CLIC for Christmas 2017 - final lineup revealed

Authored by badredruby
Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:57am

On 5th October, the finalists from the Devon Schools Choir Competition, run by La La Choirs, took centre stage at Southernhay URC and competed for a chance to perform in Exeter Cathedral at the annual sell out concert, CLIC for Christmas. Five choirs had been shortlisted and all the choirs at the final sang two songs each. Yet again, the standard was incredibly high, giving the judging panel a really hard time deciding between them.

Congratulations go to Kingsley School from Bideford, led by Chris Beechey, Head of Music, who just edged it on the day and were named the winners. The...

CLIC for Christmas 2017

Event Date: 
08/12/2017 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

On Friday 8th December this year La La Choirs will perform the 3rd annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral in aid of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. In 2015 we raised £9,600, in 2016 we raised £12,000 and for 2017 we are aiming even higher! We are thrilled to welcome headline sponsors Apple Taxis on board this year, and with their support we know we can help more families through the most traumatic time of their lives.

Once again we will be joined by guest acts who themselves have been supported by CLIC Sargent together...

A welcome chorus for Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s new Musical Director

Exeter Philharmonic Choir, which has just celebrated its 170th season, is delighted to announce that Howard Ionascu will become its new Director of Music in September, marking a new era in the choir’s long history.

Howard Ionascu has been with the Royal Academy of Music for the last four years, where he is Director of the Junior Academy. He will be making regular trips from London to work with Exeter Philharmonic Choir and brings extensive experience of conducting concerts with full orchestras and large choirs.

Howard says, “Exeter Philharmonic Choir has a rich history and...

Tenebrae: Path of Miracles

Event Date: 
15/09/2017 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles was the first major work commissioned by the award-winning professional vocal ensemble, Tenebrae, in 2005 and having received high acclaim (“an evocative odyssey” – The Times) returns this year for an extensive UK tour alongside choral favourites such as Stanford's 'The Blue Bird' and works by EElgar and Tavener.

To accompany its revival, Tenebrae has commissioned a unique new choral work by Owain Park, Footsteps, which allows Tenebrae to perform alongside Antiphon and marks Tenebrae’s fifteenth-anniversary season.

Path of Miracles is a work...

Olly Murs concert cancelled

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:05pm

Thousands of Olly Murs fans have been left disappointed after it was announced that his concert at Powderham Castle next weekend has been cancelled.

Event organisers, Stephen C Associates Limited, has gone into insolvency and is now expected to go into liquidation.

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Proms event which was due to take place on Sunday 30 July has also been cancelled.

Stephen C Associates Limited said: “We are sorry to inform you that the company Stephen C Associates Limited, promoter of numerous outdoor shows, has ceased to trade. It is insolvent and...

UB40 star Robin Campbell looks forward to a return to Devon with the legendary reggae band

UB40 star Robin Campbell is ready to get the party started as the iconic reggae band head to Devon to perform live at Newton Abbot Racecourse’s Sounds of the Summer concert.

For the renowned guitarist it’s a welcome return to South Devon, where UB40 will head a sensational line-up that includes pop band All Saints, Fine Young Cannibals (FYC) and eighties rock/pop band China Crisis on Sunday 16 July.

Robin is expecting a thumping atmosphere at the racecourse, as loyal fans of the Brummie superstars turn out alongside first-timers to party to UB40’s unique sound. “It’s a...

Tickets on sale for Classics Galore!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (July 1) for another Classics Galore! concert at the University of Exeter Great Hall on Saturday November 18.

It’s the sixth time this popular gala event has been staged in aid of FORCE Cancer Charity.

As well as providing superb entertainment, Classics has now raised nearly £70,000 for FORCE.

The profits from this year’s concert will be set aside for new equipment that is advancing the treatment of women with cancer at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

November’s concert will feature 200 top local musicians and singers and...

Bryan Adams announces special guests for Powderham Castle show

Indie-pop quartet The Dunwells have been announced as special guests for Bryan Adams’ show in Exeter this summer. The band, which has a strong following across the UK, will perform ahead of Bryan Adams at Powderham Castle on Thursday 13th July 2017. The Dunwells are a quartet from Leeds whose music is intimate yet epic, and fuses acoustic instrumentation and electronics with down to earth song writing and big choruses. The band comprises four lifelong friends, two of whom are brothers: Joe Dunwell, singer/guitarist Dave Dunwell, bassist Rob Clayton, and drummer Adam Taylor and its hits...

Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir Concert in support of Devon Air Ambulance

Event Date: 
05/08/2017 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir (BSMVC) will support Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) in celebration of their 25th year of service with a gala concert at Exeter Cathedral this summer.

The concert, at 7:30pm on Saturday 5th August, will feature BSMVC, directed by Michael Graham, performing a mixture of popular and traditional songs from their wide repertoire, set to entertain a broad audience.

The concert will feature special guests Tim Mirfin, Bass, and Iryna Ilnytska, Mezzo Soprano, both of whom have appeared in concerts and operas around the world, and David Davies,...

3,000 extra tickets released for Olly Murs at Powderham Castle

Due to popular demand, 3,000 extra tickets for Olly Murs at Powderham Castle near Exeter have been released giving even more fans the chance to see his only live performance in the West Country on Saturday 29th July 2017. The additional 3,000 tickets have also been seeded with 10 Jackpot tickets giving an automatic upgrade for fans purchasing these lucky tickets. Anyone lucky enough to buy a Jackpot ticket will have all their tickets upgraded to the next category of tickets allowing them to be even closer to the stage. Olly Murs, says, “I am so pleased more of my West Country fans will get...