Concert in the Church

Event Date: 
10/07/2016 - 7:00pm
Fore Street, TQ13 0HX Chudleigh, Devon

Music and Entertainment, Sunday 10th July

Parish Church 7pm.

Free entry, donations invited. Refreshments.

A variety of classical and other style music and entertainment in aid of mental health awareness and Mind.

Organised by Ellie Rowles

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Sunday night is not alright for Exeter Daily reader

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:46pm

An Exeter Daily reader today blamed Westpoint for much of the traffic chaos ahead of Elton John's concery in Exeter last night.

Gary, from Yeovil, said the problems appeared to be due to the parking of vehicles once inside the ground.

In an email, he said: "One marshall told us that 'people had arrived in the wrong cars' suggesting that people were having difficulty parking on the wet grass unless they were in a 4x4.

"When we got near to the parking places it was obvious that there were very few stewards visible and there seemed to be no coordination whatsoever....

Amadeus Orchestra 2016

Event Date: 
22/07/2016 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral Green

Back in Exeter Cathedral for their much anticipated annual concert, the Amadeus Orchestra and Raphael Wallfisch bring one of England’s finest cello concertos to Exeter; Finzi’s masterpiece from his final years. Wallfisch has long been a major proponent of his work and has made several recordings of it. Malcolm Forbes- Peckham last played a piano concerto with Amadeus back in 2014 when they performed Mozart’s double and this year he performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as well as the quasi- solo piano part of Stravinksy’s ballet Petrouchka. Philip Mackenzie conducts.

Tickets £18-£35...

From choir stalls to concert platform

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.

The choristers will be swapping the choir stalls for the concert platform in a special programme devised by Mr Noon, who moved to Exeter as Director of Music earlier this year. It...

Teignmouth folk concerts: Paul Metsers

Event Date: 
11/06/2016 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
The Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth, TQ14 9BT

PAUL METSERS is a top rated New Zealand singer/songwriter who moved to the UK in the 1980s and toured extensively.

He quickly became a firm favourite at Folk Clubs and Festivals, helped by his song "Farewell to the Gold" being taken up by Nic Jones, who recorded it on his CD "Penguin's Eggs". Paul stopped touring, apart from the occassional concert, in the 1990s. He is accompanied at this concert by Joe While on Piano. We welcome him to our concert for what should be a memorable evening.

The support act is Amanda Diamond & Eddy Richards . Amanda is a great singer, and...

World music premiere on Dartmoor

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 05/15/2016 - 11:37am

The world premiere of a new composition, inspired by Dartmoor and composed by Michael Alec Rose, will take place on Saturday 18 June at a Summer concert in Moretonhampstead.

Il Ritorno: A Perambulation for Unaccompanied Violin will be performed by internationally renowned violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved on a 1629 Girolamo Amati violin (Amati’s son taught Stradivari the craft of violin making).

The concert is being held on Dartmoor at the express wish of the composer, whose work has been performed widely in Europe, the United States and South America.

It has often...


Event Date: 
22/05/2016 - 4:00pm
St. Margaret's Church, Topsham

Sunday 22nd May at 4.00 p.m. St. Margaret’s Church, Topsham

The Exeter Singers, conducted by Tony Yates are holding a charity concert in aid of the “Meet and Remember Club”, a newly formed charity serving local people and in particular those with early or moderate dementia. The club meets weekly on Wednesdays at The Beacon, Beacon Heath. The choir will be performing a variety of music, from madrigals to Cole Porter, interspersed with poetry and solo piano and voice. Tickets: £7.50 from The Topsham Bookshop, John Greenfield: or on the door

If You Go Down to the Woods Today...

To be accurate, if you were down at Bystock Pools near Exmouth recently you would have been in for ‘a big surprise’.

Against the backdrop of tranquil pools and colourful heathland you would have seen a handful of musicians from Exeter Symphony Orchestra, in full concert dress working with photographer Matt Austin.

The extraordinary photo shoot has resulted in some stunning images.

These will be used initially in the June edition of Devon Life to promote The Devon Wildlife Trust’s ‘Concert for Wildlife’ to be held in Exeter Cathedral on the 16th July.


Exeter School changes lives with 15th WaterAid concert

For the 15th year running and with support from South West Water and Ashfords Solicitors, the talented young musicians and singers from Exeter School will perform a special concert to raise funds for international charity WaterAid.

All proceeds from the concert, which takes place at St Michael's Church, Heavitree, from 7:30pm on Tuesday 26 April, will go directly to WaterAid projects in Zambia, helping some of the country's poorest communities gain access to clean water and safe sanitation.

The concert will feature school ensembles including Symphony Orchestra, Chamber...

BSO: Fire and Ice

Event Date: 
21/04/2016 - 7:30pm
The Great Hall, Exeter University

Jac van Steen, conductor

Quirine Viersen, cello

The Second Symphony, from its first performance to today, remains one of Sibelius’ most popular works. Its importance at the time was also due to the Finnish struggle for independence and early reactions to the work included some efforts to read into it an overtly nationalistic, patriotic programme. Much attention was focused on the heroic finale, of course, but also on the long, anguished slow movement, music of great passion and pain, surging along in dramatic waves toward a grim conclusion.

Walton’s Cello Concerto...