The last few weeks of the year are always the busiest and exciting for the members of Launceston Male Voice Choir.

The recent joint concert with the GraceNotes ladies acapella choir was a great success and more than £700 raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Charity. 

This was followed by a return concert at the Treguddick Distillery with a programme of old favourites and Christmas items. 

For the first time since the COVID outbreak choir members sang carols in the Cedar Grange Care Home,  Kernow House and  in the wards at Launceston Hospital. 

The festive round also included a splendid concert in St Juliot Hall in Otterham in support of the Charity – Riding for the Disabled, and culminated by taking part in the seasonal Christmas celebration with the Memory Café.

The forthcoming months will be no less busy with nine engagements already booked for 2024, including hosting a four choir concert in Launceston on Saturday, May 4, as part of the International Male Voice Festival. 

In addition the Choir will be ‘in concert’ at Tregadillett, Halwill, North Tamerton, Lifton and Poundstock. 

In April there will be a joint concert with Launceston Town Band in the Town Hall, in support of the mayor’s chosen charity. 

A spokesperson added: “It has been very encouraging that over the past few months more new members than ever have been joining the Wednesday night practices in Launceston Methodist Church Hall.”