Truro Cathedral Choir Arrive Ahead Of Concerts

St Mary's Parish Church

St Mary’s Parish Church

Over thirty members of Truro Cathedral choir arrive in Scilly today ahead of their performances in churches and also on the football pitches.

Canon Paul Miller, who has organised the visit, says arranging travel and accommodation has presented a challenge.

Some of the party are being put up by islanders with a number of the nineteen youngsters staying at the Mundesley boarding house. Island businesses have also offered subsidised meals.

Grant funding and financial support has been secured from the Council, Duchy, Boatmen’s Association and the Scilly Lottery.

The group isn’t here solely for singing. The choir’s under 12-year old members will play the Five Islands School football club youngsters at the sports hall at 2pm today and tomorrow at 11.30am on The Garrison.

There’s also an open invitation to a singing workshop for islanders of all ages at 4pm in the Parish Church tomorrow.

The first concert will be held at 8.15pm tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Parish Church. On Thursday the group sing at St Agnes Church at 11.30am.

Canon Miller says there’ll be plenty of space for ticket holders at both churches. There’s space for an audience of 100 on St Agnes and the church has arranged for a flotilla of boats to take people over for the performance.

Paul says the programme will be different on both days with a mixture of religious and secular music.

Tickets are £6 each and free for under 18’s. They’re available from the Tourist Information Centre or on the door.

At 6pm on Thursday the choir will sing at Choral Evensong at the Parish Church. Entry is free to all.