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'Cornwall Concert Orchestra' -
St Ives Parish Church, St Andrew's Street, St Ives, TR26 1RZ
Date: Monday 19th September 2022
Cornwall Concert Orchestra
Some of Cornwall’s finest classical musicians are heading to St Ives with a wonderful programme of orchestral favourites.
It’s a first for our Parish Church having such a large orchestra to accommodate, but this year we’re pulling out all the stops to make it better than ever before!
Formed in July 2008, under the umbrella of the Cornwall County Music Service, the idea was to create an orchestra for Cornish people to dust off their instruments abandoned to the loft, and brush up their long-forgotten musical skills. Ten players attended the first rehearsal and the début performance took place at St Agnes Methodist Church on Mothering Sunday, March 22, 2009.
Since then the orchestra has gone from strength to strength, with increasing numbers and a more challenging repertoire. Whilst we still welcoming ‘returning’ players, they are mainly comprised of experienced orchestral musicians, including several music professionals, some of whom are playing their second or third instruments.
Now a Full Symphony Orchestra, they rehearse weekly in Truro and play several concerts a year in venues across Cornwall, programminge music from the core classical/romantic repertoire, as well as more contemporary pieces and popular works.
The Orchestra is a player-run organisation with a professional Music Director, Dr Chris Morgan who was trained at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He lectures in music education at Falmouth University.
The orchestra includes accompanied professional soloists in performances of concertos by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. In June this year, at their Summer Concert, the Orchestra welcomed Madeleine Pickering to perform the Mendelssohn E Minor Violin Concerto.
Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. The Concert starts at 7.30pm
Tickets in advance : Standard : £10.00, Under16s : £6.00
Tickets are non-refundable
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