The men of the Colne Valley Male Voice Choir recently scooped the Best UK Choir title in the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival.

Under the direction of conductor Thom Meredith, the choir also took first prize in its class and was called to perform at the International Gala Concert in Truro.

The bi-annual five-day Cornish festival is the ‘big one’ in the male voice choir calendar.

As many as 70 choirs took part this year in 60 events and in 50 different Cornish locations, with choirs coming from USA, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia. Flushed with their success the Colne Valley men are now on the lookout for new members who would like to join one of the area’s top choirs.

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