Exeter School's National Trust concert - a night to remember!

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Posted Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 9:40am

For many Exeter School pupils, parents and National Trust supporters, the concert in aid of the National Trust in Exeter Cathedral is a highlight in the festive calendar.  

For the nineteenth year running, the concert showcases the school's senior orchestral groups, brass and choirs in the magnificent cathedral setting.

Over 200 pupils will make this year's concert on Tuesday 10 December a night to remember.

Director of Music Peter Tamblyn said: "It is always a pleasure to come to the Cathedral - it is such an inspiring venue in which to make music, and we are very pleased to be returning again to perform in support of the National Trust.  It is a particularly special concert within our many musical events of the year and one which the pupils, parents and staff all eagerly anticipate."

"Pupils from 11 - 18 years old will be singing in the choirs or playing in the orchestras and ensembles, and we are delighted that so many of their friends and families will be coming to support them and share in what promises to be a memorable evening.

"This year, along with many favourite Christmas carols, songs and readings, the programme will feature music with a Russian or Baltic theme.  Symphony Orchestra will perform a movement from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, whilst Chamber Choir is including Rachmaninov's Bogoroditse Devo and Gjeilo's Northern Lights in their selection of choral pieces.

Assistant Director for the South West, Toby Fox, said: "We look forward to this concert every year, a festive evening to raise funds for the National Trust.

"Our supporter groups play a vital role in helping us protect our heritage and natural environment so that we can bring these special places to life for everyone to enjoy."

Tickets can booked via: https://www.exeterschool.org.uk/calendar/2019-12-10/National-Trust-Conce...