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   

               Choir Website



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: