Today saw the culmination of months of preparation and planning for the community-playing day held at RNAS Culdrose.
After a week of workshops and concerts throughout Cornwall by the BSO, the orchestra came together to play alongside over 100 musicians from across the county.
The piece for the day, ‘Dark Sun’ was composed and conducted by Mr Stephen Montague.
Musicians began arriving early and by 10pm, rehearsals were well under way. After mastering the parts and in some cases learning advanced playing techniques, the piece slowly came together.
After lunch, members of Truro Sinfonia and HMS Seahawk Royal Naval Volunteer Band, both of which had workshops with BSO musicians earlier in the week, gave performances. Also featured was the BSO wind ensemble.
To end the afternoon, ‘Dark Sun’ was performed, sending shivers down everyone’s spine and captivating the audience.
It was a truly memorable occasion and a fantastic climax to a fantastic week in Cornwall.