Libera in Concert

Event Date: 
27/07/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

The distinctive sound of Libera has travelled the world in the last few years. The group's albums have topped both mainstream and classical charts in many countries, and their recordings hold their place in top-tens alongside major artists like Bocelli.

The boys who make up the vocal band Libera have been described as “normal” and “ordinary”. However, as their recordings and performances demonstrate, the music they produce is truly extraordinary. With shimmering, mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies, they are unlike any other group you have ever heard. These are truly sounds...

New headmaster for Exeter Cathedral School

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:50am

A new headmaster has been appointed to lead Exeter’s 800 year old Cathedral School.

James Featherstone is currently Head of the Lower School at the Perse School in Cambridge, one of England’s top performing independent schools.

He will take up his role as the Headmaster of Exeter Cathedral School from January next year, when current head Stephen Yeo leaves after four years to take up his new post leading Britain’s elite music school, The Purcell School for Young Musicians.

After completing his degree in French and Spanish at Durham University, James studied for a...

Organ350 Recital: Thomas Heywood

Event Date: 
15/07/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

The internationally acclaimed organ virtuoso Thomas Heywood enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the world's finest concert organists. As the only professional concert organist in Australian history, Heywood is celebrated as "an acknowledged master" for his unique ability to make the greatest music of all time come alive on the King of Instruments, with an ever-growing repertoire of over 5,000 works. Heywood has also become one of the world's most prolific organ recording artists, with over twenty popular sellout recordings receiving extraordinary critical acclaim...

Orchestral Eucharist

Event Date: 
05/07/2015 - 10:30am
Exeter Cathedral

Sunday 5th July 2015 at 10.30

Join us as we celebrate the Eucharist. The Boy Choristers, Girl Choristers, Lay Vicars and Choral Scholars of the Cathedral Choir will be joined by the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Andrew Millington) to give a liturgical performance of Schubert’s Mass in G.

All are welcome to attend this act of worship.

Craftsmanship Workshop: Stained Glass Mini-Hanger

Event Date: 
02/07/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 2nd July 2015, 10.00-16.00 (Pearson Education Centre)

Create mini-hanging stained glass crafts with Catherine Packham

£30 (plus £7 for materials on the day)

A day’s tuition and crafting including refreshments. Bring your own lunch or receive 10% off in the café. Booking Essential

Booking Information

Please telephone 01392 285983 (Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00) or book online

Exeter celebrates Armed Forces Day

Exeter city centre will be full of servicemen and women, past, present and future as it celebrates Armed Forces Day on Saturday (20 June).

As part of the city’s annual celebrations of the work of the Armed Forces, almost 400 servicemen and women from all branches of the armed forces will be marching through the City Centre with the Lord Mayor of Exeter (Cllr Olwen Foggin), the Vice Lieutenant of Devon (Sir John Cave) and the Deputy Commandant General Royal Marines (Brigadier Richard Spencer) taking the salute at the Guildhall.

Lead by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines...

Discover the Exeter Book (July)

Event Date: 
01/07/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives

Wednesday 1st July 2015, 13.00-15.30 (Library and Archives, Palace Gate)

Your opportunity to experience the oldest book of English literature in existence – right here in Exeter!

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. Within its 246 pages are some 40 poems and nearly 100 poetic...

Organ350 Recital: Andrew Millington (Exeter Cathedral)

Event Date: 
01/07/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 19.30

Andrew Millington has been Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral since September 1999. He studied the organ at Worcester Cathedral before gaining an Organ Scholarship to Downing College, Cambridge. In 1975 he became Assistant Organist at Gloucester Cathedral and in 1983 he succeeded Philip Moore as Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral. He has worked with several leading orchestras and he is well known as a recitalist. He has made several recordings as an organ soloist, including a highly-acclaimed DVD on the organ of Exeter...

Choral Concert: All things bright and beautiful

Event Date: 
27/06/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 27th June 2015 at 19.30

Choral music by Rutter, Finzi, Britten and Mozart.

The St Peter's Singers of Exeter Cathedral with the Gioisca Trio (Heloise West -soprano, Claude Lamon - trumpet, David Davies - organ)

Programme to include:

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem – Richard Shephard

God is gone up – Finzi

Jubilate Deo – Britten

All things bright and beautiful - Rutter

Movements from Vespers – Mozart

Ticket Information

Tickets (£8 adults) are now available from 01392 285983 and

Organ350 Recital: Heinrich Wimmer (Germany)

Event Date: 
17/06/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 17th June 2015 at 19.30

Heinrich Wimmer was born in 1964 and studied with Prof. Klemens Schnorr at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Munich.

For over 20 years he has been organist at the church of St. Jacob to Burghausen, Salzach , where he initiated the construction of the church's Rieger organ.

He has given recitals across Europe and the Far East including all the major organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Max Reger.

Heinrich Wimmer's programme in Exeter include's Reubke's Sonata on the 94th...