The Choir in the Community

Truro Cathedral Choir regularly visits other venues around Cornwall, such as St Mawes, St Tudy, St Endellion, Camborne, and the Isles of Scilly. The choir has also performed further afield, at venues in London and Cambridge, as well as in Austria, France, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden.

One of our objectives is to share our love of music and have a positive impact, not just locally in Truro, but more widely.

Livestreaming has enabled the choir to reach a whole new audience, including people who would otherwise miss out. If you live far from the cathedral, or it is difficult for you to come and hear us in Truro, it is now much easier to enjoy our musical performances and services.

The G7 summit in 2021 inspired us to perform a concert of music from the G7 countries which was viewed world-wide. With the help of a new song composed by Sir Tim Rice and Peter Hobbs, our Sing2G7 project connected our choristers with 27,000 young voices and raised £8,400 for UNICEF’s Vaccinaid appeal, powerfully demonstrating how music can bring young people together.

During the pandemic, our choristers recorded A Million

Dreams from The Greatest Showman in their homes and shared it on YouTube. In March 2022, we recorded a piece of music by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov as part of a Crowdfunder that raised more than £10,000 for UNICEF’s Ukraine appeal. We also worked with the charity Cornwall Hugs Grenfell to create and record a song of solidarity following the fire in 2018.

Our latest initiatives involve livestreamed school assemblies led by our choristers, and a ‘Come and Sing Evensong’ project for children in school year 3. This project has three aims:

  • To provide a choral taster and share our enthusiasm for this very special form of music
  • To inspire more children to want to join our choir
  • To share our expertise and assist teachers to deliver key parts of the music and RE curriculums.

Teachers wishing to find out more should contact 01872 276782 or email christophergray@trurocathedral.org.uk