Thrown by the changes in their voices, boys entering their teenage years are often reluctant to sing. Cambiata means emerging voice and this project is all about showing young men the potential of their voices at this point in their lives.
Led by singing expert Angela Renshaw, the project will establish local singing ‘hubs’ in Penryn, Callington, St Ives, Newquay and Bodmin. In Â 2012-2013 young men from the age of 13 to 25 can gather to sing andÂ perform, supported by local and national expert singing leaders. The project is breaking new ground by involving composers and arrangers to create a bespoke repertoire for the cambiata voice.
The project has many national links and the first performance of the Cambiata Choir was in April when they sang with the Cornwall Boys Choir at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The occasion was hosted by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. 1500 young people from across the country were involved but the Cornish choir was the sole choir to perform on their own.
See the performance onÂ Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17mE4MrJTNA
For more info:www.cambiata.org.uk
Funding from FEAST to work with the above group of boys. Approx year 8 through to 6th form and beyond from Jan 2012 to April 2013
The groups will meet in local ‘HUBS’
HUBS will meet twice every HT for sessions lasting approx 2- 2.5 hours.
The 30+ group will meet on other occasions as well
A management group made up of teachers and singing leaders will oversee the planning, repertoire development, HUB organisation etc and meet regularly.
Cambiata Cornwall performed at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 2nd November 2013 as guests of the Cornish Federation of Male Voice Choirs in their 2013 Gala Concert. Along with the Cambiata, Cornwall Youth Orchestra also performed in a showcase of young Cornish talent. Cambiata Cornwall consisted of 120 boys from around Cornwall's secondary schools and colleges including, Richard Lander, Penair, Treviglas, Humphry Davy, Callington, Penrice, Roseland, Penryn College, Truro College, Bodmin College, Mullion.
Amongst the repertoire were two songs composed by Cornish Celtic Folk group 'Dalla', who played alongside Cambiata Cornwall on the night, providing a stunning backdrop of instrumental skill. The final item was the world premiere of Russell Pascoe's, 'Kernow bys Vikken' composed especially for the occasion and sung in Cornish. 'Cornwall forever' was a triumph and a great song to end the Cambiata performance on to a packed Royal Albert Hall audience, full of partisan support. Well done to all the boys and to all teachers and schools who supported brilliantly throughout each rehearsal and final performance.