Four yesses for our brilliant choristers on Britain’s Got Talent

Truro Cathedral Choristers on stage at the London Palladium for Britains Got Talent

As millions of viewers witnessed, on Saturday 18th May 2019, our very own Truro Cathedral Choristers received a standing ovation and an emphatic four yesses from the judges of Britain’s Got Talent. The choristers wowed the audience and judges with their performance of a beautiful version of Elton John’s ‘Can you feel the love tonight’, arranged by Dr Richard Longman, who was himself one of our choral scholars between 1999-2000.

The judges’ comments said it all: David Walliams, “Well that was absolutely stunning! That was perfection. Beautiful from the first note to the last and you’ve created a very very special moment on Britain’s Got Talent, thank you.” Alesha Dixon, “Every single one of you should be really proud of yourselves. You created the most beautiful sound, it had a purity, it was delicate, and you have the ability to make everyone in the room feel calm and feel good and that’s what we expect from a choir. Amanda Holden, “What I loved most of all was how classic it was. It was beautifully arranged, the harmonising was gorgeous, and we have lots of choirs audition and they all kind of jazz it up and they do a bit of dancing and try everything to make themselves different, but sometimes they just need to stand still and sing. And that is what you did today, and you delivered, and it was beautiful.” Simon Cowell, “You’d be amazed actually how many choirs we have where actually no one in the choir can sing in tune and to actually hear all those leads and the harmonies was fantastic.”

In case you missed it, you can view the audition by visiting the ITV website.

Commenting on the experience so far, Christopher Gray, Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, said, “Feedback since the show aired on Saturday has been quite amazing in its volume as well as the warmth of its support and I am immensely proud of every one of the choristers. The wonderful experience continues in anticipation of the results show on Saturday 25 May... but whatever the outcome, it has already been a fantastic adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experience for all involved!”

Photo credit: Dymond, Thames, Syco, ITV