Happy people standing together in the park

Innovative outdoor singing project comes to Heavitree

Authored by Amy Hopwood
Posted: Sat, 04/23/2022 - 7:16am

We all know that being physically active is good for us, but did you know that simply being outside in the natural environment is also really good for your physical and mental health?

Research[1] shows it can help reduce anxiety and depression, helping to lower stress, blood pressure and more.

The benefits are even greater if we actively engage with nature, and the Nature Songs project is designed to do just that, using singing and songwriting to connect people to nature.

The first Nature Songs project ran in Bury Meadow Park through Winter and into early Spring,...

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...

CLIC for Christmas 2019

Event Date: 
14/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Exeter Cathedral

This is our fifth annual CLIC for Christmas concert raising funds for CLIC Sargent. Once again, we will be hosting a celebration of Christmas in the beautiful Exeter Cathedral and will be joined by one of the winners of our Devon Schools Choir Competition, Exmouth Community College. In addition we are again thrilled to be welcoming the CLIC Sargent singers, a group of exceptionally talented young people who have all benefitted from the support of CLIC Sargent and will be sharing their stories with us as well as their beautiful music. Come along and get your Christmas off to a magical start...

Forever Young Singing for Fun Exeter

Sing for Fun: Forever Young still singing in Exeter - we are not a choir

Isn't it fantastic that there are a number of singing groups in and around the Exeter area?

Is it any wonder that more people access a local singing group when singing is part of our popular tv culture eg., The X Factor, The Eurovision Song Contest, The Voice, Pop Idol, Fame Academy, Popstars, Over the Rainbow, Last Choir Standing, Any Dream Will Do, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, All Together Now ... to name but a few.

'Sing for Fun' began in Exeter January 2007 and named after the Bob Dylan song 'Forever Young' which ironically was the only song that was...

The X-Factor comes to Exeter

The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars with the audition team back on the road, scouring the country for budding hopefuls to take part in series 16 of the hit music show.

The audition tour will be a nationwide search and is coming to the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter on Saturday 2 February. Auditions take place between 9am and 6pm and it couldn’t be simpler to apply.

Groups or solo singers aged 16+ can apply online, registering for an upcoming event or turn up in person on the day. Everyone who...

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

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...

Bulgarian singing star on flying visit to Exeter for charity concert in aid of Unicef

Event Date: 
29/09/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter

A rising star of the operatic world, Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Svetlina Stoyanova, will be coming to Exeter at the end of the month to take part in a special charity concert in aid of UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.

Currently singing in Vienna at the famous State Opera, Svetlina will be flying to Exeter for just thirty-six hours to take part in the concert at Southernhay United Reformed Church on Saturday 29th September.

Svetlina, who won the prestigious New Voices international singing competition in Berlin last year, has performed in opera and concerts...

Broadway Baby

Event Date: 
14/07/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

Broadway Baby is a fundraising cabaret evening full of wonderful musical theatre show tunes. Raising money for local charity FORCE it will feature songs from classic musicals including Les Miserables and Chicago and also from new Broadway smash hits Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen.

Sung by a talented group of local women, Broadway Baby guarantees to be a night that shouldn’t be missed.

Tickets: £10

Please call Ticket Line 07484 509514 to book now.

Sponsored by The Blackmore Theatre

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Musicals & Music Halls

Event Date: 
14/07/2018 - 3:00pm to 15/07/2018 - 5:00pm
The Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, EX8 2RU

The Exmouth Players and Blackmore Youth Theatre presents Musicals and Music Halls at The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, on 14th and 15th July 2018 - both performances commence at 3pm.

Music hall is a typically British theatrical entertainment that was popular from the early Victorian era until the 1960s and involved a mixture of popular songs, comedy, specialty acts, and variety entertainment, which included male and female impersonators, mime artists and impressionists, trampoline acts, and comic pianists. The music hall gave rise to major stars such as Marie Lloyd, George Formby,...

Swedish St Lucia Concert

Event Date: 
13/12/2017 - 6:30pm
St Thomas C of E Church, Cowick Street, Exeter

ExeSwedes and friends bring music and light to the darkness of a winter evening with a traditional candlelit Swedish St Lucia procession.

Entry is free, as are the saffron buns!