Cornwall Music Service Trust Pupil Of The Month (POTMA) December 2018 Winner

Cornwall Music Service Trust Pupil Of The Month (POTMA) December 2018 Winner

Congratulations go to Thomas Findlay who has been awarded the CMST Pupil of The Month Award for December 2018.

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Thomas’s teacher Jacqueline Kershaw tells us, “Tom is Principal Horn of both the  Cornwall Youth Orchestra and the Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble and has recently completed his Music College auditions”

Tom has auditioned at 4 music colleges. At each he was accepted and offered a scholarship which in itself is an amazing achievement and now leaves Tom the tough decision as to whether to attend the Royal College of Music or the Royal Academy of Music.

Jacqueline tells us that Tom is also a very talented composer. He composed a horn quartet for the 2018 Cornwall Horn Festival to much acclaim and upon Jacqueline’s request Tom produced an arrangement for the Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble and Sax Is Our Business to perform together at their Christmas concert.

“The arrangement appeared in my email inbox within 4 hours of my request and it was brilliant! Tom is such an incredible musician and thoroughly deserves to be rewarded as 'CMST Pupil of the month'” Jacqueline concluded.

Gareth Churcher, Head of Service for CMST, commented “I have had the privilege of hearing Tom play on many occasions. Tom is a fantastic musician and I am delighted he is taking an interest in composing and arranging, something I am passionate about myself and something we hope to develop more in the County.”

We wish Tom all the best with his future music making.



Cornwall Horn Festival - Public Performance This Saturday

Cornwall Horn Festival - Public Performance This Saturday

Our next Cornwall Horn Festival is taking place this weekend in Truro. We have a public performance at 12.30 on Saturday by a leading exponent of the Natural Horn (not often heard in Cornwall) Anneke Scott along with our resident Horn specialist Jacqueline Kershaw and accompanist Paul Comeau. We hope to see you at the concert.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Resonate Strings - Music While You Eat!

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Resonate Strings - Music While You Eat!

A String Quintet made up of players from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will entertain diners at the Norway Inn at Perranarworthal this Friday 15th February. Proceeds from the event will help to fund CMST String provision in Cornwall. Details of tickets are on the poster, below:

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David Frost Composition Competition 2019-2020

David Frost Composition Competition 2019-2020

Cornwall Music Service Trust are excited to announce details of the David Frost Composition Competition. It is open to all young composers up to the age of 30 and has a prize of £1200! Please share this post so that as many budding composers as possible have the opportunity to take part in this fantastic experience!

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Cornwall Music Service Trust Pupil Of The Month Award (POTMA) - November 2018 Winner

Cornwall Music Service Trust Pupil Of The Month Award (POTMA) - November 2018 Winner

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Congratulations go to Jack Gibbs-Rich who has been awarded the CMST Pupil of The Month Award for November 2018.

Jack's teacher, Sara Munns, tells us “Jack has a strong commitment to do well with his Trumpet studies and does so in the face of many challenges.”

 Mrs Munns continued to comment “Jack loves playing his trumpet. He has worked really hard on his Initial grade pieces and has mastered ‘When The Saints’ so well that he is is now keen to play to the rest of his school class. Jack is an incredibly sensitive young man and I am thrilled that he has made this amazing progress”.

Gareth Churcher, Head of Service for CMST, commented “I have had the privilege of seeing Jack play and I love the way that engaging with a musical instrument can so easily breakdown very many barriers for young people. It really demonstrates that music has wonderful therapeutic natures and sees children thrive in areas that they never imagine they could. Well done Jack and keep up the good work!”

 We have one more announcement to make regarding the 2018 awards and then our independent adjudicator will have the unenviable task of deciding on CMST Pupil of The Year, 2018!

Watch this space……….

Minack Theatre seek singers and dancers for Play in a Day

Minack Theatre seek singers and dancers for Play in a Day

The Minack Theatre are very excited to be offering this Play in a Day with a bit of a difference. Based on Orpheus, the ancient Greek legendary hero endowed with superhuman musical skills. He became the patron of a religious movement based on sacred writings said to be his own.

We are looking for Singers and Dancers to come and take part in this exciting new opportunity.

The day is being led by John Brolly (director), Patrick Bailey (Musical Director) and Grace Clayton (Choreographer) with support from Tim Dean.

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Sunday 3rd February 2019, 9.30 am Start, Performance at 4.15pm

Open to all young people age 13-22 with a passion and talent for singing and dancing.

There is no charge to take part.

Please ensure you bring plenty of warm and waterproof clothes, a packed lunch and a drinks bottle.

Tickets to watch are £5 for adults, £2.50 12-16-year old’s and 50p 11 and under.

There will be an opportunity for the performers to order pasties and sausage rolls for £1.50 each. Orders will be taken on arrival and the food will be delivered hot at lunch time. Please bring the correct money at registration if you would like either option.

Spaces are very limited, and booking will close once all places are full.

To book your place please follow the link below:

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CMST staff perform in fundraising concert

CMST staff perform in fundraising concert

Friday Night Live - A great big fundraising musical extravaganza gala!

A musical feast of Big Band, Jazz and Classical favourites. Showcasing some of Cornwall's finest musicians and featuring special guests: Rory Simmons, Cheryl Brendish, Phil Montgomery-Smith, Samantha Rowe, Big Bang Brass and the CMST Big Band. 

Friday 1st February 2019 at St Petroc’s Church. 7.30pm (Doors Open 7pm) 

Tickets £8, in aid of FLEET.

More details available here

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