Endelienta Residencies

Thursday 6 September, 6pm

Composer Jordan Hirst, film maker Lynn Denison and writer Olivia Lowry have been selected as this year’s resident artists, staying for a week at St Endellion with the opportunity to use the time in whichever way they wish to develop their work.

During this informal presentation (free event) they will share their experiences and perhaps give a preview of their work in progress.

Endelienta Music

Saturday 8 September, 7.30pm

Viva la Musica

I Praise the Tender Flower

The Loughborough based a cappella chamber choir, conducted by Simon Lumby, in a programme of vocal music inspired by nature, including works by Lauridsen, Britten, Pearsall, Elgar and Debussy.

www.vivalamusica.org.uk

www.vivalamusica.org.uk/music.html

Tickets £8, accompanied under 16-s free.

 

Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm

Mark Padmore – War & Peace

A programme of music and readings to commemorate the end of the First World War. Some of the most powerful songs ever written take war and the yearning for peace as their subject. Mark Padmore and Julius Drake will perform songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Mahler, Ravel, Poulenc, Finzi, Gurney, Britten and Tippett. With readings from Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas and Charles Causley, this promises to be a thought-provoking evening on a theme we must never cease to question.

Tickets £15 (nave seats), £10 (aisle seats), accompanied under 16s free (aisle seats only)

 

Thursday 4 October, 7.30pm

St Endellion Hall

Uprooted – Liberated Words

Liberated Words (poetry filmmaker / writer Sarah Tremlett and performance poet / novelist Lucy English) screen varied short poetry films from their Home from Home project. They explore the effects of war in the Middle East and the refugee crisis, as well as interpretations of home for those arriving as immigrants in a strange country. Between films, Lucy performs poems from The Book of Hours.

A North Cornwall Book Festival event

Tickets £6

 

Friday 5 October, 7.30pm

Kit & McConnel

We’re thrilled to present an evening of unbridled cabaret from ferociously witty Kit Hesketh-Harvey (formerly of Kit and the Widow fame) and his pianistic sparring partner James McConnel: a twenty-first century Flanders and Swann who compose and perform on any subject from Jeremy Corbyn to wet wipes. No foible of modern life will go unmocked, no hideous new practice be spared. You may wince with recognition or glance nervously to see if your companion is shocked but we defy you not to laugh. Both consummate musicians and composers whose biographies read like music royalty, Kit & McConnel bring us a hilarious cabaret double-act like no other.

A North Cornwall Book Festival event

www.kitandmcconnel.co.uk

Tickets £12

 

Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm

India Electric Co.

Sometimes folk, sometimes not…. India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery – a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” – BBC Radio 3. They’ve wowed audiences at Glastonbury and supported Midge Ure around the world and now they can wow you!

“This is sublime! If your troubles don’t melt away when you hear IEC then nothing will shift them. Beautiful, magical.” – Jeremy Vine

“Fresh and gobsmacking!” – Tom Robinson.

The duo’s seriously classy support act will be BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee, Jack Cookson, demonstrating his singer-songwriting skills.

A North Cornwall Book Festival event

www.indiaelectricco.com

Tickets £10, accompanied under 16-s free.

 

Friday 2 November, 7.30pm

Baka Beyond

25th Anniversary Tour

Baka Beyond, the Afro-Celtic dance band, come to St Endellion as part of a national tour to celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking music-making. Inspired by the music of the Baka people of the Cameroon rain forest, the band use Baka rhythms to fuse their Celtic and African roots, bringing musicians from different cultures and backgrounds together. The result is highly infectious, crossing boundaries of genre, age and ethnicity.

“It was impossible to resist the relentlessly upbeat nature of the music… – everyone standing and moving to the intoxicating rhythm.” The Bristol Post

www.bakabeyond.net

www.youtube.com/bakabeyond

Tickets £12

Please note: whilst there is fixed seating available, this is predominantly a standing event.

 

Friday 16 November, 7.30pm

Dale Storr
The Sounds of New Orleans

Having performed live from the age of ten, Dale Storr discovered his real passion in the evocative music of New Orleans. He takes us on a musical journey showcasing the legendary piano players of New Orleans, with music from a latin rhumba, a back o’ town junker blues to a frenzied boogie-woogie. The show consists of breathtaking piano playing and singing accompanied by encyclopedic storytelling.

“A breathtaking performance which traversed the full musical spectrum of New Orleans” 
- Lionel Ross, Blues In Britain

Tickets £10, accompanied under 16s free

 

Sunday 9 December, 3pm

Blackweir Brass

This outstanding young Brass quartet from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama thrilled us on their first visit almost two years ago. The programme will include works from Britten, Ewald and Tchaikovsky as well as some pieces on a festive theme.

Tickets £8, accompanied under 16s free