Our 'Sponsor a Chorister’ initiative is open to individuals and organisations and is a simple way to help us sustain the world class training that we offer musically-gifted children, right here in Cornwall. As a sponsor you will have a unique and tangible experience of the difference you are making, both to the young people and to Truro Cathedral Choir, described recently by the BBC’s Petroc Trelawny as ‘One of the nation’s finest choirs’.
We work hard to nurture our 36 boy and girl choristers, continuing a vibrant musical heritage that goes back 140 years. Now, however, to secure their future, we urgently need your financial help.
“It’s vital we protect this precious part of the Duchy’s culture and the pathway it provides for our most musically talented children.” Edward Bolitho, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.
The cost of nurturing excellence
It costs £3,500 to £5,000 per year to support each chorister with 250 hours of singing tuition, mentoring, music, robes, transport and bursaries for Truro School. Choristers come from many different backgrounds and these bursaries are vital and ensure no child is turned away for lack of family funds.
As a Chorister Sponsor, with an annual commitment of £1,000-5,000 or a one-off donation, you will be giving a child in Cornwall access to this life-changing, world class opportunity.
Remember a musical loved one
Sponsorships may made in memory of a loved one, with the option of a photograph and dedication online and in our concert programmes.
We welcome corporate sponsorships and are interested to talk with organisations who share our values: a passion for excellence, creative community engagement, a dedication to provide aspirational pathways for young people in the South West, and a commitment to represent Cornwall on a worldwide stage. Company branding can be displayed online and in concert literature.
Our thank you to Chorister Sponsors
As a token of our thanks, we offer our sponsors:
Bespoke ‘behind the scenes’ experiences such as attendance at a rehearsal, a demonstration of the Father Willis organ, or a tour to private areas of the cathedral
Two complementary premium tickets to two cathedral choir concerts each year
Optional acknowledgement (programme and website)
Invitation to the annual choir family party
Regular updates and newsletters
Find out more or sign up
For more information about Sponsor a Chorister, or to sign up, please contact the Director of Music, Christopher Gray, by email or telephone: 01872 276 782.
“One of the great joys of my twenty years in Truro has been seeing the transformative effect of our choristerships on musical children from many backgrounds. The cathedral is at a critical juncture where it must find new ways to ensure this wonderful thing, a unique and distinctive part of our culture, continues to flourish. I am always happy to chat with prospective Sponsors - please do get in touch if you feel able to help.” Christopher Gray, Director of Music
To explore other ways to support the choir, please visit our 'support us' page.