classical music concert

World premiere for Exeter Symphony Orchestra

ESO will be the first orchestra to perform 'Voices of Remembrance' by Laura Rossi at a concert in Exeter on the 7th November.

A former member of ESO, Laura Rossi is a critically acclaimed composer who has written extensively for film and television. Voices of Remembrance invokes the thoughts and fears of the soldiers who fought in the First World War, by the skilful combination of orchestra, choir and poetry. The ESO will be joined by St David’s Singers and narrators Felicity Cawthra and Kenneth Parry for this performance.

ESO Chairman Miles Leonard said: “we are...

Organ350 Recital: Thomas Heywood

Event Date: 
15/07/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

The internationally acclaimed organ virtuoso Thomas Heywood enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the world's finest concert organists. As the only professional concert organist in Australian history, Heywood is celebrated as "an acknowledged master" for his unique ability to make the greatest music of all time come alive on the King of Instruments, with an ever-growing repertoire of over 5,000 works. Heywood has also become one of the world's most prolific organ recording artists, with over twenty popular sellout recordings receiving extraordinary critical acclaim...

Carols in the Cathedral

Event Date: 
10/12/2014 - 7:30pm to 11/12/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Philharmonic Choir with Schola Exe Exeter Cathedral Wednesday 10th December and Thursday 11th December 2014

The Exeter Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Andrew Millington will be joined by Schola Exe, brass group and organ, for this year's carol concerts.

Tickets: online at www.exephil.org.uk by telephone from 01392 499211 box office at Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets, Dix's Field, 01392 665885

A trio of musicians: Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin), Stephen Upshaw (viola), John Reid piano

Event Date: 
19/07/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Hatherleigh, Devon EX21 5LQ

They say good things come in three's and you don't get much better than Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Stephen Upshaw and John Reid, the trio of musicians Concerts in the West has lined up for its audience at Lower Pulworthy in Highampton, near Hatherleigh in Devon on 19 July. Each of the three performers for this concert is an exceptionally accomplished soloist in their own right with a string of plaudits to their names.

Catherine Hodgson, founder and director of Concerts in the West said: "Tamsin is a highly gifted young violinist who has performed as a soloist with...

The Busch Ensemble piano trio

Event Date: 
05/07/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Hatherleigh, Devon EX21 5LQ

For sheer cool, Men In Black has nothing on The Busch Ensemble, one of the UK's leading piano trios. The publicity photos for the trio show three slim young musicians dressed identically in sharp black suits and posing with an air of self possession. Watch them perform and you will witness a dynamic partnership with an electrifying chemistry that has earned them numerous accolades, as well as a number of major awards in Italy and Germany. Arts charity Concerts in the West has arranged for The Busch Ensemble to play at Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, near Hatherleigh on 5 July.

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Alasdair Beatson, pianist in concert

Event Date: 
07/06/2014 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Hatherleigh, Devon EX21 5LQ

"Canny and uncompromising" is how Classical Source once described pianist Alasdair Beatson's approach to musical programmes. Certainly this talented musician has a well deserved reputation for sensitivity and insight, as well as a reputation for a wide and varied repertoire. Audiences who enjoyed Alasdair's West Country performances in 2012 will therefore be delighted to learn that he is to perform again at Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, near Hatherleigh, Devon, EX21 5LQ on Saturday 7 June in 2014, thanks to arts charity Concerts in the West, which organises the concerts...

The Artisans - A vibrant medieval musical experience from Concerts in the West

Event Date: 
17/05/2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
St Stephen's Church, High Street, Exeter

The Artisans are a lively band of four young musicians who bring Medieval and Renaissance music bang up to date. The group comprises Emily Askew on vielle, recorders, bagpipes, percussion and shawm; Hazel Askew, voice and medieval harp; Sarah Stuart, percussion and vielle; and Victoria Couper, voice. Each band member brings experience from a diversity of musical genres, including folk, world and early music and it is this background that allows them to create fresh and exciting interpretations of ancient music, while remaining true to its historical origins.

Having played at...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir and Exeter Symphony Orchestra Concert

Event Date: 
08/03/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Saturday 8th March 2014, 7.30 p.m. in Exeter Cathedral Beethoven: Symphony No 9: The Choral Wagner: Overture to ‘Die Meistersinger’ Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens Soloists: Alison Burnett, Julian Rippon, Thomas Hobbs and Juliet Curnow Tickets: £12, £18 and £25 Available from Exeter Cathedral Box Office by phone, 01392 285983 in person or on line, www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

Exeter Symphony Orchestra and The Exeter Philharmonic Choir come together in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 8th March 2014 in a concert in celebration of the centenary of the Royal Town Planning Institute and in...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir concert

Event Date: 
16/11/2013 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Mint Methodist Church, Exeter

Will Todd - Mass in Blue, Britten - Te Deum in C, Elgar - Songs

The Exeter Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Andrew Millington will perform three works in their November concert. The first is a modern piece, Will Todd's Mass in Blue, accompanied by a jazz ensemble, with the composer Will Todd at the piano. The other, more traditional works will be Benjamin Britten's Te Deum in C and Edward Elgar's Songs from the Bavarian Highlands. The soprano will be Bethany Halliday. The tickets are £12 unreserved.

Aquinas Piano Trio to play on 14 September at St Michael & All Angels Church, Great Torrington

Event Date: 
14/09/2013 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
St Michael and All Angels Church, New Street, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8BN

One of Britain's most sought after ensembles, the Aquinas Piano Trio, has been booked by Concerts in the West to play at St Michael & All Angels Church, Great Torrington on Saturday 14 September. The three players who form the trio - violinist Ruth Rogers, cellist Katherine Jenkinson and pianist Martin Cousin - are all major prizewinning solo artists in their own right and have performed at prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the South Bank Centre.

Formed in 2009, The Aquinas Piano Trio has extensive chamber music experience with a busy concert...

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