St Endellion Easter Music Festival
The organisers are liaising closely with the PCC of St. Endellion, the St. Endellion Festivals Trust and Endelienta to make sure that thier plans fall within current government guidelines and Parish safety requirements. They are working determinedly and creatively to find a way to keep the spirit of the St. Endellion Easter Festival alive with bijoux musical offerings, ‘a wee minding’, weaving together memories of festivals past and hopes for future festivals. They are not yet able to share the details or plans, but hope to do so by early February 2021.
What’s it all about?
St Endellion Easter Festival was founded in 1973 by the late Richard Hickox and his then wife Frances. Like its elder summer sibling, the festival is unusual in that the musicians and singers are a mix of amateur and professional – none of whom is paid to participate in just over a week of very high quality music making.
The programme of music takes place in the 15th century Collegiate Church of St. Endelienta, St. Endellion, North Cornwall.
Regularly falling in either Holy Week or Easter week this spring festival has made a speciality of performances of major oratorios, such as the Bach Passions, whose intensity in the church’s intimate setting is a musical experience not to be missed. The Festival also includes chamber, orchestral and choral concerts with some of the leading soloists in the country and there is a daily Thought for the Day given by a cross section of eminent speakers.
Did you know?
The Festival’s sister charity, Endelienta, presents a year-round programme of arts and reflective events at St Endellion, including the North Cornwall Book Festival, featuring an eclectic mix of styles from brass bands to jazz.