Truro Cathedral Music

Truro Cathedral supports no fewer than four choirs offering singing opportunities to a wide range of ages and abilities.

Our world-famous Cathedral Choir of eighteen boys and twelve men forms the backbone of our worship with its six sung services every week during term time. The choir has a high profile locally, nationally and internationally with its busy schedule of recordings, broadcasts, webcasts, concerts and tours.


As you may well have heard, Truro Cathedral is to introduce girl choristers to its choir from September 2015. The girls will be aged 13 to 18 and will be educated at Truro School. Our boy choristers (aged 8 to 13) will remain at Polwhele House where they continue to thrive. The two sets of choristers will have their own musical and social identities, rarely performing together.
Attached is a brochure that gives full information about the new girl choristerships, and what could be a life-changing opportunity for someone you know. click here for brochure.
In this first year only, we will recruit into all year groups, from Year 8 to 13 (in September 2015).
There is a “Be a Chorister for a Day” event where interested girls and their families can find out more. It’s on Tuesday 14th October and places must be booked in advance – click here for poster
I will, of course, be equally pleased to hear from parents of any boys currently in Years 2, 3 or 4 who might like their sons to be Choristers. The above video is a good place to start.

There is also a poster that can be downloaded for their “Be a Chorister for a Day” event in January.

Christopher Gray
Director of Music, Truro Cathedral

St Mary's Singers is an adult choir of around 35 singers whose principle duty is to sing services when the Cathedral Choir is not in residence. The choir undertakes regular concerts and is well known for its annual Palm Sunday performance of Bach's St John Passion.

Cornwall Junior Choir is open to children aged 7 to 13. Its 40 members rehearse at the Cathedral on Saturday mornings and have performed all over the county. There are no auditions. Contact: carters@flipz.eclipse.co.uk

Cornwall Youth Choir is open to young people aged 13 to 19 and over. Its 40 members rehearse at the Cathedral on Thursday evenings and, as well as sell-out concerts here in Cornwall, they have performed on Classic FM and twice on national television. There are no auditions. There are no auditions. Contact: carters@flipz.eclipse.co.uk

The Cathedral has a celebrated 'Father' Willis organ with its own extensive recital series.

More than 30 recitals taking place between March and October. There is nearly always a recital on Fridays at 1.10 pm, with more substantial evening concerts from time to time. Click on right hand button to download organ recital series.

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