Edd Donovan in Concert

Event Date: 
07/07/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH

"Summery alt-country to gladden the heart" - Tom Robinson, 6Music.

“A natural storyteller and reflective lyricist” Maverick Magazine ​ Edd Donovan is a highly distinctive singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. His sound is heartfelt – comforting, yet challenging – wise. Originally from Merseyside, he has made his home in Cheltenham.

His critically acclaimed début album, Something To Take The Edge Off, was released in April 2014. The album garnered high praise in the press and radio. Edd’s professional experience as a Social Worker has inspired a number of his...

Croydon Male Voice Choir

Event Date: 
07/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

Croydon Male Voice Choir, known throughout the Home Counties for choral excellence, will be holding a concert at Exeter Cathedral on at 12 noon.

CMVC, singing under the baton of Musical Director Richard Hoyle, will be over 50 members strong and will sing an eclectic selection from the wide repertoire of music for which the choir is noted.

Founded in Croydon in South London more than 40 years ago it has grown from small beginnings to a well balanced choir of some 70 voices.

They have performed in venues ranging from village halls and country churches up to some of...

Military charity to honour Devon’s soldiers with commemorative concert in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:09am

As part of the national 100th anniversary commemorating the end of WW1, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are staging a special concert at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 16th June, 2018.

The event will be compered by David Fitzgerald from BBC Radio Devon.

Hosted by the charity’s Devon County Committee, the evening promises to be an outstanding musical contribution to remember the bravery of those from the 2nd Devonshire Regiment who were tragically killed in action during the notorious ‘Battle of Bois de Buttes. Fought on a sparsely wooded hillside on 27th May 1918 this was one of...

Semper Fidelis - Courage and Sacrifice

Event Date: 
16/06/2018 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

As part of national commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity South West Region are hosting a musical contribution to remember the fallen.

An outstanding classical programme of distinguished and timely compositions presented by:

Exeter Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brian Northcott Exeter Philharmonic Choir led by Stephen Tanner Sophie Rosa – World-renowned violinist Tim Noon – Organist Elizabeth Jane Baldry – Harpist Davina Hastings – Soloist Rachel Firmager – Cellist and accompanying Pipes and Bugles Guest Speakers to be...

International Choirs Concert

Event Date: 
12/05/2018 - 5:30pm
Southernhay United Reformed Church, Dix's Field, Exeter

An extraordinary musical event is shaping up for a Devon-based music project. Wren Music is set to welcome Valskorinn, a choir from Iceland to perform a sparkling concert of vocal music alongside Voices In Common who are based in Exeter.

Valskórinn - The choir of the Valur Sports Club in Reykjavík, Iceland, is a mixed voice choir of approximately 30 members. It was founded in May 1993 and has been conducted Bára Grímsdóttir since 2004. Valskórinn sings a very varied repertoire of music in Icelandic, English and occasionally other languages; including original compositions by Bára...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir concert showcases Buckfast Abbey's new millennium organ

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:30am

The organ installed to celebrate Buckfast Abbey’s millennium will be the centrepiece of a special evening concert by Exeter Philharmonic Choir on Saturday May 19th, the night of the Royal Wedding.

Summer in the Abbey - An evening of French and English music features works by a variety of composers from both sides of the Channel, including Vaughan Williams’ ethereal and haunting Valiant for Truth and Fauré’s ever popular Cantique de Jean Racine.

The Abbey’s newly-installed organ, played by Richard Lea, will be put through its paces with three movements from Jean Langlais’...

Charity Concert to take place at Exeter Cathedral

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:13pm

Following year of intense planning, a very special event for Hospiscare is scheduled to take place in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 26 May at 7.30pm.

The highly successful Isca Ensemble South West circa 75 players and its Musical Director Roger Hendy has invited singers from all over the region to join them for a performance of the ‘German Requiem’ by Johannes Brahms as the main item in the 2018 Joanna Leach Memorial Concert. The concert will be introduced by TV and radio presenter Judi Spiers, famous for her great support of Hospiscare, a charity is based in Exeter serving many...

La La Choirs raise £17,000 for CLIC Sargent

Authored by badredruby
Posted: Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:02am

On Friday 8th December 2017, La La Choirs held their third annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral. Performing to another sold-out audience, they started the festive season off with a bang with a selection of Christmas favourites, old and new.

La La Choirs were joined on stage by the winning choir from their Devon Schools Choir Competition, Kingsley School from Bideford, as well as the CLIC Sargent singers, a group of young people who have all at some point been CLIC Sargent service users and have taken part in their music programme.

Through ticket sales and...

Tom Jones to perform at Powderham Castle

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:38pm

Global superstar Tom Jones is set to perform at Powderham Castle, Kenton on Sunday 15 July 2018 in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of entertainment this summer.

Tom Jones is a living legend. His irresistible style fuses musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides, and appeals to all ages, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge. Tom has always been about the power of the song, the power of the voice. And what a voice indeed.

Tom Jones’ distinctive voice and iconic records have earned him a place as one of the best loved artists ever to emerge from...

Choral Society Concert: Highlight of Exeter School's musical year

The annual Exeter School Choral Society concert held at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 15 March was once again a highlight of the musical year, drawing together pupils, parents, staff, alumni and guests from the school's community.

The concert opened with Middle School Choir singing Howard Goodall's arrangement of 'The Lord is My Shepherd', best known as the theme tune from The Vicar of Dibley. The purity of their voices combined with their close attention to Mrs Guthrie's direction meant that the main chorus had to aim high and concentrate hard to meet this level of performance when...