St Ia Church
St Andrew’s Street, St Ives

St Ia, the parish church of St Ives, is a major venue for the 2021 St Ives September Festival. This year the fantastic acoustics of the church will have a two-week programme of music to match – along with other Festival events at the church in the heart of town Licensed bar at all Church shows


Saturday 11th September

Andy Tellam ‘An Intimate Hour of Piano Melodies’ 1.30pm
Unique expressive piano melodies with a little gentle singing to bring it home. Andy loves improvising and capturing real feeling and emotion in music, both instrumental and sung. Expect a journey transcending genres with highs and lows, tears and hope, with a mix of improvised music never to be repeated, and some especially chosen covers in his own style.
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Company B 7.30pm
Company B report for duty on the opening night of the 2021 St Ives September Festival. The  seven-piece jump jive band from Cornwall will appear at St Ia Church on Saturday, September 11.
Over the last 11 years Company B have appeared at various locations from London Science Museum to headline slots at various festivals, playing support to many international artists bringing the sights and sounds of the 1940s bang up to date with a rowdy energetic show full of swing and swagger. They play the songs of Louis Prima, Louis Jordan and others alongside “tongue in cheek” originals. The band consists of: Matthew Arundell – Guitar, John Mitchell – Drums, Michael Jackson – Trombone, Adam Taylor – Double Bass, Andrew Burton – Trumpet, Dan Reid – Lead Vocals and Diston Dryburgh – Sax. For more information and tickets click here

Sunday 12th September

Femmes de la Mer – Songs by Candlelight 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm for drinks)
Femme De La Mer are a 15 strong crew hailing from across Cornwall. Led by musical director, Claire Ingleheart, this all-female group sing traditional shanties alongside original material and some alternative takes on ballads of the sea, with songs of love, loss and the feisty women of Cornwall.
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Monday 13th September

Winter Mountain – Duo Accoustic Show 7.30pm
A prodigiously  gifted folk-rock songwriter with an extraordinarily soulful voice, Winter Mountain (aka Joe Francis) has released two critically-acclaimed albums and toured the world.
His electrifying gifts as a live performer have earned him supports for Seal, Seth Lakeman, The Feeling, Paolo Nutini, Richard Thompson, Guy Garvey, Gomez, Rosanne Cash, Leann Rhimes, The Waterboys and many others. Recent times have also seen him perform a live session on BBC Radio 2 and be featured in Total Guitar Magazine.
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Tuesday 14th September

Michael Hoeg Organ Recital 1pm
An afternoon of rousing organ music with incredible musician Michael Hoeg who will be playing music by Jean Sibelius, Ermand Bonnal and Pierre Cholley among others.
Michael Hoeg studied at the Royal Academy of Music and London University. He was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Londonderry Cathedral in 1972.   In 1980, he moved to Llandaff where he was Assistant Organist at the Cathedral and Director of Music at the Llandaff Cathedral School. He has been awarded the Archbishop of Wales Award for Church Music and the MBE for his work at Llandaff. For more information and tickets click here

Claude Bourbon – Guitar concert 7pm
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.
He has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British and Blues Festival, Rock O’Z Arene and Avenches in Switzerland.
Claude has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians including Calvin Russell, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), mJan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong (Van Morrison), Jose Barrense Dias  and many more.
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Wednesday 15th September

Will Keating and Special Guests 7.30pm
Will Keating is renowned for delivering Cornish Folk songs with passion and presence and intensity.
With a repertoire that gives a delightful insight into Cornwall’s rich history and heritage, his velvety tones will set you on a roller-coaster of emotions. Expect to hear traditional Cornish favourites as well as songs from his acclaimed debut solo album Cornwall My Home (Kernow Ow Tre). For more information and tickets click here

Thursday 16th September

Foxes Fair 7.30pm
Foxes Fair perform twisted tales of love, murder and sea-faring treachery inspired by the deep well of traditional folk music, tailoring songs and melodies to fit their own unique musical style.
A range of  string arrangements, using the classic old-time styles of 5-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer and finger-picked guitar, provide a delightful backdrop to their natural and effortless harmonies.
Foxes Fair are (left to right) Grace Dulcimer, Tamsyn Dale and Johanna Hillebrand.
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Friday 17th September

St Ia Choir plus Cafe  1pm-2.30pm Donations welcome

Cornish Roots – Big Band 7.30pm
Cornish Roots is a 20-piece Big Band with an amazing repertoire!They perform popular pieces such as Michael Buble’s ‘Everything’, James Bond’s ‘Live and Let Die’, A Grease ‘Megamix’ and Glen Miller’s ‘In The Mood’ as well as Big Band classics from the likes of Buddy Rich, Bob Mintzer and Maynard Ferguson.
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Saturday 18th September

Concert By The Cornish Sinfonia Soloists 7pm
The Soloist Members of The Cornish Sinfonia are delighted that their principal conductor Michael Reed will play pianoat this concert. Michael has a busy career in London, particularly in West End musicals and was music supervisor for Andrew Lloyd Webber on more than 20 productions.
He has conducted the Royal Phliarmonic Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra.
The Cornish Sinfonia was formed in 1999 and gave its inaugural concert at the Hall For Cornwall.
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Sunday 19th September

Olivier Van Den Hende performs Bach’s First Cello Suite 8pm
Olivier Van Den Hende will perform a unique interpretation of the first suite for cello by Johan Sebastian Bach. Expect to be moved by the cello and the performer’s physicalityin the contemporary approach of a timelsess piece of music. Olivier will juggle conventional and experimental to immerse the audience into the world of Bach, all through a contemporary lens.
Olivier Van Den Hende is a graduate from the National Conservatory in Paris and London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His works include the musical composition for Cicuro, a collaborative piece brought to the MIRA Festival in St Petersburg, Russia, in 2019, The Lost Supper, a collaborative video piece exhibited as part of Thje Lockdown Biennale in the Seychelles and he co-founded Sturz, an experiment theatre company.
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Monday 20th September

Bryher’s Boys 7.30pm
Bryher’s Boys was formed back in 2017 when the tenor and bass sections of several West Cornwall choirs were press ganged to form a new crew to navigate the choppy waters of Sea Shanty singing.
Based in West Cornwall – from Newlyn to Truro – they were proud to represent Cornwall at Brittany’s Festival Interceltique singing to 9,000 people at a time! They released their fist CD ’The Ballad of the Boy Jacq’ the same year.
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Tuesday 21st September

Halcyon Quartet Café Concert 11am
Join the Halcyon Quartet (see Wednesday, September 22) for  a more informal performance in the form of a Café Concert. With a very broad range of lighter Classical repertoire, as well as music from Broadway, films, and more popular music, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The Quartet will be able to take requests for songs or pieces in their repertoire list, which will be available to view in the church on the day. It will be a fun, family-friendly occasion – Disney favourites will be on offer! – showcasing how versatile the string quartet can be, and a great way to enjoy some afternoon tea alongside your favourite tunes.
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Organised Crime Collaborative 7pm
Join Organised Crime Collaborative for a magical evening of Celtic folk music. Hailing from mystical West Penwith, this talented group get their inspiration from the wild, stunning granite landscape that surrounds them.
Don’t miss this wonderful group who will take you to the land of quoits, standing stones and magic through music. There will be a licenced bar and feel free to get out of your seats for a jig! For more information and tickets click here

Wednesday 22nd September

Exploring Art In St Ia’s Church 10am

Join Caroline Marwood and Martha Patrick as they lead an exploration of some of the connections with local history, creativity, art and design. All of which are to be discovered here in St Ia’s Church.Examining our past, present and future,  we will hope to make creative connections, share and find inspiration.
Talk and Tour 10am – 10.45am. Refreshments. Creative workshop 11am-1pm. Numbers limited, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment (Suitable for Adults, Over16s).
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The Halcyon Quartet 8pm
The Halcyon Quartet, described as “future stars of British Chamber Music”, are excited to be returning to St Ives. The prize-winning quartet’s recent highlights include Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre and Thames Concerts Series.
Their programme this year will explore a variety of classical chamber music repertoire – with something for everyone to enjoy.
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Thursday 23rd September

Exploring Art In St Ia’s Church 10am (See Wednesday 22nd September) Tickets

Tim Neville supported by Ben Harris 8pm
In the mists of all the make believe madness and the mock depravity of the 21st century, Tim Neville is the real thing.
A St Ives local; Tim has been a singer-songwriter for 20years. His songs are an irresistible mix of thoughtful, witty lyric writing and accessible melodies set to bold grooves.
He has performed on stages from Vancouver to London to the Kettle and Wink bar at St Ives’ Western Hotel. Tim, who is set to release his new album ‘Deep Blue Air’ this year, will be supported by Ben Harris of Hanterhir.
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Friday 24th September

The Hummingbirds 4pm
The Hummingbirds, Clara, Grace and Bettie, from Devon, and are considered by many to be the South West’s premier, vintage, close harmony trio. With their red lipstick, victory rolls, wonderful outfits and stunning close harmonies, they deliver favourite classics from the true vintage decades of the 1940’s/1950’s and 1920’s/1930’s, with unmistakable Hummingbird flair. They may surprise you with some wonderful modern vintage songs from their diverse and exciting repertoire too!
The Hummingbirds have been performing at private functions, theatres and festivals across the country together for nearly four years and in the last 12 months have been featured several times on BBC Television as well as radio, when their ‘Lockdown Living with the Hummingbirds’ series, caught the BBC producers’ attention.
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Gwel Trencrom Singers and Local Vocalz 7.30pm
Two fantastic choirs for the price of one at the 2021 St Ives September Festival!
Gwel Trencrom Singers was started by Peter Luing in 2016 to perform his own arrangements with some friends from Local Vocalz, Military Wives, St. Ia Church Choir and shanty group Bryher’s Boys – in his conservatory! They sound great in a glass box but Peter is unable to bring it to St Ia Church!
Local Vocalz was the flagship of the choral fleet ‘Cornwall Sings’ of the late and much-lamented Neil Shepherd. This is their first outing under their new conductor and former accompanist Peter Luing.  The new accompanist is Kevin Lane who has also taken over many of the daytime choirs.
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Saturday 25th September

Helston Town Band present The Last Night of the Proms 7.30pm
To close the 2021 St Ives September Festival with a bang, Helston Town Band will be playing The Last Night of The Proms.
This incredible band has a history spanning more than a century, As well as having solo singers, the band will pull out all the nstops to make this a Festival night to remember so get your flags ready to wave to a fantastic programme which includes Proms favourites Jerusalem, Pomp and Circumstance, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Bohemian Rhapsode, Floral Dance, Trelawney and loads more Proms classics.
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