Saturday 19th December, 11.00-13.00 Nativity Crafts in the Chapter House
Drop in to the Cathedral to make a range Nativity themed crafts. Create an angel or a hanging nativity scene to go on your Christmas tree, or have a go at making your own Nativity set! Make a manger for baby Jesus to sleep in, or design a wreath to remember the Christmas story. Suitable for children of all ages. £1-£1.50 per craft.
On Saturday 5th December this year, La La Choirs will perform ‘CLIC for Christmas’ at Exeter Cathedral in aid of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.
As well as performances by La La Choirs, we are thrilled to have Rebecca Newman joining us ( www.rebeccanewman.co.uk ) - Rebecca's album 'Dare To Dream' shot straight to number 1 in the classical charts and she has performed with the likes of Russell Watson and Alfie Boe. We also have two acts who have themselves been supported by CLIC Sargent and The Park Community school choir...
Monday 14th December 2015, 13.00-14.00 in the Chapter House
The Pastime Players, an Exeter based amateur Reminiscence Theatre Company, is returning to the Cathedral's Chapter House.
Their latest show, Tis the season to be jolly! recalls, through verbatim memories and music, what Christmas was like in 1950's Britain. After the performance, there will be an opportunity for the audience to share their own memories of Christmas past.
Do join us for a seasonal session of nostalgia. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be provided. £5.
New music written by Exeter based composers to mark Armistice Day will be performed by the Cathedral choir in a special concert.
Choirmaster and Acting Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral David Davies has composed a new musical setting of the famous Remembrance Day poem ‘They shall not grow old’ which will be performed for the first time on 11 November.
Mr Davies said: "Many conductor-composers have written new pieces of music for special celebrations in the life of the church or cathedral that employed them. This particular piece has a significance for me both because of...
The launch of the 2015 Poppy Appeal in Devon (coinciding with the arrival of the Royal British Legion’s Field of Remembrance on Cathedral Green) has marked the beginning of Exeter Cathedral's preparations for the coming season when we remember those close to us who have died.
November also includes occasions when the entire country stands still to honour the memory of lives lost in armed conflict.
There are plenty of opportunities to gather in the Cathedral for glorious music, moving worship or silent prayer, including the popular Remembrance Sunday Service (8th...
One of the most brilliant things about Exeter is its openness to vegetarians and vegans. Now, I’m not saying it’s completely open and there are no harsh judgements, however in comparison to some of the other cities in the UK that I’ve visited, Exeter is far from the worst.
In fact, there’s a lovely little vegetarian and vegan café in the Cathedral yard called The Plant Café. I visited there once before for a chai latte and a slice of carrot cake but was keen to return and try the famous vegan chocolate cake. I should make this clear now, I’m a vegetarian, not vegan, yet was eager...
Saturday 14th November at 13.00 in the Pearson Education Centre
Angela Doughty (Cathedral Archivist, 1987-2011) started indexing the Dean and Chapter’s minute books over 25 years ago. To date she has extracted hundreds of entries relating to music and musicians between 1600 and 1814. Join Angela at this informal talk as she entertains and informs you with tales of musical life at Exeter Cathedral in the 18th-21st centuries.
Adults £3. Tickets available from 01392 285983 and the online box office
From a 13th century missal constraining chant music to a 21st century composition based n the 10th century Exeter Book, via a letter written by Henry Purcell and records of payments to members of the choir, Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives has a wealth of information about music over the centuries.
The exhibition is open during normal Cathedral opening hours.
Admission to this exhibition is included in the Cathedral's admission charge. Find out why we charge tourists to visit the...