Madrigals Workshop with Helen Porter

Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 May, St Endellion Hall

Madrigals Worshop

This very popular May madrigals and part-songs weekend, run by singer and musical director Helen Porter (see www.helenportermusic.co.uk) comes to St. Endellion for the first time. During the weekend we will sing a diverse range of madrigals and part songs in harmony ranging from the 1600s to the present day. The weekend attracts singers from all over Cornwall, many of whom belong to other choirs, and the standard is high. Practice recordings and scores are available for those who don’t read music and would like to do some preparatory work in advance of the weekend. The workshop will take place at St Endellion and/or Port Isaac (details tbc) and will end with a public performance at St Endellion Church on Sunday afternoon.

Participation will cost £50 per person. To book a place  contact Ian Sandbrook on ian.sandbrook@btinternet.com or by phone 01840 214613

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‘Come now, a roundel and a fairy song’

K’antu  Early Music

Ensemble Friday 3 June, 7.30 pm, St Endellion Church

K'antu at St Endellion

The early music ensemble K’antu returns with a programme to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, exploring Shakespearian Songs and Dances evoking the spirit of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. With compositions by Robert Johnson, John Dowland, Thomas Morley, broadside ballads and folk tunes quoted in the Bard’s plays, their lively mix of music will appeal to Early, Folk, Classical and World Music fans alike.

Readings from Shakespeare will be provided by novelist, Patrick Gale.

Quotes: “These players are expert without being mannered, vivid without being simplistic, wholly alive to the expressive possibilities of Elizabethan and Jacobean music. I cannot recommend them highly enough.” (Michael Dobson, Professor of Shakespeare Studies) For more information about K’antu go to www.kantu-ensemble.co.uk Tickets £10, free for accompanied under 16s

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‘The Songs of Folk and Legend’

Cornish American Song Institute -Recitals  performed by  this year’s American music scholars

Friday 24 June, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

CASI 2015 group at St EndellionFrom the Cotswolds of England, to the Fjords of Norway, to the forests of Russia, folk culture and legend have been inspirational for artists, poets, and composers. These beautiful and moving songs will be performed by students from many of America’s top schools of music at the end of their three-week course of study with The Cornish-American Song Institute. Their director and head of vocal studies David Sadlier, tenor, has been praised for both his vocal and dramatic abilities and hailed as “one of America’s leading dramatic tenors” (Oxford Mail). For more information about CASI go to www.casonginstitute.org Tickets £10, free for accompanied under 16s

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Endelienta Ensemble – Beethoven and Schoenberg

Endelienta Ensemble

Saturday 16 July, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

We are delighted that Adam Hickox and Rees Webster are bringing a great group of young orchestral players from Cambridge and London to perform a varied concert including Beethoven’s 4th symphony and Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony in the Church that they both love so much. Their intention is to help foster the next generation of orchestral players to come and play in the St Endellion Festivals in future years.

Tickets £10, free for accompanied under 16s

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St Endellion Summer Music Festival

festival_frontpageFrom Tuesday 26th July to Friday 5th August, St Endellion and St Kew churches

Another feast of concerts and recitals. Martyn Brabbins will return to conduct Britten’s wonderful opera, Gloriana with one of Britain’s favourite singers, Susan Bullock in the title role. Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Mark Padmore singing Britten’s rarely heard song cycle, Our Hunting Fathers, will feature along with much, much more. Programme details available from early April at www.endellionfestivals.org.uk.

‘Scenery and the Supernatural’ choral concert

The Carice Singers
Saturday 27th August 7.30pm

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This ensemble, named after Elgar’s daughter, comprising some of the UK’s finest young professional singers, will present a programme based on the forces of nature in the cliffs and coast of Cornwall, featuring Bax, Bantock, Delius, Elgar, Kuula, Madetoja, Sibelius, Stenhammar, Vaughan Williams and Warlock.

Ticket details to follow.