Date Posted... Apr 12th 2019
Truro Cathedral Choir perform at Truro School’s Easter Concert
Truro School welcomed Truro Cathedral Choir to their annual Easter Music Concert where they sang alongside the School’s own talented musicians. Opening the evening, Truro Cathedral Choir, conducted by Mr Christopher Gray, captivated the audience with faultless performances of ‘Shenandoah’, ‘Even when he is silent’, ‘Only in sleep’ and ‘Londonderry Air’, in keeping with this year’s theme of “Music from Around the World”. Familiar with regularly hearing the girl and boy Choristers who attend Truro School and Truro School Prep, it was a wonderful opportunity for the audience to hear the whole Choir together outside the Cathedral setting.
Truro School Pupils and Students, from Year 3 to Upper Sixth, also took part in the Concert, with performances from the School’s Symphony Orchestra, Girls’ Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Prep School Orchestra, Prep School Choir, Junior Band, Wind Band, Boys’ Barbershop, Samba Band and Jazz Orchestra all demonstrating outstanding skill and compassion. There were also exceptional performances by Sixth Form Soloists Joanna Pauley and Helena Paish.
The Concert gave the School the opportunity to say a fond farewell to all the Upper Sixth musicians who will be leaving in the summer to move on to Higher Education, with destinations as diverse as The Guildhall School of Music, Edinburgh University for Economics and Loughborough University for Construction Engineering Management.
Truro School Headmaster, Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown, said: “The whole evening was a great success and a marvellous occasion for everyone who attended and participated. It was an honour to host the full Cathedral Choir on School premises and it was a great pleasure to see so many of our young musicians taking such an obvious delight in the experience. Congratulations go to our Director of Music, Mr Martin Palmer, and his team for organising such a wonderful evening and showcase for the breadth of musical talent at Truro School.”