Even better - join the Friends of the Festival and receive the added benefits of supporting a worthwhile cultural cause and enjoying advance booking privileges. The annual subscription £30 per household (£35 if you do not set up a standing order) but you may pay more if you wish. Life membership is available for a donation of £500 minimum. The Friends Secretary is Catherine Sandbrook
The standard of both the Summer and Easter Festival Orchestra is high and most of the players are professionals. Although our orchestral fixers can by no means find room for every applicant, it is always useful to have a database of new players who would like to be considered. Depending on when you apply, you may hear nothing back for a while; orchestral fixing tends to happen in the two months immediately preceding a festival.
If you would like to be considered for a place in either the Summer or Easter Festival Chorus, you may apply here. Please bear in mind that in order to keep reinvigorating the festival membership our chorus fixers have to maintain a gentle bias in favour of youth, they are also constrained by the dimensions of the church’s sanctuary, which allows a strict maximum of seventy five chorus members
Our two festivals can only happen thanks to the help of volunteer cooks, coffee helpers and stage crew. Some volunteers return year after year, drawn by the perks of free seats at the concerts, a raft of new friends and a free Cornish "holiday". Many of our volunteers are students