Angelic voices raise funds for cathedral

Caitlin Clark
Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:41am

Renowned choral ensemble The Rodolfus Choir are travelling to Devon this week to give a special concert to support Exeter Cathedral.

The group, directed by Ralph Allwood MBE, are all young singers who have completed the Eton Choral Course (founded by Allwood 1980).

With a sound hailed as 'unspeakably beautiful' by Gramophone magazine, the choir has established itself firmly over a period of thirty years as one of the leading young choirs in the United Kingdom.

The concert takes place at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 17 July at 7.30pm and will include Herbert Howell’s stunning motet Take him, earth, for cherising and works by composers including Handel, Britten and the late John Tavener. Also featuring is a recent work commissioned by the choir from Royal Wedding composer Paul Mealor.

Director of Music Andrew Millington, who has responsibility for the Cathedral’s own choirs, said: “Ralph Allwood has a well-deserved reputation as an inspirational choral conductor, and it is exciting to be able to welcome the Rodolfus Choir to Exeter for such a special concert”.

The evening is sponsored by Rathbone Investment Management, with profits helping to meet the £1.3 million annual cost of running and maintaining Exeter Cathedral.

Tickets are available from 01392 285983 or online from

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