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 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.
Cornwall Junior Choir dates for Spring /Summer 2018
April 21st Crypt (Open Rehearsal) (meeting at the Cathedral)
April 28th Crypt (Open Rehearsal) (meeting at the Cathedral)
May 5th Crypt (Open Rehearsal) (meeting at the Cathedral)
May 12th Crypt Room (Normal Rehearsal) (meeting at the Cathedral)
May 19th Crypt Room (Normal Rehearsal) (meeting at the Cathedral)
May 20th The Choir has been invited to perform at Polgwynne Open Air Music festival, Feock TR3 6SG*
June 9th Crypt Room (Normal Rehearsal) (meeting at the Cathedral)
June 16th Crypt Room (Normal Rehearsal) (meeting at the Cathedral)
June 23rd Possible summer concert date, to be confirmed
* The Choir has been invited to perform at Polgwynne Open Air Music festival,
Feock TR3 6SG, to which you are all invited.
Timings are yet to be confirmed, but it was a lovely event last year.
After their performance, the choir members will be free to leave, or stay and enjoy the other performance and hopefully a lovely afternoon in the sunshine!!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org