Monday 22 January 2018

Over the winter months Launceston YFC have enjoyed a fun and varied schedule. With club meetings including; late night shopping, a self-defence class, Christmas party and making willow wreath Christmas decorations. Members got into the festive spirit with carol singing at the Wilsey Down Hotel then on to the club secretary, Emily Brookham's house. Thank you to Emily's family for the wonderful company, food and drink. For some members of the club one night of carol singing was not enough!
Launceston YFC along with St Buryan YFC had the special task of hosting this years Cornwall YFC County Carol Service at Truro Cathedral. Lots of hard work went into preparing for the service with members composing their own readings poems, and 16 members forming a choir to sing De Virgin Mary and a Christmas Medley. Many evenings were spent practising with the talented Nicola Hosking and her piano, before our first dress rehearsal at Lifton Down Methodist Chapel which was a great success and filled us with confidence for the real thing in the Cathedral!
Along with the choir ensemble, in the service Holly Yelland played a beautiful rendition of 'The First Noel' on the clarinet, as part of a duet with Ed Harris playing the piano. Amy Trehane, Alex Cornish, Emily Brookham and Hannah Thomas recited readings, poems and verses. A huge thank you to Nicola for all of her help and guidance.
The Winter competition schedule has been well underway with members working hard practising the pantomime 'Madgy Figgy's Pig' directed by Oli Stephens. Friends, family, previous and current members were treated to a first performance in Launceston Town Hall for parents evening along with a run down and slide-show of the previous year. Following the brilliant support received members eagerly anticipated their county pantomime round which was held at Liskeard Town Hall and saw Launceston YFC compete against two other clubs that evening and eight acts in total. Despite members giving it their all and even featuring a milk, cream, mascarpone and Tribute producing pantomime cow unfortunately Launceston were not placed, so will not be going through to the county final. Thank you to Oli Stephens for his committed directing, Ed Humber and Dan Jasper for managing sound, Heather Stanbury for her greatly appreciated help and to all those who have shown their ongoing support.

Launceston YFC Choir Performing In Truro Cathedral for Cornwall YFC's County Carol Service

Members Perform Their Pantomime at Liskeard Town Hall. Photo credit: Debbie Walters

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