Monday, 30 April 2012

Snapshots for March & April 2012

Trevor Ives plays French Horn
with the Isca Orchestra
Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony
Sidmouth Parish Church

Rebekah Brown & Andrew Henley
are Patience and Grosvenor in
Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Patience'
Exeter Northcott Theatre

Marie Langrishe is violin soloist
Mozart's First Violin Concerto
Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Southernhay URC

Lucy Elzik and Sebastian Pope are Ethel and Ernest Pringle
in James Saunders' 'Alas Poor Fred' (1958)
OwlGlass Theatre at the Hourglass Inn, Melbourne Street 
Lily Neal is Mrs Sparsit (Hard Times)
(reading Mr Bounderby's life story
as related to Mrs Gradgrind)
Topsham Dickens Cosy Read-Aloud
Topsham Bookshop 11 March
Director Max Stafford-Clark
And members of the cast
discuss the play 'Top Girls'
with audience members
Exeter Northcott Theatre

Tenor Jonathan Schrantz
Soprano Lucy Bray
Mozart's Mass in C minor
with Exeter Chamber Choir
Exeter Cathedral

'Cellist Jane Pirie
with the Powderham Consort
and Divertimento Ensemble
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
James Wyatt Music Room

Ad Hoc Chamber Choir
Rachmaninov: Vespers 1915
Killerton House Chapel

Chris Gradwell: alto saxophone
with the Beare Trio
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House

Mezzo Soprano Kitty Whately meets Natasha Iuchanka
after playing Rosina in Rossini's 'Barber of Seville'
with English Touring Opera - Exeter Northcott Theatre

Alice Gerstenberg's 1916 play 'Overtones'
Cygnet New Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter
Hannah Brooks is Hetty, Maia Gibbons is Harriet
Sally Geake is Maggie, Lucy Theobald is Margaret
Director Louisa Wilde

Devon Baroque present a Banquet of English Song
Leader Margaret Faultlell, Baroque Oboe Rachel Chaplin
Harpsichord Andrew Wilson-Dickson, Mezzo Soprano Meg Bragle
Baroque 'Cello Andrew Skidmore, Theorbo Elizabeth Kenny
Dartington Great Hall

Mary O'Shea poses outside
Broadclyst Parish Church
after her soprano recital with
Pianist John Scarfe

Mary O'Shea at Broadclyst Church

Exeter Cathedral Chapter House

Conductor Timothy Carey kisses the hand of understudy Cheryl Enever
after her stunning performance as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin'
English Touring Opera at Exeter Northcott Theatre

Baroque Recorder: James Risden
Harpsichord: Jonathan Watts
Sackbut: Emily White
Dartington Ship Studio
Devon Baroque:
Golden Age of English Music
The Golden Age of English Music
ends on a high note

Mezzo Soprano Meg Bragle
"When I am laid in earth"
Henry Purcell: Dido & Aenaes
Dartington Great Hall

Devon Baroque's Chairman
Basil Butler
bids a fond farewell
to Devon Baroque's Leader
Margaret Faultless 

Emma Welton joins 'Music on the Edge'
(clarinettist Chris Caldwell and falutist Susie Hodder-Williams)
'Live at the Long Room'
Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton

Emma joins 'Exeter Contemporary Sounds'
for Paul Whitty's 
'Bury Your Love Like Treasure'
Top Studio, Exeter Phoenix 

In the Phoenix basement
Susie hits a perfect five
in the Phonic FM studio

In Chagford
Phonic FM presenter Martin Hodge meets
harpist and composer Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

The Laurence Blyth Singers in Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
Soprano Josie Walledge, Counter-Tenor Laurence Blyth
Keyboards (& Baritone) Matthew Cann, Tenor Edward Woodhouse
Bass Julian Rippon, 'Cello Hilary Boxer

Saturday Lunchtime Concert
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
Grace Oh & Tansy Bennett
Piano & Violin

Kapellmeister Professor George Pratt
plays the Bryce Seede organ
James Wyatt Music Room
Powderham Castle

Mezzo Soprano Dorothy Ferrier & Pianist Dorothy Worthington
present 'A Grab-Bag of Songs' at Sidmouth Parish Church

The Honeymead Ensemble
Violin: Tamsin Waley-Cohen
'Cello: Bartholomew LaFollette
Piano: Tom Poster
Exeter Cathedral

Zazou Cowboys - mezzanine bar, Exeter Northcott Theatre
Amazing double bass, lead guitar and slide guitar
Acoustic violin? - Rebecca Willson!

St Boniface Concert Society
 Church of the Holy Cross
, Crediton
Piano: Melisa Gupta
'Cello: Jonathan Dormand
Sergei Prokofiev: 
Cello Sonata in C minor

Live harp accompaniment to Douglas Fairbanks Senior's
1924 silent movie, 'The Thief of Bagdad'
Jubilee Hall Chagford
Composed and performed by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

Two young stars of
Chagford Filmmaking Group's 2012 production
The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh
Premiere at Exeter Picturehouse

Another uncredited star
the young actress who played
'The 'Laidley Worm'
into which the princess was transformed.
(But what happened next . . . ?)

The evil step-mother - Actress Maxine Fone
meets Christina Thomas (who played 'Nurse')
Exeter Picturehouse restaurant

Dr David Schellenburg of University College
Otterburn Manitoba
with the Providence Chamber Singers
Buckfast Abbey

Soprano Janet Macdonald
sings John Rutter's 'Requiem'
Holy Trinity Church Exmouth

. . . and for light entertainment -
percussionist Ben Lund-Conlon
with 'washboard tie'!

Macdiva! - Janet Macdonald

Mezzo Soprano Kate Lees

Concert Run-Down for the beginning of May

The Sixteen
Director of Music
Harry Christophers
choir website
The Sixteen (Choral Pilgrimage)
Exeter Cathedral
Wednesday 2 May 7.30pm
(Franco-Flemish renaissance music)
Josquin des Prez (1500):
'Preater Rerum Serium'
'O virgo Prudensissima'
'Huc Me Sydereo'
Antoine Brumel (1500):
'Missa Et Ecce Terrae' (Earthquake Mass)
 - 'Gloria' & 'Sanctus'
Orlande de Lassus (1560):
Magnificat super 'Preater rerum Serium'
'Aurora Lucis Rutilat'
'Timor et Tremor'
Magnificat Octavi Toni Super 'Aurora Lusic Rutilat'
Tickets: £12-26
Phoenix Box Office: 01392 667080
National Centre for Early Music 01904 658338
Concert CD sales

Sebastian Pope as Ernest Pringle
in 'Alas Poor Fred'
OwlGlass Theatre, 2-5 May

OwlGlass Theatre
The Hourglass Inn, Exeter
Wednesday 2 - Saturday 5 May
(and the same to you)
- a snail/tortoise confusion leads to all-out war -
by Eugene Ionesco (translation, Donald Watson)
Assistant Director: Sorrel Meechan
Director: Sebastian Pope ('He')
'She': Charlott Reinhold
Tickets: £9 from Hourglass: 01392 258722

Chris Gradwell: tenor sax
Chris Gradwell and Friends
The Blue Ball Inn Sidford
Sunday 6 May 7.30pm (Doors open 6.45)
Piano: Andrew Daldorph
Clarinets/Saxophones: Chris Gradwell
Guitar: Andrew Barratt
Double Bass: Mike Thorn
Tickets: £8
07583 796855 -

Caerphilly Ladies' Choir
Caerphilly Ladies' Choir
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
Monday 7 May 1.15pm
T. Price: Y Delyn Aur
Henry Geehl: Ar Hyd y Nos
Sherri Porterfield: Luadate Dominum
Martin Shaw: With a Voice of Singing
Howard Goodall: The Lord is my Shepherd
John Rutter: the Lord Bless You & Keep You
Arwel Hughes: Tydi y Rhoddaist
John Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth
Admission: FREE (retiring collection)

Anthony Hewlett
will cycle from
Land's End to John O'Groats
The Olympianist
Exeter Cathedral Green / Chapter House
Friday 11 May outdoor 3.30pm | indoor 7.30pm
Pianist and long-distance cyclist: Anthony Hewlett
Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight & Pathetique Sonatas
Franz Schubert: Improptu in E flat
Frederic Chopin: Fantasie-Impromptu
Sergei Rachmaninov: Prelude in G minor
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Taster recital on the Green: admission FREE
Chapter House Concert: Tickets: £12 (student £5)
Exeter Cathedral Shop: 01392 271354
The Olympianist Website

The Callino String Quartet
Tom Hankey: Violin
Sarah McMahon: 'Cello
Rebecca Jones: Viola
Sarah Sexton: Violin
Honiton Festival
Cotleigh Parish Church
Thursday 10 May:
Reception, 6.15pm - Concert, 7.30pm
Joseph Haydn: Quartet Opus 76 No 3 ('Emperor')
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F (1903)
Franz Schubert: Quartet in Dm (Death + Maiden)
: £17.50 (£12 concert only)
Noel Barrington Prowse: 01404 831837
Honiton Tourist Info: 01404 43716
Callino Quartet Website
'Callino' = 'Cailíní ó Chois tSúire'
(girls from Tipperary)

Honiton Festival
St Paul's Church Honiton
Saturday 12 May 7.30pm
(Daughter of Dame Cleo Lane & Sir John Dankworth)
Tickets: £12-15 (£9 unreserved)
Noel Barrington Prowse: 01404 831837
Honiton Tourist Info: 01404 43716

"One of the classiest acts in British Jazz":
Jacqui Dankworth

East Devon Choral Society
at Exeter Cathedral
for Peter Milmer's Requiem
East Devon Choral Society
St George's Church Tiverton
Saturday 12 May 7.30pm
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Tickets: £10 available on the door
Book with Sue North: 01884 253494

William Carter (theorbo)
directed by Alina Ibragimova
Dartington 23 February 2012
Academy of Ancient Music
Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 12 May 7.45pm
Theatre Music by Henry Purcell:
1688: 'Dido & Aeneas'
1690: 'The Gordian Knot Untied'
1691: 'Three Single Songs':
 - "Hark! The Echoing Air"
 - "If Music Be the Food of Love"
 - "From Rosy Bowers"
1692: 'The Faerie Queen'
1694: 'The Married Beau'
Director (& theorbo): William Carter
Ensemble of Eleven Baroque Instruments
Soprano: Elin Manahan Thomas
Tickets: Nave £25 (front) £18 (rear)
Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas
At Dartington for
'A Celebration of Handel'
with the Orchestra of the Age
of Enlightenment 29 May 2012
unreserved aisle seats: £10
from Exeter Cathedral Shop: 01392 271354
Exeter Cathedral Online Booking
Academy Website

Phil Beer
Hockworthy Village Hall
Sunday 13th May
Bar opens: 6.45pm - Performance: 7.30pm
Tickets: £10
Val 01823 673268
Louise 01823 673025
to join our mailing list of future events

The Exeter Singers

Exeter Singers
St Mary's Church Ideford
Sunday 13 May 7.45pm
unaccompanied singing
directed by Tony Yates
Renaissance, Romantic, Modern
Folk, Jazz and Classic Songs
Tickets: £5 on the door
Box Office: 01626 852954

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Saint Davids Players - Auditions!
Kalendar Hall, South Street, Exeter
Sunday 13 May 2pm
for PRINCESS IDA (Gilbert & Sullivan)
to be performed at the Barnfield Theatre
Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th October
Audition pieces at St Davids Players website
(follow 'Rehearsals & Auditions')

English Piano Trio
Justin Pearson
Jane Faulkner
Timothy Ravenscroft
St Boniface Concert Society
Holy Cross Church Crediton
Wednesday 16 May 7.30pm
Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in C HOb. XV:21
Robert Schumann: Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Opus 63
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No 7 in B flat ('Archduke')
Piano: Timothy Ravenscroft
Violin: Jane Faulkner
'Cello: Justin Pearson
Tickets: £10 (child FREE)
Mrs Isolde Summers: 01363 773472
society website

Organ restoration expert
Christopher Kent
Saint Nicholas Consort
James Wyatt Music Room,
Powderham Castle
Friday 18 May 7.30pm
Music by 18th Century Composers
Soprano: Rachel Gilliam
Oboe: Belinda Paul
Viola da Gamba: Lesley Shrigley Jones
Harpsichord & Organ: Christopher Kent
Tickets: £14 - but free to the first ten
                         full-time students to book
                         (& ½-price for the next 10)
Box Office: 01626 890243
Castle Website

The Brent Singers - from South Brent!  (website)
The Brent Singers
Plympton Ridgeway Chamber Choir
Buckfast Abbey
Saturday 19 May 7.00 for 7.30pm
Sir Edward Elgar:
"The Dream of Gerontius"
Conductor: Trefor Farrow
Organist: Jonathan Watts
Gerontius: Matthew Oakes
Priest: John Bowden
Angel: Cheryl Stead
Tickets: £10 (U16 FREE)

Conductor: David Acres
Counterpoint Choir
Counterpoint Choir
Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 19 May 7.30pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem
Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Ola Gjeilo: Sanctus

Director of Music: David Acres
Organist: David Davies
Tickets: £12 (advance £10)
proceeds to Choristers Bursary Fund
David Acres: 01392 490398