Congratulations go to Sam Coles who has been awarded the CMST Pupil of The Month Award for June, 2018.
Sam had his first musical experience through the First Access programme and this inspired him to go along to his local brass band. A nice example of how an initial seed of musical inspiration in school can benefit the learner and the community.
His teacher, Anna Minear, was delivering at the Royal Cornwall Show this year on behalf of Cornwall Music Service Trust and had this to say: “This year I attended the Royal Cornwall Show on behalf of CMST. I was delighted when on the Friday, Sam & his family came along to see me. I have only been teaching Sam since Easter but I learnt that after the First Access sessions he had from me 2 years ago he went along to Camelford Band to get an instrument & has with the help of his grandad developed his skills to almost grade 3 standard.”
Anna continued by saying: “Sam attended 4 out of the 6 sessions I provided at RCS as he asked if he was allowed to be my assistant! Sam really has shown dedication not only to his playing but to flying the CMST flag for us! ”
Gareth Churcher, Head of Service for CMST, commented “This is a really lovely example to see, where a child has been inspired by the First Access delivery model and taken the initiative to follow this through with a local community group. What’s particularly lovely to hear is how this has brought generations of the family more together through the joy of music making”.
On Friday night Truro 3 Arts are putting on a performance of Paul Drayton's latest song-cycle 'One Night...' for tenor and voice. Tickets available on the door priced at £15 and free entry for under 19’s.
On Saturday 29th September hundreds of people filled Truro Cathedral to celebrate the life and music of David Frost. The programme - which can be downloaded here - featured many of the groups which David conducted and gave an opportunity to hear some of David’s fantastic compositions.
His legacy to music, musicians and music education in Cornwall will endure for many years to come.
Download a registration form or turn up to rehearsal and collect a registration form.
It’s free! No charge for joining!
*Eventually if there are enough students we will split the group into Juniors (beginners-Grade2) and Seniors 4.45pm-5.30pm (Grade 2+)
Here's a link to a page from the Cathedral website about a Christmas carol service which will feature carols from the Cornish diaspora - which were taken abroad by Cornish emigrants and have survived and/or evolved. The carols will be sung by a large community choir and this is a call for singers.
The service will be held on Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm (till 9pm).
Newquay Choral Society is actively seeking a new Musical Director to help continue its long performance history of 120 years in and around Newquay.
Past works performed by the Society have included Handel’s “Messiah”, requiems by Mozart, Fauré, Rutter and Jenkins and Haydn’s “Creation”. We are equally at home with both traditional and contemporary music within the choral repertoire.
Currently the Society presents two concerts during each performance year: one in late April and the other in December which generally incorporates a seasonal theme. Alongside the core activities groups of singers may offer seasonal singing, if required, in restaurants, National Trust properties and a residential care home.
Our proficient accompanist, Rico Gerber, is an important part of our team.
At present our membership consists of around 35 singers. We meet every Monday evening, from early September to late April, at St. Columb Minor Church Hall between 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
For more details please contact our Secretary, Marilyn Thompson, on (01637) 872813 or