St Ives Community Choir have revealed that they raised more than £4,000 for charitable causes during 2022.

Choir defibrillator
Choir musical director, William Thomas, with Liz and Paul Williams, of the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity through whom a new defibrillator outside Carbis Bay Methodist Church was purchased

The choir’s performances were at venues such as a garden party, churches and clubs, Tate St Ives, and in the open air, when members sang in support of the town’s businesses at Christmas.

Always in great demand, the choir raised £1,382 for the Edward Hain appeal, their nominated charity for 2022. With a £1,000 Tesco Community Grant, plus extra fundraising to secure the balance needed, a defibrillator was purchased and is now sited outside Carbis Bay Methodist Church.

This year’s plans include, once again, singing at the May Day celebrations at the Guildhall. The choir will also take part in a special Coronation Prom, to be held at Fore Street Methodist Church on Friday, 5th May, at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to bring along flags and sing to celebrate the coronation of King Charles.

The choir has many bookings for this year and has now started rehearsals of new music for events in spring, summer, and as far ahead as Christmas. New members are always welcome to join this lively and welcoming choir. Rehearsals take place at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall on Tuesdays, at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. To find out more, visit email or phone Lynda on 01736 796832 / 07871 805526.