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Cornwall’s awe-inspiring land and seascapes set against singing highlights from the largest male choral event in the world have created a heady mix in a film to launch the eighth biennial Cornwall International Male Choral Festival.

"We're thrilled with our new little film because it showcases exactly what our wonderful Festival in this gorgeous part of the world is all about," says Festival Director Rob Elliott.

"No-one seeing it will be in any doubt of what a fantastic time everyone has - from the singers in sixty choirs of all ages and nationalities to the 45,000 people who come to enjoy their music in this amazing setting. We know it will draw ever more people into Cornwall for this event - as well as attracting more choirs and visitors to future Festivals."

 

The master film-makers of Soundview Media drew together material including previous Festival footage shot by o-region and Video Arts, photographs of Cornish choirs in their iconic settings by Phil Monckton and Visit Cornwall's magnificent aerial shots including the Eden Project, the Minack Theatre, Newquay's Fistral Beach and the Tate Gallery on Porthmeor Beach in St Ives.

 

A rousing soundtrack is provided by the winners of the 2015 Festival Männerstimmen Basel, from Switzerland, as well as other choirs from past Festivals.

 

"This Festival is hugely significant for Cornwall - with the thousands of people it attracts here and the massive impact they have on our economy at a crucial early point in the tourism season," says Visit Cornwall's Malcolm Bell.

 

"Visit Cornwall is delighted to be in a position to help promote the Festival and Cornwall at the same time - it's exactly the sort of high quality event which we love to see here because it gives people so much fun and happiness and joie de vivre."


Two thousand singers of all ages and nationalities will descend on Cornwall from April 27th - May 1st 2017 with more than 50 concerts and celebrations in 40 venues across the county including theatres, churches, tourist attractions and castles from Bude to Land's End and Porthleven to Saltash.

 

Singers, their entourages and countless visitors will be heading this way from Australia and America, Russia and across Europe, Wales, Scotland, England and, of course, Cornwall itself for this year's extraordinary Festival.

 

Full details of the 2017 Cornwall International Male Choral Festival can be found on the Festival website and tickets for all concerts can be purchased directly from the Hall for Cornwall box office www.hallforcornwall.uk.

Hall for Cornwall

Cornwall's leading theatre and concert venue is a 1,000 seater auditorium in the city of Truro.

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10:21am | 29th April 2017