Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir is for young people aged 13 and up, with most of its members being in the 14 to 18 bracket.
We welcome people who are experienced musicians (whether instrumentalists or singers) and those who would simply like to learn.
The choir was started in January 2008 by Christopher Gray, and the directorship was taken over by Christine Judge (Curriculum and Vocal Team Manager Cornwall Music Service Trust), in partnership with Luke Bond at the same time as the Choir was taken on by the Cornwall Music Service Trust, offering it the most secure of futures.
Luke Bond has now taken up a post at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and Christine is being supported by members of the Music Service Trust and a couple of the Cathedral’s Choral scholars. It now has around 25 members.
They meet for rehearsals on Thursday evenings during term time, from 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm at Truro Cathedral (entry via the Crypt door in the Cathedral car park)
The choir performs a wide range of music, from traditional classical pieces (Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Mozart’s Ave verum and Haydn’s The heavens are telling) to modern music (Eric Whitacre’s The Seal Lullaby, John Rutter’s Look at the world and Russell Pascoe’s Celtic Blessing). There are also a few lighter songs (choral arrangements of You raise me up, Goodnight, sweetheart and And so it goes) and folksong arrangements (Londonderry Air)
Concert venues have included Truro Cathedral, Carnglaze Caverns, The Eden Project, Tate St Ives and lots of churches (Lanlivery, Tregony, Perranzabuloe, Bodmin and more).
Cornwall Youth Choir is open to everyone aged from about 14 to 20.
Rehearsals take place at Truro Cathedral on Thursdays from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Concerts are usually on Thursdays or Saturdays.
There are no auditions – everyone is welcome.
The choir performs a wide range of music, from traditional classical pieces (Handel's Zadok the Priest, Mozart's Ave verum and Haydn's The heavens are telling) to modern music (Eric Whitacre's The Seal Lullaby, John Rutter's Look at the world and Russell Pascoe's Celtic Blessing). There are also a few lighter songs (choral arrangements of You raise me up, Goodnight, sweetheart and And so it goes) and folksong arrangements (Londonderry Air and Shenandoah).
The standard is high, but new members arrive with different levels of experience, from those who like singing but have done very little, to those who have a lot of experience as singers or instrumentalists.
The choir is unique in that it provides young singers in Cornwall with the opportunity to perform with the Cathedral's outstanding gap year Choral Scholars (young musicians who come to Truro from all over the UK and further afield to be part of the renowned Cathedral Choir).
Membership of the choir costs £40 per term.
Where can you see us next?
Where can you see us next?
You can find all the Choir's summer dates below
Please encourage friends who might be interested in singing with the Youth Choir to come along to one of the open rehearsals, and remember we love to have the support of friends and family at our concerts!
4th - Open Rehearsal
11th - Concert at St Elwyn’s Church, Hayle (Choir to arrive at 6pm for 7pm concert start)
18th - Normal Rehearsal
28th - No Rehearsal, HALF TERM
1st - No Rehearsal
8th - Normal Rehearsal
15th - Normal Rehearsal
22nd - End of term social