Cornwall Chamber’s monthly Big Breakfast networking event struck the right note last week when it was joined by choristers from Truro Cathedral.

Chamber members at The Alverton gathering learned about the intense educational pathway behind the choristership, the leadership skills it develops and their world class reputation.

The purpose of the visit was to further widen awareness of the chorister programme and invite financial support to ensure it remains open to every gifted child in Cornwall, regardless of family resource.

After breakfast, director of music Christopher Gray and Charity Campaigner Esmé Page gave a keynote speech detailing the choristers’ intensive five-year training and wrap-around pastoral care provided by partner, Truro School.

They also shared the news that some of the choristers will be joining Westminster Abbey’s choir to sing at King Charles’ coronation later this year.

Chamber CEO, Kim Conchie, commented: “The fact that, from all the choirs in the Commonwealth, some of Truro’s girl choristers have been picked to sing at the Coronation is testament to Christopher Gray’s extraordinary expertise and daily dedication of these young singers.

“As Esmé Page said, these are not just the cathedral’s choristers, they’re Cornwall’s choristers and here at Cornwall Chamber, we couldn’t be more proud of them!”