Date: Sunday 5th July 2020
Men Are Singing eschew the traditional repertoire of songs about fishermen, miners and God (or Andrew Lloyd Webber covers), in favour of some barnstorming versions of tracks by the likes of Talking Heads, Tom Waits, Bjork and Ivor Cutler.
Men Are Singing is a Cornish, all-inclusive, cross-generational, alternative male voice choir.
I like singing. I like hanging out with other humans. A choir seems to me, to be the best amalgamation of the two.
Cornwall has a deep tradition of ladies voice and male voice choirs. They were omnipresent during my childhood; seemingly at every community event I attended, with their matching blazers, shiny shoes, crap keyboards, and (growingly abstract) reference to Cornwall’s staunch, ancient Methodist past. To me, they were not cool.
But as an adult, I’ve developed a soft spot for these relics of human activity. Throughout my career as a theatre musician I’ve come to realise that singing really can make you feel better. It’s an equal meeting place, where friends, family or a whole community can come together and do something that’s creative, constructive and in unison.
An increasingly rare thing at the moment. It has an unexplainable and undeniable power to make people feel good.
However my only problem with said choirs was; the material of which they sing. It’s usually about fishermen, miners, God or extracts from Andrew Lloyd Webber productions.
No thank you, as a young Cornish man, I find it hard to relate to any of the above.
So that’s why I decided to start Men Are Singing.
Simply to engage men (generally younger, as admittedly most male voice choirs are silver haired) in a non-competitive (sports), non-alcohol related (most things) activity, which has creative, constructive and positive benefits. And, to sing some more unusual songs which you might not expect from a male voice choir.
My job is to arrange and conduct some of my favourite songs for 35 voices. The men however, make it actually sound good.
Seamas Carey - Choir Leader and Bloke -2019
Tickets in advance :
Adults : £7.00, Under16s : £5.00
NB Adults On The Door : £8.00
Tickets are non-refundable. Gates Open 1 Hour before the Start time. Licensed Bar. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Ice-Creams & Snacks.
You can also order delicious pre-show hot food.: (Must be pre-booked. No Sales at the event)
Veggie Curry (gluten and dairy free) with Naan and Yoghurt £5.50.
Baked Jacket Potato with Veggie Curry £6.50.
Baked Jacket Potato with Grated Cheese £5.50.
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Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre
Penlee Theatre looks forward to welcoming you to a diverse range professional theatre and music through the summer season.
2020 Season Now Booking
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Concessions: Over65s, Under16s, Benefits.
[ Children under 3 (on a lap!) Free.]
Family : 2 Adults and 2 Under16s.
Group Rates : 10+ people get a 10% discount
(when bought as one order)
Refreshments available :
Fresh Homemade Vegetable Curry with Naan Bread ( £5.50 )
and Hot Jacket Potatoes with Grated Cheese or Vegetable Curry ( £5.50 /£6.50) are available for virtually all shows
Served before the Show starts, they must be booked in advance.
Hot & Cold drinks plus Snacks available at all performances.
All listed performances will feature a Licensed Bar.
Smoking - the Theatre's Seated area is a No Smoking Zone
Refunds are only given if a show is cancelled: performances will go ahead except in the worst of weather.
The information below only applies to an event being held at Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre.
Please check the information on each Event by clicking on Details
The gate opens 60 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Seating is provided.
Please bring whatever you need for a comfy and cosy experience: warm clothes, waterproofs, blankets, cushions, rugs, picnics etc but no umbrellas
Wheelchair access - there is full access but, as the surface is grass, it may be slippery when wet
Parking The nearest car park is above Penlee Park, entrance from Alverton Terrace. Other ample car parking close by
Dogs Well behaved, quiet dogs on a short lead are welcome but please bring your doggy bags.
The Open Air Theatre in Penlee Park had its first season in the early 1950s. It's in a beautifully sheltered setting, opposite the Cafe terrace of Penlee House & Gallery.