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FEAST Project Cambiata June 13th, 2012

Cambiata Choir

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  2012-2013 young men from the age of 13 to 25 can gather to sing and 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.

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Jubilee Weekend May 31st, 2012


On Saturday the 2nd of June there will be several events on Lemon Quay to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Totally TruroThe Hall for CornwallTruro City Council and Truro Farmers Market will be arranging these fun filled events, including a street party lunch, a high tea and live entertainment to be enjoyed by all.

Take pleasure in the atmosphere of bunting decorations, Victoria sponges and cucumber sandwiches, along with the clinking of china tea cups! I am sure the odd glass of Pimm’s, strawberries and all things regal will go down a treat – whilst we celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Details of Saturday the 2nd of June
10am Truro Farmers’ Market on Lemon Quay.

Entertainment – Camborne Youth Brass Band, local poet Salley Crabtree and the Duchy Ballett will be providing highlights from their Jubilee production.

12:00 – 12:45pm Camborne Youth Brass Band

12:30pm the Big Lunch (Bring your own food or pick some up within Truro and  enjoy lunch together with community frienship and fun)

1:45 – 2:30 Camborne Youth Brass Band

2:30pm Afternoon tea party. Long tables will be set up on Lemon Quay and people will be invited to enjoy a cuppa and a piece of cake, in exchange for a voluntary donation.

2:30 – 3:30 Duchy Ballett will be providing highlights from their Jubilee production

2:30 – 4:00 Mobile Tea Dance
3:30 – 4:00 Camborne Youth Brass Band

People are being invited to bring their own cup and saucer, with a fun competition being held to find the most interesting, royal, tasteful or tasteless cup.  The winner will be selected by West Briton editor Richard Best.

The Cathedral has a number of events celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. There is a Special Service on Sunday 27 May at 4pm with Truro Cathedral Choir. This is followed on Sunday3 June (12 noon – 4pm) with Truro Cathedral’s BIG Jubilee Picnic with free fun and games taking place on the Cathedral Green with stalls, food and a Hog Roast. Bouncy Castle, Pimm’s Lawn, followed at 4pm by Jubilee Songs of Praise.

Half-Term Fun for Children and Families 2-9 June (10-5pm) Great fun with activities including a Kings and Queens Trail, Make your own Crown and other craft activities (All free). Children’s Jubilee Fun Day on Wednesday 6 June 10-3.30pm with Duchy College’s Early Years department running a range of fun activities for children to enjoy. The BIG Jubilee Thank you Come and sign a letter to the Queen thanking her for devoted service to the nation for the past 60 years. In Cathedral until end of May. Parishes are also collecting signatures.

Royal Celebrations is a concert performed by St Mary’s Singers and Orchestra to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and will include Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue and music by Parry, Purcell and Vaughan Williams. Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm. Tickets from Hall For Cornwall, 01872 262466.

The Cathedral shop will be selling Jubilee Souvenir products for those to purchase and remember this special occasion!



Cambiata & The Fold May 3rd, 2012

A few boys from Cambiata and Cornwall Boys Choir sang in the making of the film The Fold, currently being filmed on location in Cornwall. Filmed in Truro Cathedral, 11 boys and 16 adults acted as a choir in the film.

SC Films joins The Fold


EXCLUSIVE: London-based sales company takes on UK drama set in Cornwall.

Simon Crowe’s SC Films has boarded international sales for UK drama The Fold.

Catherine McCormack and Marina Stoimenova star in the story about the volatile relationship between an Anglican priest and a teenage migrant worker.

John Jencks makes his directorial debut from a script by Poppy Cogan.

Producers are Jay Taylor and Alexa Seligman of The Electric Shadow Company whilst Joe Simpson and Margaret Matheson are on board as executive producers.

Simon Crowe said: “I really liked the script; it had some very intense moments… After seeing John’s short films, I believe he has the talent to be a very good director in the future. I look forward to seeing how the film evolves.”


Mas que Nada April 26th, 2012

The Cornwall Boys’ Choir took to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall on Easter Monday where they enthralled a full house with a lively rendition of Mas que Nada.

Hosted by the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, their award winning musical Director, Angela Renshaw, and choir members had the honour of being invited to perform as the special guest choir. The opportunity arose as a direct result of Angela being nominated in the Gramophone 2010 Awards, run in association with The Times.

The award recognises inspirational choral directors who have transformed lives in the community and part of the prize was to perform at this prestigious event The Easter Worldsong Gala Concert had a unique programme of choral music sung in languages from around the world to mark the year of the London Olympics. The music was performed by massed choirs comprising of seven hundred young singers from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and a further seven hundred singers from children’s junior choirs from around the UK. Singers aged from 3 to 22 years performed an eclectic programme of choral music from Africa, The Americas, Asia, Oceania and Europe, representing the five continents in the Olympic Games. The programme also featured the world premiere of a specially commissioned work by acclaimed composer Sir John Tavener who was present at the event.

Angela founded Cornwall Boys’ Choir in 2008 with the aim to inspire a life-long love of singing. The choir, a Music Cornwall’s ensemble, meet regularly in local satellite rehearsal groups scattered across the county, as well as meeting monthly as a full choir where usually a full rehearsal is followed by a fun activity for the boys. The aim is to make singing accessible to all boys aged seven years and over.

More recently Angela has formed the Cambiata group for boys with changing voices and beyond. Funded by Cornish arts organisation, Feast, this group is the first of its kind in Cornwall and aims to provide a further platform of vocal development. It was ideal that the Cambiata group could join with Cornwall Boys’ Choir for this historic performance.

“The success of the event was due to the hard work, dedication and a spirited togetherness shown by the boys as well as incredible support from parents and family , Music Cornwall and Feast” said Angela. “The boys were accompanied by five talented young Cornish musicians whose standard of playing really drove the performance along. It was simply a fantastic occasion and a huge experience for the boys of Cornwall Boys Choir and Cambiata, whose performance really put Cornwall’s young male singing at the heart of the nation in a national showcase gala. Cornwall can be proud of its living legacy.”

Boys who are interested in auditioning for Cornwall Boys’ Choir or becoming part of one of the Cambiata groups should contact Angela – or visit


Making Music in Cornwall April 19th, 2012

Cambiata Choir recognises the Changing Voice of talented Boys and Men who love to sing here in Cornwall and the IMS master classes by the Hungarian violinist, Sándor Végh are a wonderful opportunity for Young Musicians studying here in Cornwall. Read the rest of this entry »

Opening of Cornwall School Games April 12th, 2012

Cambiata will be performing at the opening of the Cornwall Schools’ Games on Friday 22nd June 2012, to be held in Newquay. Read the rest of this entry »

Easter Treats April 5th, 2012

Enjoy some traditional uplifting music with the annual Easter performance of Handels Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall.
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The Jubilee Celebrations, not to miss! March 29th, 2012


WORLD SONG March 22nd, 2012

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain have invited children’s choirs from around the UK in a performance inspired by this year’s Olympic Games. Cambiata are delighted to have been included in this wonderful performance on Monday 9th April 2012 at 6pm. Read the rest of this entry »

News February 27th, 2012

Welcome to the brand new Cambiata website. Find out how you can get involved in a new exciting singing opportunity….. Read the rest of this entry »