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Exeter Cathedral receives a £4.3million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Exeter Cathedral, one of Europe’s greatest medieval cathedrals, is celebrating today after being awarded a £4.3million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for their 2020s Development Appeal.

The project will reimagine the space at Exeter Cathedral, particularly focusing on the East End of the Cathedral, the Pearson Building and a new Cloister. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the new interpretation of the building will enhance the visitor experience and offer greater accessibility for visitors.

Half of this Grade I listed building will be...

Exeter Philharmonic Choir is the longest-established choir in the South West

Exeter Philharmonic Choir celebrates 175 uninterrupted years of performance with an anthem for our time

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Thu, 02/24/2022 - 12:05pm

Members of the longest-established choir in the South West have a special reason to raise their voices in celebration at a concert in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday, March 12th - the event marks Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s 175th anniversary.

To celebrate this landmark occasion, the Choir will be performing Brahms’ great work, Ein deutsches Requiem, joined by the renowned London Mozart Players and two of the UK’s most exciting soloists: soprano Jessica Cale (winner of the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Award) and baritone Timothy Nelson. The programme also includes Lo, The Full, Final...

A Coronation Celebration: Exeter School Choral Society to perform in Exeter Cathedral

On Thursday 17 March 2022, the Exeter School Choral Society will be performing in the magnificent setting of Exeter Cathedral, reprising a previously annual tradition that had been halted by Covid19. Themed in honour of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, this enchanting evening will feature a selection of pieces designed to reflect and celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

In addition to the main chorus, made up of pupils, parents, staff and guest singers, the concert also features the middle school choir, chamber choir, pupil soloists, the Exeter School Symphony Orchestra as well as a...

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Book signing comes hand in hand with carol singing at Otter!

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Tue, 11/23/2021 - 7:25pm

A young singing sensation from Sidmouth will be at Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary on November 27 to sign books he illustrated during illnesses and lockdowns.

James Mason-Carney will also be entertaining customers with renditions of popular songs and Christmas carols.

James hit the news last year when the children’s book that he illustrated was published to great acclaim. Written by his mum, Julie Claire-Carney, the book Tiggs and The Midnight Choir is based on James’s experiences as a chorister at Exeter Cathedral School.

It began when he was in recovery...

InExeter presents a secret film experience at Exeter Cathedral

This year InExeter will celebrate the start of the festive season with a special film experience at Exeter Cathedral on Tuesday 16 November, this one-off event will see film fans enjoy a secret screening in a stunning setting.

Friends and family will be able to cosy up in the beautiful Exeter Cathedral to celebrate the start of Christmas festivities.

Ann Hunter InExeter manager says, “#CelebrateTogether is our theme this season and InExeter are thrilled to present this secret film experience, giving friends and family the opportunity to come together and enjoy some...

Exeter businesses come together to celebrate city centre’s wedding industry

Exeter city centre-based businesses have come together to showcase the city’s wedding industry through nine short films, a brand-new website and an event at Exeter Cathedral.

The business-led campaign called #SomethingSpecial is supported by InExeter, Exeter’s Business Improvement District, and celebrates the city’s independent businesses and larger retailers linked to the wedding industry who have faced a difficult 2020 and 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From venues and caterers to dress makers and jewellery designers, #SomethingSpecial celebrates the...

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Oldest book of English literature in the world available to browse online for the first time

One of the oldest books of English literature in the world - created more than 1,000 years ago - is now available for anyone to browse online for the first time.

The Exeter Book is one of the four most significant verse manuscripts to survive from the Anglo-Saxon period and contains the vast majority of all surviving Old English poetry. Its origins are a mystery.

The new website and digital technology gives a fascinating glimpse into the production of the book, allowing people to explore doodles made a century ago of people and even an angel.

Experts from the...

Choir recitals make virtual return to Exeter Cathedral

Choir recitals make virtual return to Exeter Cathedral as cross-channel project helps ‘share the wonder’

Virtual reality devices at heritage sites in France and the UK have been adapted so tourists can ‘visit’ an attraction in lockdown – and in the case of Exeter Cathedral even listen to the choir sing.

The VISTA AR project, led by the University of Exeter Business School and part of the EU’s Interreg France (Channel) England programme, has worked closely with Exeter Cathedral, Château de Fougères in Brittany and others to develop digital devices that create new kinds of visitor experiences using augmented and virtual reality.

These include tablet-based audio-visual tours,...

Postponed concert back on in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:57pm

Having postponed their annual concert in Exeter Cathedral last July due to Covid, the Amadeus Orchestra is delighted to announce that it will now take place in July 2021.

Principal conductor Philip Mackenzie says: “As an orchestra, we have been silent since February 2020 when we performed in the House of Commons and we are very excited by the prospect of performing once again. It is very fitting that our first post-Covid concert will be held in Exeter Cathedral as this is the city where the orchestra was founded in 1990.”

The orchestra is well known in Exeter and...

Amadeus Orchestra

Amadeus Orchestra

Event Date: 
23/07/2021 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Having postponed their annual concert in Exeter Cathedral last July due to Covid, the Amadeus Orchestra is delighted to announce that it will now take place in July 2021.

Principal conductor Philip Mackenzie says: “As an orchestra, we have been silent since February 2020 when we performed in the House of Commons and we are very excited by the prospect of performing once again. It is very fitting that our first post-Covid concert will be held in Exeter Cathedral as this is the city where the orchestra was founded in 1990.”

The orchestra is well known in Exeter and...

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