Elijah - Mendelssohn

Event Date: 
16/05/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Elijah – Mendelssohn

7.30 pm, Saturday 16 May 2015

Exeter Cathedral Exeter Philharmonic Choir with The Sinfonietta, leader Richard Studt

Conductor: Andrew Millington

Exeter Philharmonic Choir, recently described as “a choir on fine form” will perform Mendelssohn’s great oratorio, Elijah, in the Cathedral on Saturday 16th May under the baton of Andrew Millington. The choir is already relishing the high drama of the work as they start rehearsals.

A hugely popular work, Elijah was effectively the Messiah of its day. Two thousand people attended the...

The Shakespeare Authorship Debate and Historical Responsibility

Event Date: 
23/04/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

There is much rhetoric flung about these days by supporters and denigrators of William Shakespeare. Did he write the plays and poems that bear his name – or were they the work of another Renaissance genius, such as Marlowe or Bacon? Or was it the Earl of Oxford? Or a whole committee of intellectuals?

Such is the range of possible authorships put forward that members of the public can be forgiven for being bewildered. Why is there so much doubt when the first folio of Shakespeare’s works clearly has his name on the cover?

But of all the questions that arise from the...

Holy Week worship at Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral has published listings of this year's services for 'Holy Week'.

The programme begins on Palm Sunday (29th March) with a dramatic procession of palms from St Pancras Church in the Guildhall Shopping Centre (9.45am).

Much of the worship will be led by the Cathedral Choir, who also give a devotional performance of John Stainer's Crucifixion on Good Friday (3rd April) at 19.30

For more information, please visit

Easter Crafts - Exeter Cathedral

Event Date: 
02/04/2015 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 2nd April 2015, 10.30-13.00 (Pearson Education Centre)

An assortment of Easter crafts to choose from (cost of £1 or £2 per item).

Stained glass window eggs, felt lavender pets, Easter book-marks, badge making and egg maracas.

We encourage you to come early so you have plenty of choice and time to finish your crafting!

Booking advised for this session - please contact 01392 285983

Waterloo anniversary charity concert

Event Date: 
20/06/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

To mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a special concert will take place in the grand surroundings of Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 20 June. Starting at 7.30pm the evening is set to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army and will bring to a close events in the City to mark Armed Forces Day.

The Waterloo Concert will celebrate the courage, service and sacrifice of our soldiers from the Battle of Waterloo, through both World Wars to operations in Afghanistan. It will feature The Exeter Symphony Orchestra, with...

The Handlebards: Macbeth

Event Date: 
26/03/2015 - 7:30pm
The Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral

Described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as 'uproariously funny', the HandleBards will be back on their bikes in 2015 for their most diverse season to date.

In May 2014, the HandleBards - four men on four bicycles - cycled out of London. Their mission? A 2000 mile tour across the UK, Holland and Belgium, carrying all the necessary set, props, costumes and camping equipment to perform two of Shakespeare's greatest plays - Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors - 72 times.

In March 2015 they will be reviving performances from this incredible tour, for two nights only, in the...

Easter Flower Workshop

Event Date: 
01/04/2015 - 11:30am
Exeter Cathedral

Join the Cathedral Flower Arrangers for an Easter flower workshop.

This event runs from 11.30 until 15.00. Please make your own arrangements for lunch (there will be a break in the middle of the session, and 10% discount will be offered in the Cathedral Café for those attending).

Cost: £20 (to include tea and coffee). Please bring secateurs and scissors. All other materials are included

Places can be booked by emailing or calling 01392 285983

Concert: The Honeymead Ensemble

Event Date: 
16/04/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

The Honeymead Ensemble returns to Exeter Cathedral for their sixth annual performance.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)

Daniel Tong (piano) Kate Gould (cello)

Programme to include piano trios by Schubert and Dvořák.

Tickets (including interval drinks and canapés) are available from 01392 285983 or online (no booking fee for online purchases)

Lugets of Exeter to close

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:54am

Lugets of Exeter, the city’s oldest gentlemen’s outfitters and tailors, has decided to close its doors for the final time next month. The store, located on Cathedral Yard, has confirmed that its last day of business will be Saturday 21st March 2015. Whilst the news of the shop closing will be disappointing to many, the proprietor, Mark Simpson, has confirmed that they are thinking of ways to carry on the Lugets name which has amassed an exceptional reputation over its 200 years of trading, for providing its customers with a combination of fine craftsmanship and excellent service. Mark...

B Sharp singers raise the roof at Exeter Cathedral

Review: B Sharp Vocal Collective, Beer Quarry Caves Concert at Exeter Cathedral There was barely a dry eye in the house as the young voices of the B Sharp Vocal Collective rang out and raised the rafters of Exeter Cathedral last week.

The Beer Quarry Caves Concert was the culmination of a year of musical discovery that has seen children and young people from across the region working with music professionals to produce new music and songs inspired by the Beer Quarry Caves.

The B Sharp Vocal Collective filled the second half of the concert last Tuesday and followed a...