CMEH County Choirs

                                                         Introducing the Cornwall County Choirs!

The Cornwall Music Education Hub has a network of choirs operating throughout Cornwall, for boys and girls from age 8 up to 19.  All our choirs are led by experienced vocal specialists and have numerous performance opportunities.   Our choirs are open to singers aged 8-19 who attend school/college in Cornwall. There is an annual membership fee of £80 (£100 for the youth choir), payable in September each year (subsidies are available for children on Free School Meals, Children in Care and Children of Services Families).

Joining the CMEH County Choirs - Flyer

The Cornwall County Youth Choir

The Choir outside the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms,  July 2016

The Cornwall County Youth Choir is a relatively new Choir managed and organised by the Cornwall Music Education Hub (CMEH), directed by Angela Renshaw, with Shelley Jeffery as Assistant Director and our choir voice mentors, Caroline Childe, Andy Farris and Darren Jeffery.

Although the choir was only recently established in April 2016 the choir have performed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Truro Cathedral, and Hall for Cornwall and have worked with members of the BBC Singers. Several of its members will be performing in this year’s opening night of the BBC Proms on July 14th as part of the Proms Youth Chorus. The choir will also perform as a guest choir with Brit Award winners ‘Blake’ in the Hall for Cornwall in July 2017.

The Cornwall County Youth Choir rehearses once a month between September and April on Saturdays and Sundays at Truro High School for Girls between 10.00-4.00pm.

We have a superb team of mentors who teach during the morning rehearsals.

Soprano Mentor - Caroline Childe                              Alto mentor - Shelley Jeffery

Tenor Mentor - Andy Farris                                       Baritone Mentor - Darren Jeffery

The afternoon sessions are then spent rehearsing in Soprano/Alto and Tenor/Bass Baritone sections as well as full choir. We perform an eclectic range of songs across all vocal genres.

Cornwall County Youth Choir - Schedule

Joining the Cornwall County Youth Choir - Auditions - 1st July 2017 in Truro

We would like to invite applications from students in Years 9-13 (aged 14-18) to sing in the Cornwall County Youth Choir from September 2017.

Entry to the choir is by a short audition in which we invite you to prepare a short song of your own choosing. We will also assess your voice with a few simple aural tests. If you are successful in your audition you will be requested to fill in a membership form and pay the annual fee.

Students interested in auditioning to join the Cornwall County Youth Choir should complete and return the audition application form:

CCYC Audition Application 2017

To apply for an audition please complete and return the application form by Friday 16th June

Email -  CMEH@cornwall.gov.uk  

Post - Cornwall Music Education Hub, Chy Trevail, South 2, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2FR

 

Cornwall Boys and Cornwall Girls Choirs

Membership for these choirs is through an audition process and there will be an annual membership fee of £80.  The choirs operate around the whole county, in local satellite rehearsal groups, coming together for mass rehearsals, showcase events and concerts. All choirs sing a varied repertoire of music.

Cornwall Boys Choir

Cornwall Boys Choir is a treble voice choir, for boys in year 4 upwards, through to approximately year 9, once voice change occurs.

CBC was established in 2008 and operates with 4 local satellite rehearsal groups, now established in St Austell, Truro, Callington and Penzance. Each local rehearsal group meets fortnightly for 1 hour (usually in evenings). All satellite groups meet up for a mass choir rehearsal once a month for a whole Saturday afternoon of singing.

Cornwall Boys Choir - Summer 2017 schedule

 Cornwall Boys Choir – Regional Choir Rehearsals

Area

West Cornwall

Truro

The Lizard 

The Clays 

 

Rehearsal Venue   

Alverton School, Penzance   

Tregolls School

Helston College

  St Dennis Working Men's Club 

Frequency

Twice monthly    

Twice monthly    

Twice monthly

 Twice Monthly

Timings

Thursdays

16.45-17.45

Tuesdays

17.30-18.30   

Wednesdays

18.20-19.20 

 Mondays 

17.45 - 18.45 

 

Cornwall Girls Choir

This choir is for girls from year 5 upwards, through to end of year 8, from across Cornwall. Girls do not need to be able to read music to qualify for CGC. Schools have been asked to identify students that they wish to put forward for CGC. There will also be open auditions.

CGC operates in local satellite rehearsal groups in West, Mid, North and East Cornwall. Each local rehearsal group meets once every two weeks (twice monthly) for 1 hour and then all groups meet up for a mass choir rehearsal.

Cornwall Girls Choir - Summer 2017 Schedule 

 Cornwall Girls Choir – Regional Choir Rehearsals

Area      

West Cornwall                

Mid Cornwall                  

Mid Cornwall North           

North Cornwall                      

East  Cornwall                 

The Clays Penzance CGC Group

Rehearsal Venue

Helston College       

Tregolls School  

St Mewan Primary

Camelford Primary Launceston College St Dennis Working Mens Club Mounts Bay Academy

Frequency

 Twice monthly Twice monthly  

Twice monthly   

Twice monthly  Twice monthly Twice monthly  Twice monthly

Timings

Wednesdays 

17.20 -18.20

Tuesdays   

16.30-17.30 

Thursdays

16.30-17.30

Wednesdays 

18.30-19.30 

Wednesdays

16.30-17.30 

 Mondays 

 16.45-17.45

Tuesdays

17.00-18.00

Cornwall Cambiata 

Cornwall Cambiata is a vocal group for boys whose voices are going through the 'vocal change' from Treble to Tenor or Baritone.  There is no age limit set for Cambiata but on average we would expect to attract boys in academic year 8 and above.

Membership 

If your son or daughter is invited to join the choir following the audition, please send a completed membership form to the the CMEH office.  

CMEH County Choir Membership Form - 2016/17

Annual Membership Fees

The current annual fee for all choirs except the Cornwall County Youth Choir is £80.  The annual fee for the CCYC is £100.  Please note that the annual membership fee must be paid in September and is not refundable in the event of members leaving the choirs.

Subsidised Membership Fees

The CMEH offers a 50% subsidy on the annual membership fee for students who meet one of the following criteria:

Choir Uniforms

Please contact the CMEH office regarding uniform orders - CMEH@cornwall.gov.uk 

 

Winter Weather Wondering - The Cornwall County Choirs Charity Christmas Song

 

The Cornwall County Choirs have released their first ever Christmas Song - ‘Winter Weather Wondering’!

The song was written by local composer and vocal leader, Matt Douglas, sung the Hub’s Cornwall County Choirs and all proceeds from the sale of the single will be donated to local children’s hospice, Little Harbour.

Buying Winter Weather Wondering

Winter Weather Wondering costs 99p to download with all proceeds going to support Little Harbour Children's Hospice.  It is available to buy as a digital download from 18th November 2016 from the following sites: akazoo, Amazon, aspiro, Deezer, iTunes, kkbox, Medianet, Napster, Nokia, PlayMusic, rdio, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Shazam, zvook,  247, 7Digital.  

A huge thank you to Matt, dBs Music and Qube Records as well as the choir leaders and, of course, the choirs themselves for enabling this to happen!

 

 



 


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