St Endellion Easter Music Festival
The St Endellion Music Festivals take place at Easter and in the Summer every year, bringing together a wide range of musicians from all over the world to perform opera, choral, orchestral, chamber and recital concerts in the inspiring and intimate atmosphere of the Collegiate Church of St Endellion, North Cornwall and surrounds. St Endellion is near Port Isaac, about a mile from the glorious North Cornwall Coast and the Longcross is the closest hotel to the church. Why not give us a call or send us an email through our contact page on this website for more information and rates.
The next St Endellion Easter Festival will take place from 13th to 21st April 2019. We are pleased to announce that David Watkin, Professor of Strings at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Gramophone Award winner for his definitive recording of the Bach Cello Suites, has agreed to return as Guest Music Director of the 2019 Festival.
A major highlight of the 2019 Festival will be a specially commissioned St Mark’s Passion by Oliver Tarney, long standing member of the Easter Festival with a fast developing reputation as a composer. This new work will be performed on Good Friday along with Bach’s Cantata No 4 and Haydn’s 26th Symphony. The final weekend of the Festival will feature two performances of Mozart’s C Minor Mass, conducted by David Watkin, and Shostakovich’s 9th Symphony, conducted by Adam Hickox. The other full orchestral and choral concert of the Festival will be on Wednesday 17th April and will include orchestral concerti by Handel and Zelenka, MacMillan’s Misere, Howells’ Elegy for viola and strings, and Dvořák’s String Serenade. Andrew Watkinson, leader of the Endellion Quartet, returns to the Easter Festival to direct the Howells and the Dvořák, with David Watkin conducting the rest of this programme.
The Festival will also feature two chamber concerts, one, the opening concert on Palm Sunday, will include a Bach cello suite and Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, the other will see performances of Mendelssohn’s String Octet and Mozart’s Grand Partita for 13 wind instruments. There will be two late night concerts, one a Beethoven piano recital by Viv McClean, the other a jazz and folk concert based around negro spirituals. The concert line-up is completed by a baroque lunchtime concert at St Kew. As always, there will be two sung church services, Thoughts for the Day on each weekday morning at 9am; and a Come and Sing Duruflé’s Requiem on Saturday 13th April, conducted by Lucy Goddard. Our line-up of soloists will include Tim Dickinson, Chris Hill, Katy Hill, Viv McClean, Ben Rogerson, Katy Thomson, Andrew Watkinson, Shuna Wilson.
We look forward to seeing you at Easter.
Me and my husband stayed one night at The Longcross Hotel & Gardens nearby Port Isaac in July 2017. A wonderful stay in every way. A beautiful hotel in gorgeous surroundings, nice staff and a wonderful view.
It took only a short time to drive to Port Isaac where we had a marvellous time with good food and a really nice guiding tour in ”Doc Martins” place. We can really recommend this fantastic hotel and place!
Just a short break
Nice hotel in a lovely part of the world, really good food, I was very impressed with the staff all of which could not do anymore for you making the stay very good indeed, Many thanks to all the team< when we next visit Cornwall we know where to stay.
Such a lovely hotel. The staff were super friendly and helpful. We had the stable suite which was fabulous. It is very dog friendly. The gardens are superb. The location is quiet and peaceful. The bar and restaurant are lovely.
It is only a half an hour walk to Port Isaac which was very busy even in September.
Would definitely recommend.
Lovely old building with spectacular grounds and breath-taking views. Only a short drive from Port Isaac - perfect for the Doc Martin fans who dont want to/can't afford to pay to stay in the middle of the town. The breakfast was simple but very high quality. Staff were all fantastic. Room (4) was spacious and well equiped. The shower was ok, nothing to write home about, but was certainly functional. Highly recommend it.
We absolutely loved staying at the Longcross Hotel! My husband and I were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary, and we were lucky enough to book the Honeymoon Suite! It was heavenly! Jamie, and his staff, were the best. It’s the little things that make the difference.
Fresh lavender on the breakfast tables. Low chamber music, glowing fireplace and immaculately clean.
Evening dinners were gourmet quality with attention to local cuisine. And, Jamie recommended Mark, the local taxi driver, who was a real gem! We loved every second and will cherish our beloved memories her! Thank you for everything!♥️💕
Longcross was the highlight of our recent journey to the UK. Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful gardens and location, our rooms were all lovely, and the food was delicious. Definitely five stars and more!
Lovely Sunday Lunch
Called in here adhoc to see if we could get some lunch. Everyone was very friendly and we were whisked to a table straight away by one of the very efficient team. Views over the sea were magnificent and so was the lunch, succulent roast beef, fresh vegetables and extra gravy with proper roast potatoes. Customer service was very good and we could not fault anything with our visit.
Exceptionally well run hotel
One of the best country hotels we have stayed inn.Exceptionally well run by manager and staff.attention to detail and good service all round. Food to a good standard. We had sea view room,plenty of storage space and comfortable bed. No hesitation to return to this hotel.
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