Monday, 5 March 2012

Ad Hoc Chamber Choir prepare a Vespers concert - Open Rehearsal at Killerton Sunday 18 March - Performances: Mary Arches Church Friday 23 March Church of Holy Cross Crediton Saturday 24 March PRESS RELEASE (from Sophie Nicholson)

A new choral phenomenon appears on Cathedral Green
Ad Hoc Chamber Choir
(Isn't that countertenor and musical director Laurence Blyth at the back?)

'Ad Hoc Chamber Choir' was formed in September 2009 by a group of Exeter University alumni who had met through various University choirs and wanted to continue singing as a group. The choir comprises around sixteen young singers, and their aim is simple: to perform great music for great local causes! They perform regularly in and around the local area, and recently branched out to more exotic climes with a successful tour to Freiberg, Germany in October 2011.

Recent recitals have included:

'Light amidst Darkness'
a selection of reflective repertoire
by composers such as Mortem Lauridsen,
Paul Mealor and Eric Whitacre
Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Mount Dinham

Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols'
St. Mary Arches Church Exeter

For the Spring season -
a selection of early European and Russian repertoire:

("Vechernya": = 'Vespers')
William Byrd
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Sergei Rachmaninov
John Sheppard
Tomás Luis de Victoria

Open Rehearsal:

Killerton House Chapel Broadclyst
Sunday 18th March 2 - 4.30pm


St. Mary Arches Church Exeter
Friday 23rd March 7.30pm
Admission FREE retiring collection
(St. Stephen's Project)

Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton
Saturday 24th March 7.30pm
Admission FREE retiring collection
(Crediton Parish Church Music Endowment Fund)

If you enjoy listening half as much as the choir enjoys performing this wonderful repertoire, then it will be a concert well worth attending!'

Ad Hoc Chamber Choir
- a slightly more formal pose in Princesshay 
     ( . . . and isn't that Alex West third from the left . . .   ? )

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