Monday, 20 February 2012

Classical Journey Tuesday 21 February

Counterpoint Director of Music, David Acres
in the PHonic FM studio
(Photo: Cecil Hatfield)
This week's programme will begin with a visit by David Acres to talk about the 'Antiphon' choir. They will be at Buckfast on Saturday 3rd March to perform music for lent. A wonderful sound - sixteen of the best singers from around the country - four each of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.

Antiphon Choir
Buckfast Abbey
Saturday 3 March 7.15pm
Lenten Prose - Plainsong Men Only
Lamentations of Jeremiah I - Thomas Tallis
Crucifixus for 8 voices - Antonio Lotti
Miserere mei - Allegri
Lamentations - Men's voices by Osbert Parsley
O vos omnes - Pablo Casals
The Reproaches - John Sanders
When I survey the wondrous cross - Edgar Day
Te lucis ante terminum - Thomas Tallis
Musical Director: Matthew Cann
Tickets: £15 (£10 in advance)
from Buckfast Abbey Shop
Matthew Cann:
or SAE to: 38 Miller Way, Exminster EX6 8TH
David Acres: 01392 490398 

Catherine Cartwright 
 'Al Mutanabbi  Street Coalition'

(photo: Cecil Hatfield)
Catherine Cartwright of the Al Mutanabbi Street Coalition will come in at to talk about the memorial poetry reading on 5 March for the terrible terrorist attack in Baghdad which happened five years ago. Catherine will recite some suitable Iraqi poetry.

Michael Willmott of the Exeter Charal Society will come in to tell us more about workshop and concert at the University next weekend. He will be joined by Beca Pennar, President of the Exeter University Symphony Orchestra and Kit Fotheringham, lead violin. (See Kit with Marion Wood when they performed the Brahms Requiem last year - 1st December)

Al Mutanabbi Street Coalition
Double Elephant Print Workshop, Exeter Phoenix
Monday 5 March 8pm
Catherine Cartwright will hold
an informal session of readings
of Iraqi poetry - in memory of
The terrible terrorist attrocity in
Al Mutanabbi Street booksellers quarter
in Baghdad on 5 March 2007
Admission: £5 (space extremely limited!)

Tessa Gaukroger
is Rosalind
Finally, the very welcome return of the Cygnet New Theatre students. The familiar voice of Tessa Gaukroger will be joined by Matthew Neighbour and Louisa Wilde. All have become well known through their performances in Cygnet productions. Now they are reaching the end of their training and are taking part in their 'Third Year Showcase'. This year the showcase play is Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. All three appear. Matthew and Louisa (as Touchstone and Audrey) even end up getting married in the play!

The play has been running since Thursday this week. The run continues Tuesday to Saturday next week. Then the production moves to London - to showcase the students to a wider audience. Catch them while they're still here!

Cygnet New Theatre

Friars Gate Exeter
William Shakespeare: 'As You Like It'
Cygnet New Theatre, Friars' Gate, Exeter
Thur-Sat 16-18 Feb & Tue-Sat 21-25 Feb
Director: Amanda Knott
(previous Cygnet productions:
Noël Coward: 'Blythe Spirit'
Bess Wohl: 'Touch(ed)' )
Tickets: £10 (£8, £6)
Box Office: 01392 277189

Alex Knight & Chris Glassfield
Topsham Art Room Sun 19 Feb
We have plenty of music to choose from - including some wonderful new music by local guitarist and composer, Chris Glassfield from Totnes - recorded in duet with fellow guitarist, Alex Knight. A wonderful sound!

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