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Travel, Truro & tranquillity

Well, first day in Truro and what a day!

Having delayed our journey by a day due to unforeseen hiccups, we left at 6am to leave plenty of time for any further hiccups or traffic jams. Result: clear roads and blue skies… and Truro in 5 hours! A long journey but not the unpleasant haul we were expecting.

Arriving so early, we had time to mooch around the city and treat ourselves to our first cream tea and chill out a little before the 3pm rehearsal. Truro folk seem rather jolly and friendly. I thoroughly recommend Uneeka home store and coffee shop where the waitresses were chatty and welcoming and the cake was yummy too. Boots pharmacy sorted out my forgotten medication with a smile and a joke and our bed & breakfast Townhouse Rooms has complimentary scones and cake (can you see a theme yet?), as well as lovely facilities and garden.

Anyway, onto the music!

I must admit to feeling a little frazzled after our 2 hour rehearsal, the 5:30 early rise (middle of the night) and long drive. But once the service began, all the busyness of the day slipped away. We sang the Hooper Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis in E, the Reading Responses and Rutter’s Gaelic Blessing.

The words of our anthem really rang true in the beautiful acoustics of this magnificent cathedral and were a soothing end to the afternoon. I realise I haven’t said much about the cathedral, but for today I’ll leave you with the words and few pictures of some things which caught my eye.

Gaelic Blessing

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars
Pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ,
The Light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.

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Luisa Santos-Stephens
Luisa Santos-Stephens
14:56 20 Nov 19
Jennifer is an incredible singer. We had her with Cafe Society to play at my 40th and it was everything I could dream off- they played beautiful music, and brought a very good vibe to the party. All the guests talked about how great they were, with a repertoire of very nice songs which we loved to listen to, but at the same time allowing us to keep the conversation going. I can’t recommend her enough.
Lisa Purcell
Lisa Purcell
19:34 03 Sep 19
Jenny sang beautifully at our wedding in August 2019! She moved many members of the congregation to tears with her amazing singing. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend her. Each time we meet up with friends and family that were there, they all comment on how amazing her singing was and how much they enjoyed it! She sang a Maori love song perfectly - commented the relatives from New Zealand! X
Rachel McGuckin
Rachel McGuckin
16:06 27 Jun 19
Jenny was the absolute highlight of our wedding ceremony. We picked some tricky songs and she had the whole audience joining in at the chorus. Luckily they didn't join at all points because it gave everyone a chance to hear her beautiful voice as well! I can't recommend highly enough.
Kate McNamara
Kate McNamara
14:36 12 Jun 19
Jenny was amazing from the moment I enquired about her playing the violin at our wedding ceremony. So quick to respond, helpful, friendly, flexible & professional, and was able to recommend songs and even learnt a new song for the exit music. I was so confident that she had everything under control which was invaluable and it was something on the day that I knew I just didn’t have to worry about. Jenny is so talented and it really added to the ceremony, I am so pleased that I found her! Thank you so so much!
Aimee Curry
Aimee Curry
13:56 15 Feb 19
We highly recommend Jenny! She played amazing violin music beautifully at our wedding. Jenny was so lovely and was so approachable and helpful to plan our ceremony music which was a highlight of the day and also the drinks reception music.
T Whyte
T Whyte
19:17 30 Jan 19
Jenny sang at our wedding - her music set the tone and made for a truly special experience. She has a beautiful voice, is very easy to work with, and worked seamlessly with our (very exacting) venue to get everything just right. Thank you Jenny!
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