Special effects and exciting visuals will accompany traditional handbells and Loveny Male Voice Choir
Amidst the trees of St Petroc’s annual Christmas Tree Festival, the Sou’westers, members of Handbell Ringers of Great Britain and Loveny Male Voice Choir, Cornwall’s premier and award-winning choir, present ‘A Cornish Christmas Celebration’.
The Sou’westers are handbell ringers drawn from almost every county in the region. There will be 30 ringers with 200 handbells and handchimes performing at the December concert. The handbell repertoire is likely to include Beatle hits, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, music from the Nutcracker and Phantom of the Opera, Highland Cathedral (a haunting melody featuring a cor anglais solo), Ding Dong Merrily on High and other well-known carols, Fantasy on Kingsfold (a folk tune first heard in a Sussex village) and many more.
Tickets are available from crbo.co.uk/handbells, 01726 63513 or from the tourist office in Bodmin (Shire Hall), St Austell (Station) and Truro (Boscawen Street).