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 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.
Haydn's last major choral work, the sequel to The Creation. The work takes you through the changing year but concentrates less on the weather and more on hunting, dancing, eating and drinking! Come and join us as we enjoy the rustic pleasures of a time when things were simpler and more straight forward.
No fewer than 15 professional wind players, all recent graduates from London’s world-renowned Royal Academy of Music, will join Exeter Philharmonic Choir on 10th November to perform in Bruckner’s splendid Mass in E minor at Exeter Cathedral.
The work has an interesting scoring - double choir accompanied by flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, and trombone - guaranteed to produce a rich sonority in the superb acoustics of the Cathedral.
Exeter Philharmonic Choir's 2018-19 season begins at Exeter Cathedral with Bruckner 'Mass in E minor' and Rutter 'Requiem' with soprano Amy Carson. A double choir and 15 wind instruments will produce a rich sound in the Cathedral's superb acoustics. The instrumentalists are all recent graduates from the world-renowned Royal Academy of Music in London, now forging careers as professional musicians.
Exeter Philharmonic Choir's 2018-19 season begins at Exeter Cathedral with Bruckner 'Mass in E minor' and Rutter 'Requiem' with soprano Amy Carson. A double hoir and 15 wind instruments will produce a rich sound in the Cathedral's superb acoustics. The instrumentalists are all recent graduates from the world-renowned Royal Academy of Music in London, now forging careers as professional musicians.
The organ installed to celebrate Buckfast Abbey’s millennium will be the centrepiece of a special evening concert by Exeter Philharmonic Choir on Saturday May 19th, the night of the Royal Wedding.
Summer in the Abbey - An evening of French and English music features works by a variety of composers from both sides of the Channel, including Vaughan Williams’ ethereal and haunting Valiant for Truth and Fauré’s ever popular Cantique de Jean Racine.
Exeter Philharmonic Choir, which has just celebrated its 170th season, is
delighted to announce that Howard Ionascu will become its new
Director of Music in September, marking a new era in the choir’s long history.
Howard Ionascu has been with the Royal Academy of Music for the last four years, where he is Director of the Junior Academy. He will be making regular trips from London to work with Exeter Philharmonic Choir and brings extensive experience of conducting concerts with full orchestras and large choirs.