In 1992 several singers with a wide experience of male voice singing formed a new close harmony group. They decided on the name Trelawny Singers to reflect their cultural and ethnic background.
There is an abundance of music available for close harmony singing and the group have been very careful to select songs that have a wide audience appeal.
Music with `local flavour’ and compositions by Cornish composers such as Kenneth Pelmear and John Barber are always popular and feature strongly in our repertoire.
Throughout the year the singers give many concerts both in the county and beyond and as we are a small ensemble are able to sing in many of the smaller venues that could not host the larger choirs.
Since our formation we have raised many thousands of pounds for various charities. In recent years the main beneficiary has been Children’s Hospice South West, and more recently THE PRECIOUS LIVES APPEAL
After the success of their first CD `A LITTLE CLOSE HARMONY’ the singers have released a second `PRECIOUS MEMORIES’ with profits once again going to Children’s Hospice Precious Lives Appeal.
The Trelawny Singers are:
First tenors: Ivan Barnes, Michael Curnow, Geoff Gascoigne.
Second Tenors: Danny Johns, Geoffrey James, George Harris.
First Bass: Philip Walters, Piers Margetts, Mike Luke.
Second Bass: Malcolm Brown, Graham Baker, David Latham.
Just recently the group have been very fortunate to acquire the services of Ria Clemens as their accompanist and look forward to sharing many happy times with her.