Concerts, Musicals, Trips & Events

Sweeny Todd in the Burrell Theatre, Truro

With 60 varied concerts each year, Truro School offers pupils numerous opportunities, to rehearse, perform and develop.

Concerts take place in school on a weekly basis.  There are regular weekday concerts after school when pupils of all ability and experience perform in front of their peers, family and friends in the Chapel.   Performance is an important part of pupils’ musical education and these informal concert opportunities enable confidence to grow as pupils become more accustomed to performing.  After each concert refreshments are served in the school Dining Hall or Heseltine Gallery and this is also a valuable opportunity for parents to talk to peripatetic teachers.

Major events each term include

  • The annual Hall for Cornwall Concert
  • Choral and Orchestral Concert in Truro Cathedral
  • Two Jazz Concerts
  • Chamber Concert
  • Christmas Carol service
  • Christmas Concert
  • Choral Evensong


The School Choirs and Orchestra have joined with Truro Choral Society to perform major works, such as:

  • Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini)
  • The Armed Man (Karl Jenkins)
  • Messiah (Handel)
  • Requiem (Faure)
  • Requiem (Mozart)
  • Carmen (Bizet)


Musicians also collaborate with the Drama Department in a musical production.  Recent productions have included:

  • Sweeney Todd
  • Oliver
  • Les Miserables

Charity Concerts

Each year the pupils run a Junior and Senior Charity Concert.  Every aspect is done by the pupils themselves, from arranging auditions, selecting performers, rehearsing to organising programmes, tickets and refreshments.

Latest Music Events



Truro School receives ISM award

Truro School has been awarded with an ISM Trust Silver Certificate for its commitment to music following last year’s GCSE success. The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have been honouring schools where there has been a high level of uptake and attainment in GCSE music. Last year’s musical cohort at Truro School were particularly successful with their GCSE results, with 81% achieving A* or A grades, and over 15% of the whole school choosing to take up GCSE...
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Truro School success at the Cornwall Music Festival

From 9am in the morning to 10pm at night, literally hundreds of adults and young people competed in the Cornwall Music festival from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March. Truro School pupils took part in numerous classes, with many pupils coming in 1st place across a variety of classes, arriving back at school laden with trophies and medals and large grins on their...

Lottie offered scholarship at prestigious Royal Academy of Music

Truro School Sixth Form student, Lottie, has been celebrating after accepting an offer and a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music in London this term. Lottie, who will be taking up her undergraduate principal study in the Oboe, had to go through two auditions at the Royal Academy, and was told there and then that she had been...
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Truro School Chamber Choir on BBC Spotlight

On Wednesday 21st September 2016, Truro School Chamber Choir took part in the Global Choral Event, 'One Day One...

Trips & Tours

Our choirs, bands and ensembles enjoy regular trips and tours in this country and further afield. Recent visits have included:

  • Barcelona
  • Lake Garda
  • Venice
  • London
  • Isles of Scilly

Masterclasses & Workshops

Regular masterclasses and workshops take place with the country’s top performers.  We are very fortunate in having two virtuoso instruments in the School Chapel, the Mader Organ and Steinway piano.

Festivals and Competitions:

  • Music for Youth
  • Cornwall Music Festival
  • House Music Competition