classical music

Exeter composer releases cd and downloads of 4 original pieces

Authored by sbelshaw
Posted: Mon, 04/04/2022 - 6:01pm

"Simon Belshaw's Music Machine compositions (conceptually fascinating AND sonically beautiful)."

Simon Belshaw has released a four track cd and digital downloads of some Music Machine recordings. The four pieces are Music Machine 26, Music Machine 28, Music Machine 29 and Music Machine 34. They are performed by local musicians Julie Hill (violin and viola) and Hilary Boxer (‘cello) and were recorded in the autumn of last year. The pieces use a combination of traditional music scores, web based scores and technology. Similarly the recording process used both traditional studio...

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...

Christmas Concert at St Stephen's Church

Event Date: 
14/12/2019 - 7:30pm to 9:45pm
St Stephen's Church, High Street, EX4 3LW

Performance by violinist Yulia Northridge, classical pianist Ekaterina Shetliffe, soprano Margaret Aagesen Hughes and mezzo soprano Iryan Ilnytska with the programme of traditional Christmas works by Barber, Frank, Handel and more. Hot drinks and mint pies served during the interval. Tickets available: 07505 884271 or on the door

Andrew Millington accompanies Exeter Philharmonic Choir for its summer concert

Former musical director Andrew Millington rejoins Exeter Philharmonic Choir for its summer concert

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:43am

Exeter musician Andrew Millington will be back performing with the city's oldest choir for a one-off performance at Exeter Northcott on June 1st.

This time around Andrew, who retired as the Choir's Musical Director in 2017, will be rejoining EPC on the piano rather than on the rostrum. He'll be accompanied by two other musicians who have greatly contributed to Exeter's musical life: David Davies, also on the piano, and Stephen Tanner on the harmonium.

Exeter Philharmonic Choir's summer concert combines musical drama and colourful, memorable tunes.

Rossini’s Petite...

Music and Word: The Romantics

Event Date: 
26/01/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St Nicholas Priory

Creative Productions SW present an evening of poetry and music of the Romantic era. Join us in exploring the exciting times of Byron, Keats and Shelley, Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini and others for violin, mezzo-soprano and piano.

Enjoy the performance of spoken word and music, evoking the Romantic era and exploring the trials of the ‘Byronic heroes’ and the music of their time.

Step into a world of daring deeds, damsels in distress, political idealism and radical changes in the literary and musical world. Members of Creative Productions SW are graduates of Russia, Italy and...

Haydn Creation with the London Mozart Players

Event Date: 
16/03/2019 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

A world-famous chamber orchestra with a 70-year musical pedigree joins Exeter Philharmonic Choir for one night only for an unmissable performance of The Creation.

Exeter Philharmonic Choir, the city’s oldest choral ensemble, will be performing alongside the UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra, The London Mozart Players, which celebrates its 70th anniversary season in 2019.

The two distinguished musical ensembles will come together to perform Haydn’s masterpiece for a special Lord Mayor’s Concert.

The audience at Exeter Cathedral will also be treated to...

Exeter musician's return to conducting for charity concert in aid of Unicef

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:32am

A well-known Exeter musician is set to conduct again at the end of September for a special charity concert in the city centre in aid of Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund. Raymond Calcraft, who was Director of Exeter Philharmonic Choir for fifteen years from 1988 to 2003, led the Choir in more than 80 concerts in the Cathedral, and took them to Spain in 1998 to sing in Madrid's famous Auditorio Nacional and the Cathedral of Salamanca. He also brought the English Chamber and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras to Exeter to perform with the Choir.

Raymond says, "It was extremely...

Bulgarian singing star on flying visit to Exeter for charity concert in aid of Unicef

Event Date: 
29/09/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter

A rising star of the operatic world, Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Svetlina Stoyanova, will be coming to Exeter at the end of the month to take part in a special charity concert in aid of UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.

Currently singing in Vienna at the famous State Opera, Svetlina will be flying to Exeter for just thirty-six hours to take part in the concert at Southernhay United Reformed Church on Saturday 29th September.

Svetlina, who won the prestigious New Voices international singing competition in Berlin last year, has performed in opera and concerts...

Christmas Party and Concert, Berry Head Hotel

Event Date: 
17/12/2017 - 6:30pm
Berry Head Hotel

Celebrate the festive season by attending a live concert at the elegant Berry Head Hotel.

Vocalist Maria Nicol, accompanied by pianists Ekaterina and Lee Shetliffe, will present a selection of light jazz compositions, easy listening classics and Christmas songs.

The evening will commence with a complimentary welcome drink. Meals are available to order and drinks may be purchased at the hotel bar. A raffle will take place during the interval.

Enjoy the moonlit sea views while listening to the soft and soulful vocal performance. This special evening will enrich the...

Choral Workshop: Mozart Requiem

Event Date: 
17/02/2018 - 9:30am
Mint Methodist Church, Exeter

Choral Workshop

You are invited to come along and sing with Howard Ionascu and the Exeter Philharmonic Choir in a choral workshop at the Mint Methodist Church in Exeter.

Mozart’s Requiem is undoubtedly one of the most cherished and well-known works in the choral repertoire.

Cost: £18 Score hire: £2 (Novello edition)

To book: on-line at or by post using the form on-line Queries to EPC tickets: 01392 278168