Charity Concerts Raise Over £1500

The Junior and Senior charity concerts held at the Burrell Theatre and organised entirely by pupils at Truro School have raised £1561 for charity.


This year’s Junior Charity Concert was expertly glued together by entertaining compères James Stevenson and Peter Watson, and was organised by 5th Years Phoebe Piercy, Angus Edmondson and Sophie Fergusson. It contained terrific performances from pupils in each year from the 1st to the 5th Year, concluding with a rousing finale of Happy. The night raised £680.50 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Husband and wife duo, Sixth Form’s Oliver Holdsworth and Valeria Duca, compèred the blazing Senior Charity Concert, which contained a great variety of 70s rock, folk, the harp, a Beethoven Piano Sonata and stunning sand painting by Valeria. The night was organised by the Sixth Form’s Abi Piercy, Harry Lobb, Jack Harvey and Robert Hodge and raised £880.52 for Cornwall Hospice Care.


Martin Palmer, Director of Music at Truro School, said: “Now in their 18th Year, the Charity Concerts have become a real institution at Truro School and are a wonderful showcase for our many talented and creative pupils.”


He continued: “Swen Kearey, Burrell Theatre’s Technical Manager, has been involved in almost all of them as both pupil and member of staff and has once again done an incredible job on the atmosphere in the theatre.”


You can see pictures from the charity concerts in the gallery.