Monday, 24 October 2011

Reading Phoenix Choir, St Peter's Church Tiverton Saturday 29 October

The Reading Phoenix Choir will be at St Peter's Church Tiverton
Saturday 29th October 7.30pm

On the last 'Classical Journey' for October (Tuesday 20th) we heard a beautiful performance of Edward Elgar's 'Lux Aeterna', the choral version of 'Nimrod' from his 'Enigma Variations'.

The beauty and quality of the sound was comparable to the wonderful performance by David Acres' 'Counterpoint' choir at Buckfast Abbey on the previous Saturday.

Now in their 43rd year, the Reading Phoenix Choir are one of the countries very finest choral ensembles. They have wond the Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup - and were first runners-up in last year's 'Choir of the Year'. Could there be any chance that this superb choir might come to Devon to entertain us?

Yes! Sue North (Vice-Chair of the East Devon Choral Society) has managed to book the Reading Phoenix Choir to perform at St Peter's Church in Tiverton on the evening of Saturday 29th October. The choir will perform their amazing programme of music datingfrom the seventeenth century to the present day.

Also performing on the night will be Didier Garcon playing traditional pipe and tabor, and organist Christopher Enston who will accompany some of the choral works - and give a performance of Widor's 'Toccata' on the 1867 Henry Willis Organ. (David Davies, Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, played the Toccata on the Willis Organ on Thursday 20th Oct as part of the Two Moors Festival - and it is well worth hearing again!)

This will be a superb concert, and a great opportunity to see this magnificent choir in action. Early booking is reccommended!

Reading Phoenix Choir
St Peter's Church Tiverton
Saturday 29 October 7.30pm
Sacred and Secular Choral Music
from 1500 to the present day
Special Guests:
Organist: Christopher Enston
Widor: Toccata in F major
Pipe and Tabor: Didier Garcon
Traditional Music from Provence
Tickets: £10 (advance booking recommended)
contact Sue North 01884 253494

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