Monday, 1 November 2010

Tomorrow's Classical Journey

Tomorrow's Guests:
Christopher Parrish and Nicholas Marshall, Exeter Bach Society
John Scarfe, piano accompanist to soprano, Bethany Partridge
Hilary Boxer, 'cellist in duo with classical guitarist David Cottam
Clive Betts, guitarist in 'Piazzolla Duo' with flautist, Ruth Avis.

Between 10 and 11am on Tuesday two prominent members of the Exeter Bach Society,  Chairman Christopher Parrish and Musical Director Nicholas Marshall.  They will be telling us about the amazing evening of Bach, Handel and Purcell they are preparing for this Saturday evening.  We shall be able to hear about the wonderful soloists who are coming from the Guildhall School of Music to entertain us, the programme and the Society itself.

Sky Ingram, soprano

Marta Fontenals -Simmons

Nicholas Marshall
Musical Director
Exeter Bach Society

Clement Hetherington, tenor

Ashley Riches, baritone

Towards 11am pianist John Scarfe will join us to tell us about a smaller scale but equally wonderful concert on Saturday morning.  Exeter music student Bethany Partridge will be singing and playing 'cello at Broadclyst with John providing the piano accompaniment.  This concert is free to attend, 10am at Broadclyst Church.

Kentisbeare 'cellist Hilary Boxer will also be with us to tell us about the next 'Tasty Music' concert which will be in the upstairs music room at Exeter Central Library at 12.30 next Monday, 8th November.  Hilary will also be telling us about other 'Tasty Music' concerts, and I may be able to draw her on some of her other marvellous work - in particular with the Kentisbeare Children's Orchestra.

For those without computers, who are listening on the radio we will also have a quick run-down of concerts in Exeter.  Those that took place over the past week will get a brief review.  (See previous posts for a serious review.)  There will also be news of the concerts coming up before next week's show.  This is specially for radio listeners without internet access.  For you technophiles they are also listed below with full details:
(The pictures are all soloists at the Exeter Bach Society concert, by the way!)

Wed 3 Nov:
David Lee, piano and organ recital
Glenorchy United Reform Church, Exmouth 12noon for 12.30
Entry FREE (retiring collection)
(These concerts are on every week.  Based on last week's concerts I would recommend  - do not miss - if you are free at lunchtime in Exmouth.)

Thu 4 Nov:
Alexander Ardakov, Russian Pianist
Town Hall, Seaton, 7.30pm
Glinka, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Schumann
Tickets £12 - Season Ticket ( + 5 more concerts) £45
(U18s & students FREE)
01297 21484,

Thu 4 Nov:
Autumn AyresA Recorder Revelry
South Street Baptist Church, Exeter, 7pm
Tickets £5 (U16s FREE)
Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal
St Peter's High School, Exeter, 7.30pm
FREE (U16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Thu 4 Nov
The Piazzolla Duo, Romantic Impressions for Flute & Guitar
St Stephen's Church, High Street, Exeter, 7.30pm
(Ruth Avis, flute, and Clive Betts, guitar)
Debussy, Ravel, Piazzolla and J.S. Bach
£7.50 (studentsd £5)
01392 851207 or on the door.
(in support of the St Stephen's Project)

Sat 6 Nov
Bethany Partridge, soprano, and John Scarfe, piano
Broadclyst Parish Church, 10.30am
2 Purcell songs; Plainte Italiene, Jean Baptists Lully; Laudate Te (Mass in C), Mozart;
O Ravishing Delight, Thomas Arne; Je Veux Vivre (Romeo and Juliet), Gounod;
Hear Ye Israel (Elijah), Mendelssohn; 'a Bach aria';
'Cello Elegy, Kenneth Leyton ('cello and piano duet).
Hear all about Bethany's concert from John Scarfe at about 10.45am on the show tomorrow.
FREE - tea and coffee available from 10am
Exeter Recorded Concert Society
Music Room, Exeter Central Library, 1.30pm
'Dvořák' - Introduced by Chairman, Mike Drew
FREE ( - membership £5 )
Musical Magic: a tour of the orchestra for children (accompanied by adults)
Northcott Theatre, University of Exeter, 4.30pm
Exeter Music Scholars demonstrate the instruments of the orchestra
Music from Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast, Lord of the Rings.
(Come dressed as your favourite character)
Tickets £3
01392 493493
Exeter Philharmonic Choir
United Reform Church, Southernhay, Exeter, 7.30pm
Mass in D, Dvořák; Singet dem Herrn, Bach; Ascribe unto the Lord, Wesley.
Tickets £10
01392 499211  (& Phoenix Box Office 667090)
Exeter Bach Society Choir and Orchestra
St James' Church Mount Pleasant, Exeter, 7.30pm
Autumn Baroque
O sing unto the Lord, Purcell;
Himmelskönig, sei wilkommen, Lobet den Herrn, Brandenburg Concerto No 5, Bach;
Let God Arise, Handel.
Conductor Nicholas Marshall
Tickets £12 (£9)
Phoenix (667080), Opus Classical (214044),

Mon 8 Nov
'Cello and Classical Guitar
(Hilary Boxer and David Cottam)
Music Room, Exeter Central Library, 12.30pm
Music from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America,  and Cuba
David's arrangements of 'La Folia'; Fardo, Charles West; Song of the Birds, Catalan trad, Pablo Cassals.
A 'Tasty Music' concert with Spanish Cakes served at 12 noon.
Tickets £4  01392 384217

Music tomorrow will be provided by the guests - especially guitarist, Clive Betts, who will be playing his Tacamine guitar live in the studio between 11am and 12.  Clive will also be telling us in more detail about the 'Piazzolla Duo' concert next Monday, 8th November, and his new project - The Exeter Guitar Society - which will have its first meeting next Wednesday, 10th November, at 7.30pm in the Academy, Coombe Street (Off South Street), Exeter.

Towards 12 we will include Christine Roxburgh's request.for a song by Edward Elgar.  Stay tuned for that Christine.

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