At 10am on Sunday 11 October, Truro School’s Girl Choristers performed live for the first time in Truro Cathedral. The Truro Cathedral Choir is celebrated for its primary role in enhancing the worship offered at the Cathedral, but it also has a national and international reputation as one of the premier ensembles of its kind, regularly receiving top billing by critics in the classical music press.
Ahead of Sunday’s event, Truro School’s Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown, said:
“I am very excited to see the Girl Choristers perform live for the first time. Since we announced our Girl Chorister scholarship programme in 2014 we have received huge amounts of interest. Much work has taken place behind the scenes and on Sunday we will get our first glimpse of a choir that I expect will grow in renown on the local, regional and indeed national stage.”
A year ago, Truro Cathedral made the announcement that it was to introduce girl Choristers to its Cathedral Choir, in partnership with Truro School. Shortly after that, recruitment began in earnest, with a Be a Chorister for a Day event in November before eighteen girls were appointed at the subsequent auditions.
The Very Reverend Roger Bush, Dean of Truro, said:
“Since our consecration in 1887, boy Choristers have provided the treble line in our Cathedral Choir, but we now have the opportunity to fulfil our long-held ambition to introduce girl Choristers alongside them.
“I am grateful to our Cathedral staff and close supporters who have been working hard behind the scenes for more than a year now to prepare for the girl Choristers’ arrival. I would also like to pay tribute to Andrew Gordon-Brown and his staff at Truro School, where the girl Choristers will be educated, for the meticulous work they have done on so many fronts to help us recruit such wonderfully talented girls, and to ensure the best possible systems are in place to support and nurture them as they work intensively at the highest level.”
Interested in becoming a Girl Chorister?
The next Be a Chorister for a day event will take place on Tuesday 10 November 2015. For further information and to download the Girl Chorister brochure, please visit our scholarships page.