Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Exeter Bach Society "Music in May" Killerton Chapel Saturday 17 May 2014 Press Release from Exeter Bach Society Publicity Secretary Penny Barbour

The Chapel in Killerton House Gardens

Exeter Bach Society Choir


"Music in May"

at Killerton Chapel

Broadclyst, nr Exeter EX5 3LE

Saturday 17th May 2014  5.30 pm.

We will sing a selection of Madrigals, Motets and Cantatas
by Bach, Gibbons, Monteverdi and others.

Conductor: David Davies

Plus items by our soloists Clive Betts (guitar)
and Edward Woodhouse (Tenor and 'cello)

Tickets: £8 (student/child £4)
Exeter Phoenix: 01392 667080
Book OnlineWeGotTickets
(full-price tickets only)
Tickets may be bought at the door,
(subject to availability)

The evening is supported by

Poetry of the War Years 1914-18: Music and Words Branscombe Village Hall Wednesday 16 April 2014 Press Release from Val Howels

Soprano: Val Howels

Poetry of the War Years 1914-1918

Branscombe Village Hall, Wednesday 16 April, 7.30p.m.

Rowland Molony


David Birch            Channel Firing, by Thomas Hardy       
(& Rowland Molony)  Judging Distances, by Henry Reed   
                                The Send-off, by Wilfred Owen              

Madeleine Birch  MCMXIV, by Philip Larkin 
                   stament of Youth by Vera Brittain
                               Soft Rain, by Sarah Teasdale

Robert Crick  from A Record of the 58th Rifles F.F.
                        in the Great War, by Col. A.G. Lind, D.S.O.  

Songs              Val Howels, accompanied by Frances Waters


Chris Gradwell
Readings with music

Rowland Molony
At High Wood, Longueval, by Rowland Molony

John Torrance
A War Cemetery at Ligny St Flochel, by John Torrance

Chris Gradwell (saxophone) - Syrinx, by Claude Debussy

John Torrance

John Torrance  An Irish Airman Foresees
                          his Death, by W. B. Yeats

(& David BirchBillet, by Ivor Gurney

Rowland Molony Exposure, by Wilfred Owen   
          Break of Day in the Trenches, by Isaac Rosenberg    

Barbara Farquharson  May 1915, by Charlotte Mew

(& Rowland MolonyThe Team's Head Brass, by Edward Thomas   
                                       from a letter of William Dean Dowell

Songs              Val Howels, accompanied by Frances Waters

Piano: Frances Waters

Admission and wine are free,
but please make a donation at the end

Monday, 14 April 2014

Classical Journey 10am Tuesday 15 April 2014 Special Guest: Flautist Ruth Molins

Ruth Molins
plays alto flute
(seen here at The Corn Barn, Cullompton)
plus recordings from 'Classical Café'
(with Sophie Brewer & Jennifer Campbell
at Cullompton Community Centre)

Highlights of the Past Week

The Other Compass
'The Globe' Newtown
Tuesday 8 April
(The Snow Giants = Al, Rick & Mike)
Guitar: Mike Outram

Keyboard: Mike Westbrook

Drums: Rick Byer
Saxophone: Roz Harding
Drums: Coach York
Flute: Kimwei Westbury

Keyboard: Al Swainger

Guitar: Kimwei Westbury
Bass: Al Swainger
Keyboard: Kimwei Westbury

Beacon Piano Trio
Violin: Anna Cockroft
Piano: Joyce Clarke
'Cello: Ruth Lass
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 9 April

Tim Othen
Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin
Debussy - & Khachaturian
St Michael's Mount Dinham
Wednesday 9 April

Bicton Classics
Tenor: Roger Bourgein
Bassoon: Stanley Hemsley
Bicton Inn Exmouth
Thursday 10 April

Clarinet: Becky Brooks
Piano & Voice: Natasha Iuchanka

Buckfast Abbey
Saturday 12 April
Exeter Chamber Choir

Basses: Patrick Taylor
Tenors: Norman Waldron

Conductor: Andrew Daldorph
Gloria Tibi Trinitas
Good Night!

Events This Week

Mary O'Shea
(November 2011)
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 16 April 12.30pm
Frances Waters & Mary O'Shea
George Frideric Handel: "Semele"
(Jupiter: "Where'er you walk") 1743
Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel: "Diomedes"
("Bist du bei mir" BWV 508) 1718
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Le Nozze de Figaro"
(Cherubino: "Voi Che Sapete") 1786
Henry Purcell: "Dido & Aeneas"
(Dido: "When I'm laid in earth") 1688
Robert Schumann: "Myrthen"
(Julius Mosen: "Nüssbaum") 1840
Tommaso Giordani: "Caro Mio Ben" 1780
Gabriel Fauré: "Requiem in D minor"
("Pie Jesu") 1890
Franz Schubert: "Liederzyklus vom Fräulein vom See"
(Walter Scott: "Ave Maria") 1825
Edvard Grieg: "Seks Digt"
(Henrik Ibsen: "En Svane") 1876
Elizabeth Maconchy: "Hamlet"
(William Shakespeare: "Ophelia's Song") 1926
Admission FREE

Soprano: Erika Borley
Music at St Michael's
Church of St Michael & All Angels, Mount Dinham
Wednesday 16 April 6pm
Soprano: Erika Borley
Mezzo Soprano: Rachel Bennett
With words and prayers following
the Stations of the Cross
No Charge for Admission
!!Drivers!! - it is essential to collect
your free parking permit from the church.

Val Howels

Poetry of the War Years
Branscombe Village Hall
Wednesday 16 April 7.30pm
David Birch
Rowland Molony
- Madeleine Birch
- Robert Crick
- John Torrance
- Barbara Farquarson
Saxophone: Chris Gradwell
Soprano: Val Howels
Frances Waters

Piano: Frances Waters

Admission (& Wine) FREE

- Please make a donation


Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society
Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society
Manor Pavillion Theatre Sidmouth
Friday 18 - Saturday 26 April 7.30pm
(NOT Easter Sunday 20 April)
Saturday 26 April 3pm
Director: Lyn Burgoyne
Musical Director: John Griswold
Choreography: Vicky Evans
Tickets: £14 (child 3pm show: £10)
Box Office: 01395 514413 10am-2pm Mon-Sat

Sol Gabetta
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Exeter Picture House
Sunday 20 April 5pm
(Live from Baden-Baden)
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
'Cello: Sol Gabetta
György Ligeti: "Atmosphères"
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act I of "Lohengrin"
Sir Edward Elgar: "Cello Concerto in E minor" Op. 85
Igor Stravinsky: "Le Sacre du Printemps"
Tickets: £20 (student/60+ £15)
Box Office: 08719 025730 (10p/min landline)
Book Online

Ukulele Orchestra 3 May

West Country Traditions Day
Exmouth Festival 24 May

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra & Singers Ralph Vaughan Williams "A Sea Symphony" & "Fantasy on a Theme of Tallis" Saturday 5 April 2014 Message from Natasha Iuchanka

I can't keep being silent any more about EMG Orchestra, as I've been enjoying their wonderful programmes for my more than 3 years in Exeter! That was, for example, their Elgar and Holst "Music of  Dreams, Challenges and Patriotism" performance a couple of years ago, still unforgettable and dearly cherished!

Then Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov! (which I thought I'd "had enough in my life!", but it's never enough - as EMG performance has happily proved again!)

Now this 5th April was a real break through for me with "Fantasia" and "A Sea Symphony" of R.Vaughan Williams, with his romanticism and epic "alloy" of French-impressionists colours and heroic all in one music body!

This Concert (2 hours of "Delicious Music Pictures Reality") has healed me totally of many stupid things, like ... weather season nostalgia, or may be ... homesick? ... or whatever else you'd call it, but I must confess: this concert has elated my spirit, "my body and soul", magnificently!

(and my confess, just to you: I feel home again, in Exmouth seashores, more than ever for these 3 years!)

"If Music Be the Food of Love", but no questions, it was(!), it's happened with EMG concert magic help, Their performance was a fabulous food for my (a bit spoiled with theory, hah!) mind , enjoyably considering elegant and accurate "delivering" all these Vaughan Williams's intensely elaborated harmonic sequences and keys changes, easily absorbed and friendly embraced by old age songs tunes of medieval diatonic origin (!), "sculptured and polished" (!) by ages, like a seashore rocks and pebbles all around this beautiful country, they all go so well with Vaugan Williams's fluent chromatic intensity of his English impressionism!(?)

As I have told you many times and must repeat it again: I will never be able to comprehend HOW(?) this sophisticated young lady conductor Marion Wood does organize this all complicated music scores (with 200 musicians, like now) for every couple of months(?), how she can do it clearly to everybody TO HEAR EVERYTHING (!) composer wrote .... and HOW(?) she makes everyone mind who'd listened to it be captured with delight!

Of course, the magnificent soprano Catherine Hamilton with baritone Julian Rippon were shining in this luxurious musical instrumental and choir environments, featuring special pleasure and exultation to the whole delicious music night!!!

So, on the 5th of April's Concert the audience of Exeter Cathedral was thrilled by receiving a real Music Gift of EMG and of Ralph Vaughan Williams's music gallery of magnificent landscapes and history views and thoughts. I think the names of all 200 performers should be mentioned here, every single one, as You've done, dear Luch, already most of them in your wonderful gallery of this concert night performers.

Wonderful people! Great Thanks to All!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Classical Journey 10am Tuesday 8 April 2014

Catherine Hamilton
& Julian Rippon

Sing Vaughan Williams' "Sea Symphony"
Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra
Exeter Cathedral Saturday 5 April
La Chorale Univerisitaire de Louvain
Sing Handel's "Messiah"
Church of St Michael & All Angels
Mount Dinham  Friday 4 April
David Cottam
"The Eloquent Guitar"
Lympstone Parish Church
Sunday 6 April
Dartington Community Choir
Sing Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle"
Dartington Great Hall  Sunday 6 April
Director of Music: Jonathan Watts
Soprano: Suzanne Manuell
Mezzo Soprano: Alison Kettlewell
Tenor: Anando Mukerjee
Baritone: Philip Smith
Piano: John Bryden & Juliet Edwards
Harmonium: Ian Curror
Phil Fluke
Harmonium Expert
The Bay Horse Totnes
Sunday 6 April

Flugelhorn: Tim Sayer
Double Bass: David George
Piano: Lewis Riley
Sam Richards: "Big Train"

Saturday 5th April
A Night to Remember

The choir mount the stage
(Maria Yiting Liu
& Juliet Meadowcroft)
Oboe: Kate Osbourne
In the spotlight
Catherine Hamilton
& Julian Rippon
Violin: Kit Fotheringham

Dressed for the sea
Aquamarine waves
& ermine spray

Two Presidents
Maria Yiting Liu
& Juliet Meadowcroft

Bicton Classics Pianist
(& Tenor)
Andrew Odber

A very important
member of the team
Conductor: Marion Wood
Leader: Clare Smith
Trumpet: Tony Hindley
Lovely! - Julian & Catherine
A Mighty Choir
Orchestra & Soloists
Marion thanks EVERYONE
especially leader Clare Smith
A big bouquet for Clare
special thanks for Catherine
and Julian - bravo!
Tympanist Extraordinaire: Ali Board
Rising Percussion Star: Jerome Blackburn

A very appropriate "Thank You" card for Marion Wood

     Still To Come . . .

The Other Compass

The Other Compass
The Globe Inn Newtown
Tuesday 8 April 8.30pm            ! ! ! ! !
Bass: Al Swainger
Keyboard: Mike Westbrook            
Saxophone: Roz Harding
Guitar: Mike Outram
Drums: Coach York
Guitar & Vocals: Kimwei Westbury
Guitar & Vocals: Dave Wood
Admission: FREE

Beacon Piano Trio
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 9 April 12.30pm
Piano: Joyce Clarke
Violin: Anna Cockroft
'Cello: Ruth Lass
Josef Haydn: Trio 38 in D major Hob. XV 24
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio No. 8 in B flat
(Single Mvt: 'Allegretto')
Felix Mendelssohn: Trio in C minor Op. 66
(Mvt II of 4 'Andante espressivo')
Bedřich Smetana: Klavírní Trio in G minor Op. 15
(Mvt III of 3 Finale: 'Presto')
Admission FREE

Tim Othen
Music at St Michael's
St Michael's Mount Dinham
Wednesday 9 April 7.30pm
Piano: Tim Othen
Chopin AND Rachmaninov
Admission FREE
Full Programme February-May

Piano Concerto
(Photo: Sophie Baker)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Exeter University Great Hall
Thursday 10 April 7.30pm
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Orchestra
Sergi Rachmaninov: 2nd Piano Concerto
Jean Sibelius: 1st Symphony
Conductor: Stefan Solyom
Piano Soloist: John Lill
Tickets: £16-£20.50 (reductions for groups)
Under 16s: £8.50-£10.50
Book using link on BSO website

The Honeymead Ensemble
Exeter Cathedral
Thursday 10 April 7.30pm
Violin: Tamsin Waley-CohenEmma Parker
Viola: Sarah-Jane Bradley
'Cello: Nathaniel Boyd
Ludwig van Beethoven: No 10 in Eь ("Harp") 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Johannes Brahms
Tickets: £15 in support of

Exeter Cathedral Development Appeal
01392 285983  book online

Flute: Alison Brockbank
Bassoon: Sidney Hemsley
Tenor: Roger Bourgein
Bicton Classics Night
Bicton Inn Exmouth
Thursday 10 April 8.30pm
Classical Musicians play for
and listen to each other
- the pub has a piano.
Admission: FREE
Enquiries: The Bicton Inn
Alison Brockbank / Sidney Hemsley

Exeter Festival Chorus
Exeter Festival Chorus
& Southern Sinfonia
Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 12 April 6.45-for-7.30pm
Conductor: Nigel Perrin
Gioachino Rossini: Stabat Mater 1841
Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater 1926
Giles Swayne: Magnificat 1982
Tickets: Front Nave £22 Rear Nave £17
Unreserved Side Aisle £12
EFC Tickets: 0845 6005441
Exeeter Tickets: 01392 665885
book online
choir website

Exeter Chamber Choir
Buckfast Abbey
Saturday 12 April 7.15pm
John Taverner: "Gloria Tibi Trinitas"
Thomas Tallis: "Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui"
John Tavener: Selected Works
Musical Director: Andrew Daldorph
Tickets: £10 (student/U16 £8)
Keith Wainwright: 01297 553955
Online Booking Form

Paul Archibald
English Brass Academy
South West Music School
English Brass Academy
Wellington School, Somerset
Monday-Thursday 14-17 April
Brass Works  Brass Studio
Percussion Adacemy
Grade V Music Theory
Leader: Paul Archibald
French Horn: Richard Wainwright
Trumpet: Victoria Curran
Trombone: Jon Hopes
Julie Edwards
Music Theory
Music Theory: Julie Edwards
Residential: £400
Non-Residential: £280
Deadline for Bursaries: Wednesday 5 March
(Leverhulme Trust info@swms.co.uk)
Deadline for Grade V: Friday 28 March
Deadline for Percussion & Brass: Friday 4 April
Paul Archibald: 01396 508060
Book Online:  Brass Works  Brass Studio
Percussion Academy  Grade V Music Theory

Press Release from Kate Wannell