|Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall|
Peace Before the Storm: Joyful Company of Singers
2nd May 7.30 pm at St Endellion Church
3rd May 7.30 at Tolmen Centre, Constantine
British and German choral masterpieces to mark the era that ended in 1914. Works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Elgar, Bingham, Parry, and Schoenberg, sung by the Joyful Company of Singers, one of Europe's leading chamber choirs under the direction of Peter Broadbent.
Now in its 25th anniversary season, the JCS is renowned for its virtuosity and intensity of spirit, as well as for an astoundingly wide repertoire, ranging from the 16th Century to the present day. Formed in 1988, the choir first came to prominence when it won the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year competition in 1990. Since then it has maintained its profile in the music world, winning an impressive list of national and international competitions leading to many invitations. JCS regularly appears at all the UK's major music festivals, including Bath, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, City of London, Chelsea, Presteigne, Spitalfields, Three Choirs, Huddersfield Contemporary Music and the BBC Proms. Peter Broadbent is the founder conductor of Joyful Company of Singers and one of Britain's leading choral conductors. He has conducted the London Mozart Players, Divertimenti Chamber Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Southern Sinfonia, the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Apollo Voices and the BBC Singers, broadcasting frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear this first class choir singing in Cornwall For more information about JCS see www.jcos.co.uk
Tickets, £10 for adults and free for accompanied under 16s, available from Endelienta Box Office 07787 944935 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or from The Wadebridge Bookshop, 43 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge.
You can also book tickets through the Hall for Cornwall box office by clicking here for the concert at St Endellion, and here for the concert at the Tolmen Centre.
Click here to visit the Tolmen Centre website.
Dancing and the Divine: K'antu Ensemble
31st May 7.30 pm at St Endellion Church
1st June 3.00 pm at St Mary's Church, Penzance
"K'antu came to St Endellion and blew us away! The rhythm and energy of their performance was infectious, making us all smile and want to dance in the aisles. The secrets of their success were their virtuoso playing, their tight ensemble, and the sheer joy of their music-making."
A quote from Endelienta's chairman, Ian Sandbrook, following K'antu's first visit to Cornwall last year. From the monastery of Montserrat in Spain to Oaxaca Cathedral in Mexico, K'antu Ensemble explores dancing and devotional song in Europe and the New World.
Music and dance have long been associated with religious feasts and festivities. Through the records made by priests such as Arbeau in France and Martínez Compañón in Peru, we are able to gain an insight into the vibrant world of Renaissance and Baroque dancing. The concert will include songs and dances ranging from from Medieval Caroles that entered the church for Christmas Celebrations, Pilgrims' dance songs, the Danza de la Muerte as well as Villancicos and Negritos from New World.
After winning the Corton-Hyde Early Music Competition, K'antu Ensemble emerged in 2012. Their eclectic abilities and multi-instrumental tendencies led them to explore less-trodden territories of early music. The music of Spain and South America seemed like the obvious starting place for combining colourful and energetic elements of folk and world music with historically informed techniques - hence the name K'antu, referring to an ancient style of Peruvian and Bolivian music and dance.
They regularly perform throughout the UK for Festivals and Concert Series including St Endellion, Penzance, Dartington, Warwick, Moseley and Buxton Festival where they won the fringe award for Best Small Classical Ensemble. Last autumn, they opened Symphony Hall's Beyond Classical Series and have since performed at Kings Place, the Cadogan Hall's Culford Room, and at St Martin-in-the-Fields as semi-finalists in their 2014 Chamber Music Competition. Their critically acclaimed debut CD Gusto, was awarded 4 stars by Early Music Today, and has been featured on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, BBC Introducing and Resonance FM's LSO Soundhub. Dedicated to bringing the music they love to a wider audience, K'antu Ensemble provides workshops and dances for schools. They are also artists for Live Music Now!, providing workshops and interactive performances for Older People and Children with Special Educational Needs.
For more information about K'antu Ensemble see www.kantu-ensemble.co.uk
All seats are £10 unreserved, free to accompanied under-16s; seats are a mixture of pews and chairs - you are welcome to bring a cushion. The audience may take their seats from 6.45pm. Book your tickets through the Endelienta Box Office by calling 07787 944935 or email: email@example.com or from The Wadebridge Bookshop, 43 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge. You can also book tickets through the Hall for Cornwall box office by clicking here for the concert in St Endellion and here for the concert in St Mary's Penzance. Please note that the Penzance concert is a matinee!
St Mary's Singers: Sacred & Secular - Europe to America
4th July 7.30 pm at St Endellion Church
Performed for you by one of Cornwall's most celebrated chamber choirs, 'Sacred and Secular - Europe to America' explores the rich repertoire of European Sacred Songs in the first half of the concert; then, in recognition of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776, the second half will feature songs by American composers.
Founded in 1985, St Mary's Singers is Truro Cathedral's Voluntary Choir and is an acclaimed chamber choir of approximately 30 members. The choir sings some twelve Cathedral services a year, a Bach Passion liturgically every Palm Sunday, plus two or three concerts a year featuring a wide range of music from the early Renaissance to Contemporary.
The choir has broadcast live on BBC Radio 4, had several pieces written specially for it and collaborated with the Rambert Dance Company in live performance. It has sung services at Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, and St George's Cathedral and in April 2012, at Notre Dame and St Eustache in Paris. A trip to Rome is planned for 2015.
The choir is directed by Luke Bond, the Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral and will be accompanied by Rachel Mahon, organ scholar.
All seats are £10 unreserved, free to accompanied under-16s; seats are a mixture of pews and chairs - you are welcome to bring a cushion. The audience may take their seats from 6.45pm. Book your tickets through the Endelienta Box Office by calling 07787 944935 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or from The Wadebridge Bookshop, 43 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge. You can also book tickets through the Hall for Cornwall box office by clicking here.
Barn Owls: the Endelienta Poetry Group
Stone Barn, St Endellion, PL29 3TP
10.00-12.00: first Saturday each month
£7 per session (£5 concessions) includes hot drink & biscuits
You are invited to become part of this new group who meet for the first time on Saturday 1st March with further sessions planned for 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December.
If you enjoy reading poetry and would like a better understanding of how it works; if you have always written or wanted to write poetry, or have found yourself writing poetry recently, then this is for you. Feel free to attend some or all of the workshop sessions; however, spaces are limited, so priority will be given to those who attend regularly.
During each session we'll look at a couple of contemporary poems and use them to explore what it is that makes them work, partly through a critical reading of them, but mostly through writing our own work in response to them or to some aspect of them. Writing poetry is, perhaps, the best way to understand poetry, as the experience underlines the importance of honesty and clarity as well as of technique including discussion of form (the sonnet, haiku etc), the use of metaphor and simile, diction, rhythm including metre, and rhyme. 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: email@example.com.
Meanwhile, if you represent an arts organisation that would like to put on a performance, mount an exhibition or run a course with us you can send us an e-mail by clicking here.