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Festival 2023…

New To Cornwall Music Festival...  ‘Sing In’

This year we are introducing ‘Sing In’ a workshop for primary schools. 

The workshop will take place on Tuesday Morning 14th March from 10.00 – 1.00pm. There will be a lunchtime concert for all parents, which will also be open the public, when the children will perform the works studied during the morning workshop.

This workshop is arranged in conjunction with the Cornwall Education Hub ASone. One of the pieces worked on will be from the SongFest repertoire.

Who will be taking the workshop???? We are excited to welcome Peter Hunt who is a nationally known choral conductor who has worked equally with adult and children’s choirs from all over the country. 

Peter gained a music degree from Dartington College of Arts and had a career teaching music and arts, specialising is singing and conducting choirs. He formed the Oxfordshire Youth Chamber Choir in the 1980s and took over the Berkshire Youth Choir as Head of Voice for the music service in Berkshire in 2005. He became Deputy Head of the service in 2010 until retirement.

   Encouraging people to sing has always been Peter’s passion and he has conducted voices from Infant schools through to Health and Wellbeing choirs for older people and was conductor of the Chipping Norton Choral Society for twenty-four years. For ten years he led annual singing festivals for over 1500 primary children from Berkshire schools. He is a committee member of the Chipping Norton Music Festival and has adjudicated for many festivals around the country. He has led workshops and training activities for teachers and choir leaders in the UK, Europe, Canada, and USA for nearly thirty years, representing publishers and choral organisations.

  In 2001, Peter launched the highly acclaimed publication Voiceworks with Oxford University Press, a series of fifteen handbooks which have become a core resource for those who lead to gain confidence in encouraging everyone to sing.

In November 2022, he led a masterclass for Koor & Stem, Belgium, ran a community choir day in Royston, and in June will conduct the Oxfordshire annual primary school Festival of Voices for the twenty eighth year. In spring 2023 OUP will be publishing SingCircle Voiceworks, a collection of rounds for singing leaders, compiled by Peter and colleague Edward Caswell.

Peter’s proudest moment was conducting 1000 young voices in the Albert Hall in 2013.



March 14th 2023

10.00 - 1.00pm

Please contact Chairman for further details

This is a wonderful occasion for children to get together and make music.


Schools do not have to prepare anything in advance, the music will be provided and taught on the day by Peter. One song will be taken from the ‘SongFest’ repertoire. Many of the children involved will know the song already.

This is also a great opportunity for CPD for those teachers who are nervous about leading the choir in their school. Peter is full of great ideas and techniques to get children singing and loving it!



The charge for the workshop is just £20.00 per school and the festival will be delighted to welcome mini-bus sized choirs to help cut down on transport costs!!