classical music

Lavolta performs music by Walton and Berio

Event Date: 
01/11/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix, Voodoo Lounge, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 2LS

A new group of outstanding, professional Devon-based musicians will perform two bright and brilliant classics of 20th century music, featuring the voices of Sarah Owen and Kate Westbrook at Exeter Phoenix on Sunday 1st November at 7.30pm. Musical Director, Emma Welton, has brought together some of the most adventurous musicians in Devon to play music that rarely gets heard in Exeter:

Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, for mezzo soprano with ensemble of harp, strings, wind and percussion is a collection of songs from the United States, Armenia, France, Sicily, Sardinia and more. The songs...

A 'Full House' for Exeter Symphony Orchestra

Authored by Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Posted: Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:00am

A varied programme, a local composer, a talented soloist and a collaboration with a Devon youth ensemble has provided the perfect mix for a sell-out concert on July 11th for the Exeter Symphony Orchestra.

The ESO will perform Vaughan Williams’ Concerto Grosso. The piece is unique, in that the orchestra is split into 3 sections - advanced, intermediate and novice which provides the perfect opportunity for the Orchestra to team up with local youth ensemble Da Capo, run by Sarah Greinig.

Composer, and ESO member, Laura Rossi will be in the audience on Saturday to see the ESO...

Organ Recital: Peter King

Event Date: 
12/08/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

A former student of Dame Gillian Weir and Allan Wicks (Organ), and Ronald Smith (Piano), Peter King was appointed Director of Music at Bath Abbey in 1986. Under his direction the Abbey Choir has visited Germany, Holland and France, and has released eight CDs and broadcast on BBC TV and Radio 3. In 1997 Peter started a Girls' Choir at Bath Abbey; it quickly established itself as one of the finest of such choirs. Together with Nicolas Kynaston, Peter was responsible for the design and installation of the Abbey's Klais Organ. His 8 CDs with Bath Abbey Choir and his 12 CDs on the new...

Libera in Concert

Event Date: 
27/07/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

The distinctive sound of Libera has travelled the world in the last few years. The group's albums have topped both mainstream and classical charts in many countries, and their recordings hold their place in top-tens alongside major artists like Bocelli.

The boys who make up the vocal band Libera have been described as “normal” and “ordinary”. However, as their recordings and performances demonstrate, the music they produce is truly extraordinary. With shimmering, mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies, they are unlike any other group you have ever heard. These are truly sounds...

Fine Music in Crediton

Authored by lowton11
Posted: Sun, 07/05/2015 - 5:51pm

The programme for The Music Makers’ next concert, on Tuesday 21st July (the 9th of the series) could be the most impressive yet in terms of both musical works and musicianship. A great work of historic chamber music, Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet (for piano and string quartet, composed in 1864) is the main feature of a programme including a Haydn string quartet and a set of songs by Gustav Mahler. The Music Makers’ concerts offer an opportunity to hear a wide range of music, usually involving the modern grand piano at Crediton Congregational Church – and ranging from historic classical to...

The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2015

Event Date: 
21/05/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

The Sixteen and Harry Christophers take a trip back to 16th-century Spain and more specifically to one of the biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan cities on earth - Seville. It was during this Spanish ‘golden age’ when arts and culture flourished, that Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo made their mark. Between them these two composers capture an astonishing variety of moods within their music, from ecstasy and joy to despair, longing and devotional stillness.

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers conductor

Programme:

Guerrero Duo Seraphim A. Lobo Kyrie from...

Catch a rising star - tenor Rupert Charlesworth to sing at Hatherleigh

Event Date: 
07/05/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Hatherleigh, Devon EX21 5LQ

"…a beautiful voice, which just gets better and better"

There is something rather exciting and special about catching a future star in concert early on in their career, particularly when the star is home grown talent. This is certainly the case for Concerts in the West audiences who have the opportunity to see the Devon born tenor Rupert Charlesworth live at Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Hatherleigh on 7 May.

This brilliant young singer has won a string of awards since he graduated from The Royal Academy of Music. He was Academy Laureate of the Festival D'Aix-...

Extravaganza for Organ & Piano

Event Date: 
21/02/2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
St. Margaret's Church, Topsham

Andrew Millington and David Davies (Director and Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral) will perform a light-hearted romp through repertoire for organ and piano, organ versus piano, and beyond.

Tickets: £7 from The Topsham Book Shop or booked on 01392 875276

£8 on the door

Proceeds to St Margaret’s Choir fund.

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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