Church concert for Mullion School brass band

Church concert for Mullion School brass band

Church concert for Mullion School brass band

First published in Cornwall

Brass band members from Mullion School have helped raise funds, and entertain the guests, at a special concert hosted by the village's Methodist church.

The pupils played a lunchtime concert covering a range of pieces as a whole group and small specialised groups, with any funds divided between the chapel and the Leprosy Mission Introduced by head of music, Georgina Davies, and accompanied on piano and trombone by Gareth Churcher, the concert was an opportunity for soloists to experience an audience and gain confidence.

Performers ranged from year 11 pupils Kim Bastion and Peter Richards, to year seven pupil James Scrimshaw playing 'Pavane' for his first solo in concert.

Other soloists were Matthew Monks, Ed Hosken, Adam Wilkin and James Bloomfield, with a duet from Joshua Gilbert and Joshua Monks.

After a “spirited and appropriate” start with Spitfire, the solos were interspersed with the brass group's 'Wade in the Water', while the senior brass group played their GCSE piece 'The Gael' from the film, Last of the Mohicans, arranged by Gareth Churcher.

The concert ended with 'Pastime with good company', with the band thanked by Lilian Watson, chapel steward, and applauded by an appreciative audience.

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9:30pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Good to know there are so many talented youngsters from the local areas. Sounds like they did a grand job.

"Funds divided between the chapel and the leprosy mission"

I thought the Methodist Churches already supported the leprosy mission from congregational donations? I think the funds raised should have been divided between the school and a local charity. Doesn't Mullion Methodist Chapel already get all the funds from their scarecrow festival each year? I thought that made a couple of thousand each time? Seem to remember reading in the Packet. Any Mullion Methodists out there to answer my questions?
Good to know there are so many talented youngsters from the local areas. Sounds like they did a grand job. "Funds divided between the chapel and the leprosy mission" I thought the Methodist Churches already supported the leprosy mission from congregational donations? I think the funds raised should have been divided between the school and a local charity. Doesn't Mullion Methodist Chapel already get all the funds from their scarecrow festival each year? I thought that made a couple of thousand each time? Seem to remember reading in the Packet. Any Mullion Methodists out there to answer my questions? Helston fly on the wall
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12:19pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

The Methodist Churches do support the Leprosy Mission and Christian Aid as they are Christian Charities.

Yes I believe the money generated from the scarecrow festivals is in the region of the amount you state, and yes it does go towards Chapel funds. Personally I would prefer if at least half was donated to a local charity each year.

I happen to agree with you about the distribution of any funds raised from the concert.

Without wishing to be drawn into Church 'politics' I would like to point out that the Chapel is part of the Lizard and Mounts Bay circuit which includes Helston and Porthleven etc, however, each Church has its own minister and largely the Churches are influenced by individual ministers, all of whom have their own way of doing things, therefore you may find that what happens at one Chapel does not necessarily happen at another.
The Methodist Churches do support the Leprosy Mission and Christian Aid as they are Christian Charities. Yes I believe the money generated from the scarecrow festivals is in the region of the amount you state, and yes it does go towards Chapel funds. Personally I would prefer if at least half was donated to a local charity each year. I happen to agree with you about the distribution of any funds raised from the concert. Without wishing to be drawn into Church 'politics' I would like to point out that the Chapel is part of the Lizard and Mounts Bay circuit which includes Helston and Porthleven etc, however, each Church has its own minister and largely the Churches are influenced by individual ministers, all of whom have their own way of doing things, therefore you may find that what happens at one Chapel does not necessarily happen at another. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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