COCO Winds has been formed as an off-shoot of the main orchestra. Currently constituted as a dectet, it provides an opportunity for some of our wind players to get together in a smaller ensemble, to explore a wider repertoire and develop playing skills.
Meeting once per month, the group rehearses a range of works for dectet, from ‘standards’ such as Gounoud’s Petitte Symphony (check spelling!!) and Gordon Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles through to under-performed pieces such as Malcolm Arnold’s Trevelyan Suite.
The group is about to start work on another under-performed piece by one of the ‘forgotten’ female composers of the 20th century. Seascape by Ruth Gipps was composed in 1958 and is a short chamber work by a composer who work is once again being recognised having been largely forgotten since the 1970’s.
COCO Winds is led by music professional Jacqueline Kershaw, Cornwall’s leading professional horn player and widely experienced music educator and ensemble leader.
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