TCS helps hospice

2016 Jan TCS Charity Collection (1) ed copyOur performance of Handel’s Messiah on 12th December in Truro Cathedral was a success in more ways than one.

Judith Whitehouse, writing in the West Briton, praised the contributions made by the soloists and Martin Palmer’s direction, which she said “produced some fine effects”. She also described the choir’s singing as “rock solid in the many fugal episodes” and sounding “simply glorious in the final chorus, with a massive crescendo and deceleration at the close”.  A capacity audience filled the Cathedral.

The other great success of the evening was the retiring collection for Little Harbour Children’s Hospice. In the 10 minutes it took for everyone to leave the Cathedral at the end of the concert, the magnificent sum of £917 was donated by members of the audience, orchestra and choir – £90 a minute! We thank everyone for their generosity.

Our Treasurer, Markus Mueller (far left), presented the cheque to Roger Clarke (far right), who was representing Little Harbour, on the steps of Truro Cathedral on Monday, 11th January. Also in the photo are Glynnis Wadham-Smith (TCS Vice Chair) and Colin Scofield (TCS Publicity Officer).