Beethoven’s magnificent Missa Solemnis, widely considered to be his greatest choral work yet rarely performed in the South West, will be brought to life this March through the combined talent of Exeter Philharmonic Choir, the renowned English Chamber Orchestra and four international soloists.
The one-night performance of this theatrical, yet spiritual work celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Exeter Philharmonic Choir is the city’s longest-established choral group, soon to mark a major milestone of its own - its 175th anniversary.
Our Christmassy concert with musical director Tim Pithers featuring the lovely Schubert Mass No.2 in G.
We will also sing:- The hauntingly atmospheric Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo, Gaudete, O Holy Night, For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Handel’s Messiah), Winter Wonderland, and I Wonder as I Wander and a selection of carols with audience participation. Wine or soft drinks and mince pies will be brought to you in the interval.
This is our fifth annual CLIC for Christmas concert raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Once again, we will be hosting a celebration of Christmas in the beautiful Exeter Cathedral and will be joined by one of the winners of our Devon Schools Choir Competition, Exmouth Community College. In addition we are again thrilled to be welcoming the CLIC Sargent singers, a group of exceptionally talented young people who have all benefitted from the support of CLIC Sargent and will be sharing their stories with us as well as their beautiful music.
Join Exeter University Singers as we launch our 50th anniversary year with a concert in collaboration with Voces8.
The choir will be joined by: Soprano, Emily Dickens Countertenor, Chris Wardle Tenor, Sam Dressel Bass, Dingle Yandell The concert will include music from a range of composers from Bruckner to Tippett, and an exceptional quality of tone and blend.
Tickets: £10 for students, £15 for non-students Ticket bundles are available if you'd like to come to both the workshop and the concert (discount included!).
Join Exeter University Singers for a workshop with Emily Dickens, Chris Wardle, Sam Dressel and Dingle Yandell, all former members of VOCES8.
Brush up your ensemble singing skills, pick up some a cappella singing techniques and learn some new pieces. Sheet music will be provided on the day. This event is open to the general public and students of the University of Exeter.
Tickets: £5 for students, £15 for non-students Ticket bundles are available if you'd like to come to both the workshop and the concert (discount included!).
To celebrate his 75th birthday, Brian Northcott, Exeter Symphony Orchestra’s Musical Director, will be conducting a special performance of Elgar’s powerful work The Dream of Gerontius, bringing together a host of the city’s musical talent and two soloists of international repute.
Members of Exeter Philharmonic Choir, which has recently raised money for the Lord Mayor's charity SSAFA Devon, attended a special reception and cheque presentation at the city’s Guildhall last week.
The event was to thank all the organisations who have contributed to a grand total of over £23,000 for SSAFA Devon, which provides practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families. A collection held at Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s concert in March raised £726.66 for the charity.
The last major composition written by the Italian composer Rossini, his Petite Messe solonnelle, will be performed by Exeter Philharmonic Choir in June as part of its summer concert at the Northcott Theatre - a performance combining musical drama and colourful, memorable tunes.
Rossini’s Mass is a work of contrast and intensity, written five years before his death in Paris 151 years ago. Despite its title, it is neither ‘small’ nor ‘solemn’ but reflects the great talent which saw Rossini produce 39 operas in his lifetime.
Rachel Hamilton, 27 from Exeter, is a Hospiscare staff nurse and has been working for the local charity on the ward at Searle House for two years. At the end of 2018 Rachel married Ben Turner who also has connections to Hospiscare volunteering as a Trustee.
Members of Exeter Philharmonic Choir visited St Petrock's this week to present a cheque worth £4,086 to the charity which provides support, housing and prevention services for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed
The money was raised over two consecutive nights in December in the retiring collection at Exeter Cathedral following the Choir's annual carol services.