The musicians of the senior school at St Joseph’s have had a very busy time over the past term. The Senior Chamber Choir and Canzonetta, together with Orchestra, Wind Band and some soloists started the main performance season in March with a concert to a packed house at Stowford Parish Church. The start of the summer term saw a joint concert with the Plymouth Area Police Choir at Central Methodist Church, Launceston, which was in aid of Cancer Research UK. Singing with the Police Choir is always a real privilege and great fun and this year was no exception.
A week later saw the Chamber Choir, Canzonetta and more soloists in concert at Stoke Climsland Parish Church. Alistair Carnegie won the prize for selling the most CDs ever, at a Chamber Choir: £180-worth, so he has now got the job for life! So far this year the Senior Chamber Choir has raised a total of £4,121.50 for Cancer Research UK, the Children’s Hospice South West as well as fundraising for the local churches. Dates for your diary are Friday, 22nd June at Bridestowe Methodist Church, and Wednesday, 27th June – our annual Leavers’ Concert here at school as always in aid of the CHSW. We’ve already beaten our previous fund raising record of just over £3,000 in a year and are heading towards the £5,000 mark, so very well done to all the performers, and as always, a huge thank you to all of our roadie parents on whom we all depend!