Luton factory choir to mark 70 years anniversary at Truro cathedral
A factory choir formed during the Second World War in Luton is travelling to Cornwall for two concerts at Truro Cathedral and Newquay.
The Vauxhall Male Voice Choir is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a mini tour of the county appearing at the cathedral on Saturday (OCT 26).
On the same day in the evening they will be travelling to St Michael’s Church in Newquay to perform alongside theNewquay Male Voice Choir.
The Luton-based choir was formed in1943 when the factory switched from car manufacture to the construction of tanks and military vehicles.
They were soon entertaining the troops with radio broadcasts and entertaining locally in charitable concerts. Since then have gone from strength to strength.
Dave Sage from the choir said: “We have travelled extensively within the UK and to a more limited extent in Europe but one place we have never ventured is Cornwall, one of the great bedrocks of male voice singing, so what better way to celebrate our seventieth anniversary than to make a musical pilgrimage to this hallowed land.”