TRURO'S 'BE A CHORISTER FOR A DAY' EVENT

PUBLISHED: 16:18 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:31 30 August 2017

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On Tuesday 15 November, Truro Cathedral and Truro School will be hosting a Be a Chorister for A Day’ event...

The day will give girls the chance to experience life as a Chorister, from morning rehearsal through to school lessons, finishing with a short service of Evensong, where they will have the chance to sing with Truro Cathedral Choir.

Recruitment for girl Choristers at Truro Cathedral starts from the age of 13, so the event is open to girls who are currently in Year 7 or 8.

Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, Christopher Gray, says: “Being a Chorister can be a truly life-changing and life-enhancing experience for the right girl. Aside from the benefits of singing at the highest level almost every day, the girls perform with leading national groups such as the City of London Sinfonia and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; they will record their first CD this year; and as we recently announced, they will be working with renowned composer, Dobrinka Tabakova, who will be writing music specially for them. All of this is on top of their regular routine singing live to tens of thousands of people every year at Truro Cathedral as part of its celebrated choir.”

Truro Cathedral Choir is directed by specialist, professional musicians and gives the girls the chance to perform in one of the finest buildings in the South West. The choir has built up an outstanding reputation, taking part in live broadcasts for television and radio and joining in foreign tours.

Headmaster of Truro School, Andrew Gordon-Brown, says: “I cannot overstate how impressed I have been with our chorister programme which is now in its second year of operation. Singing with the nationally renowned Truro Cathedral Choir, the girls have gone from strength to strength and are already achieving great things. This is indeed a unique opportunity for these girls to develop as individuals and make the most of their musical talent.”

Girls who join the choir are welcomed into a supportive environment, where they develop character and form leadership skills whilst nurturing a high level of chorister training and performance.

The cathedral’s girl Choristers are recruited from all across Cornwall and beyond; if successful the girls attend Truro School, where they receive scholarship and bursary support for their education.

To find out more about the day, visit: . Places for the event are free of charge, please contact Truro School’s Director of Admissions, Jayne Grigg, on 01872 272763 or at admissions@truroschool.com to reserve a place.

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