Duo NIHZ Concert Photos July 2016

Duo NIHZ World-renowned Dutch performers Duo NIHZ (Niet In Het Zwart – ‘Not Dressed In Black’) are coming to Veryan on 29th July. Kernow Concert’s very own Charlotte Arnold caught up with Bobby
Rootveld (guitar/voice) and Sanna van Elst (recorder/voice) in Nordhorn,
Germany, ahead of their July trip.
CA: This is the second summer in a row you will have toured in the UK… but I believe this is to be your first trip to Cornwall. What do you know about Cornwall?
BR: We can’t wait to visit Cornwall. We are already Anglophiles, having grown up with the Beatles, The Kinks, Animals, and later on we loved bands like Oasis, Travis, and… Kula Shaker! In addition, it’s the land of football and of our favourite comedians, Monty Python. I think we’re going to love Cornwall. It is known everywhere for great beaches, cream teas, pasties and some of the friendliest people around. Sanna is a vegetarian, so a place with ‘corn’ in the title is already a treat… and to see a wall made out of corn would be extraordinary! What is a pasty, anyway?
CA: You’ll have to wait and see! What kind of music can we expect from you, and can you tell us a bit about your performance style?
SvE: We like to be different, so our concerts are full of humour and a little craziness. There’s more than a touch of theatre about them, because we are also trained actors. The music is based around the Jewish tradition, and includes fast and fun Klezmer, Music Theatre pieces like Domeniconi’s ‘Circus Music’ and brand new compositions written for us by composers such as Annette Kruisbrink and Louis Ignatius Gall. In every concert there’s a ten minute segment of pure sadness when we play two Holocaust songs, to honour Bobby’s family – who lost over a hundred members.
CA: One of the highlights of your summer programme is the Shir Hashirim Suite composed for you by the famous Italian composer Gianmartino Maria Durighello…
BR: Yes, it is an amazing piece, and we will premiere it in Italy on June 19th, after which we are on a three month tour that takes us to Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy (for a second time) and of course to you in the UK.
CA: We cannot promise you the grand concert halls you are used to – such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam – but we guarantee you enthusiastic audiences in wonderful venues at unique Cornish locations! What do you hope to take away from your visit to Cornwall?
SvE: For us, the most important thing is to bring our musical message to new audiences.
We have been lucky enough to play at some of the world’s most important festivals and venues – but for us it is all about the art.

You can see more about the duo on their website: http://bobbyrootveld.wix.com/duonihz

What’s On July

Friday 1st Veryan
Parish Hall – 90th birthday celebration
Saturday 2nd


Tuesday 5th

Veryan WI in parish hall, 7 pm
Sunday 17th

Crugsillack garden open, proceeds from
teas for Veryan church
Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th

School production, parish hall

Friday 22nd

school leavers’service in parish church

Saturday 23rd


Monday 25th

Nare Head bunkers open
Friday 29th

International Guitar recital, Veryan Church 7.30

Saturday 30th


Church Services July

Sunday 3 July Trinity 6
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Martyn Pinnock

Sunday 10 July Trinity 7
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Jill Edwards

Sunday 17 July Trinity 8
11 am Eucharist Rev’d Anne Shaw

Sunday 24 July Trinity 9
8.30 am Holy Communion
11 am Mattins
Ven. Bill Stuart-White

Sunday 31 July Trinity 10
11 am Eucharist Canon Ken Boullier

July 2016 News

What an amazing service for Fr Doug’s last Sunday as our parish priest: many, many thanks indeed from the churchwardens to everyone who helped in any way to make the event run so smoothly – including those
young choir members who removed the playground gate for us with such ease!
As ever, it’s not only the preparation and ‘tending on’ on the day, but the tedious clearing up afterwards when everybody else has gone home, so special thanks to those stalwarts who stayed on to tidy up.
We are grateful to Fr Doug for arranging priestly ‘cover’ for
us until late September, and to all the priests and readers,
local and visiting, who are now taking services. Please
come and support them and make them welcome.
Our visitors’ book as usual contains the names of many overseas visitors, some from Germany to see the ‘Hera’ grave, others with family connections. We’ve already mentioned some Australian connections
of Philip Clear, our ‘Waterloo’ soldier, and more recently we noticed some
Trists, also from Australia. Sadly, probably because of security issues, people rarely leave an address or email contact:
it would be good to keep in touch.