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St Endellion Easter Festival  4th to 12th April 2015


The St Endellion Easter Festival is delighted to announce its draft programme for 2015.


The Festival runs from Saturday 4th April until Sunday 12th April and we begin with an open invitation to all wind and brass players to join with members of the Festival orchestra to Come and Blow! This follows the very successful model of 2012 when maestro Keith Slade cherished a large band of enthusiastic players through a varied repertoire of wind music and the call went out for a repeat of such a day.


The main programme (5th – 12th April) sees two chamber concerts, a late night concert, a Lunchtime Prom in St Kew Church and three rich choral and orchestral concerts.  We are delighted to welcome the distinguished composer and conductor, James MacMillan, to his first Endellion Festival, when he will conduct Durufle’s Requiem, the Violin Concerto of Mendelssohn (with Andrew Watkinson as soloist) and two of his own works, and we welcome the return of Keith Slade and Eamonn Dougan to the rostrum to conduct works including Bach’s Magnificat, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and Schoenberg’s magical Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) -  a work I have long wished to programme! Along with these three maestri, we have a stellar cast of soloists and chamber musicians, and some wise speakers to give us Thoughts for the Day each morning throughout the week.


The final programme will be posted here before Christmas and tickets will go on sale at the beginning of February. We hope very much that you can join us for another epic Festival!


Fran Hickox

Festival Director




   - history of the Easter Festival