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.
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
01872 573455 / 07812827033
email@example.com 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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org