Cathedral

Tarka takes Exeter by storm

Exeter Cathedral was transformed into a rural scene on Tuesday evening when HRH the Countess of Wessex attended the first night performance of Tarka the Opera, a specially commissioned work for the Two Moors Festival.

The audience were treated to a cast of professional musicians and singers alongside the Dorchester Choral Society and school children from four Exeter schools in a two hour performance of the opera. The Countess (pictured above) who is patron of the Festival, arrived at the Royal Clarence Hotel on Cathedral Green where she met Festival organisers, sponsors and patrons...

Spooks and Broomsticks Tours with Exeter Red Coat Guides

Event Date: 
29/10/2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter

Hallowe'en Tour with Exeter’s Red Coat Guides

Budding ghost hunters can get into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween this year by taking part in the ever popular Spooks and Broomsticks Tours.

Run by Exeter’s Red Coat Guides, these FREE guided walking tours take place on Thursday 29 October and depart from outside the Royal Clarence Hotel, Cathedral Yard, from 6.15pm, with the last tour departing at 7pm. The tours are suitable for all ages, and no booking is required.

People need to bring along a torch or lantern and dress up in a spooky outfit if they dare! Those attending...

Remembrance Sunday Service

Event Date: 
08/11/2015 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Sunday 8th November 2015 at 11.30

Our annual Remembrance Sunday service will be led by the Cathedral Choir. Musical items in the service will include:

Matthew Cann Requiem aeternam* (first performance)

David Davies They shall grow not old* (first performance)

Edgar Bainton And I saw a new heaven

(*composed especially for this year's Remembrance season)

All are welcome at this act of worship.

http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/remembrance-sunday-s...

Wanted: the voice of an angel

Following previous successful Chorister Open Days, Exeter Cathedral Choir is hosting a similar opportunity for children on Saturday 28th November 2015.

This is open to boys and girls between the ages of seven and nine who enjoy singing. It is a great chance for young people to be encouraged and coached by professional musicians in an inspirational setting.

The children will have a great time with the current choristers, rehearsing and then singing with them in the Cathedral. In addition they will have a special opportunity to take part in the annual Christingle Service....

The sound of Exeter revealed

The sounds of Exeter can be as distinctive as the sights and smells, leaving us with treasured memories of our home town. But have you ever wondered what noise really is synonymous with the city?

Well according to Exeter residents, the sound of their city is the bells of Exeter Cathedral.

In a recent survey by Specsavers Hearing Centres, 81% of the local population surveyed said that bells ringing in Exeter Cathedral is the sound that resonates with them the most in the city.

And it seems that as the new term starts, Exeter residents will also be listening out for...

Requiem Eucharist for All Souls' Day

Event Date: 
02/11/2015 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 2nd November 2015 at 17.30

The Cathedral Choir lead our Commemoration of the Faithful Departed ("All Souls' Day") with a liturgical performance of Fauré's Requiem.

All are welcome to attend this act of worship.

"So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3.16

Half Term Family Theatre

Event Date: 
27/10/2015 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 27th October 2015 in the Chapter House

From 200 years away Jakob and Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm, make a wish on a magic fish to know whether the tales they collected will still be known by children in the future. They magically find themselves in Exeter in 2015 rhyming children through Grimm’s Fairy Tales such as The Fisherman and His Wife. Children will have the opportunity to decorate their own magic paper wishing fish.

Performances at 10.30 and 13.00. £5 admission.

Please note: the morning performance is a more family orientated storytelling session,...

Epic Egyptians

Event Date: 
31/10/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 31st October, 10.00-12.00

Come along to explore the fascinating and gruesome parts of history.Travel back in time to a different period of history every week with themed crafts, costumes, and horrible history facts!

This week our theme is EPIC EGYPTIANS. What made the Egyptians so epic? Come and find out! Find out about the gruesome process of mummification and make your own mummy. Plus have a go at making a cartouche and writing in hieroglyphs

Suitable for ages 6-12 (children can be left and collected at the end of the session).

Booking information...

Lunchtime Bite: Veitch Nurseries

Event Date: 
26/10/2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 28th October 2015, 13.00-14.00

With a passion for plants, and a keen interest in landscape and gardens, Caradoc Doy has been a professional horticulturist for almost 25 years. His talk will cover a brief history of the remarkable Veitch family nurseries, based in Exeter during the 19th and 20th centuries.

It will highlight some of the historical Veitch features still to be seen in Exeter today, as well as shedding light on some of the horticultural achievements still recognised by the gardening world to this day.

This event will take place in either the...

Crazy Cavemen

Event Date: 
24/10/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 24th October, 10.00-12.00

Come along to explore the fascinating and gruesome parts of history.Travel back in time to a different period of history every week with themed crafts, costumes, and horrible history facts!

This week our theme is CRAZY CAVEMEN.Discover the oldest people we know about! Have a go at cave painting art and make a Stone Age ornament to take home.

Suitable for ages 6-12 (children can be left and collected at the end of the session).

Booking information

£6 per session, discount when booking all six sessions. Telephone...

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