THIS Sunday, classical musicians of Cornwall will perform a musical protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in one of the main streets in Truro.
The flashmob event – where a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform for a brief time, then quickly disperse - will take place in the city’s Lemon Quay and musicians from around the county are being invited to sign up to take part.
Bill Bankes-Jones BEM, Founder and Artistic Director of Tête à Tête (Europe’s largest Festival of new opera) and Cornish resident is leading the musical Flashmob for Ukraine with a performance of Mussorgsky’s The Great Gate of Kiev.
This isn’t the first time that Bankes-Jones has brought together musicians of Cornwall to perform for a cause: in 2021, he arranged for a thousand-strong orchestra of whirly tubes to serenade world leaders attending the G7 summit as a reminder for them to ’cherish the ocean.’
For those wishing to participate, they will need to Sign up here and download a part: