Monday, 20 August 2012

Run down until the next Journey: 21 August - 4 September 2012

Something very special at Totnes Festival
Saturday 1st September
The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
Clare Salaman: nyckelharpa
Clara Sanagras: renaissance guitar
Joy Smith: gothic harp

(click here for the full run-down into September - and October)

Christopher Kent
Luchtime Concerts
St Paul's Church Honiton
Tuesday 21 August 1pm
(resident organist at Bowood House Wilts
and authority on the Bryce-Seede Organ
at Powderham Castle - visited with his
St Nicholas Consort on Friday 18 May)
Organ Recital
Light Lunch (from 12.00) £4.50
Concert (1.00 - 2.00) £5.50

Pantaloons Theatre Company
The Importance of being Earnest
Pantaloons Theatre Company
Killerton House Gardens
Tuesday 21 August 7pm
Oscar Wilde:
Tickets: £15 (child £10)
Pre-show supper: £12.50
01392 881345  book online

Show of Hands
Miranda Sykes
Phil Beer
Steve Knightley
Show of Hands
Exeter Phoenix
Wednesday 22 August 8pm
guitar/voice: Steve Knightley
violin/voice: Phil Beer
double bass: Miranda Sykes
supported by:
The Urban Soul Orchestra
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Tickets: £17
Exeter Phoenix Box Office
01392 667080
seetickets (10% booking fee)

Counter Tenor James Armitage &
Coloratura Soprano Lizzie Drury
made up for 'Welt-Parlament'
James is New Zealand
Lizzie is Congo 
Mittwoch aus Licht
Argyle Works Birmingham
Wednesday 22 - Saturday 25 August 4pm
Birmingham Opera Company will perform
the world premier of
Karlheinz Stockhausen's 6 hour Opera
(one of seven - one for each day of the week)
Part of the London 2012 Festival
Director: Graham Vick
Director of Music: Kathinka Pasveer
Part 1 - Welt-Parlament: Ex Cathedra
(Musical Director Jeffrey Skidmore)
Features coloratura soprano Elizabeth Drury
as 'Temporary President'
Part 2 - Orchester-Finalisten
Part 3 - Helikopter-Streichquartett
The Elysian String Quartet
and 'Grasshoppers' Helicopter display team
Part 4 - Michaelion: London Voices
(Musical Director Terry Edwards)

Dr Matthew Wright
St Stephen's Project - Lunchtime Concerts
St Stephen's Church Exeter High Street
Thursday 23 August 1pm
(Fundraising lunch 12 noon)
Piano: Matthew Wright
(Dr Wright is Senior Lecturer in
Classics and Ancient History at Exeter University
and has just returned from a year as
Blegen Fellow at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie)
Admission FREE
(fundraining ploughman's lunch £5)

Sam Richards
Totnes Music Now
St Mary's Church Totnes (2.30pm)
Soundart Studio Dartington Hall (6pm)
Friday 24 August
A New Composition by Sam Richards
Totnes Improvisers Orchestra and Friends
Admission FREE

Steve Gordon
Steve Gordon's Exeter Guitar Ensemble
Exeter Phoenix
Saturday 25 August
Sir Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings
(Arranged Alison Smith & Ivan Andrews)
Gerald Garcia, Mark Ashford, Mark Eden,
Helen Sanderson, Chris Stell - and David Cottam
Details to follow at esgmusic

conductor: Malcolm Latcham
The Pressenda Ensemble
at Totnes Festival
St John's Church Totnes
Sunday 26 August 3pm
Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F
J S Bach: Fugue in B minor (on a theme
of Corelli) Double Violin Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn: String Symphony 12
Percy Grainger: songs from UK & Ireland
Astor Piazzolla: Autumn in Beunos Aire
Director of Music: Malcolm Latcham
(founder Academy of St Martin in the Fields)
joined in the double concerto by
violinist Catherine Hayek
Hosts: Divertimento Entertainments
Tickets: £12 (student/child FREE)
Box Office 01803 863677
Totnes TIC 01803 863168

 - stay in the area for the opening of:

the big screen
Dartington Tilt Yard
Dartington Outdoor Film Festival 2012
Tennis Court, Dartington Space
Sunday 26 - Wednesday 29 August 8.30pm
Sunday: Some Like it Hot
Monday: Prometheus
Tuesday: North by Northwest
Wednesday: The Dark Knight Rises
Tickets: £7.75/6.50 (student £5.25 U18 £4)
Box Office: 01803 847070
Dartington website

N.B. because of this year's excessive rain, the screen has been moved to the 'tennis courts' at Dartington Space - just 100yds from the Tilt Yard - Rain on the night? Simply move next door to the luxury of the Barn Theatre! (read details)

Adrian Partington
Director of Music
Gloucester Cathedral 

Organ Recital
Exeter Cathedral
Wednesday 29 August 7.30pm
Director of Music,
Gloucester Cathedral: Adrian Partington
J S Bach: Prelude & Fugue in Am 543
Orlando Gibbons: Fantasia for Double Organ
Gustav Merkel: Sonata No 8 in B minor
Henri Mulet: Exquisses Byzantines (Vitrail, Rosace)
Patrick Gowers: Toccata and Fugue
Henri Mulet: Carillon Sortie
Tickets: £7 (student £3 U18 FREE)
Exeter Cathedral Shop: 01392 271354

Jemma Webb
Memorial Variety Concert
Reed Hall Exeter University
Friday 31 August 7.30pm
Featuring local artists, including
new pairing: guitarist Clive Betts
and flautist Martha Soffker
Guitar: Isaac Albeniz 'Chants d'Espagna'
Guitar & Flute:
Astor Piazzolla 'Histoire du Tango'
Jacques Ibert 'Entr'acte'
(from Pedro Calderón's
'El Médico de su Honra)
They will discuss the concert on
'Classical Journey' Tue 21 Aug
Tickets: £5 - in aid of the Eve Appeal
Booking/Further Details (or to take part):
Sylvia Costigan 07914 617877
(Ellen Milford: 07872067673)

(Other performers in the Eve Appeal concert include: Katherine & Marina Kostigan, James Tomlinson, Luke Friend, Lauren Ross, Molly Emmerson - all performers under twenty five)

The Society of Strange
and Ancient Instruments -
gothic harp: Joy Smith
renaissance guitar: Clara Sanabras
hurdy-gurdy: Clare Salaman
The Society of Strange and
Ancient Instruments
at Totnes Festival
St Mary's Church Totnes
Saturday 1 September 7.30-9.30pm
trad: 'Blessed be the Maid Marie'
Mateio Fecha: 'Rui, Rui,chui'
Thoinot Arbeau: 'Belle qui tiens ma vie'
François Francoeur: Rondeau
trad: Joseph and the Angel Oxford
anon: 'Lullay, lullay - als I lay on Yoolis Nigh'
trad: 'When righteous Joseph wedded was'
John Playford: Doves Figary
Sarum Chant (Salisbury 15th Century):
A solis ortus cardine
The Play of Daniel (Beauvais 13th Century):
Angelus admonebit Abacue prophetam
Cantiga de Santa Maria
(Galician-Portugese 13th Century)
Cantiga 131: En tamanna colta non pode seer
Arcangelo Corelli: La Follia
double bass: Peter McCarthy
trad: The Three Ravens
trad: Devil Stick the Minister
trad: The Devil in a Bush
trad: The devil's Dream
Cantiga 115: Con seu ben sempre ven
trad: Buillo, pran ton tamborin!
trad: Pease Branle
trad: Candlestick Branle
voice, renaissance guitar, oud: Clara Sanabras
hurdy gurdy, nyckelharpa,
hardanger violin: Clare Salaman
harps & percussion: Joy Smith
basses: Peter McCarthy
Hosts: Totnes Early Music Society
Tickets: £12 (student/U18 £5)
Non-TEMS members (only), pay at the door.
Further enquiries/membership:
Chair: Jill Tomalin 01803 849414 email
Mem Sec: Jasper Solomon 01803 868883 email
TEMS membership webpage

Le Jazz
double bass: Mike Thorn
piano: Andrew Daldorph
clarinet/sax: Chris Gradwell
guitar: Andrew Barrett
Chris Gradwell and Friends
Blue Ball Inn, Sidford
Sunday 2 September 7.30pm
Clarinet/Sax: Chris Gradwell
Keyboard: Andrew Daldorph
Guitar: Andrew Barrett
Double Bass: Mike Thorn
Tickets: £8  Box: 07583 796855
Chris Gradwell Website

Musical Premiere
Station Theatre, Hayling Island (Hampshire)
Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 September 7.45pm
OOPS for Theatre Productions
(original productions for . . . )
present 'For the Love of Undine'
by Chris and Alex Poulton
(Baritone Alex Poulton performed
'Opera through the Ages' with
Wing Wing Lam at St Mary Arches
on 19 October last year - and
Schubert's 'Winterreise' on 23 November
accompanied by Andrew Daldorph
Tickets: £10
Box Office: 02392 718718
Mobile: 07946 740958
Station Theatre website
oopsfortheatre website

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