Mevagissey Male Choir are planning to donate all proceeds from their ‘Sing for the Child’ Christmas CD this year to St Petrocs, the charity supporting the homeless in Cornwall.
In recent years the Mevagissey men have raised funds for St Petroc’s with a December concert, but, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s plans have had to be cancelled. Instead, the Choir will give the charity every penny they raise from sales of their popular Christmas album throughout the rest of the year.
‘Sing for the Child’, the Choir’s first and only Christmas CD, comprises eleven of their favourite yuletide pieces, including three traditional carols in which they are joined by the Mevagissey Ladies Choir.
It also features the Choir’s recording of ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’, which was broadcast on BBC1’s ‘Songs of Praise’ last Christmas, and a stunning four-part arrangement of the Bing Crosby classic, ‘White Christmas’.
The CD itself can be purchased via the Choir’s website – www.meva-choir.co.uk for just £10, including postage. Alternatively, it can be downloaded from the website for just £5. Individual tracks can be downloaded for just 50p apiece.
MMC chairman Nick Nicholls said: “We were so pleased with the success we had in the summer with our decision to donate proceeds from our ‘Back to the ‘60s’ track to Cornwall Hospice Care, that we decided to try something similar with St Petrocs. All charities are having a tougher time than ever right now, and we are delighted to help in the best way we can.”
Dave Brown of St Petroc’s said: “For the last two years, I have been to the Mevagissey Male Choir’s concert to raise funds for St Petrocs. It’s been one of the highlights in the lead-up to Christmas! It’s a real shame that we will miss out on this, and other events, this year. It will be a tough winter for all of us, but anyone who finds themselves homeless will need extra help. We are truly grateful on their behalf, for the support the Choir are giving by donating every penny from the sale of their CD.”