Cornwall Youth Choir perform The World as One, written by local composer Russell Pascoe.
Cornwall Youth Choirs premiere another online choral project following the success of the “Cornwall My Home” virtual choir film that has been shared around the globe on social media since its launch on 26th April 2020.
The new project, When I Was A Boy, originally released by ELO includes boys from Cornwall Boys Choir and Cornwall Youth Choir, plus invited singers making up a geographical representation of Cornwall’s historic Male Voice Choirs. We are delighted that members of City of Truro Male Choir, Eight In A Bar, Loveny Male Voice Choir, Mevagissey Male Choir, Oll an Gwella and Proper Job took part in this project.
Cornwall is well known for its male voice choirs, and so we wanted to pay tribute to this vital part of Cornwall’s singing history while at same time link it with today’s young male singers in the county.
Our thanks go to Sing Up who have granted Cornwall County Choirs permission to use their arrangement of When I Was A Boy.
Cornwall Mini Singers created a virtual performance of traditional folk song Dance to your Daddy. The video includes their own artwork!
The Youth Choirs of the Cornwall Music Education Hub came together virtually in 2020 to celebrate their home of Cornwall. Singers of the Cornwall Youth Choir, Cornwall Boys Choir and Cornwall Girls Choir recorded themselves singing Cornwall My Home: the individual recordings have been compiled into a virtual choir performance of the Harry Glasson song, arranged by Matthew Douglas.
The singers started working on the piece during the first week of 'Lockdown', when we were delighted to receive permission from Harry Glasson for the project. The singers were supported through a series of online choir rehearsals and teaching videos. The final virtual choir recording features the children of the County Choirs, aged from 8 to 18 and from all across Cornwall, as well as the choir leaders.