penrice School, Snozzle and made £32.80 towards “Eric’s” brain tumour charity.

Eric Chenoweth Laid to Rest

9 November 2018

Yesterday we helped lay to rest our old friend Eric Chenoweth.After a brief but very moving service in Veryan Church we repaired to the Sports Club for a wake celebrating Eric’s life. A lovely spread was laid on and assisted … Continue reading    

Eric Chenoweth. R.I.P.

27 October 2018

It is with deep regret that Cornish Connection must announce the sad news that it has lost one of their long standing members.A true stalwart of the choir in every meaning of the word. Eric Chenoweth was a true gentleman … Continue reading    

Wednesday Late Night Shopping, Truro

30 August 2018

We were entertaining the late night shoppers in Truro last night. Lovely evening and remarkable acoustics for singing outside, however not many people tempted out. An auspicious setting for Jed and Pete to receive their pass certs.welcome aboard chaps !

Tregony Heavy Horse Show.

12 August 2018

Lots of people turned out despite a horrendous weather forecast and were rewarded, after a couple of short sharp showers, with a lovely sunny afternoon. As well as the horses both large and small there was a variety of different … Continue reading    

Late Night Shopping, Truro

9 August 2018

A lovely balmy summers eve, entertaining the late night shoppers on Truro’s Piazza. Despite there being not many people about we raised the princely sum of £27.46 and 1€

Trewithen Country and Classics

1 August 2018

I should think that the mornings downpours put a lot of people off from attending, which was a shame, as after lunch the weather fined away and turned out nice again. Make a note of this event for next year, … Continue reading    

St.Mawes Boat Show

22 July 2018

The weather forecast was completely wrong and we had wall to wall sunshine. Had a brilliant time, helped by some complementary remarks from the audience saying how good we sounded. Thanks to ex CC member Jon Winter for stepping in … Continue reading    

Gwennap Church

5 July 2018

Wow, what a beautiful old church complete with bats and swallows nests, well worth a visit. An unusual occurance in that we had a full side out for last nights concert. Terrific acoustics for singing, tea and buns at half … Continue reading    

Lostfest 2018

21 May 2018

This event getting seriously popular now. The streets were absolutely crammed with visitors encouraged by the gloriously sunny weather. Terrific day out.

Carlyon Masons in aid of British Heart Foundation

29 April 2018

First singout of the year and off to a flying start ! All three new pieces got through without mishap, the audience joining in enthusiastically with “Amarillo”. Lovely spread, and some winners in the raffle, all in a good cause.

Back to the Day Job.

13 January 2018

After our annual knees up, held at “The Ship” Inn Pentewan, sadly depleted in numbers due to the lurgy striking many friends and spouses down, it,s back to the day job next Wednesday with our first night of our learn … Continue reading    

Entertaining Christmas Shoppers in Truro

16 December 2017

How lucky are we ? Amongst all the appalling weather we,ve had recently, the 2 Saturdays we,ve sung in Truro have both been dry with plenty of shoppers about donating generously to Cornwall Hospice Care.

Cornwall Hospice Care, light Up a Life

11 December 2017

Last night we supported Cornwall Hospice Care at their Light Up a Life event at the Bowgie Inn, Crantock.

Entertaining Christmas Shoppers in Truro.

10 December 2017

It stayed dry ! Yipeee ! A good day for entertaining Christmas shoppers in Truro who donated generously to Cornwall Hospice Care.

New Year Recruitment Drive

19 November 2017

St Mawes Combined Concert

27 October 2017

Wow ! Probably one of the best concerts we’ve been involved with. Three great and very diverse groups, Tresillian Ladies, Rhos Keur and ourselves entertaining a full house to what can only be described as rapturous applause ! The good … Continue reading    

Nic and Sam,s Wedding

4 September 2017

A great time was had by all last Saturday at Nic & Sams wedding. It,s very easy sing to a crowd of people already having a lovely time !

Indian Queens

28 August 2017

Had a great night last Saturday entertaining a very enthusiastic audience. Jokes went down well apart from Alex who forgot the punch line so read his second joke ! Good news ! £94.30 was raised which we donated to Cornwall … Continue reading    

Milltown 2017

14 August 2017

Luckily we picked one of the few days it hasn’t rained recently and a lovely afternoon was had. Home made tea and cakes, beautiful surroundings, good music, all in a good cause, Macmillan Nurses.

Caerhays Garden Party

19 June 2017

Phew, it was a scorcher, a change from last year (it rained). Brought out the visitors in their hundreds and we enjoyed singing to enthusiastic audiences.

Lostfest 2017

15 May 2017

And the sun shone ! Sandwiched between two miserable days the sun shone brightly on Lostwithiel for Lostfest 2017. The town was packed with visitors and we had a great time singing to enthusiastic audiences.

Terry’s brother John’s 60th

7 May 2017

John was very appreciative as we turned up as a surprise to help celebrate his 60th birthday, held at Porthpean Golf Club. Lovely food, quality singing, a great night was had by all.

Coombe Village Hall

22 April 2017

A minutes silence was observed last night before our concert, in memory of Margaret, beloved wife of one of our members, Mike Chenoweyh, who passed away recently. Otherwise a lovely evening was had entertaining a small but enthusiastic audience.

Ship Inn, Pentewan

16 March 2017

Our annual knees up was held at the Ship Inn last night. Accompanied by WAGS and friends old and new a great evening was held by all. Good food and a singsong in the bar later rounded off the evening … Continue reading    

Ladies Wednesday Club.

9 March 2017

What a lovely evening it turned out to be. After a couple of iffy practices it really did come “all right on the night” and we sounded good.Helped by a hall with good acoustics for singing and a very enthusiastic … Continue reading    

Thanks from Cornwall Hospice Care

12 January 2017

A nice letter of thanks from Cornwall Hospice Care for the £181.69 we raised by singing in Truro on two Christmas Saturdays and a donation from Abbeyfields when we sang there.

Truro, Lemon Quay

21 December 2016

Entertained the Christmas shoppers by singing on Lemon Quay. Last time we raised £92 on a dull drizzly day, surely we could do better today for Cornwall Hospice Care.


8 December 2016

We had a lovely evening yesterday entertaining the good folk at Abbeyfields Home. The first mince pies and sherry of the year were seen at half time.

Truro, Boscowan St.

6 December 2016

Tasked with entertaining the Christmas shoppers on Truro’s Boscowan St. We did our best but on a cold drizzly day don,t think too many people were in Christmas mood.

Looking for a new MD

10 September 2016

Though Richard is doing a terrific job he wishes to remind everyone that he only stepped into the breech temporarily and that we still need a pemanent MD.

Lemon Quay Concert

4 September 2016

Concert held in aid of Cornwall Heart Unit Fund, in a marquee on Lemon Quay ,Truro. Despite apalling weather, there was a good and enthusiastic audience. Our new boys did very well on their first proper “stage” performance and it … Continue reading    

Kingsmen Visit.

21 August 2016

What a terrific evening we had entertaining and being entertained by our friends from Devon,”The Kingsmen”. A couple of hours warming up and singing in the bandrooms , my personal favourite the “Four Candles” interpretation of “Moondance”, then some fuel. … Continue reading    

Milltown Garden Party

20 August 2016

What a lovely day was had last Sunday. The sun shone on a beautiful setting overlooking the Fowey valley. Various stalls/plants for sale and along with cream teas £831 was raised for Macmillan Nurses. On their first public appearance our … Continue reading    

A Great Reason to Join Us

24 April 2016

If you need a good reason to join us, here’s a great one.

Tracey Bailey Masterclass

15 April 2016

We had a fascinating practice last Wednesday, as the lovely Tracy gave us a masterclass in Barbershop singing technique. She gave us lots of tips to think about and improve our presentation.

New Chaps Certificate Presentation

24 March 2016

At practice last night the 6 new chaps who passed the 6 week introduction course were presented with their certificates. L~R  Andy Brook (Lead), Alex Machin (Lead), James Waller (Bari), Sam Sharkey (Bari), Rob Retallick (Tenor), Dave Fielding (Bass). Well … Continue reading    

Looking for More Members

17 March 2016

End of Beginners Course

18 February 2016

An historic evening in the annals of Cornish Connection. Not only did all 6 new guys pass their voice test with flying colours but Donna brought along a shed load of buns. Now to get them “concert ready”. (the singers … Continue reading    

Beginners Night

15 January 2016

We were delighted to welcome 5 new recruits to our 6 weeks learn to sing course. Don, Dave, Andy, Sam and James joined us learning new piece ‘Good Morning’. All said they’d enjoyed themselves and would be back for more.

Beginners Lessons to Start

9 January 2016

Now we,re into the New Year singing our usual repertoire, looking forward to next Wednesday (13th) when as a result of our advertising campaign it looks as if we,ll be getting 6 probables and a couple of maybes coming along … Continue reading    

Truro Lemon St Market late night shopping

17 December 2015

A nice place to sing and some lovely compliments from the late night shoppers/diners, all generously contributed towards the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

St Dennis Old Cornwall Society.

15 December 2015

Another lovely audience showed their appreciation and being proper Cornish folk we had a proper Cornish supper, pasty, saffron buns and clotted cream splits. Proper job !

Abbeyfields House

10 December 2015

We had a delightful evening yesterday, entertaining the good folk at Abbeyfields House. They were a lovely, appreciative audience joining in whenever they could. They even nourished us with sherry and mince pies !

Fowey Christmas Market

7 December 2015

Perhaps “Singing in the Rain” should be added to our repertoire but despite the awful weather there were enough generous people around to contribute £44.70 towards the Air Ambulance.

St Austell Christmas Lights Switch On

2 December 2015

A lovely mild evening and lots of people around but we had to admit defeat trying to sing outside and competing against various snow machines and rock bands so went into the church and sounded nice there in front of … Continue reading    

Looking for New Members

22 November 2015

From January next year we will be looking for new members. All shapes and sizes welcome. Singing experience not essential but must have sense of humour. See attached advert and Facebook.

Donna and Malc’s Big Day

18 October 2015

Was this the perfect wedding ? Lovely service in Pentewan Church, lavish reception in The Ship pub, dancing and music in a marquee in the evening. All filled with love and laughter what could be a better start for 2 … Continue reading    

Tregony Harvest Festival Supper

27 September 2015

A delightful evening was spent entertaining the good folk of Tregony. They were a friendly and enthusiastic lot who provided us with a nice supper afterwards. Lovely acoustics for singing and the surprise of the night. Don and Roger giving … Continue reading    

Fowey Regatta 2015

23 August 2015

Singing on town quay, we were very fortunate that the rain cleared and the sun came out just for the couple of hours of our gig. Our new PA system was very successful and attracted a large audience. We were … Continue reading    

Milltown Garden Party

17 August 2015

The sun shone and we all had a lovely time. Beautiful garden setting, home made teas, even pony rides, something for everyone raised £700 for Macmillan Nurses.

Sticker Show

3 August 2015

What a lovely local show this is. First time we,ve been and it,s a great day out, lots to do and see without the queues and hassle of some of the other shows. The sun shone for a change and … Continue reading    

Air Ambulance Annual Party

27 July 2015

We entertained 200+ people who are all volunteers to keep the essential Cornwall Air Ambulance in the air. This was there annual “thank you” party and a good spread was laid for them plus entertainment. All in a good cause.

St Mawes Boat Show

26 July 2015

We had a terrific day, singing in St Mawes. The sun shone and brought the crowds out who seemed to love our singing judging by the thunderous applause we received.

Andy joins us for Practice Night

23 July 2015

A fellow Barbershopper, Andy, member of Ouse Valley Chorus (Huntingdon) and down here on holiday and fancying a sing joined us on our practice night. Anyone else out there in similar circumstances would be very welcome.

Caerhays Midsummer Fete

22 June 2015

What a great time we had. The sun shone, lots of people to entertain, all having a good time.

Belated Christmas Dinner

12 June 2015

Finally got together with WAGS and old friends to have a much delayed annual dinner at The Dolphin Inn, Probus. Thanks to the organisational skills of Terry, much appreciated by all.

Search for a new MD.

8 June 2015

The chorus is currently looking for a new MD, must have sense of humour, see attached advert.

Cuddra W.I.

15 January 2015

Despite atrocious weather a full side turned out to entertain the ladies at the Cuddra WI. Lovely acoustics for singing, a very appreciative audience and sumptuous spread laid on what’s not to like ?

Christmas Shopping in Truro

20 December 2014

Good fun singing round the streets of Truro, entertaining the Christmas shoppers with Hilary collecting for Cornwall Hospice Care. A bit chilly but the day stayed dry and bright with lots of people watching us and contributing to a good … Continue reading    

Stop Press

18 December 2014

Just heard we raised £160.58 in buckets shaken at Fowey Christmas Market and a donation from the folk at Abbeyfied Home in aid of the “Little Harbour” Children’s Hospice. Nice one chaps !

Four Lords Pub Singout.

18 December 2014

Nice cosy pub with a real fire ! Warmly welcomed by hosts Jill and Ashley who kindly laid on some supper for us. Shame more people didn’t brave the weather to come out.

Lobb’s Farm Shop

10 December 2014

As usual, another lovely evening at Lobb’s Farm Shop entertaining the late night shoppers.One of our favourite gigs, Nice people, great acoustics for singing and the best pasties in Cornwall, what’s not to like.

A Selection of Titfers at Fowey Christmas Market

7 December 2014

Large crowds appreciated our singing at Fowey Christmas Market and we raised a tidy sum rattling a bucket in aid of Little Harbour.

Polgooth Inn – Movember

1 December 2014

A great night had by all. Free beer and a good sing all in aid of a good cause – Movember, men’s prostate cancer charity.

In aid of the Merlin Centre

5 October 2014

We had a lovely evening singing in the St Austell Masonic Hall on behalf of the Merlin MS Centre. Nice acoustics (these things matter to us a capella chaps !) very enthusiastic audience and a pasty supper thrown in. (not … Continue reading    

Les’ 70th / SW Chorus Party

15 September 2014

A busy evening saw us singing at Les’ “Secret” (apparently it was too !) 70th birthday party where we enjoyed singing with some of our old friends from City of Truro Choir. Then on to the SW Chorus Party held … Continue reading    

Fowey Royal Regatta

24 August 2014

What a great time we had. The sun shone for a change and we attracted a large and appreciative audience as we sung on Town Quay.

Place Manor and Royal Standard Pub Garden

8 August 2014

What a lovely evening. Place Manor is in a fantastic setting overlooking St Mawes. The room had good acoustics for singing and a very appreciative birthday party audience. Then to the Royal Standard pub in Gerrans where we entertained the … Continue reading    

St Austell Arts Centre/Rashleigh Arms

10 July 2014

Singing our alloted 30 min slot in the Arts Centre to rapturous applause, just getting into our stride when we were abruptly hooked off by the Stage Manager. Went along to the Rashleigh Arms at Charleston where we entertained the … Continue reading    

Polgooth Chapel 175th Aniversary Celebrations

6 July 2014

What a lovely evening. Great acoustics to sing in, an enthusiastic audience determined to enjoy themselves. What could be nicer ?

A Grand Day Out at Royal Cornwall Showground

29 June 2014

Despite competing with a Samba Band for part of our show, everyone said they could  hear us OK. A good, fun day in a great cause, Cornwall Hospice Care.

Trewoon, All in a Good Cause

23 June 2014

What a lovely Sunday afternoon. Fabulous weather, enthusiastic audience and all in a good cause.

Lostfest 2014

18 May 2014

The crowds built up after lunchtime after they had decided perhaps, that it wasn,t going to rain after all. One of our favourite gigs singing to enthusiastic audiences round the streets of Lostwithiel.

Seahorse Centre, Pentewan Sands

17 March 2014

A concert in aid of Cornish flood victims. It was an absolutely packed house. 4 bands entertained, Ourselves, Carclaze community choir, notability and Pressgang. First tome I,d come across them, they were great.

St Piran’s Evening at St Mewan Church Hall

9 March 2014

We played to a full and enthusiastic house last night for a wonderful Cornish evening. Lovely feast laid on, pasties, splits and saffron cake. We had poetry, traditional songs by audience participation, some duff jokes from the MD. and everyone … Continue reading    

Wedding Blessing at Tregrehan

28 December 2013

Some of the chaps sang at Chris’ friends wedding blessing.”Aura Lee” went down well and as they are surfer fans a new arrangement of “Little Surfer Girl” was hastily cobbled together and went down well.

Truro Streets, Christmas Shopping

22 December 2013

The forecast bad weather held off just long enough for us to sing for a couple of hours round the streets of Truro, to brighten up the lives of Christmas shoppers. We collected on behalf of Cornwall Hospice Care, the … Continue reading    

Lobb’s Farm Shop.(Heligan Gardens)

17 December 2013

Our favourite place to sing, great acoustics, lovely people and the best pasties ! Shame there weren’t more people around to share the atmosphere. Maybe the drizzly weather put them off.

Dickensian Evening, Lostwithiel

13 December 2013

Despite the drizzly rain, plenty of people came out to enjoy this increasingly popular event. More stalls than ever this year.Lots of different styles of music, mulled cider etc. If you missed it, put it in your diary for next … Continue reading    

Christmas Dinner – Kingswood Restaurant

5 December 2013

What a great find by Terry. Last nights annual Christmas knees up was held at the Kingswood Restaurant,London Apprentice. Great atmosphere, lovely food, a terrific night was had by everyone.

Fowey Christmas Market 2013

1 December 2013

It was a beautiful day in Fowey, the sun shone and despite a chill wind from the river there were a lot of people out and about for the Christmas Market.

Truro Santa Fun Run + Old Ale House

28 November 2013

Had a fun evening singing on Truro Lemon Quay for the Santa Fun Run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. Despite a fine drizzle 200 runners joined in. Then on to the Old Ale House, thanks to the manager for … Continue reading    

St Austell Brewery

7 November 2013

We were in invited by our sisters from “Champagne” to join them in watching some of their “old girls” competing in the Sweet Adelines international competition in Hawaii, courtesy of the wonders of modern technology via a webcast live to … Continue reading    

Fowey Royal Regatta.2013

25 August 2013

What a glorious day we had. The curse of the summer shirts was finally thwarted and the sun shone, the crowds came and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Milltown Garden Party 2013

18 August 2013

The curse of our “summer shirts” struck again as it poured down. Despite this however, there was a good turn out and an intimate atmosphere as we sang in the kitchen. The audience was very enthusiastic and generous as a … Continue reading    

Practice night at The Western Inn

1 August 2013

Trying to improve our profile a bit and attract more members we had the first of regular rehearsals at The Western Inn. Despite competition from the darts teams it was a success. We had lots of fun and the audience … Continue reading    

Cornwall Hospice Care, Grand Day Out

1 July 2013

Despite being a bit overcast and a smattering of cornish mist, the crowds turned out and everyone had a good time supporting a very worthy cause.

Terry’s Big Sis Birthday Bash

23 June 2013

I think we can safely say that Jeans birthday was celebrated in some style. Very lively family crowd, dancing and bopping the night away. Even some of the more ancient choir members managed to get their aching joints onto the … Continue reading    

Caerhays 2013

16 June 2013

The weather didn’t turn out as bad as the forecast threatened. Those that stayed away missed a brilliant day out. Lots of varied music, food, craft stalls and stuff for kids, all in a wonderful setting. Put it in you … Continue reading    

Pelynt Village Hall.

19 May 2013

We were guests of Porthpyra Singers in a concert in aid of Motor Neuron Disease. A lovely evening following a lovely day in Cornwall.(Can summer be far behind) A small but very appreciative audience enjoyed the 2 very varied programmes … Continue reading    

Lostfest 2013

13 May 2013

Despite a fairly heavy drizzle throughout the day, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This is one of our favourite gigs and if the weather put you off then shame you missed a great day out.

Barclay’s Bank, St Austell.

27 April 2013

We were invited to sing in the bank foyer by Kathy and the staff at the bank. We collected on behalf of Cornwall Hospice Care and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Cherry Clinic Concert

23 March 2013

Lovely concert held in aid of building a clinic in Kenya. Nice to see some talented youngsters in the shape of St Austell Youth Band and some talented oldsters also.

Cornish Evening at St Mewan

7 March 2013

A Cornish evening to celebrate St Piran’s Day held in St Mewans Church Hall and what a lovely evening it turned out to b Members of the small but beautifully formed audience , in between cheering enthusistically in appreciation of … Continue reading    

St.Mary’s, Par

19 January 2013

A terrific evening, quality singing by all groups. Good feedback from an appreciative audience and over £1000 raised for a worthy cause. Doesn’t get much better than this !

Singing in the Rain (aka Truro Christmas Shopping)

23 December 2012

Well, despite the weather forecast it turned into a great fun afternoon singing round the streets of Truro. It looked like most of the other performers had wimped out but the weather turned out to be not too bad. The … Continue reading    

Christmas Party, Hewas Inn

20 December 2012

A lovely convivial evening was had by all members and their wags. A nice meal followed by singing in the bar afterwards, what’s not to like ?

An Old English Christmas, Keay Theatre

16 December 2012

A lovely Christmassy evening with several guests of The Restormel Concert Band. Always difficult to sing here due to the aweful acoustics but we acquited ourselves well especially after abandoning the stage and taking to the floor. We were well … Continue reading    

Dickensian Evening at Lostwithiel

14 December 2012

Lovely atmosphere, everyone enjoying themselves looking forward to Christmas, and it stayed dry !

Christmas Night at Lobb’s Farm Shop

4 December 2012

What a wonderful atmosphere at Heligan/Lobb’s Farm Shop , the gardens lit up with fairy lights and the smells of mulled wine. If you weren’t there make a note in your diary for next year. Terrific acoustics, very enthusiastic audience … Continue reading    

Fowey Christmas Market

1 December 2012

Back by popular request at this busy event. The town was bustling with visitors and shoppers. The sun shone mainly, just a short wintry shower at half time didn’t really spoil the event too much.

Singout at Fraddon

19 November 2012

What an enthusiastic (and smartly dressed! ) audience. Possibly our biggest fans. Lovely evening for a great cause, Memory Clinic in Newquay. Good acoustics and good food, what more could a barbershop chorus wish for ?

“Project Porridge” St Austell Church

23 September 2012

A delightful musical evening was had in support of a worthy cause. Bugle Silver Band sounding very imposing in the terrific church acoustics.

Fowey Royal Regatta

26 August 2012

Despite atrocious weather we all dutifully turned up to sing. We eventually ended up singing in the town hall which was good/bad. Bad because we had no passing crowds and thus only had a small but appreciative audience. Good because … Continue reading    

Milltown Garden Party

19 August 2012

What a lovely English, genteel afternoon, tea and cakes on the lawn. It gets bigger every year, now with 4 acts from brass bands, clog dancers and singing groups. Bric-a-bac stalls, plant sales and raffle all in aid of Cancer … Continue reading    

Caerhays Church Concert

11 August 2012

What a beautiful church with terrific acoustics to sing in ! An enthusiastic audience, lovely tea and glamorous lady singers what more could you wish for ?

Nice Appreciation from Cornwall Hospice Care

17 July 2012

Nice to be appreciated every now and again ! Lovely letter of thanks for our performance at the Grand Day Out in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care.

What a “Great Day Out” at Royal Cornwall Showground

2 July 2012

Even the Gods favour Cornwall Hospice Care as the rain stayed away and despite a stiff breeze a “Great Day Out” was had by all. If you missed this event, put it in your diary for next year, especially if … Continue reading    

The Glass House Restaurant, Wadebridge

27 June 2012

What an enthusiastic audience last night ! We sang in front of about 50 touring American golfers and their hosts. They were wildly clapping and cheering every song. Initially asked to sing for about 15mins at the start of the … Continue reading    

Fun Practice 6/6/12

7 June 2012

Bit of fun at practice last night, first we gave “Tootsie” the treatment as a lot of bum notes had crept in over the years. Then we were graced by the presence of Barbara’s quartet “Affinity”. They gave a lovely … Continue reading    

St Austell Railway Club

27 May 2012

We enjoyed a much more pleasant evening than those who stayed at home to watch the Eurovision Song Contest. Not the largest audience we’ve ever had, but very appreciative and enthusiastic. Homemade pasties for a £1 (free to performers) what … Continue reading    

Lostfest 2012

14 May 2012

Is this the best annual gig we have ? Absolutely something for everyone, varied music, dance, craft stalls, kids stuff, all kinds of food, free beer for the singers and the sun shone, does it get any better than this … Continue reading    

City Inn, Truro

5 May 2012

A most convivial evening was enjoyed by all. We sang traditional Cornish songs with our hosts in a back room, and then went and entertained a birthday party that was happening in the pub itself.

Music on the Mount

23 April 2012

What a marvellous event, only marred by a biting wind.Something for everyone, bands,choirs,kid’s stuff,crackpot morris dancers and wonderful scenery.Though we were down on numbers we managed to raise an enthusiastic response from the audience. A million thanks to “Champagne” ladies … Continue reading    

Concert at St Mawes

14 April 2012

What a terrific evening last night, held in aid of raising funds for the local kids Jubilee Party. We were joined by “City Inn Sound” who sang more traditional Cornish songs, and a local storyteller. The audience were very enthusiastic … Continue reading    


24 March 2012

A very pleasant evening was had at Penkivel last night. A small but very appreciative audience enthused after every song, and the hall had great acoustics for singing. In among we learned some interesting history about the area and the … Continue reading    

A New Year Dawns

12 January 2012

We had our first practice of the New Year  last night. Barbara gave us her vision of where the chorus was going in the new year. Old ones were sung to see if they were worth resurrecting with some new … Continue reading    

Keay’s Theatre

18 December 2011

Had our last singout of the year last night at The Keays Theatre, St Austell, along with the Restormel Concert Band, Caledonian pipe Band and some Scottish Country Dancers. The sharp eyed among you will have twigged that the evening … Continue reading    

Shelterbox Christmas Do

10 December 2011

Sang last night at the Christmas Party held by the charity shelterbox, to thank all their volunteer helpers for all the hard work they put in throughout the year. Bit chilly in the warehouse but we had previous warning and … Continue reading    


8 December 2011

Practice last night was interrupted by a visit from Barbara’s ladies quartet called “Affinity”. Look out for them coming to a venue near you, they are seriously good.

Lobb’s Farm Shop (Heligan Gardens)

6 December 2011

Nice singout last night with a very appreciative host and audience. Lovely place to sing with great acoustics and nice atmosphere.

Fowey Singout

4 December 2011

Sang in Fowey yesterday as part of the Christmas Market event. Not many in the Town Hall but a good crowd gathered when we sang outside. Managed to dodge the wet weather but a bit chilly singing in shirtsleeves.


1 December 2011

Over £2000 was raised last night at The Polgooth Inn by 12 guys having their moustaches shaved off in aid of the Movember charity, appropriately accompanied by the aptly named , yours truly “Barbershop” chorus. Well done chaps.

Eden Project

27 November 2011

Sang in the Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project last night. Surprisingly good acoustics for singing considering the vast space. Disappointing small crowds but very enthusiastic.

Frankie and Graham’s Engagement Party

21 November 2011

What a lovely time we had last night singing at Frankie and Graham’s engagement party in Fraddon Village Hall, it was a great start to their life together. A very enthusiastic audience gave us great applause. Our best wishes to … Continue reading    

Music Truro

24 October 2011

Had fun singing on Lemon Quay last Saturday as part of the Music Truro event. Bit chilly, but the sun shone and we attracted reasonable crowds. Thanks to The Kernow Sausage Company who provided us with a  hog roast bap … Continue reading    

Afternoon Tea at Milltown

21 August 2011

What a lovely afternoon we had at Milltown, a beautiful setting in a part of Cornwall not many of us get to. Typically “English”. Tea & Cakes on the lawn, lovely singing and a muted brass ensemble. Even the sun … Continue reading    

Concert with City of Truro MC

15 August 2011

What a terrific concert we had last night, singing on form, in a place with good acoustics. We had resounding applause from the audience, particularly for “When I,m 64” and “Sweet Adeline”.

As heard on Radio !

5 August 2011

The recording we did at Lobb’s Farm shop was played yesterday on Tiffany Truscott’s afternoon show on Radio Cornwall. Everyone came across very well I thought. Great publicity as they mentioned this web site. Pity they cut the music short … Continue reading    

Recording for Radio Cornwall at Lobb’s Farm Shop

28 July 2011

On Sunday, July 24th, we did a short concert, and a recording with Matthew Shepherd for Radio Cornwall. The acoustics in Lobb’s Farm Shop (Heligan) make it a terrific place to sing and record. We recorded “When I’m 64” and … Continue reading    

Get Together at Richard and Ruths

28 July 2011

A get together was held at Richard and Ruth’s house on the 20/07/11. WAGS and select fans were invited, food and drink consumed and a good time had by all.  

Potential New MD ?

16 June 2011

On the 25th May we welcomed Barbara as a possible new MD. She has a lot of Barbershop experience and we hope she can whip us in to shape so to speak. She,s still with us as I type and … Continue reading    

Lostfest, Lostwithiel Festival.

17 May 2011

If you missed this event, put it in your diary for next year. What a great day out, literally something for everyone from kids to grannies. Lots of stalls of arts and crafts and a varied range of music and … Continue reading    

Our new website!

14 May 2011

Our new website has launched! You can now keep up-to-date on news about Cornish Connection and see up coming events we’re attending. You can have a listen to some of our songs, find out how to join and contact us … Continue reading    

Cornish Connection now has a Twitter page, come and follow us

12 December 2010

We’re now on Twitter! If you’re on Twitter, please follow us @cornishchorus to receive tweets from Cornish Connection. Visit us on Twitter.

Join us

We always welcome new members. We’re currently looking for new tenors and basses, and we’ll welcome other sections as well. Why not come along to practice nights and have a trial.

How to join us

Upcoming events

We don’t have any events booked in the near future.

Why not take a look at our past events, or perhaps you’d like to get in touch to make a booking.

Hear our songs

You can listen to a sample of some of our favourite songs which cover The White Rose, Hello Marie Lou and Coney Island Baby as well as requests.

Hear our songs