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Junior Choir


Junior Choir



Cornwall Junior Choir was established in January 2001, as part of a major new initiative to boost singing in Cornish Primary Schools. It was awarded a grant from the National Foundation for Youth Music as part of the foundation’s Singing Challenge programme. The choir initially stemmed from a partnership between Truro Cathedral and the Cornwall Music Service Department and comprises youngsters from all over Cornwall.

The Choir has performed in a variety of venues, from the traditional Truro Cathedral, to the more exotic, Tate St Ives, from Gwennap Pit to The National Maritime Museum. They have sung in Gloucester and Exeter Cathedrals and on Scilly, all the while sharing what they have learned with their audiences, and building their confidences and skills.

Under Angela Renshaw's directorship (since 2009) the choir has had the opportunity to sing with Aled Jones and take part in a 'Children in Need' concert alongside their annual commitments. 

From September 2015, the support structure of the choir altered slightly, retaining our close links with the Cathedral, but coming under the 'Cornwall Music Service Trust' umbrella. This promises to offer the choir the most secure future and we hope for great things going forward.


Angela Renshaw

Angela is a teacher at Truro School Preparatory where she is in charge of curriculum music as well as the development of the schools’ choirs. She is the Cornwall Music Education Hub Lead for the Vocal Strategy Development Programme for Cornwall, and delivers training across Cornwall to children, teachers and singing leaders as well as having responsibility for developing and directing the Cornwall County Choirs, Cornwall Boys Choir, Cornwall Girls Choir and Cornwall County Youth Choir.  Angela has worked as leader of Cornwall Junior Choir since 2009.

January 2019

 Happy New Year, welcome back, we hope that you all had a lovely Christmas.

Overleaf are all the dates and rehearsal venues that have been arranged for this term. 

As previously, rehearsals run from 10-11.30am (unless otherwise indicated by letter, on the website or via the notice displayed on the entrances to the Cathedral) 

  • Drop off is inside the main entrance of the Cathedral.

  • Pick up after rehearsal is usually from the Cathedral car park (at the bottom of the steps to the rear of the Cathedral  unless otherwise listed(if you are not sure where that is, please ask).

 It is important that we all meet in one place!– you will be notified of any changes. Please remember that there are no parking facilities available at the Cathedral for Junior Choir parents.

As always, please encourage anyone who might like to be part of the choir to come along to a rehearsal to see what it is like, the first two Saturdays of term will be held as ‘open rehearsals’, so the more the merrier.

I will be handing out subs forms in the next week or two. Subs, per child per term are £40, £70 for 2 siblings in the choir. 

If you have any concerns or questions, do not hesitate to contact me at any time, I will do my best to help.


With every good wish, on behalf of Cornwall Junior Choir 

Julia Carter,

 01872 573455  / 07812827033   

                      julia@ccjc.org.uk   Choir Website    www.cornwalljuniorchoir.org.uk



Cornwall Junior Choir dates for 2019


January       12th  The Assembly Room (in the Old Cathedral School - across the green at the side of the Cathedral) 

                              (Open  Rehearsal)meeting inside the main entrance to the Cathedral as usual. Collection from the entrance to

                             The Old Cathedral School.

                      19th  Cathedral Crypt (Open Rehearsal) (meeting inside the main entrance to the Cathedral)

                     26th  Cathedral Crypt (meeting at the Cathedral)                   

February      2nd  Cathedral Crypt (meeting at the Cathedral)

                     9th    Cathedral Crypt (meeting at the Cathedral)

                     16th    Cathedral Crypt (meeting at the Cathedral)


Half term


                     23rd    No Rehearsal, half term


March         2nd    Cathedral Crypt (meeting at the Cathedral)

                      9th     Cathedral Crypt (meeting at the Cathedral)

                    16th     Cathedral Crypt (meeting at the Cathedral

Saturday 23rd March   - Joint Concert with Cornwall Junior Choir and City of Truro Wind Orchestra

Truro Cathedral Starting at 12 midday

CJC practice (Please note, later start time!) meeting as usual inside the Cathedral

  • The Choir should be wearing all black

  • 11.00 Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir, practice with CJC and on their own

  • 11.30 Break for the loo etc

  • 11.50 Choirs enter Cathedral 

  • 12.00 Concert starts

  • 1.15 to 1.30 Concert finishes – There will be a retiring collection

  • Singers can leave following the concert.




April           27th    Rehearsals resume. Cathedral Crypt (meeting inside

                              the main entrance to the Cathedral)



Choir uniform - All Black unless otherwise stated (including black socks/tights and shoes)

For more information about the Junior and Youth Choirs please contact Julia Carter: 07812 827 033 or 01872 573 455 (eves) or email: julia@ccjc.org.uk

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About us

About us


Cornwall Junior Choir has been going since January 2001 and was set up through a partnership between Music Cornwall (formerly the Cornwall Music Service) and Truro Cathedral. It was the first of its kind in the country. 

There are now about 20 of us aged 7-13 and we come from all over Cornwall

We sing a wide variety of music - from traditional Christmas carols like 'Away in a Manger' and the 'Star Carol', and traditional folk songs from all over the world.

For more information about the Junior and Youth Choirs please contact Julia Carter: 07812 827 033 or 01872 573 455 (eves) or email: julia@ccjc.org.uk

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come along

You're welcome to come along any Saturday in term-time from 10.00 - 11.30 at Truro Cathedral. We meet just inside the main west door.

Choir secretary Julia Carter and musical director Angela Renshaw will be there to welcome you and answer any questions about the choir's organisation and activities.

The 20-strong mixed choir always welcomes new members. Anyone aged from 7 to 13 years can join. Young singers come from all over Cornwall every week for expert tuition under the musical director.

Join us

Membership is only £40 a term and there are no auditions

hear us

We hold regular concerts - usually one or two each term. Click on our events page to see when and where we're performing next.



Our conductor/director is Angela Renshaw, who was the Government's South West area leader for 'Sing Up', and took over the directorship of Cornwall Junior Choir in 2008.

As well as leading the Sing to Success programme with KEAP and Truro Prep School, Angela currently teaches at Truro School Prep where she is in charge of Music and the school’s choirs. She was also recently nominated for the Gramophone Community Award and established the Changing Voices programme for boys in Cornwall. She is renowned throughout Cornwall for her work with 'The Cornwall Boys Choir' and other vocal groups.

For more information about the Junior and Youth Choirs please contact Julia Carter: 07812 827 033 or 01872 573 455 (eves) or email: julia@ccjc.org.uk