World-renowned choir set to return to Buckfast Abbey for April concert

On Saturday 23rd April, Buckfast Abbey, in South Devon, will host the world-renowned choir of Westminster Cathedral for a concert of choral and organ music for Eastertide. The highly anticipated performance, titled Surrexit Christus!, follows the success of the choir’s participation in the 2018 Festival of Sacred Music at Buckfast Abbey, which was a complete sell-out event.

Acclaimed as one of the world’s great choirs, and the only Catholic Cathedral choir in the world to sing daily Mass and Vespers, Westminster Cathedral Choir will perform a programme of ancient Gregorian chants...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir is the longest-established choir in the South West

Exeter Philharmonic Choir celebrates 175 uninterrupted years of performance with an anthem for our time

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Thu, 02/24/2022 - 12:05pm

Members of the longest-established choir in the South West have a special reason to raise their voices in celebration at a concert in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday, March 12th - the event marks Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s 175th anniversary.

To celebrate this landmark occasion, the Choir will be performing Brahms’ great work, Ein deutsches Requiem, joined by the renowned London Mozart Players and two of the UK’s most exciting soloists: soprano Jessica Cale (winner of the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Award) and baritone Timothy Nelson. The programme also includes Lo, The Full, Final...

Choir recitals make virtual return to Exeter Cathedral

Choir recitals make virtual return to Exeter Cathedral as cross-channel project helps ‘share the wonder’

Virtual reality devices at heritage sites in France and the UK have been adapted so tourists can ‘visit’ an attraction in lockdown – and in the case of Exeter Cathedral even listen to the choir sing.

The VISTA AR project, led by the University of Exeter Business School and part of the EU’s Interreg France (Channel) England programme, has worked closely with Exeter Cathedral, Château de Fougères in Brittany and others to develop digital devices that create new kinds of visitor experiences using augmented and virtual reality.

These include tablet-based audio-visual tours,...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir performing in Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the English Chamber Orchestra

Event Date: 
14/03/2020 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

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.

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis or Solemn...

Tim Pithers and The Altos. ©Gerald Battersby

Dunsford Singers

Event Date: 
14/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7WA

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.

CLIC for Christmas 2019

Event Date: 
14/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

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. Come along and get your Christmas off to a magical start...

Exeter University Singers Concert in Collaboration with Voces8

Event Date: 
19/09/2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
St Michael and All Angels Church, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB

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!).

Exeter University Singers Workshop in Association with Voces8

Event Date: 
19/09/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary Harris Memorial Chapel, Exeter University, Prince of Wales Rd, Exeter EX4 4SB

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!).

Exeter's Thomas Hobbs sings Gerontius

ESO's Brian Northcott conducts Elgar's Dream to celebrate his 75th birthday

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.

The concert at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 6th July is part of the new Exeter Festival weekend from 5th - 7th July 2019. One of the all-time great choral works, Elgar’s The Dream will be performed jointly by Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Exeter University Chapel Choir and St. David’s Singers with Exeter...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir members with the Lord Mayor and Brigadier Andy Pillar OBE, SSAFA Devon

Lord Mayor thanks Exeter Philharmonic Choir for its fundraising

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.

EPC Committee members, Chris Burns and Vicki Henderson, joined...