A five day feast of music for Golowan!
Enjoy a feast of great live classical music during Golowan Festival week, from Sunday 18th to Thursday 22nd June at St. Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, Penzance.
Five evenings of attractive concerts tempt the hungry listener, but if there were only one concert you could attend then make it the first - an unmissable treat at 7.30pm on Sunday 18th June at St. Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, Penzance. The concert features two major works by Bach and Fauré, played by many of Cornwall’s most exciting musicians, forming the Golowan Festival Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Angus Webster and featuring the outstandingly talented young violinist Bilegtugs Lut. Fauré’s Requiem, one of the most beautiful and popular works for choir and orchestra, is performed for Golowan in its original version with choir of 40 singers and an orchestra rich in the deep sounds of violas and cellos. The concert opens with Bach’s Partita for solo violin, interwoven with Bach’s Chorales for solo choir. Don’t miss young violinist Bilegtugs Lut who is set to be one of the classical Olympians of the future. Already winner of several international violin competitions, he has an outstanding command of the violin and deep, captivating musicianship.
Over the next three evenings Tim Boulton and his musical friends – older and younger – perform three concerts of chamber music featuring masterpieces of the classical and romantic era, including Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet, Beethoven’s Flute Serenade, Schubert songs for soprano and piano, and Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet, all presented in the approachable and inviting manner that has made these concerts a highlight of the Golowan Festival over the last eight years.
Tickets for all the above concerts cost £7.50 or just £3 for young people. Booking in advance at Mounts Bay Wine is recommended but tickets will be available on the door too subject to availability.
On Thursday 22nd June Penzance Youth String Orchestra take to the stage supported by Penzance Junior Strings, with a varied and lively programme including Biber’s Battalia, a cello concerto by CPE Bach, the Scottish folk influence in John Maxwell Geddes ‘Soundposts’, and the uplifting Hungarian energy in Dohnanyi’s Serenade.
Tickets for PYSO cost £6 and £2 for young people. Great value for a great evening out. On the door or in advance from Mounts Bay Wine, Bread Street.