Cornwall Heritage Trust gave a grant of £500 to the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival, which ran from 2-6 May 2019 and involved 29 choirs ( 9 Overseas; 22 UK; 28 Cornish)in a major Competition ( 25 choirs participating), 26 Formal Evening Concerts, 5 informal daytime concerts including at the Eden Project; an Education Outreach Programme and a seminar for Musical Leaders. The aim in activities was to maintain the essential element of Cornish cultural activity, the male voice choir in the twenty first century.
Cornwall International Male Choral Festival ran a specific youth programme which aimed to encourage boys and young men to sing as well as developing the skills of their leaders and providing performance and competition opportunities. The programme was supported by both the Cornwall Music Education Hub (CMEH) and Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST). This involved 4 workshops in locations across Cornwall which Cornwall school children attended. Each workshop involved a visiting overseas boys choir from, USA, Russia, Lithuania and South Africa. The youth workshops ran on 2 and 3 May 2019 in Penzance, Truro, Launceston and Liskeard. Children came from local schools with just under 1000 attending overall. The programme used the new festival anthem as piece for all to learn and engage with and the visiting schools from Cornwall were encouraged to bring both female and male delegates. An additional music workshop for music leaders as well as a specific youth choir concert and competition took place.