As long ago as 1948 there was a ladies choir in Saltash.

More recently, Linda Eastlake was unanimously elected as Musical Director, and has remained in post for an incredible 20 years, such is the enthusiasm and dedication the ladies have to their choir.

Since then the choir has grown from 17 singers to 40, who regularly practise together and have
in the past, taken part in various musical festivals

The choir sings not only for their own enjoyment but mainly to raise money for local and national charities. They regularly sing together with other Ladies and Male Voice Choirs, making new friends and renewing acquaintances. The choir has been invited to sing four times at The Royal Albert Hall as part of a thousand voices and two celebrated brass bands to raise funds for Cancer
Research UK.

The year 2018 will see the choir reach its 70th Anniversary with plans for a joint concert with The Plymouth Area Police Choir in May to mark the occasion; 1948 to 2018 is certainly something to be celebrated!

Weekly rehearsals mean that everyone works hard to achieve a good standard of singing, over the years stretching themselves to a wide variety of musical genres. However there is plenty of room for fun and friendship too.

“We make new friends in the group easily, and extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us, regardless of how confident they feel about meeting new people” explained Norma Spencer, secretary to the choir.

“Carolyn Varcoe, our accompanist, is an incredible musical talent, so between Carolyn and Linda we are kept in line musically, but we do laugh a lot too!”

If you are interested in joining the vibrant choir, please contact Norma on 01752 843108. The choir meets on Wednesday evenings at Burraton Methodist Church from 7.15pm