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Exeter Philharmonic Choir performing in Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the English Chamber Orchestra

Event Date: 
14/03/2020 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Beethoven’s magnificent Missa Solemnis , widely considered to be his greatest choral work yet rarely performed in the South West, will be brought to life this March through the combined talent of Exeter Philharmonic Choir , the renowned English Chamber Orchestra and four international soloists.

The one-night performance of this theatrical, yet spiritual work celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Exeter Philharmonic Choir is the city’s longest-established choral group, soon to mark a major milestone of its own - its 175th anniversary.

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis or Solemn...

Exeter College Festival of Carols Raises Money for Charities

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Mon, 12/09/2019 - 1:36pm

Students, parents, staff and the Exeter community joined together to celebrate Christmas at Exeter College’s Festival of Carols in the stunning setting of Exeter Cathedral, all in the name of charity.

The annual event celebrated the college’s exceptionally talented students, with performances from the Exeter College orchestra, as well as student choirs and piano and vocal duets.

In addition to starting Christmas celebrations, the Festival of Carols raised important funds for the college’s two nominated charities for the academic year, Cancer Research UK and Exeter Foodbank...

Aled Jones brings his Cathedral Tour to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/24/2019 - 8:17pm

Forty years since Aled was a choirboy at Bangor Cathedral, he brings his special concert of music and stories to cathedrals throughout the UK.

He will be performing at Exeter Cathedral on 13th of October 2020.

As one of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled Jones has received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes.

Over his extraordinary 37-year career, Aled's outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star, has performed for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE,...

Exeter College's Festival of Carols set to kick off Christmas

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:17pm

Date: 5th December 2019

Location: Exeter Cathedral

Timings: Doors open 6.30pm, 7.30pm start

Admission: Free, donations to college charities welcomed

Exeter College’s annual Festival of Carols will be kicking off Christmas in the stunning setting of Exeter Cathedral, complete with performances from college students; all in the name of charity.

The evening starts with a candle lit procession through the nave followed by performances from Exeter College students, orchestra and choir. The event is free to attend but collection boxes will be available...

Exeter's Thomas Hobbs sings Gerontius

ESO's Brian Northcott conducts Elgar's Dream to celebrate his 75th birthday

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Wed, 06/05/2019 - 9:38am

To celebrate his 75th birthday, Brian Northcott, Exeter Symphony Orchestra’s Musical Director, will be conducting a special performance of Elgar’s powerful work The Dream of Gerontius, bringing together a host of the city’s musical talent and two soloists of international repute.

The concert at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 6th July is part of the new Exeter Festival weekend from 5th - 7th July 2019. One of the all-time great choral works, Elgar’s The Dream will be performed jointly by Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Exeter University Chapel Choir and St. David’s Singers with Exeter...

Exeter School hosts Choral Society Concert in Exeter Cathedral

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 8:11pm

Exeter School is looking forward to performing its annual Choral Society concert in Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 21 March, which this year will feature music by Handel and Poulenc. Made up of current pupils, parents, staff and guests, the concert will feature four pieces. The full chorus and orchestra will perform Part 2 of arguably the best-loved choral work in Britain, Handel's Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus, and also Poulenc's Gloria, which combines chords and rhythms more often found in jazz along with hauntingly beautiful melodies. The school's Chamber Choir will perform...

Cathedral will resonate to a double chorus and 15 wind instruments for Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s November concert

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:50am

No fewer than 15 professional wind players, all recent graduates from London’s world-renowned Royal Academy of Music, will join Exeter Philharmonic Choir on 10th November to perform in Bruckner’s splendid Mass in E minor at Exeter Cathedral.

The work has an interesting scoring - double choir accompanied by flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, and trombone - guaranteed to produce a rich sonority in the superb acoustics of the Cathedral.

The second half of the concert will be a performance of the ever-popular Requiem by John Rutter, featuring critically-acclaimed soprano...

Bruckner Mass in E minor and Rutter Requiem with soprano Amy Carson

Event Date: 
10/11/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Philharmonic Choir's 2018-19 season begins at Exeter Cathedral with Bruckner 'Mass in E minor' and Rutter 'Requiem' with soprano Amy Carson. A double choir and 15 wind instruments will produce a rich sound in the Cathedral's superb acoustics. The instrumentalists are all recent graduates from the world-renowned Royal Academy of Music in London, now forging careers as professional musicians.

The second half of concert will be a performance of the ever-popular Requiem by John Rutter, featuring soprano Amy Carson. Amy Carson is a critically acclaimed, versatile singer who...

Bruckner Mass in E minor and Rutter Requiem with soprano Amy Carson

Event Date: 
10/11/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Philharmonic Choir's 2018-19 season begins at Exeter Cathedral with Bruckner 'Mass in E minor' and Rutter 'Requiem' with soprano Amy Carson. A double hoir and 15 wind instruments will produce a rich sound in the Cathedral's superb acoustics. The instrumentalists are all recent graduates from the world-renowned Royal Academy of Music in London, now forging careers as professional musicians.

The second half of concert will be a performance of the ever-popular Requiem by John Rutter, featuring soprano Amy Carson. Amy Carson is a critically acclaimed, versatile singer who...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir shines the spotlight on five talented young soloists in Lord Mayor’s Concert

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Mon, 02/26/2018 - 2:17pm

Five outstanding young soloists, who have already had considerable success, will be joining Exeter Philharmonic Choir for the Lord Mayor’s Concert, Mozart Requiem, on March 10th.

The Choir is excited to welcome vocalists Natalya Romaniw, Oliver Johnston, Marta Fontanals-Simmons and Tristan Hambleton whose voices are sure to excite individually and together as a quartet. The talented singers will be joining more than one hundred members of Exeter Philharmonic Choir to perform Mozart’s Requiem, one of the most cherished and well-known works in the choral repertoire. The programme...

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