A SPECIAL concert is being held to celebrate the life and work of David Frost, a leading light in the Cornish music scene for more than forty years.

David, who died earlier this year, was a musician, composer, conductor and teacher who inspired hundreds of young people in the joy of music.

More than a hundred performers will be representing every aspect of David’s life, including the Cornwall Youth Orchestra and the Cornish Sinfonia. Duchy Ballet will perform an extract from David’s ‘Mermaid of Zennor’, with contributions from the Duchy Opera, the Cornwall Symphonic Brass, St Keverne Youth Band and many more, compered by Cornish musical supremo Russell Pascoe.

“David’s contribution to the musical life of Cornwall was epic,” said his wife Karen, a professional musician. “He had the ability to reach and inspire all ages and abilities and bring out the best in everyone.”

Sara Munns, a former pupil then colleague of David’s said: “Countless people across Cornwall and the south west have had the joy of time with David Frost in so many of his flawless capacities.

“He has been our teacher, director, conductor, accompanist, arranger, composer, friend and colleague for over forty years.”

The free concert will be at Truro Cathedral on Saturday, September 29 at 7pm.