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A welcome chorus for Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s new Musical Director

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Tue, 09/05/2017 - 2:52pm

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.

Tenebrae: Path of Miracles

Event Date: 
15/09/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles was the first major work commissioned by the award-winning professional vocal ensemble, Tenebrae, in 2005 and having received high acclaim (“an evocative odyssey” – The Times) returns this year for an extensive UK tour alongside choral favourites such as Stanford's 'The Blue Bird' and works by EElgar and Tavener.

To accompany its revival, Tenebrae has commissioned a unique new choral work by Owain Park, Footsteps, which allows Tenebrae to perform alongside Antiphon and marks Tenebrae’s fifteenth-anniversary season.

Concert: Songs of Love (or the want of it!)

Event Date: 
14/05/2017 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
St. Margaret's Church, Topsham

Sunday 14th May 2017 at 3.30 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church, Topsham.

Exeter Singers, directed by Tony Yates with Dorothy Raven at the piano, perform works from John Dowland (16C) to Bob Chilcott (a composition written in 2015), interspersed with poetry readings.

In aid of FORCE.

Tickets: £6 on the door or £5 in advance from The Topsham Bookshop 877895 or Tony Yates 875276.

Children free.

Refreshments

Handel's Messiah

Event Date: 
10/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
St James' Church, Mount Pleasant, Exeter EX4 7AH

Come to our Spring performance of Handel's Messiah for an uplifting evening of choral music.

We are conducted by Laurence Blyth and the orchestra is led by Julie Hill.

We welcome our soloists Julia Featherstone (soprano), Olivia Jane Gomez (mezzo-soprano), Michael Graham (tenor) and Matthew Cann (bass).

Tickets are £12 (or £6 for NUS students) from Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets, Dix's Field, Exeter 01392 665885. Ticket price includes interval refreshments and a programme.

Hummingbirds Acappella Trio

Event Date: 
22/04/2017 - 7:30pm to 10:45pm
Venue: 
St Stephen's Church, High street, Exeter

Hummingbirds Acappella Trio,

St Stephen's Church, High St, Exeter EX4 3LW

Saturday 22nd April, Doors open 7.30, concert 8pm

£8/£6 conc. 

To book tickets, please send an e-mail to hummingbirdsdevon@gmail.com

(Part of the proceeds of this concert will be donated to Hospicecare Exeter)

Peace and Goodwill: Faure Requiem in Exeter

Authored by Exeter Choral Society
Posted: Tue, 11/15/2016 - 7:31pm

Join Exeter Choral Society for our winter concert on the theme of Peace and Goodwill.

The concert is on Wednesday 30 November at St James' Church, Mount Pleasant, Exeter and the programme includes Faure Requiem; Finzi In terra pax; Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

We are conducted by Laurence Blyth, accompanied by Andrew Millington, and joined by soloists Julia Featherstone (soprano) and James Quilligan (baritone).

Tickets £12 (£6 NUS students) include refreshments and programme.

Peace and Goodwill - Faure Requiem - 30 November 2016

Event Date: 
30/11/2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 
St James' Church, Mount Pleasant, Exeter EX4 7AH

Join Exeter Choral Society for our winter concert on the theme of Peace and Goodwill. Programme includes

Faure Requiem; Finzi In terra pax; Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols

We are conducted by Laurence Blyth, accompanied by Andrew Millington, and joined by soloists Julia Featherstone (soprano) and James Quilligan (baritone).Tickets £12 (£6 NUS students) include refreshments and programme.

Box Office - Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets, Dix's Field 01392 665885

Carols in the Cathedral

Event Date: 
14/12/2016 - 7:30pm to 15/12/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Carols in the Cathedral
with Exeter Philharmonic Choir and  Exeter Brass, conducted by Andrew Millington

Wednesday 14 December and Thursday 15 December 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

Our ever-popular carol concert, performed on two nights, provides an opportunity to hear wonderful Christmas music in the glorious atmosphere of Exeter Cathedral and to join the singing of the congregational carols.
We are delighted to include carols by three musical friends of the choir, Andrew Millington, David Davies and Stephen Tanner.

From choir stalls to concert platform

Authored by exetercathedral
Posted: Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:20pm

Lovers of classical music are in for a rare treat this weekend, as Exeter’s best-loved choir combines with professional orchestral players for a special evening of music by Mozart.

The concert in Exeter Cathedral, which takes place on Saturday 18th June, will be given by the children and adults of Exeter Cathedral Choir and the professional orchestral players of the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra.

J S Bach St John Passion, presented by Exeter Choral Society & Orchestra

Event Date: 
27/04/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
St James' Church, Mount Pleasant, Exeter EX4 7AH

Join Exeter Choral Society to hear this well known choral work, sung in English, from its explosive opening chorus to the emotional closing choral.

We are joined by the orchestra led by Julie Hill and soloists including David Webb (Evangelist), Matthew Cann (Jesus) and Julian Rippon (Pilate).

The concert is in support of Remember that Song, a local charity running singing sessions for people with dementia.

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