Thursday, 20 February 2014

Choral music and clarinets at St. Lawrence Chapel - Four Concerts coming up in March & May 2014 (Reminder from Brian Lewis, Chairman of the Guild of St Lawrence)

A season of song at St. Lawrence Chapel
A number of choral groups are performing at St. Lawrence Chapel over the next few weeks,
and with music ranging from medieval to modern, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Choirs aren't just limited to voices either, with two clarinet choirs playing in the wonderful
acoustics of the Chapel in March.

Clarinet choirs
Exeter University &
Peninsula Clarinet Choirs

Saturday 1st March, 6.00pm
Just a quick reminder about the clarinet choir concert taking place on 1st March, with the Peninsula Clarinet Choir and Exeter University Clarinet Choir playing a wide variety of songs including classical, jazz and more light hearted music. This should be a fun concert, with interval refreshments.
Sunday 16th March, 3.00pm
The Quorum quartet will be performing a recital of song and music by composers including Faure, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Taranti and MacFadden. Formed three years ago, Quorum features soprano Janet Macdonald, baritone Iain McDonald, Philip Bonser on clarinet and Margaret Honeybourne Chave on piano.
Ashburton Singers
Ashburton Singers: 700 years of English Choral Music
Saturday 5th April, 7.30pm
The Ashburton Singers, under musical director, Bridget Ansell, are presenting a programme with a local twist to celebrate 700 years of the St. Lawrence Chapel. Along with works by Purcell, Matthew Locke, Britten, Holst and Taverner, the programme will include pieces by two composers who worked in Ashburton – Richard Davy (1465-1507), thought to have been chaplain or master of the chapel, and Samuel Chapple (1775-1833), organist for nearly 40 years at St. Andrew's Church.

Incon Singers
Incon Singers
Friday 11th April, 7.30pm
The 1193rd Portreeve, Linda Germon, has her Portreeve Concert performed by theIncon Singers who rehearse at St. Lawrence Chapel. The concert is in aid of the Portreeve's Fund which is to be distributed equally between St. Lawrence Chapel and DASH. The Incon Singers go from strength to strength so this will be a wonderfully entertaining concert.

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