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about the choir


About us
Cornwall Junior Choir has been going since January 2001 and was set up through a partnership between Music Cornwall (formerly the Cornwall Music Service) and Truro Cathedral. It was the first of its kind in the country.
There are now about 35 of us aged 7-14 and we come from all over Cornwall

It's great fun. We're very friendly and hold regular parties!

"It's really cool because we get loads of chances to do things we wouldn't do in school choir." Josie

We sing a wide variety of music - from traditional Christmas carols like Away in a Manger and the Star Carol to "songs from the shows" such as I Got Rhythm and Only You.

The Truro Cathedral project was part of a nationwide outreach scheme organised by the CSA and supported by MDS. It was a major strand of the Music Manifesto's National Singing Programme. It is now virtually self funding with support from Truro Cathedral.


choir rehearsal


Come along
You're welcome to come along any Saturday in term-time from 10.00 - 11.30 at Truro Cathedral. We meet just inside the main west door.

Choir secretary Julia Carter and musical director Angela Renshaw will be there to welcome you and answer any questions about the choir's organisation and activities.

The 35-strong mixed choir always welcomes new members. Anyone aged from 7 to 14 years can join. Young singers come from all over Cornwall every week for expert tuition under the musical directors.

We sing a wide variety of classical and modern music and give regular performances at venues round the county.



the choir smock  

Join us
Membership is only £30 a term. We ask you to buy a Cornish gold fisherman-style choir smock (left) costing £10. We wear these for every performance.

    Hear us
We hold regular concerts - usually one or two each term. Click on our dates page to see when and where we're performing next.
choir condutor Angela Renshaw  

Meet us
Our conductor/director is Angela Renshaw, who was the Government's South West area leader for 'Sing Up', and took over the directorship of Cornwall Junior Choir in 2008.

As well as leading the Sing to Success programme with KEAP and Truro Prep School, Angela currently teaches at Truro School Prep where she is in charge of Music and the school’s choirs. She was also recently nominated for the Gramophone Community Award and established the Changing Voices programme for boys in Cornwall. She is renowned throughout Cornwall for her work with 'The Cornwall Boys Choir' and other vocal groups.

"I like junior choir because you get to know new people from different places - I met my friend Katherine here. I also like junior choir because you get to sing very interesting songs, pieces from Benjamin Britten and... Mr Hayward!" Sofi


    Julia Carter is our choir administrator. She's on hand at all our rehearsals and concerts. She is also the choir secretary - contact her with any queries.  
angus webster   Angus Webster joined Cornwall Junior Choir as a singer in February 2009, he took on the role of the Choir’s accompanist after the departure of Mr Hayward later that same year. He is 12 years old and lives in Falmouth. Angus is a pianist, organist and accompanist, he accompanies several choirs across the County as well as Cornwall Junior Choir, including Cornwall Boys Choir and Cornwall Changing Voices Boys Choir. He is Assistant Organist at Falmouth Parish Church where he plays for Sunday services and accompanies the choir. He has played organ recitals at Truro Cathedral and for the Incorporated Association of Organists of the UK. He is also the host of a classical music radio show, Angus’s Classic Hour, on Falmouth and Penryns community radio station, The Source 96.1 FM. Angus recently reached the finals of the West Cornwall Young Musician of the Year 2011 and was awarded the Morris Cup in Organ Playing at the Cornwall Music Festival 2011. He is a student of South West Music School and is currently at Falmouth School.    

Get in touch
If you want to know more, click on our contact page to get in touch.





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