Truro Cathedral came alive through an evening of musical excellence from the youth of Cornwall with live performances from traditional brass bands all the way through to samba.

The musical event was curated and produced by ASONE Hub (formerly Cornwall Music Education Hub) with performers who are musically trained by members of the ASONE Hub Consortium that include independent music teachers, industry mentors, schools, member organisations and community groups.

In addition, a group of keen ASONE Hub work experience students assisted with running the event, with support from Falmouth University students and Ryan Jones who is a board member and constant supporter of youth music education in Cornwall.

The purpose of these showcase events is to present the broad range of musical talent and create a unique performance opportunity for children and young people in Cornwall and this one certainly achieved that.

The showcase event kicked off with performances from the Richard Lander School Choir and their Samba group. The next to take to the stage were the Devoran Primary School Recorders, who showcased the woodwind talent of south Cornwall before vocal performances from the Goonhavern Primary School Choir and Cornwall Youth Choir trio.

Subsequently, the cathedral was filled with beautiful solos from Rachel Margetts and Amy Mulkerrins from Treviglas Academy and Foxy Music Singers. Treverbyn Primary Brass and Hayle Academy Band provided quality performances before reaching a crescendo with Threemilestone and Mithian’s Sea Shanty singers and the St Austell Youth Brass Band.

Tanya Moore, ASONE Hub Programme Director said, “It’s always a privilege to present to the public what the young people of Cornwall have been working so hard to create. Audiences never fail to be impressed at the standard and passion of these young performers.”


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Furthering this, Rob Simpson, director of ASONE, said, “The consistent high quality of the consortium, in the delivery of music education in Cornwall, is demonstrated by the energy and quality of the showcase performances. The team are delighted and fully committed to supporting this life changing and powerful grass root activity.”

ASONE works with classical and contemporary music partners, both local and national, to offer projects and opportunities to people of all ages. This vital work supports and promotes access to high quality music education and progression opportunities for all children and young people in Cornwall. Tt is funded by Arts Council England.