Annual General Meeting

Members have been sent notice of the AGM, which will take place on 29 June 2021. A decision on whether the meeting will be in person or online will be made nearer the time, based on government guidelines.

Latest projects

Online rehearsals are continuing apace with Haydn’s Nelson Mass, dovetailing with an exciting new enterprise devised by our Music Director, Martin Palmer, “Messiah in 12 minutes”. Then later, staying with Haydn, we will move on to The Creation.

We are also pleased to announce that Carolyn Craig has kindly agreed to run another Summer School for us this year – details to follow.

“Away in a Manger” video recording

The choir’s video recording of Russell Pascoe’s arrangement of the carol “Away in a Manger” is now complete and can be viewed at:

Many thanks to those who have given of their time and expertise to make this recording possible (listed at the end of the video), and especially to our MD Martin Palmer and Barry Coleman for producing the video.

Plans for Christmas music

We will shortly start rehearsing Russell Pascoe’s arrangement of Away in a Manger, thanks to Russell’s kind permission.

We also plan to sing Messiah and carols from “Carols for Choirs” (Books 1 & 2).

Online rehearsals

Due to the ongoing restrictions on social gatherings, rehearsals for the autumn 2020 term will be online using Zoom, starting with Mozart’s Requiem.

Subscriptions have been reduced to £120 for 2020/21, and can now be paid by BACS. Details have been emailed to members, but if further information is needed, please contact the Treasurer.

Choral Workshop

The workshop was a resounding success. More than 100 singers enjoyed a day of intense work on the Brahms Requiem, including a performance at the end of the day. Soprano Cheryl Rosevear joined us as soprano and Paul Martyn-West not only led the day and conducted splendidly but also sang the baritone solo!

We are planning another workshop in May 2021 working on Haydn’s Creation.

Thanks to our Chairman for the photos (copyright Truro Choral Society).

Paul Martyn-West led the workshop
A brief pause for our accompanist, Manuel Piazza, while Susanne Deneker took us through the German text
A welcome tea and cake break, thanks to choir members