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Recognised throughout Cornwall, as well as many parts of England and Wales, and a handful of European countries, Four Lanes Male Choir has one of the highest reputations for male voice singing. Membership currently stands at 63 with the majority attending the choirs regular concerts throughout the West of England, as well as annual contests in other parts of the country. It is not unusual to hear the choir singing somewhere in Cornwall every other week throughout the year, and at times arranging their own concerts either with a professional soloist or with one of the other male voice choirs to be found in Cornwall. The Choir was formed in 1944 with Wilfrid Brown as their Musical Director who continued until 1969 when his nephew Ronald Brown was appointed as Musical Director. It was 12 times winner at Camborne and credible 6th and 7th places at the Llangollen Eisteddfod.

They also won the prestigious Elgar Festival at the Magnificent Worcester Cathedral on two occasions, where the chairman of the adjudicators - Sir David Willcocks - complimented the Choir on "their beautiful rich tone". This was all due to leadership and expertise of Ronald Brown who was the Musical Director of the Choir for 35 years years from 1969 to 2004.

Four Lanes Male Voice Choir.

From 2004 until 2011 We were directed by  a professional and highly talented local musician Alastair Taylor. He is recognised internationally as a pianist, organist and baritone soloist.

In 1983 the Choir was presented with a special audience award for the most enjoyable performance at the Sainsbury Choir Festival in the famous Royal Albert Hall, with 20 choirs competing. The Choir has been on tour to Brittany, Lorient Festival and Austria, and arranged exchange visits with Nelson Arion, Silver Ring, Bath, Tredegar and Bleanavon Choirs. In 2004 the choir celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a spectacular concert in the Hall for Cornwall in Truro, and were joined by the internationally famous bass-baritone Sir Willard White. The concert has been described as the finest male voice concert ever staged in Cornwall. The Choir has had only 4 Musical Directors.

In 2009 the Choir won at the International Male Voice Choir Festival in Cornwall having competed against several other international choirs. It was awarded the Best Cornish Choir and the Best British Choir at the International Male Voice Choir Festival. On Saturday 13th November 2010  it maintained its good form as winner at the Camborne Music Festival. In 2011 Four Lanes again competed at the International Festival and gained a worthy second place in its class and winning the trophy as Best Cornish Choir.

Now in its 70th year, a marked feature of Four Lanes Male Choir and its key to success, is commitment, comradeship in song and the love of singing.

The choir motto

“Sing we for Pleasure - for One and All”,
is conveyed in their choral sound with conviction and sincerity

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Martyrs of the Arena
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Martyrs of the Arena

Celebrating 60 Years of Song

 

A Cornish Christmas with Merritt

You'll Never Walk Alone

A Cornish Selection