St Ia Church

Market Square

Sunday 10th
5pm, FREE (offertory)
Inaugural Festal Solemn Evensong
The Choirs of All Saints, Falmouth and St Ia combine to lead Solemn Choral Evensong in this serene 15th century church. Responses: Smith; service: Brewer in D; psalm: Stanford; voluntary: Paean by Howells. There will also be an introit, anthem and congregational hymns.

7pm, Tickets £6
All Saints, Falmouth & St Ia Choirs
The Choirs of All Saints, Falmouth and St Ia offer a concert of choral and instrumental items both sacred and secular in this beautiful 15th century church.

Monday 11th
12.30pm FREE (retiring collection)
Ed Jones – Organ recital
Ed Jones, Organ Scholar from Exeter Cathedral, presents a programme of organ repertoire from across the centuries. Music to include Maurice Durufle’s Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Hindemiths Organ Sonata No. 1 and Max Reger’s Dankpsalm.

8pm, Tickets £6
Saxy Maids
We are a female saxophone quartet made up of friends that have played together for many years. We enjoy playing music together in all styles and for any occasion. We have recently enjoyed parading through the streets as we walked a local wedding procession from the church to the reception venue.

Tuesday 12th
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Gabrielle Lewis – Organ recital
Gabrielle is organist of St Anne’s Church, Gunnislake, teaches and accompanies music and is much in demand as an organ recitalist locally and around the country. Her recital will feature repertoire from the Baroque and later musical periods in a variety of styles to make a balanced and entertaining programme.

8pm, Tickets £6
Phoenix Choir
We are a lively bunch of twenty friends based here in St Ives who enjoy singing classic pop songs in harmony. If you would like to join us please approach our conductor Myran after the performance.

Wednesday 13th
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Simon Brett
Simon Brett is a multi-instrumentalist, active across the UK and overseas and has performed in 11 countries. Within Cornwall he is a principal soloist and accompanist with the Callington Singers and other groups and has performed with them throughout SW England, across the UK and abroad.

7.30pm, FREE
St Ia Church Choir – Open Practice
Come and listen to how a church choir works. You are also welcome to join in (especially if you are still in St Ives next Sunday; we will supply gowns). As well as preparing Sunday’s hymns and psalm we always look at the next four anthems.

Thursday 14th
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Celtic Fiddlers
Celtic Fiddlers was founded in January 2008 by Liz Gregg and Pam Rosenfeld to provide an opportunity for string players of all ages and levels of experience to enjoy ensemble playing. We play traditional Celtic music arranged for all abilities.

8pm, Tickets £6
Military Wives Choir
This 45-strong choir is based at RNAS Culdrose, Helston. It is part of the international Military Wives’ Foundation started by Gareth Malone. Peter Luing has been their Musical Director for the last two years.

Friday 15th
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Charles Martin – Piano Recital
Charles Martin is a teacher and accompanist at Truro College, having previously taught music at Bedford School for over twenty years. Today’s recital features music by Beethoven, Grieg, Chopin and Rachmaninoff alongside lesser-known works. The theme of the concert is: ‘if you like that you may also like this’!

8pm, Tickets £6
Gwel Trencrom Singers
This private chamber choir was formed in March 2017 and meets in Peter and Christine Luing’s conservatory. You will hear items by soloists, ensembles and full choir. Peter says, ‘Always rehearse your choir in a glass box; it sounds great!’ We were unable to bring the conservatory with us today.

Saturday 16th
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Helen Moseley – Piano Recital
Helen Moseley has lived in the St Ives area for seven years, and currently teaches music at St Uny Academy in Carbis Bay. She enjoys playing a wide variety of piano music and will be performing a selection of classical favourites, along with some lesserknown pieces.

8pm, Tickets £6
Spyralz is a group of incredibly talented, familiar performers on the Cornish Jazz scene. These musicians live and breathe Jazz Fusion. They will perform a highly energetic and eclectic mixture of music by the Brecker Brothers, Yellowjackets and their own compositions. A concert not to be missed!

Sunday 17th
3pm, FREE (retiring collection)
The Bechstein Strings
Pamela Rosenfeld, Irmtrud Agnoli, Liz Gregg & Sally Pearson, who all play in the Bechstein Ensemble, will be playing a ‘tea quartet’ programme. The repertoire includes popular pieces written for string quartet and a number of arrangements of well-known works.

8pm, Tickets £6
The Bechstein Ensemble
The Bechstein Trio (Pamela Rosenfeld, Ruth Best & Sally Pearson) welcome Irmtrud Agnoli and Liz Gregg as guests, to form the Bechstein Ensemble. Two well-known works from the piano chamber music repertoire will be
performed: the Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor and the Schumann Piano Quintet.

Monday 18th
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Peter Luing – Organ Recital
Peter is the Director of Music here at St Ia. He was a chorister in Guildford Cathedral and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He taught in schools locally until retirement in 2010. He conducts the Military Wives in Helston and the Gwel Trencrom Singers in Hayle.

8pm, Tickets £6
‘Cantabile’ is a SATB choir based in Lanner, Redruth. Their repertoire comprises music dating from The Reformation in 1517 and includes secular and religious music from every century since. They particularly enjoy choral music with a distinctive 21st century feel. Cantabile raises funds for The Children’s Hospice South West.

Tuesday 19th
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Michael Høeg – Organ recital
Michael Høeg was organist and Master of the Choristers at Derry Cathedral in the 1970s before being appointed Assistant Organist at Llandaff Cathedral. He is now retired and living in Falmouth.

9pm, Tickets £6
Corineus by Candlelight
Based in Penzance, Corineus String Quartet has been performing in Cornwall for five years giving regular concerts throughout the region. Music by Joseph, Wicken, Brown and Butterworth with guests Maria Heseltine (soprano), Laura Parfitt (viola), Patrick Gale (cello).

Wednesday 20th
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
John Shirley – Piano Recital
John has given many piano recitals and concerto performances in the North of England and has also played with the Cornwall Symphony Orchestra and given a piano recital in St Austell. He will be playing works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt and Rachmaninov.

7.30pm, FREE
St Ia Church Choir – Open Practice See Wednesday 13th for details.

Thursday 21st
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Derek Downes – Piano Recital
Derek Downes was a pianist for many years at The Royal Ballet, London, before relocating to St Ives. Today’s programme features two important Classical sonatas: Mozart’s lively Sonata K.332 in F Major, contrasted with Beethoven’s dark, dramatic ’Tempest’ Sonata Op. 31 no 2 in D Minor.

8pm, Tickets £6
St Mewan Sinfonia
Founded in 1974, St Mewan Sinfonia is Cornwall’s only string orchestra – a registered charity whose aim is to raise funds for deserving causes. Director Nigel Wicken and Leader Martin White arrange three concert programmes annually. English music across the centuries is the basis of our Festival programme.

Friday 22nd
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Charles Martin – Piano Recital
St Ives-based pianist Charles Martin is a teacher and accompanist at Truro College, having previously taught music at Bedford School for over twenty years. Today’s concert will include a number of popular classics, jazz standards, show tunes and a few surprises. Think of it as ‘Mozart goes to Manhattan’!

9pm, Tickets £6
Heinichen Ensemble – Baroque by Candlelight
Baroque music played on period instruments in the beautiful setting of St Ives Parish Church lit by candles. The Heinichen Ensemble with soprano soloist Elinor Chapman play music by Handel, Pepusch and others. These instruments give life to the music of this period. A journey back to a past age.

Saturday 23rd
12.30pm, FREE (retiring collection)
Philip Davey – Organ Recital
Philip Davey is the present Musical Director of Truro Methodist Church, well-known as an organist throughout the county and beyond. The recital will be a mix of music – something for everyone. Come along and hear what the King of instruments can do!

8pm, Tickets £6
Cornish Roots – Big Band
To end our concert series at St Ia we offer you some Big Band. Cornish Roots grew out of the prestigious Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra under the venerable Johnny Austin. Their repertoire ranges from Big Band classics from Glen Miller, Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson to arrangements of contemporary tunes.