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Penzance Catholic Church ~ 'The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady' ~ Parish of The Holy Family

Celebration of Music and Arts
Biennial Festival week

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15th - 22nd May 2022

Our biennial festival resumes after 2020 was cancelled due to Covid 19.

Church open daily 10.30am - 11.30 am. Entry via main doors in Rosevean Road, Penzance, TR18 2DX

Themed Floral Displays and Exhibition of Arts and Crafts from local schools

 

icon 'new' animated video - part of Mousehole Male Voice Choir and Anna Zoshchuk's performance, including Anna's duet with Kes McDowell (age 11), dedicated to the children of Ukraine.  Cornwall Live feature and video  (see Saturday's info below)

 

2022 Music Programme. Tickets available on the door and can also be booked in advance booking info

Sunday 15th May: 11.00 am Festival Mass - All welcome. Music led by the Church Choir directed by David Gridley.

Evening Concerts at 7.30 pm: Tickets include programme. SEASON Ticket: £50. Refreshments available during intervals.

Monday 16th May: £10 The James Hook Players with Eli Chapman (soprano). Gorgeous string sextets and songs from the Stuart era, featuring music by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and William Lawes

Tuesday 17th May: £10 Organ Recital by David Saint, Director of Music at St Chad’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Birmingham. Sonata no 1 - Mendelssohn; Chaconne - Pachelbel. Allegro from Symphony no 2 - Vierne

Wednesday 18th May: £10 The Gwenton Trio led by Stella Pendrous, with violinist Hannah Birt and cellist Becky McGlade. An eclectic programme, interspersing Beethoven piano trios with solo and duo pieces from all over Europe.

Thursday 19th May: £12 (students under 21 free) The Gesualdo Six. A programme tracing music written by some of the great English Renaissance masters including William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, who lived through a time of great change fuelled by religious division. - website

Friday 20th May: £10 The Heinichen Ensemble. Baroque music on replicas of period instruments including wind and strings. Includes the popular Oboe Concerto in D minor by Albinoni, Overture suite from Tafelmusic I by Telemann, as well as music by lesser known composers Greene, Stölzel and their namesake Heinichen. - facebook

Saturday 21st May: £10 Mousehole Male Voice Choir. Directed by Stephen Lawry, with accompanist Annette Turton. A varied programme, including And Can It Be? and How Great Thou Art - Dan Forrest; The Star of County Down - arr Donald Patriquin; When Music Sounds - Victor C Johnson - Mousehole MVC website

update icon with special guest soprano, Anna Zoshchuk, from Ukraine, accompanied by Timothy Dean.  BBC news item

Anna Zoshchuk grew up in a small village outside the cosmopolitan, coastal city of Odessa. Her passion for singing began when she was a teenager and she went on to study music at the University of Odessa and then to gain a Masters in Artistic Culture and Voice from Kyiv. As a professional musician, Anna has worked as a soloist with a diverse range of companies, including corps de ballet, musical theatre, jazz and pop groups. She has toured Ukraine and abroad. before the war, Anna had begun to specialise in the operatic genre and is looking forward to continue this passion in the UK. Having fled Odessa and endured a long wait in Moldova and Romania before coming to the UK, during which time she was without a piano or accompanist, Anna is relieved to be able to sing again and appreciates the warm welcome from Cornwall's music community. As she says, 'Music gives me wings!'  To book Anna for concerts please contact zoshchuk.singing@ gmail.com  

icon 'new' animated video - part of Mousehole Male Voice Choir and Anna Zoshchuk's performance, including Anna's duet with Kes McDowell (age 11), dedicated to the children of Ukraine.  Cornwall Live feature and video

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Day time events 10.30 am - 1pm: All are free with retiring collection. Entry via main doors in Rosevean Road.

Monday 16th May: Food waste & landfill? A presentation by Lynne Dyer about how Growing Links CIC (an environmentally aware organisation) is promoting organic permaculture principles in horticulture, and working with
partner agencies to minimise food waste going to landfill.

Tuesday 17th May: “Saints and Sinner’s”. Anne Shipman’s book ‘Saints and Sinners’ tells the story of our hidden, early Victorian Catholic church and community in Penzance, established by Irish and French missionaries and containing long forgotten secrets. Come and find out more about this incredible history, including a tour of the building’s treasures!

Wednesday 18th May: What is Terracycling and upcycling really about? Come and hear our Primary School children and their thoughts and ideas on these exciting ways to save money and our planet.

Thursday 19th May: Climate Change, with Humphry Davy School. Do you want to know what our young people know and feel about climate change and what they are doing about it?

Friday 20th May: ‘Hope for the future’. Following on from the March World Day of Prayer, this session will be on the theme of Hope for the Future and finding out about the work of the World Day of Prayer supported charities. Please come and see how you could help ...

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Sunday 22nd May - 11.00 am Solemn Mass and at 6.00 pm: Choral Vespers (followed by light refreshments). All welcome. Music led by the Church Choir directed by David Gridley.

Thank you for your support

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