Musical Director: Samuel Constable

Annual Concert, May 2015






Dates for Diary 2024-25 – See Rehearsal dates Link 

The branch was formed in 1992 and has an average membership of 15 – 20 players covering a wide range of ages, instruments and experience.

We tackle a wide variety of music and have held concerts together with other groups of musicians from time to time. We have also played at the Cathedral Late Night Shopping Sessions at Christmas.

The group meets at Carnon Downs Village Hall once a month on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-4:30 pm, with a tea break half way through.

Visitors are very welcome – the charge for an afternoon session is £4 for adults and FREE for students in full time education.

Smaller groups of recorder players also meet in different parts of the county – please ask for more details  

If you require any further information please contact the Secretary, Helen Whomersley, at

Our Musical Director


Samuel Constable is an aspiring conductor, teacher, and performer of recorder music. Born in Cornwall, Samuel studied music at Falmouth University and is a member of the National Youth Recorder Orchestras of Great Britain. Whilst with NYRO, Samuel has performed alongside BBC Young Musician finalists Charlotte Barbour-Condini and Sophie Westbrooke. In 2018, he earned a place in BlockWork – NYRO’s 10-part chamber group for the most advanced players in the orchestra. Samuel has studied the recorder beyond Grade 8 and has now achieved ‘Associate of the Royal Schools of Music’.

As a conductor, this is his first experience of being a full Musical Director but he had the privilege of conducting several rehearsals and half-rehearsals for the Cornwall Branch prior to his appointment. Samuel is also a regular conductor at Carharrack and St Day Silver Band, where he is responsible for leading twice-weekly rehearsals for beginner players of all ages in the training band.

Despite the unique challenges of the past few years, Samuel has been deeply enjoying working with the orchestra that gave him his first experience of ensemble playing and looks forward to many more years of playing to come.

Photos below show previous concerts.

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Last updated 18 July 2024