Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall

What's On

The Zoltan Ensemble
Sunday 10 May, 3pm, St Kew Church

For the first Endelienta concert of the summer season we welcome back the Zoltan Ensemble for an afternoon concert at St Kew. The highly talented professional musicians, Lowri Porter and Laura Kernohan on violins, Nancy Johnson on viola and Roz Gladstone on 'cello will perform a programme of string quartets featuring Schubert's Rosamunde Quartet. Baritone Rob O'Connell joins them to perform works including Barber's Dover Beach.

Lowri Porter is currently Assistant Leader with Welsh National Opera, and has made recent guest appearances as Leader of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic.
Nancy Johnson performs primarily with the London Symphony Orchestra but also with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Roz Gladstone is a freelance cellist, working with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and the London Concert Orchestra.
Laura Kernohan studied at Cambridge University and the Guildhall School of Music, then working in London before joining the 1st violins of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
London based baritone Rob O'Connell works as a freelance singer in and around the capital. His work has seen him appear on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 as well as BBC One's 'The One Show'
Lowri, Nancy, Roz, Laura and Rob are all regular participants in the St Endellion Summer Music Festival .

Tickets, £10 (free to accompanied under-16s). Use the Add to Cart button to pay by card or with a Paypal account. Tickets are also available by telephone 07787 944935, email tickets@endelienta.org.uk or by calling in at the Wadebridge Bookshop.

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Atlantic String Orchestra & Triggshire Strings
Saturday 16th May, 7.30 pm, St Endellion Church

Triggshire Strings will be playing various songs of Celtic and Caribbean background, followed by Atlantic Strings performing an arrangement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Brahms's Hungarian Dance No.5 and the premier of Bernhard Degener's 4 orchestral pieces. We are delighted to give these aspiring young musicians and en young people the opportunity to perform a concert in St Endellion again with their director Barbara Degener, professional 'cellist and also teacher of 'cello and double bass.
Entrance is free, come along and give these aspiring young musicians your support.

Singing Workshop with Helen Porter
Saturday, 23rd May, 10.00 am to 3.00pm, St Endellion Hall

Helen's popular workshops help people discover and develop their singing voices beyond expectation. Working with exercises and miniature songs composed by Helen, the day is enjoyable for singers at any level. If you are a complete beginner, sing in a choir or want to brush up on your knowledge of vocal technique, this workshop is one for you!
Helen, who performed with her band Misbehavin' at St Endellion in March, is one of the best vocal coaches in the South West. She runs singing workshops and residential from Gresham House Studios in East Cornwall. Recently Helen was musical director and vocal coach on a National Theatre production.
The cost for the day is £15 and numbers will be limited to 25. To book a place use the Add to Cart button to pay by card or with a Paypal account. Or you can email: tickets@endelienta.org.uk or telephone 07787 944935.

Summer Tapestry - Song Recital by Cheryl Brendish & Paul Drayton
Saturday 6th June, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

Celebrated classical soprano, Cheryl Brendish and pianist Paul Drayton perform an enticing programme of music which will celebrate the spirit and glory of summer. The recital features popular songs and arias from the world of opera, English Song, French Melodie and musical theatre.
Classically trained in Australia and London, Cheryl is an award-winning and polished soprano who has built an enviable reputation with her dynamic performances in opera, oratorio and recital work. She has performed with Covent Garden Opera Festival in London; the Victoria State Opera in Melbourne, Australia; Cameron Macintosh productions and performed around the world in locations such as Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, and America.
Paul Drayton is Duchy Opera's Director of Music, also teacher, pianist, conductor and composer. As Duchy Opera's Director of Music he has conducted Carmen, The Vampire, The Merry Widow, Semele, Tosca, The Wreckers, A Masked Ball, and his own opera, The Hanging Oak. As a composer, Paul has been commissioned to write a number of pieces for young people and for adults including Duchy opera, Three Choirs Festival and the King's Singers, who in 2012 asked him for a piece to mark the anniversary of the Queen's accession.
Tickets cost £10 (free to accompanied under-16s).
For ticket reservations use the Pay Now button to pay by card or with a Paypal account. Or you can email: tickets@endelienta.org.uk or telephone 07787 944935, or call in at the Wadebridge Bookshop.

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Study day on Thomas Merton
Saturday 13th June, 10am-3pm, St Endellion Church,

Thomas Merton was undoubtedly one of the principal voices in Christian spirituality in the second half of the Twentieth Century and, in this year which commemorates the centenary of his birth, he continues to be turned to by an increasing number throughout the world. This day will seek to place his writings within the context of his life and thinking, examine the major themes which emerge and suggest ways in which he might help us in some of the challenges we face today.
The day is led by Revd. Dr. David Rake, formerly Adviser in Spiritual Formation in the Diocese of Truro and Priest in Charge of Tintagel for ten years from 1998. He now lives in West Cornwall and continues to be involved in a wide range of spirituality work.
Cost £10 payable on the day, drinks provided, bring a picnic lunch.
Registration and coffee 10.00 -10.30 in St Endellion Hall. It helps to know numbers in advance, please email rev.judith@btinternet.com.

Bristol Madrigals
Friday 19th June, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

These students from Bristol University visit Cornwall each year for a short tour and it is always a delight to hear their young fresh unaccompanied voices in St Endellion sing a wide variety of music.
Entrance free, retiring collection.

Concert by Cornish American Song Institute
Friday 26th June, 7.30pm St Endellion Church

A concert by Musical Scholars from America highlighting composers and poets of the First World War, on the final weekend of a three-week intensive study of Art-Song for vocalists, pianists and composers in Oxford and Falmouth.
CASI is led by Dr. David Sadlier, one of America's leading dramatic tenors and world class tutors from both the UK and the US. The course participants spend a week in Oxford with study and masterclasses followed by two weeks of in-depth technical and musical work in Falmouth culminating in several recitals and concerts of which this is their penultimate one.
Tickets: £10 (free to accompanied under-16s)
For ticket reservations use the Add to Cart button to pay by card or with a Paypal account. Or you can email: tickets@endelienta.org.uk or telephone 07787 944935, or call in at the Wadebridge Bookshop.

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800 years of Magna Carta and King John - A Shakespeare reading
Saturday June 27th, 10.00am – 3.00pm, St Endellion Church

To mark the signing of the first Magna Carter in 1215, there will be a semi-dramatised reading of Shakespeare's The Life and Death of King John in St Endellion Church, preceded by a short talk on King John's reign. Anyone is welcome to take part, no acting experience necessary just bring a copy of the play (Penguin edition preferred but most modern versions are the same). Part I will be read in the morning Part II immediately after a lunch.
The event is being organised by Canon David Steven. He is hoping to cast and rehearse the major parts in advance of the day but will allocate smaller parts (27 in total) at the start of the day over coffee/tea in the church hall. If you would like to take part please contact him by emailing davidbsteven@btinternet.com.
There is no charge for participation, a voluntary contribution is welcomed.
Please bring a packed lunch, drinks will be provided.

Corineus Quartet
Sunday 12 July, 3pm, St Endellion Church

Schubert's intensely beautiful String Quintet is the most frequently requested piece of chamber music on Desert Island Discs and generally regarded as one of the very greatest pieces of chamber music ever composed. It is written for two violins, one viola and two 'cellos. For this special performance the members of the Corineus String Quartet are joined by guest 'cellist Patrick Gale. Leader Ian Raymer said "We are delighted that Patrick has been able to join us to put together this beautiful programme and it is a real privilege to play such lovely music."
The Corineus String Quartet, Ian Raymer(violin), Deborah Ree(violin), Philip Gurney(viola) and Stephen Brown('cello), performs regularly in Penzance and throughout Cornwall and is now in its third season of performances. We thoroughly enjoyed their visit to North Cornwall last autumn when they played Ivor Gurney's rhapsodic Quartet in A in St Kew Church and we look forward to their return for this matinee performance in St Endellion.
Tickets, £10 (free to accompanied under-16s)
For ticket reservations use the Add to Cart button to pay by card or with a Paypal account. Or you can email: tickets@endelienta.org.uk or telephone 07787 944935, or call in at the Wadebridge Bookshop.

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St Endellion Summer Music Festival
28th July -7th August

A feast of concerts, chamber groups, recitals and much more. The opera this summer is Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, conducted by Martyn Brabbins with Sir John Tomlinson in the title role and a world class cast. For full festival details see www.endellionfestivals.org.uk

Brimming Over
Saturday 15 August, 10am-3pm, St Endellion Church

This is a quiet day to draw aside and reflect upon where we are in our spiritual life. Jesus spoke of fullness of life, but we often don't feel our cup is full and brimming over.
Led by Mandy Allen, local Christian Counsellor.
Cost £10 payable on the day, drinks provided, bring a picnic lunch.
Registration and coffee 10.00 -10.30 in St Endellion Hall. It helps to know numbers in advance, so if you're definitely coming please email rev.judith@btinternet.com.

The Endelienta Poetry Group
2nd Saturday of the month, 10.00-12.00 Stone Barn, St Endellion, PL29 3TP

This recently relaunched group is led by Helen Jagger, a published poet and tutor of more than 35 years teaching experience.

Helen JaggerHelen's aim is to focus on writing with reference out to contemporary published poetry, and is modelled on the weekly meetings of the highly successful Indian King Poets whose members have been published in dozens of different literary magazines, and won the Mslexia, the cornwall contemporary, and the Plough poetry prizes, as well as being shortlisted in many other competitions, including the Hippocrates.

Each Poetry Group session will start with writing in response to various prompts (lines from a current poetry magazine, a piece of music, a visual image) for 30-40 minutes; we will then read our first drafts aloud, and offer encouragement to continue redrafting. The second part of the session is an opportunity for you to bring a poem in progress for constructive criticism: a member of the group will read the poem for the author who will remain silent until all the criticism has been given - they will then be able to respond to it! Often these poems will be redrafted versions of work started in the group, so we will all learn from being involved in our own and others' creative process, whilst authors remains absolutely at liberty to reject all criticism ... Cost £7 full/£5 concessions which goes to the Endelienta project.

Do come along with pens and pencils and paper and make this Endelienta Poetry Group a force to be reckoned with - or just come along and enjoy writing for yourself and talking about poetry with others who love it!

Helen Jagger is a poet, and teacher of poetry writing whose work has been published in magazines in the UK, US and Australia. She runs weekly poetry workshops as well as the Poetry Society's North Cornwall Stanza and was poet in residence at Pencarrow from 2010 - 2012. She is currently working with the Falmouth Poetry Group on a new poetry festival: for 28-29 June, 2014. She founded and ran the Indian King Arts Centre in Camelford for ten years, after (very) early retirement from her post as Head of English at Sir James Smith's School, Camelford. She graduated in English literature from Cambridge University in 1979. If you'd like to talk more about this, or to book, please call Helen on 01840 212161 or email her by clicking this link: indianking@btconnect.com.

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