Junior 1.jpg
Junior 2.jpg
Screenshot 2017-05-14 17.10.22 copy.jpg
Junior 1.jpg

Junior Choir


SCROLL DOWN

Junior Choir


 
 

Introduction

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 Council 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. 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 offers the choir the most secure future and we hope for great things going forward.

Jo Abbey Road mixing desk.jpg

Jo Saville - Musical Director

After a musical youth of Cornish brass bands and swing bands (flugel horn/trumpet/saxophone), along with singing in choirs, gigging with a soul band and gaining grade 8 piano, Jo graduated from Exeter University with a BA in music, where she performed for the Queen as part of the University Saxophone Quartet and was the Musical Director of the Jazz Orchestra. Jo also developed her love of singing further here, by performing in a gospel choir, jazz quintet and stage productions.

Following her PCGE from The Institute of Education (University of London), Jo taught music in many schools, in both classroom & peripatetic capacity,  and greatly enjoyed the varied experiences that this created. Years later, Jo has been at the helm of Rock Choir in Cornwall, creating a safe & fun space where members get to sing out some feel-good favourites each week and escape the stresses of daily life, whilst building friendships and experiencing some amazing performance opportunities along the way.  

Jo strongly believes that music is a powerful, positive force and loves that singing is accessible to everyone. She is really excited about working with the Cornwall Junior Choir for the foreseeable future. 

REHEARSALS

 

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). Members should be dropped off outside the front of the Cathedral, and picked up from the Cathedral Car Park. It is important that we all meet in one place!– you will be notified of any changes. Please note that there are no parking facilities available at the Cathedral for Junior Choir parents.

The first rehearsal for Autumn 2019 will be on Saturday 14th September and is an open rehearsal for existing members and those interested in joining.

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

 If you have any concerns or questions, do not hesitate to contact Julia Carter (details below).

 

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

Junior 2.jpg

About us


About us


About

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

Screenshot 2017-05-14 17.10.22 copy.jpg

More


More


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.

MEET US

 

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