Young Musicians from Wells Cathedral School

Sunday 13 May, 3pm

Originally planned for last December, but thwarted by the weather, this concert showcases three of the school’s finest young musicians: Flora Cooknell – clarinet, Meggie Murphy (a National Youth Orchestra player) – trombone, and Cristina Dimitrova (entrant into the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018) – violin. A delightful afternoon in the company of extremely talented young players.

Tickets £10. Accompanied under 16s free.

Joyful Company of Singers

Saturday 5 May, 7.30pm

The Joyful Company of Singers makes a welcome return to St Endellion, taking us on a wonderful musical voyage of discovery exploring choral settings from Britain, Germany and the Baltic region, including works by Brahms, Parry, Stanford, Bingham, Ešenvalds, Mäntyjärvi, and Miškinis.

One of Europe’s most prominent chamber choirs, the Joyful Company of Singers, formed in 1988 by Peter Broadbent, is known for its virtuosity and intensity of spirit, as well as for an astoundingly wide repertoire, ranging from the 16th Century to the present day, including many first performances.

www.jcos.co.uk

Tickets £10. Accompanied under 16s free.

Bach & Peacebuilding

WEB Donald Reeves

Reflective Day

Saturday 14 April, 10am-3pm, St Endellion Church

The Revd Donald Reeves MBE, an Anglican priest, musician and a former Rector of St James Piccadilly, tells stories of what is involved in peacebuilding, interspersed with playing Bach’s chorale preludes. The music is emotionally direct, speaking from heart to heart.

Donald Reeves is the founder of The Soul of Europe. Its aim is to realise Nelson Mandela’s words: “If you want to make peace do not speak to your friends, speak to your enemies so they become your partners”.

He has worked in Bosnia and Kosovo for 17 years preparing the ground for reconciliation, promoting the rebuilding of the Ferhadija Mosque in Banja Luka, a world heritage site, one of 16 destroyed there in the Bosnian war, just one of many projects.

Peacebuilding  is demanding. It requires tenacity and patience, dignity in the face of much international cynicism and a willingness to take risks.

Bach’s music is immeasurably life enhancing. It is a gift of hope for the human spirit.

Bring a picnic lunch. Cost £10 book: judithpollinger262@gmail.com

or www.endelienta@org.uk

Juan Martin – Solo

Friday 16 March, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

The supreme artist of the flamenco guitar, guitarist/composer Juan Martin plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition. His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound: just Juan and his sublime guitar to lift and transport you to another dimension – melodic beauty and rhythmic passion. ¡Viva el arte!

This evening’s performance will include works recorded partly in small churches in this country for his latest album, and forms part of a solo acoustic tour to intimate performance spaces.

One of the world’s finest flamenco guitarists, Juan Martin recorded with Herbie Hancock and Rory Gallagher, played with Miles Davis and at Picasso’s 90th birthday. His alchemy of the traditional and modern, mixed with his seductive, fiery and passionate performances, guarantees an evening of excitement and electricity.

http://www.flamencovision.com

Tickets £15 (nave), £10 (aisle), accompanied under 16s free (aisle only). To book, go to

https://endelienta.org.uk/product/friday-16-march-juan-martin/