Phoenix raises £200 for The Royal British Legion
Phoenix Chorale were delighted to present a cheque for £200 to The Royal British Legion in Plymouth this week. The money was raised in a collection at our summer concert in the Guildhall, Plymouth, where we performed The Armed Man: Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins. The Armed Man, which was commissioned for the millennium celebrations, describes the growing threat of war and the horrors that war brings, and ends with the hope for peace in the new millenium.
Due to the subject of the choral work and in respect of the celebrations for the centenary of the end of WW1, the committee decided it was appropriate to support the RBL.
Phoenix Chorale says farewell to Director of Music, Marcus Alleyne, after six years
This month sadly sees the end of an era for Phoenix Chorale as Marcus Alleyne leaves us to take up a new position in West Cornwall. He became our Director of Music in September 2013 and since then has helped us to develop our musical skills and technique in order to perform some of the most challenging but beautiful classical and contemporary choral music. We are extremely grateful to him for all that he has done for Phoenix Chorale to make us the fine small choir we are today. Over the last six years, Marcus has also acquired a great deal of musical knowledge and experience, enabling him to evolve into one of the most exciting conductors to work with in the South West.
We are very sad to say goodbye to Marcus but wish him all the very best in his new venture and sincerely hope that we might collaborate again sometime in the future.