Singers from all over Cornwall are invited to join a unique community chorus that will perform Carols from the Cornish Diaspora in momentous service at Truro Cathedral later this year.
This project was inspired by the research of ethnomusicologist Kate Neale. As part of her PhD, Kate travelled to Cornish communities in the USA and Australia in search of carols which emigrating Cornish people took with them as they departed in search of work, fortune and spiritual freedom during the second half of the nineteenth century. She has collected a library of carols from families, archives, libraries and chapels.
At a special Christmas cathedral service on Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm, the Diaspora Carols return to their homeland and will be sung by singers from all over Cornwall.