Tavistock school triumphs in Devon Schools Choir Competition

Authored by badredruby
Posted: Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:16am
CLIC for Christmas 2018 - final lineup revealed

On 4th October, the finalists from the Devon Schools Choir Competition, run by La La Choirs, took centre stage at Southernhay URC and competed for a chance to perform in Exeter Cathedral at the annual sell out concert, CLIC for Christmas. Three choirs had been shortlisted and the choirs at the final sang two songs each. Yet again, the standard was incredibly high, giving the judging panel a really hard time deciding between them. Congratulations go to Mount Kelly ​from Tavistock,​ who just edged it on the day and were named the winners. The...

Croydon Male Voice Choir

Event Date: 
07/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Croydon Male Voice Choir, known throughout the Home Counties for choral excellence, will be holding a concert at Exeter Cathedral on at 12 noon.

CMVC, singing under the baton of Musical Director Richard Hoyle, will be over 50 members strong and will sing an eclectic selection from the wide repertoire of music for which the choir is noted.

Founded in Croydon in South London more than 40 years ago it has grown from small beginnings to a well balanced choir of some 70 voices.

They have performed in venues ranging from village halls and country churches up to some of...

Charity Concert to take place at Exeter Cathedral

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:13pm

Following year of intense planning, a very special event for Hospiscare is scheduled to take place in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 26 May at 7.30pm.

The highly successful Isca Ensemble South West circa 75 players and its Musical Director Roger Hendy has invited singers from all over the region to join them for a performance of the ‘German Requiem’ by Johannes Brahms as the main item in the 2018 Joanna Leach Memorial Concert. The concert will be introduced by TV and radio presenter Judi Spiers, famous for her great support of Hospiscare, a charity is based in Exeter serving many...

La La Choirs raise £17,000 for CLIC Sargent

Authored by badredruby
Posted: Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:02am

On Friday 8th December 2017, La La Choirs held their third annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral. Performing to another sold-out audience, they started the festive season off with a bang with a selection of Christmas favourites, old and new.

La La Choirs were joined on stage by the winning choir from their Devon Schools Choir Competition, Kingsley School from Bideford, as well as the CLIC Sargent singers, a group of young people who have all at some point been CLIC Sargent service users and have taken part in their music programme.

Through ticket sales and...

Everlasting honour for city's wartime defenders

Members of the Polish ‘307’ nightfighter squadron which defended Exeter during the Second World War will be honoured with a plaque in Exeter Cathedral this month, as the city marks the 75th anniversary of the Exeter Blitz. The events on 15th November are part of ‘307 Squadron Day’, recalling the same date in 1942 when the squadron presented the city of Exeter with the Polish flag as a sign of international cooperation. This year’s events will be attended by His Excellency Arkady Rzegocki, Polish Ambassador to Great Britain. Ambassador Rzegocki will unveil a plaque in the Cathedral’s St...

307 Squadron Day in Exeter

Authored by NEWTOWN
Posted: Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:00pm

307 Squadron Project invite you to a number of important events taking place in Exeter on Wednesday 15th November (307 Squadron Day) to honour the Polish 307 Squadron.

307 Squadron, part of the RAF, were night-fighters who fought the Luftwaffe over the skies of Britain and prevented Exeter from being totally destroyed during the blitz on the city in 1942.

This year is the 75th anniversary of when the squadron presented the city of Exeter with the Polish flag on 15th November 1942 in a sign of international cooperation.

The events on 15th November, ‘307 Squadron Day...

"Green|Blue" - the art of flood risk

Event Date: 
28/05/2017 - 12:00pm to 04/06/2017 - 4:00pm
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House

“Green|Blue” is a series of black & white images of 'trees'. The work is derived from Environment Agency data on land at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, separating out 21 river catchments around the South coast from the Sussex Ouse to the Bristol Avon.

The view from above has become normalised. Google Maps and OS Maps, city centre plans and ‘you are here’ stickers on the boards at local nature reserves, give the impression of omniscience and omnipotence. The very notion of ‘flood risk’ calls both our knowledge and power into question in the face of uncertainty and the...

Discover the Exeter Book

Event Date: 
07/06/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 7th June, 13.00-15.30

"The Father's Instruction"

Discover the oldest book of English literature in existence. Written in about 970AD, the Exeter Book is the oldest of only four surviving books of Anglo-Saxon literature anywhere in the world. Much admired for its beautiful writing and the quality of its verse, this unique book of poetry has been at Exeter Cathedral since Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, gave it to his church in around 1072.

Join us in the Cathedral Library & Archives to find out more about this very special book: how it was made,...

New appointment at Exeter Cathedral

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 05/06/2017 - 5:21pm

John Endacott, a senior partner at chartered accountants PKF Francis Clark, has been appointed as a member of the Chapter, the governing body of Exeter Cathedral. He will being great financial acumen and his professional experience will be invaluable to Chapter, as it grapples with financial challenges. John Endacott studied accountancy at Cardiff University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant 25 years ago. He has been a partner at the largest firm of accountants in the South West for nearly 20 years. The position is voluntary and is a way of serving the Church of England. John...

Organ Recital: Timothy Parsons

Event Date: 
31/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Exeter Cathedral

Organ Recital: Timothy Parsons Thursday 31st August at 19.00 Timothy Parsons (Exeter Cathedral) Programme to include Elgar’s Sonata in G and Duruflé’s Prélude, Adagio et Choral Varié sur le thème du “Veni Creator Spiritus” Ticket information Book your tickets now using our online box office or telephone (01392) 285983 Monday to Saturday. £8 adults, £5 students, FREE for children under 18. Drinks will be available to purchase before the recital begins. Book your tickets