Sunday 24 February 2019

Endellion Quartet - Saturday 9th March, 7pm, St. John's Hall, Penzance

The Endellion String Quartet have had associations with Cornwall for all of the quartet’s 40 years – through the quartet’s Cornish saint’s name and a long association with the International Musicians Seminars at Prussia Cove.  Concerts Penzance are delighted that the quartet are making a special trip to West Cornwall during their 40th Anniversary year – to perform at St. John’s Hall at 7pm on Saturday 9th March.

When the Endellions had been around for a mere 25 years, cellist David Waterman wrote an eloquent article about their time together ( in which he attributes their long successful career to ‘the glorious miracle of the vast panorama of great masterpieces that is the quartet repertoire’.  For their concert in Penzance the quartet have chosen 3 of the greatest of those works – Haydn op.74 no.3 ‘The Rider’, Bartok no. 2 op.17 and Beethoven op.131.

Join with us to celebrate this remarkable quartet’s illustrious career and enjoy top quality music making in the heart of Penzance.

Tickets £13 – 25 years old and younger are free!

Monday 4 February 2019

Saturday 9th February 7pm   St. Mary’s Church, Pz. TR18 4AQ
Julien Van Mellaerts baritone  Tim Dean piano

‘In this programme we will perform Vaughan Williams’ characterful and moving ‘Songs of Travel’, and a selection of Britten’s Folksong arrangements. The Folksong theme continues with songs from Mahler’s ‘Knaben Wunderhorn’ collection; there are classic songs by Schubert and a colourful finale with Ravel’s touching and funny ‘Don Quichotte à Dulcinée'.’

New Zealand baritone Julien van Mellaerts is established as one of the top song singers of his generation. Recent winner of both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the Wigmore International Song Competition he is in demand all over the world for the finesse and detail of his ability to tell stories in song.   
Hot off the press, Julien has just been offered the principal role in Figaro in Salzburg in 2020!

 A beautiful voice … animation is what Julien van Mellaerts brought to his programme, alert to the detail of style, language and character in each miniature narrative’    The Times