About Cornwall Community Choir

Cornwall Community Choir started in July 2009. The ultimate aim was to get people singing in a network of community based choirs throughout the county.


If you enjoy singing - CCC is the choir for you. Unlike many community choirs, Cornwall Community Choir is very different in that it has a full time professional musician conducting it, with professional accompanists. We don't teach people to learn music "by ear" - we provide singers with music and encourage people to pick up basic music reading skills as they go along. ***Although we encourage people to learn some pieces from memory, we don't have a problem if someone finds this difficult and needs to use words or music as an aide memoire!


TV programmes such as  "Last Choir Standing" and "The Choir " featuring Gareth Malone have done a lot for the world of choral singing in recent months. There are pop choirs, school choirs, male voice and ladies choirs, church choirs and community choirs, the vast majority of which meet in an evening, but there are also a lot of people who aren't doing any singing at all. Many of these people are free during the daytime.


Neil Shepherd formed a small chamber choir (Laudate) with 12 singers in March 2009. Neil also conducts the Bristol based "Schola Cantorum" Choir.  His "Local Vocalz" group in Hayle has some 40 members and his "Falmouth Vocalz" has approximately 30 members mainly in the 20 to 65 age bracket, although there are a few outside of that age range too!


The first meetings of the Cornwall Community Choir were held in the summer of 2009 with daytime rehearsals during term time. There are various daytime groups running in Penzance, Falmouth/Penryn, Helston, St Ives/Hayle, Liskeard and Truro. Everyone is welcome. We welcome interest from people from all walks of life - young people at college, young mothers and fathers at home during the day, retired and semi-retired people. Our rehearsal venues are wheelchair friendly and easily accessible for people with mobility difficulties!


Neil would be interested in hearing from other choir trainers, accompanists and community musicians who may be interested in becoming involved with the choir. Additional accompanists are sometimes needed from time to time.


To register your interest, please contact Neil Shepherd on 07446 492266 or use the "Contact Us" button


Alternatively, just turn up at one of our rehearsals where you will be made to feel very welcome!





We have performed a lot of music over the years, including the following



Let The River Run - Carly Simon

The Water is Wide

A Flower Remembered - John Rutter

Shoshone Love Song

Climb Every Mountain

Dare to Dream

The Hills are alive (with the sound of music)

As Long as I have music

The Londonderry Air – Trad, arr. Bob Chilcott

As Time Goes By

I Love a Broadway Show

The Rose

That’s Entertainment

Rhythm of Life

Swing’s The Thing! – A medley of big band tunes!

Yellow Bird

With A Voice of Singing – Martin Shaw

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

The Irish Blessing – Bob Chilcott

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J S Bach

God So Loved the World – Bob Chilcott

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel – Spiritual

Sloop John B


The Lord Bless You and Keep You – John Rutter

Medley of World War Songs

I Will Sing

Go Down Moses

The Lord’s My Shepherd – Townend

As I Kneel Before You – Parkinson

Follow the Heron

Tears from Heaven - Clapton

Jubilate Deo - Praetorius

Ave Maria – Arcadelt

All in the April Evening

A Place in the Choir


Mad About Mozart

Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Drunken Sailor

Abba numbers - Super Trooper, Mamma Mia and Thank you for the Music

All things bright and beautiful - John Rutter

Do You Hear My Voice

Can't help falling in Love

I love a Broadway show

We will remember them (Elgar)

In Flanders Field

Medley of songs from the first world war



We also have a large repertoire of Christmas items too!






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