Live church bells across Exeter and the sound of artillery fire from Plymouth Citadel will be used in a performance of 1812 Overture at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 25 April.
As well as the Cathedral bells, the bells of St Thomas Church across the city will be rung live and fed into the performance. The bells of Widecombe Church will also join the cacophony which represents the victory bells in Russia’s defence against Napoleon.
The score also calls for Russian cannon shots. To make the performance by Exeter’s EMG Symphony Orchestra more local and up-to-date, Plymouth’s Two...
Thursday 23 May 2013 at 7.30pm Vivaldi – Gloria Pergolesi – Magnificat Handel – Chandos Anthem No. 9 : O praise the Lord
Exeter Philharmonic Choir celebrates the beginning of summer with a programme of thrilling pieces in the wonderful acoustics of The Mint Methodist Church under the baton of their director, Andrew Millington. The programme includes the much-loved Gloria by Vivaldi, Handel's Chandos Athem with its echoes of the famous Zadok The Priest and the less familiar setting of the Magnificat by Pergolesi.
The fact that Toby Kearney won the percussion section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2006 speaks volumes for the calibre of this young percussionist who, together with renowned pianist Harvey Davies, will be performing at St Michael and All Angels Church in Great Torrington, on Saturday 9 March, for the new 2013 Concerts in the West's series.
Toby Kearney is a must for audiences of all ages. As a percussionist his technique is first class and the energy he puts into his performances makes for compelling and exciting entertainment.
Former MP and war correspondent Martin Bell will join Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen next month for 'Celebrate Our Soldiers', one of the most unique concerts Exeter will see during 2013. A night of Classical and Choir Music will take place at Exeter Cathedral on 23rd February at 7.15pm, featuring some of Devon’s finest performers and musicians. The aim of the concert will be to help the Devon branch of ABF The Soldiers' Charity continue their support of Devon’s soldiers and families affected by war.
During 2012, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity disbursed over £106,000 to...
Celebrate Our Soldiers - A night of Classical & Choir Music at Exeter Cathedral.
During 2012, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity disbursed over £106,000 to Devon based soldiers injured in battle and the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
While fatalities in Afghanistan dominate the headlines, seldom are the stories told of those young men and women who have suffered serious injuries in the battle field and whose lives will be affected forever.
This is why the Devon branch of ABF The Soldiers Charity is organising one of the most unique concerts Exeter...
A man from Exeter is hoping to organise a jazz concert in aid of Hospiscare but is in need of funding from local businesses.
Wayne Hill has been inspired to organise this charity event after losing family and friends to cancer. He needs local businesses in Exeter to help support this event by funding for jazz bands and singers, technicians and tickets.
He is hoping to run the event in the Voodoo Lounge at the Phoenix Art Centre, on 10th August 2013.
Hospiscare is a charity situated in Devon, which support and care for patients with terminal illnesses.
An outstanding, multi-award winning mezzo-soprano from the Ukraine, Anna Starushkevych, will be the first performance of the 2013 Concerts in the West season. Accompanying her at Lower Pulworthy in Highampton near Hatherleigh in Devon, on Saturday 9th February, 7.30pm, will be gifted young pianist Justin Snyder, who is currently studying for his second masters degree in London.
Catherine Hodgson, Director of Concerts in the West said: "She may be young, but already Anna Starushkevych has gained a reputation throughout Europe for her dazzling, intense performances, superb...
Sir Cliff Richard O.B.E. is Britain’s most successful artist with over 250 million record sales worldwide and over 120 top 40 hits. He’s a star of the screen with films like The Young Ones and Summer Holiday. He’s gained millions of loyal fans, and has a place in the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music.
“I'm thrilled to announce I’ll be performing next summer,” he says. “I want to put on a real first-class show for my wonderful fans who’ve supported me throughout the years, so I’ll be singing all the classic hits. Make sure you have your tickets...