A cheque for £2,500 has been presented to Truro Cathedral as the result of a fundraising concert featuring Truro Symphony Orchestra.

The Dean of Truro, the Very Rev Roger Bush, received the cheque on behalf of the cathedral. The money was from ticket sales for a summer concert by the Truro Symphony Orchestra which featured Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and a final rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with the audience very effectively supplying the sound of cannons using paper bags.

The Dean said: “Not only was this a stunning orchestral concert by some very talented players it was also an immensely generous thing to do; to help raise funds to support the music at the cathedral.”

Philip Montgomery-Smith, Truro Symphony Orchestra leader, said: “We are delighted that we managed to raise so much for such a worthy cause. Truro Cathedral has an enviable reputation for its worship and music and is one of the most iconic venues in the county. We wanted to say a little thank you to the cathedral for all that it does to promote music for adults and children alike.”

The Dean also thanked members of Truro Choral Society who gave their time and energy to ensure a successful project came to fruition.