Monday, 22 November 2010

Classical Journey Tuesday 23 November

Luthier Shaun Newman
working in his Crediton workshop
This will be the last 'Journey' for November.  We have a very special guest to finish off the month in style.
Shaun Newman has been making master classical guitars for many years now in his workshop in Crediton.  David Cottam, the local guitar virtuoso from Sandford owns not one, but three of Shaun's amazing guitars.
Shaun will be in the studio from about 11am tomorrow morning to tell us about his amazing craft, and how he became a master guitar maker (or 'luthier', I should say).

Sadly a hand injury will prevent Shaun from playing one of his guitars in the studio, but he will be bringing in some recordings of his playing.  Shaun's skill as a guitar player, needless to say, is equal to his skill as a guitar maker.  Just to close the circle Shaun's recordings will include compositions by the wonderful David Cottam.
I'm not sure which we will hear, but Shaun has suggested quite a selection.  Traditional music from Spane, Russia, England, Japan, classical Spanish: Sor, Carulli, Tarrega, Carcassi - and lots of new names too, from the modern repertoire.

Before setting out on a journey through the classical guitar repertoire with Shaun, we shall have time between 10 and 11am tomorrow for a 'mini-classical journey'

For those who missed Devon Baroque's performance of Geminiani's 'La Follia' we can start with a few variations from Corelli's 1700 original.

Archangelo Corelli:          Sonata No 12 "La Follia" 1700
Tomasso Albinoni:           Concerto a Cinque in B flat 1722
Antonio Vivaldi:               Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione Op 8
                                            Le Quattro Stagioni: 4. L'inverno. 1727
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Magnificat: Quia Respexit Humilitatem for 2 guitars 1733
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Goldberg Variations BWV 988 NO 28 for 2 pianos 1741
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Violin Sonata No 1, Rondo 1798
Johannes Brahms:            Sonata for 'Cello & Piano op 99, allegro molto 1886
Ernest John Moeran:       Stalham River 1921

Exmouth Community College & Exmouth Raleigh Rotary Club
Tuesday 23 November 7pm Main Hall Exmouth Commuity College, Green Close
Year 7 Choir
ShowStoppers Sing!
Sax & Brass Bands
Taiko Drummers
Solo Vocalists 
Admission £5, £2.50 (U14)

Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts: Piano and Soprano
Wednesday 24 November 12.30pm, Glenorchy United Reformed Church, Exmouth
pianist Frances Waters & soprano Val Howels
No charge for admission.

Lunchtime Concerts in the Music Room: Guitar at Christmas
Thursday 25 November 12.30pm Exeter Central Library Music Room
Clive Betts, guitar, Latin American & festive seasonal music . . .
Admission £4 Exeter Performing Arts Library 384217

Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 25 November 7.30pm Exeter Cathedral
Beethoven: Violin concerto, Prometheus Overture
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Tickets £15/12/10/8 667080

Rosemary Branch Theatre
Thursday 25 November (?time) Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Breakfast with Emma by Fay Weldon
(? admisstion price) box: 270891
more information

Sheldon Singers
Saturday 27 November 7.30pm St Paul's Church, Honiton
Tickets/info: Mike Jones (01404-45308)

Lympstone Entertainments
Saturday 17 November 7.30pm Lympstone Parish Church
William Walton: "Facade"
Narrators: Bob Carter and Mai Targett
Flute/piccolo: Ruth Avis
Alto Saxophone: Sarah Dean
'Cello: Isabelle Woollcott
Clarinet: John Walthew
Bass Clarinet: John Welton
Trumpet: Tony Hindley
Percussion: John Harlock
Admission £7.50 (box: 01395 263928)

Topham Film Society: 'Frozen River'
Friday 3 December 3pm & 7.30pm, Matthews Hall
Admission £3.50 matinee £4.50 evening

Exeter Recorded Concert Society: Bring and Play
Saturday 4 December 1.15pm Exeter Central Library Music Room
Admission free for new members

Exeter Chamber Choir with Devon Baroque
Saturday 4 December 7.30pm Exeter Cathedral
conducted by Andrew Daldorph
(leader: Margaret Faultless)
J.S.Bach Christmas Oratorio

Amy Daldorph soprano
Nicholas Hariades counter-tenor
Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Thomas Guthrie bass
Tickets less £3 for children & full-time students:
Front Nave        £22                                                    
Mid Nave 1       £18
Mid Nave 2       £15
Rear Nave         £12
Side Aisles        £8  (unreserved)
ECC TICKETS phone 01404 813041

or use the forms online at:
and at EXETER PHOENIX Box Office, Gandy StExeterEX4 3LS
phone 01392 667 080 or book online at

Tasty Music: Beethoven, Bach Boccherini (and Bakewell Tart)
Monday 6 December 12.30 pm (cakes at 12) Exeter Central Library Music Room
Sonatas Spirited and Serene with 'cellist Hilary Boxer and pianist Susan Steele-Wiggins
Bach's Sonata for Viola da Gamba
Boccherini's Sonata in C for 'cello and piano
Beethoven's Cello Sonata op 69 in A major
Admission £4 (box: Exeter Performing Arts Library 384217)
More information about Library events here.

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