Truro Cathedral hosts Cornwall Youth Orchestras

The two orchestras of the Cornwall Music Education Hub: the Cornwall Youth Orchestra and the Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra, once again held their annual Easter concerts in Truro Cathedral to mark the end of the 2017/18 season.

The Cornwall Youth Orchestra, directed by Tim Boulton, held two concerts.  The first, on Thursday 12 April, was a free informal concert to which groups from day centres and care homes were invited. This was followed by a formal concert on the Friday evening. This year’s programme, ‘From darkness to light’, featured an exciting selection of pieces from Sibelius, Debussy, Shostakovich and Dvořák and included a stunning solo by 13 year old local violinist, Biletugs Lut, who has already achieved a number of international accolades.

Continue reading

The Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra held their spring concert on Saturday 14 April with a programme of rousing music which included pieces by Richard Strauss, Alfred Reed and Phillip Sparke. The music conjured up images of journeys through both the English countryside in Nigel Hess’ Thames Journey and the exotic locations of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Alex Poelman. 

The concert marked the end of an era for the orchestra as, after 29 years, Director Janet Elston stepped down from her role and handed over the baton to new Director, Sara Munns. The coaches and players of the orchestra presented Janet with a number of gifts as thanks for her tremendous hard work and support. 

The Cornwall Youth Orchestra and the Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra are two of the Cornwall Music Education Hub’s county level ensembles which provide inspirational progression opportunities for the young musicians of Cornwall.

Posted 25 April