Charity concert rings out across Mount's Bay
A PENZANCE school was engulfed in song last week as a charity concert rang out across Mount's Bay.
Fishwives Choir soloist Hannah Pascoe had arranged the event, alongside others, to raise money for the Fishermen's Mission in Newlyn - bringing in some of west Penwith's finest musical talent for a special performance.
The show, at Bolitho School, saw a largely packed hall and featured songs and music by Hannah, soprano, contralto Angela Thomas, Ben Hoadley, tenor and cellist and violinist Jack Vosper; accompanist Clive Ellison was on piano.
Hannah said it was really well received and was happy to see so many attend.
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"It was a huge success," she said, "we were delighted to see so many people there and I think everyone really enjoyed it, there was a wonderful atmosphere.
"Everyone sang and played really well. It was a great achievement - we had a lovely time. I would just like to thank everyone for giving up their time and talents. I'm very proud to call them my friends."
The singer added the concert may pave the way for plenty more in the future.
"The five of us worked so well we want to continue holding charity events," she explained.
"And the school is also keen for us to do more - lots of things have grown out of the initial idea. We want to raise more money."
The evening saw about £500 collected and the centre manager at Newlyn's charity said the event was "really memorable".
"It was a special evening, as well as an enjoyable one" said the Mission's Julian Waring.
"It was lovely to hear Hannah Pascoe's voice - and to hear the supporting singers, her friends who are also incredibly talented.
The night was something we had been wanting for a while."
Mr Waring added around 75 people attended and were all "very appreciative" of the "beautiful music and surroundings".