Comedian Kernow King has roared into action to star in Truro Male Voice Choir’s latest zany video in support of Newquay Zoo.
Kernow King, better known as Edward Rowe star of BAFTA award winning film Bait, gave his time and support to join 39 members of the choir in various forms of jungle attire to sing The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
The film was edited by award winning filmmaker Brett Harvey who took time out from completing his forthcoming feature film Long Way Back.
The choir’s musical director, international composer Russell Pascoe, who appears in the video being chased by a lion said: “In these appallingly difficult Covid times I have been delighted by the men’s enthusiasm and participation.
“We learned all our singing parts at our weekly virtual Zoom practices and all of the parts were recorded individually and mixed remotely by choir member Adam Delbridge–Smith.
“Filming was carried out in a Covid secure manner in Truro’s Boscawen Park. Most importantly this project has been a way for our group to stay connected whilst we are unable to meet face to face.
“We had a great deal of fun making the film and hope we can bring a chuckle and a smile to people’s faces in these stressful times as well as raise some much needed funds for the Zoo, which can be done via their website at newquayzoo.org.uk/support-us/donate .”
Choir Chairman John Larke said “This second video is also part of a larger project we are undertaking to record how we as a choir have adapted to using virtual means to continue as a choir and to record our performances for the benefit of others.
“We will then be circulating this information to the wider choral community to encourage others to try such methods. It has allowed us to keep our spirit, music and social cohesion together, which is what amateur singing is all about. We would not have been able to proceed with this project with the direct financial support of FEAST and Cornwall Community Foundation. FEAST is a programme to make great art happen across Cornwall.”
YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE