Cornwall Youth Choir

About Cornwall Youth Choir

What age do I have to be?

Cornwall Youth Choir is open to everyone aged from about 14 to 20.

When does the choir meet?

Rehearsals take place at Truro Cathedral on Thursdays from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Concerts are usually on Thursdays or Saturdays.

Do I have to audition?

There are no auditions – everyone is welcome.

What sort of music does the choir sing?

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).

What is the standard of singing like?

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).

Who do I contact to find out more, or to come along and try a rehearsal?

For enquiries about membership, please contact Julia Carter:

How much does it cost?

Membership of the choir costs £30 per term.