Organ Recital: Timothy Noon

Event Date: 
03/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 3rd August at 19.00 Timothy Noon (Exeter Cathedral) Programme to include Widor Symphony No. 6 and works by Bach. Ticket information Book your tickets now using our online box office or telephone (01392) 285983 Monday to Saturday. £8 adults, £5 students, FREE for children under 18. Drinks will be available to purchase before the recital begins.

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Organ Recital: David M. Patrick

Event Date: 
06/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Exeter Cathedral

Organ Recital: David M. Patrick Thursday 6th July at 19.00 David M. Patrick (International concert organist) Programme to include Weitz Symphony No. 1 and works by Bach, Vierne and Duruflé. Ticket information Book your tickets now using our online box office or telephone (01392) 285983 Monday to Saturday. £8 adults, £5 students, FREE for children under 18. Drinks will be available to purchase before the recital begins. Book your tickets

The Dream of Gerontius

Event Date: 
20/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

Edward Elgar The Dream of Gerontius with The Sinfonietta Saturday 20 May 2017 Exeter Cathedral Mezzo-Soprano: Alison Kettlewell Tenor: Richard Berkeley-Steele Bass: Quentin Hayes Tickets – £49 (Supper Club) £22 £17 £12

The Dream of Gerontius, a national treasure, is the final masterwork of our season.

This will be our final concert with Andrew Millington who steps down from his post as the choir’s Director of Music this summer. As Elgar is one of Andrew’s favourite composers it is fitting that we will celebrate his time with us by singing the much loved work The Dream of...

Concert: Songs of Love (or the want of it!)

Event Date: 
14/05/2017 - 3:30pm
St. Margaret's Church, Topsham

Sunday 14th May 2017 at 3.30 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church, Topsham.

Exeter Singers, directed by Tony Yates with Dorothy Raven at the piano, perform works from John Dowland (16C) to Bob Chilcott (a composition written in 2015), interspersed with poetry readings.

In aid of FORCE.

Tickets: £6 on the door or £5 in advance from The Topsham Bookshop 877895 or Tony Yates 875276.

Children free.


Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s long-standing musical director prepares to hand the baton to his successor

Andrew Millington, Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s musical director for the last fourteen years, will conduct the choir for the last time next month - his farewell concert will be Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius on May 20th in collaboration with The Sinfonietta.

The Exeter-based conductor, organist and composer has been a key figure in Devon’s classical music scene since 1999 when he moved to the city to become Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral. In 2003, he stepped up to the rostrum to join Exeter Philharmonic Choir, the city’s oldest choral society.

The Choir is currently...

Handel's Messiah

Event Date: 
10/05/2017 - 7:30pm
St James' Church, Mount Pleasant, Exeter EX4 7AH

Come to our Spring performance of Handel's Messiah for an uplifting evening of choral music.

We are conducted by Laurence Blyth and the orchestra is led by Julie Hill.

We welcome our soloists Julia Featherstone (soprano), Olivia Jane Gomez (mezzo-soprano), Michael Graham (tenor) and Matthew Cann (bass).

Tickets are £12 (or £6 for NUS students) from Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets, Dix's Field, Exeter 01392 665885. Ticket price includes interval refreshments and a programme.

The concert will support a local children's diabetes group Snackpack, part...

Exeter School's 16th concert for WaterAid

For the 16th year running and with support from South West Water and On Tap Water, 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 Wednesday 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 Orchestra...

Show of Hands

Event Date: 
16/06/2017 - 7:00pm
Sandy Park

Following their summer sell out show at Exeter Cathedral, Sandy Park presents one of the West Country's finest musical exports, Show of Hands In Concert.

Show of Hands, one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music, play at the home of the Exeter Chiefs on Friday, 16th June.

The band have been described as England's finest and most popular roots partnership and something of a 'people's band', regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song. Joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass they are widely recognised for their resonating original...

UK Premiere of Taiko Composition 'A Good Death' to take place in Exeter

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:56pm

Jonathan Kirby, Artistic Director of performing arts company Kagemusha Taiko, has produced a new piece of music with three taiko (drum) compositions entitled: Dignity, Love, and Legacy.

The inspiration for ‘A Good Death’ came from an interview about end-of-life care which Jonathan heard on the radio.

“When the interviewee said that a good death involved dignity, love and legacy, I knew immediately that I had to compose something for taiko on that theme,” said Jonathan.

“Taiko seemed to me to be the perfect medium for expressing these ideas because of the way...

Exeter School's Choral Society Concert: 48 years and still going strong

The 48th Exeter School Choral Society concert once again proved to be a highlight within the calendar of the broader school community.

Taking place in Exeter Cathedral, the choir consisted of parents, staff, friends and pupils, including Music teacher Tina Guthrie's Middle School Choir.

The orchestra of professional players featured a number of the school's visiting music teachers, along with several senior instrumentalist pupils.

The concert began with Haydn's magnificent Nelson Mass, under the baton of Assistant Director of Music Tom Brimelow. The work is a...