Monday, 25 November 2013

Tuesday 26 November 2013

EUSO and the university choral society have combined forces to perform
one of the greatest and most loved choral works ever written - Verdi's Requiem.

A fantastic line-up of soloists join them - Catherine Hamilton (soprano),
Alison Kettlewell (mezzo), Iain Milne (Tenor) and Roderick Hunt (Bass)

The choir has been rehearsing under their newly appointed Chorus Master Roberto Gallo
and the concert is conducted by EUSO's Music Director, Richard Gonski

Iain McDonald
(with Michèle Banting)
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 27 November 12.30pm
Piano: Margaret Chave
Soprano: Janet Macdonald
Baritone: Iain McDonald
Admission FREE

Alexander Gavrylyuk
Rachmaninov Rhapsody
on a Theme of Paganini
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Exeter University Great Hall
Thursday 28 November 7.30pm
Georges Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite No 2
Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody
- on a Theme of Paganini
Antonin Dvořák: 9th Symphony
- from the New World
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Piano Soloist: Alexander Gavrylyuk
Tickets: £16-£20.50 (reductions for groups)
Under 16s: £8.50-£10.50
Book using link on BSO website

Choral Soc Director:
Maria Yiting Liu
Choral Soc President:
Kit Fotheringham!
Exeter University Choral Society
Exeter University Symphony Orchestra
Exeter University Great Hall
Friday 29 November 7.30pm
Conductor: Richard Gonski
Tickets: £8 (student £5) Box: £10
Available on the door or by email

Gould Piano Trio
(Photo Don Hunstein)
Dartington Great Hall
Friday 29 November 7.30pm
Violin: Lucy Gould
'Cello: Alice Neary
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Franz Schubert:
Notturno D897
B Flat Trio D898
E Flat Trio D929
Tickets: £20
Dartington Box Office: 01803 847070
Online Booking
(More Schubertiade Concerts)

Laurence Blyth
Wellington Choral Society
St John's Church Wellington
Saturday 30 November 7.30pm
with Wellington Sinfonia
Conductor: Laurence Blyth
Soprano: Emily Griffiths
Tenor: Edward Woodhouse
Bass: Julian Rippon
Tickets: £10 (U18 FREE)
Advance Booking - online

Ben Pennington
Musical Director of the Starling Octet
receives a congratulatory rose from
Natasha Iuchanka
Knightley Hall 16 June 2012
Starling Octet
Brixington Community Church
(Churchill Road Exmouth EX8 4JJ)
Saturday 30 November 7.30pm
The story of Italian passion from
the sixteenth century  to the present day
Claudio Monteverdi
Luca Marenzio
Morten Lauridsen: "Six Fire Songs"
(Italian renaissance poems)
Musical Director: Ben Pennington
Tickets: £7 (advance £6)
Box Office: 01395 222981
All profits to the Alzheimer's Society

Exeter Chamber Choir
Buckfast Abbey
Tuesday 3 December  7.15pm
No charge for admission
Retiring collection in aid of
AgeUK Exeter

Alex West
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 4 December 12.30pm
Piano & Organ Recital
Admission FREE

Mary O'Shea
Mary O'Shea & Frances Waters
The Ballroom, Lupton House
Churston Ferrers, Brixham
Wednesday 4 December 7pm
Recital of music for soprano & piano
Tickets: £10 (concessions £5)
from Samantha Goddard at
Moonstone Management
07870 167701
Lupton House
01803 843800

Festive Fore Street is on Facebook
Festive Fore Street
Fore Street Exeter
Saturday 7 December
10.30am - 6.00pm
Support local traders
musical entertainment
find the festive ferret
Press Release from Claire Penhallow

Friday, 22 November 2013

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry St Michael's Church Chagford Saturday 23 November 2013

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

Saturday 23rd November 2013

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry (harp concert) Friends of St Michael

7.30pm to 10pm St Michael's Church, Chagford

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry...

Our very own Elizabeth-Jane presents captivating harp solos from five centuries
- a delicious romp through refined Renaissance, glittering Baroque,
naughty Victorian Fairies and groundbreaking contemporary harp music.

“She is a great artist and consummate performer.
She can draw more tone colours out of the instrument
than any other harpist living in the world today.”
(David Watkins, Professor of Harp, Guildhall School of Music)

£10, including buffet.
Contact Details
Barnaby Dickens
T: 01647 432750

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Christmas Concert at Powderham Castle Kenton Friday 13 December 2013

Powderham Castle
Kenton (nr. Starcross)

The Trustees of the Powderham Castle
1769 Organ Restoration Fund present:
Soprano: Jeni Melia

Jeni Melia and Friends

in a

A Christmas Celebration

Bryce-Seede Organ 1769
of music by:


and YOU, the audience,
singing carols 

Jeni also plays violin - and joins
the 'Four Seasons' baroque string quartet

Violin: Lindsay Braga

Viola: Cathryn McCracken
'Cello: Rebecca Allnatt
Organ accompaniment by Kapellmeister
Professor George Pratt

Professor George Pratt

on the new refurbished 1769 Bryce-Seede organ
in the James Wyatt Music Room

James Wyatt Music Room 1794

Mulled wine and mince pies available in the interval
to enjoy around the log fire in the State Dining Room

Charles Fowler Dining Room 1835

Friday December 13th at 7.30pm

Tickets: £15 (Students £7) from
Powderham Castle: 01626 890243

With generous sponsorship from
'Total Event Hire' Newton Abbot
(A typical 'Total' event)

Festive Ferret on Exeter’s Fore Street Saturday December 7th 10am to 5pm

Claire Penhallow (with Festive Ferret)
and friends invite you to support local business
and enjoy a fun day out in Exeter
Fore Street Saturday 7 December


Come and find the Festive Ferret on Exeter’s Fore Street.

On Saturday December 7th from 10am to 5pm there will be a carol singers, a
string quartet, the seven swans a swimming, a special festive wrapping station,
the chance of children to find the Festive Ferret in all participating shops in order
to win a prize and much more. It’s also Small Business Saturday, which is being
supported by the FSB, so we’ll have a visit from the Mayor of Exeter and Ben
Bradshaw MP to promote how wonderful Exeter’s independent shops are.

Fore Street traders have put together a fantastic Christmas offering with lots of
fun and festive feeling for all the family. A Festive Ferret will be hidden in each
shop and if children find it then they’ll win a small prize. Each one will have a
name and for those who find five or more they’ll be able to pop an entry into
Bunyip Beads/Otton’s Haberdashery in order to go into a prize draw, into which
all the participating shops have donated, with the top ticket winning four seats
for Eliza and the Wild Swans at the Bike Shed Theatre.

The Bike Shed is offering mince pies and mulled wine all day in its cafe as well as
discounted tickets to Eliza. Arietty will be offering hot spicy apple juice too.
There will be Carol Singers outside the Mint Methodist Church and outside
Tuckers Hall their will be a string quartet for your entertainment. All participating
shops will have an offer, discount or freebie available.

Fore Street Traders spokesperson Mattie Richardson says: “This is a coming
together of a lot of independent shops. We offer something different from the
mass of chain stores in the centre of the city and we hope to attract a lot of
people down ‘our end’ on the 7th. It’s a great chance for everyone to have some
fun and to get a really original gift or three whilst they’re about it. We’re all
offering different great deals on the day as well.”

A gift wrapping service, including printing your own wrapping paper will be
available in McCoys Arcade for a small donation.

For further Information contact:

Mattie Richardson 01392 437377/07900 912282

Monday, 18 November 2013

Classical Journey Tuesday 19 November 2013 Jonathan Peter Kenny & English Touring Opera

Jonathan Peter Kenny
with English Touring Opera
in the first Italian opera translated into English
Francesco Cavalli: "Erismena"
"An apparently licentious drama with serious intent
(Not unlike Monteverdi's Poppaea)."
Exeter Northcott Theatre Tues 24 Oct 2006

Jonathan Peter Kenny will join us on Phonic FM this Tuesday at 10.10am
to discuss his return to the Northcott Theatre to conduct:

Handel: "Agrippina" Friday/Saturday 22/23 November 2013

And before that Joseph McHardy and Michael Rosewell conduct:

Cavalli: "Giasone" Wednesday 20 November
Monteverdi: "Marriage of Poppaea" Thursday 21 November

- all three operas will be translated into English

(Full details below)

Last week's highlights:

Jesse Molins
'The Other Compass'
Tues 12 Nov
Janet Macdonald
'Opera Glass'
Wed 13 Nov

Dartington Space
'Soundart is Seven'
Wed 13 Nov
Chris Guy
Soundart Technician
provides the music

Matt Cann & Michael Graham
'Exodus Choir'
Fri 15 Nov

Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Chairman: Bob Jevon
Conductor: Brian Northcott
Conductor: Brian Northcott
Leader: Jill Crew
Southernhay URC
Composer: Ian Crew
"Stories from Cornwall
and Elsewhere"

Piano Solo: MinJung Baek
Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto

Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Southernhay United Reformed Church
Saturday 16 November

Martin Hodge
Soundart Radio
Sunday 17 November
next door in Dartington Space
SWMS Composition Workshop
Double Bass: Alfie Weedon
Vibraphone: Harriet Riley
Marimba: Jerome Blackburn
Piano: Ruth Wall, Kate Halsall
Ruth Wall with
a very cool guitarist
Composer and Pianist:
Andrew Moppy
Programmes Assistant:
James Aldridge

Jerome Blackburn will be playing with
Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra
Exeter University Great Hall
this Saturday - details below

Events this week:

Beacon Piano Trio
(12 Oct 2011)
(See also 13 Feb 2011)
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 20 November 12.30pm
Piano: Joyce Clarke
Violin: Anna Cockroft
'Cello: Ruth Lass
Admission FREE


English Touring Opera
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Wednesday 20 November 7.30pm
English version of the 1649 classic
(Pre-show talk 6.30pm)
Directed by Ted Huffman
The Old Street Band
Conductor: Joseph McHardy
Jason: Clint van der Linde (Countertenor)
Medea: Hannah Pedley (Mezzosoprano)
Isiphile: Catrine Kirkman (Soprano)
Hercules: Andrew Slater (Bass)
Demus: Stuart Haycock (Tenor)
Delfa: Michal Czerniawski (Countertenor)
Egeus/Apollo: Mark Wilde (Tenor)
OrestesPiotr Lempa (Bass)
Tickets: £19/£24/£29/£32
Standby: £8
Northcott Box Office: 01392 493493

English Touring Opera
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Thursday 21 November 7.30pm
English version of the 1643 classic
(Pre-show talk 6.30pm)
Directed by James Conway & Oliver Platt
The Old Street Band
Conductor: Michael Rosewell
Nero: Helen Sherman (Mezzosoprano)
Poppea: Paula Sides (Soprano)
SenecaPiotr Lempa (Bass)
Ottavia: Hannah Pedley (Mezzosoprano)
Ottone: Michal Czerniawski (Countertenor)
Lucano: Stuart Haycock (Tenor)
Amor: Jake Arditti (Countertenor)
Liberto: Nicholas Merryweather (Baritone)
Nutrice: Russell Harcourt (Countertenor)
Arnalta: Mark Wilde (Tenor)
Drusilla: Hannah Sandison (Soprano)
Tickets: £19/£24/£29/£32
Standby: £8
Northcott Box Office: 01392 493493

English Touring Opera
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Friday 22/Saturday 23 November 7.30pm
English version of the 1709 classic
(Pre-show talk Friday 6.30pm)
Directed by James Conway
The Old Street Band
Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Agrippina: Gillian Webster (Soprano)
Claudius: Andrew Slater (Bass)
Ottone: Clint van der Linde (Countertenor)
Nero: Jake Arditti (Countertenor)
Lesbo: Luke Williams (Baritone)
Pallante: Nicholas Merryweather (Baritone)
Poppea: Paula Sides (Soprano)
Narciso: Russell Harcourt (Countertenor)
Tickets: £19/£24/£29/£32
Standby: £8
Northcott Box Office: 01392 493493

Pre-show talks hosted by
English Touring Opera Revival Director
Oliver Platt

ST CECILIA'S DAY: Friday 22 November

Exeter Bach Society

Saint Cecilia
Guido Reni 1606
Southernhay United Reformed Church
Saturday 23 November 7.30pm
Musical Director: David Davies
Organist: Jonathan Watts
Soprano: Daisy Walford
Counter Tenor: Laurence Blyth
Tenor:  Michael Graham
Bass: Matthew Cann
Henry Purcell: 'Hail, Bright Cecilia'
George Frideric Handel: two coronation anthems
- "My Heart is Inditing" & "Zadok the Priest"
Benjamin Britten: 'Rejoice in the Lamb'
Peter Philips: 'Cantanbibus Organis'
Tickets: £12 (advance £10)
Exeter Phoenix Box Office: 01392 667080
Roger Churchwood: 01392 468876 

Clyst Valley Choral Society
Lympstone Parish Church
Saturday 23 November 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church Exmouth
Sunday 24 November 7.30pm
with instrumental ensemble
Conductor: Paul Stock
Soprano: Janet Macdonald
Alto: Backa Smith
Tenor: Chris Hunt
Bass: Ian Hardy
Organist: Mark Perry
Tickets: £9 (advance £8)
01392 271858

Michael Graham
directs Exeter University Chapel Choir
Eucharist at Exeter Cathedral
Wednesday 30 October 2013
(Photo: Elizabeth Oliver)
Exeter University Chapel Choir
St James' Church Exeter
Friday 22 November 7.30pm
Musical Director: Michael Graham
Antonio Vivaldi
John Rutter
Hubert Parry: "I was Glad"
Tickets: £8 (student/concession £6)
DetailsEUCC facebook page

Exeter Music Group
Symphony Orchestra
Exeter University Great Hall
Saturday 23 November 7.30pm
Sergei Prokofiev:
Johannes Brahms:
David Bedford:
Conductor: Marion Wood
Leader: Clare Smith
Tickets: £8-15 (student/U16 £5)
Exeter Tourist Info: 665885
(Open Rehearsal 7 Nov - details)
"At the EMG rehearsal"

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
St Michael's Church Chagford
Saturday 23 November 7.30pm
Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic
(19th Century Fairy Music)
and Contemporary Harp Composition
Tickets: £10 (including buffet)
Barnaby Dickens: 01647 432750

Family Sundays
at Exeter Phoenix
Exeter Phoenix
Sunday 24 November 2pm
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Tickets: £3 (family £10 U2 Free)
Booking: 01392 491079

(Kathryn & Sean are also in concert

at the Phoenix at 8pm the same day
- Tickets £14.30: 667080 & online)

Counterpoint Choir
(Pont-L'Abbé 2011)

Nicholas Merryweather
Mark Wilde
Jonathan Peter Kenny
Clint van der Linde
Crediton 20 Nov 2011
(see 27 Oct 2013 above)

English Touring Opera
    (Orchestra and Soloists)
Counterpoint Choir
Exeter Cathedral Choir
Isca Voices
Exeter Cathedral
Sunday 24 November 7pm
"Donna Che in Ciel"
(Rome earthquake 1703)
"Il Piano di Mario"
"Dixit Dominus"
The Old Street Band
Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Soprano: Paula Sides
Mezzo Soprano: Helen Sherman
Tenor: Mark Wilde
Baritone: Nicholas Merryweather
Countertenor: Clint van der Linde
Tickets: Nave £20/£16/£12
 - unreserved £10 (discount with opera)
Northcott Box Office: 01392 493493