Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Latest Totnes Early Music Society Listings for the South West - from Membership Secretary Jasper Solomon August -October 2014

Jonathan Watts
Directs "Devon Baroque" from the Harpsichord
Church of St. Peter, Paul & Thomas of Canterbury
Friday 5 September


Dartington International Summer School (DISS) Concerts
[See for more details and tickets prices]

Friday 1 at 7.45pm
DISS Choir
(dir. Andrew Griffiths)
with Nicholas Clapton (alto),
Charles Daniels (tenor).
CPE BACH  St. John Passion
STEFFANI Stabat Mater
JS BACH Lobet den Herrn
ZELENKA Magnificat in D.

Friday 8 at 7.45pm
DISS Choir & Chamber Choir
(dir. Jacqueline Shave)
JS BACH St. John Passion
with Helen Parker (soprano),
Andrew Watts (alto),
Charles Daniels (tenor),
Lukas Zeman & Christopher Wray (baritone).

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 at 7.30pm
Iford Manor, nr. Bradford on Avon BA15 2BA
Early Opera Company
directed by Justin Way
and conducted by Christian Curnyn
MONTEVERDI The Return of Ulysses (sung in English)
with Jonathan McGovern (Ulysses),
Nick Pritchard (Telemaco),
Rowan Hellier (Penelope),
Elizabeth Cragg (Minerva),
Annie Gill (Melanto),
Callum Thorpe (Antinoo)
& Daniel Auchincloss (Eumete).
Tickets £110 (Sun-Fri) £114 (Sat)
from Bath Box Office 01225 448844.

Saturday 2 at 7.30pm
Collegiate Church of St Endellion, North Cornwall PL29 3TP
St. Endellion 56th Summer Festival of Music
St. Endellion Festival Orchestra and Chorus,
Ryan Wigglesworth (dir.)
with Sophie Bevan, Pamela Helen Stephen,
Mark Padmore, Matthew Brook.
BACH  Mass in B minor BWV 232
Tickets £24, £22 & £19
on 01208 880298 from 30th June.

Monday 4 at 7.30pm
Truro Cathedral
Tickets £8 to £24
from Hall of Cornwall Box Office 01872 262466


Thursday 4 at 7.30pm
Crediton Parish Church. Church Lane, Crediton, Devon, EX17 2AH.
In Peascod Time - Music, Words and Song for Summer and Harvest
Eleanor Cramer (soprano, bass viol),
Arngeir Hauksson (lute, guitar, bass),
Alison Kinder (viols, recorders),
Tamsin Lewis (Renaissance violin, viols, alto)
& Jack Merivale (actor, baritone).
Music by Cavendish, Bennet, Greene, East,
Johnson, Pilkington, Purcell & Robinson.
Tickets £12.50, (students £6.00 and children free)
in advance with SAE from The Ticket Secretary,
24 Dean Street, Crediton, Devon. EX17 3EN
(application form on the website) or at the door.

Thursday 4 at 7.30pm
Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis TA7 3QA
Friday 5 at 11am
Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR
Friday 5 at 8pm
Ilminster Arts Centre, East Street, Ilminster TA19 0AN
Saturday 6 at 7.30pm
St. Stephen's Church, High Street, Exeter EX4 3LW
Jane Gordon (violin) and Julian Perkins (harpsichord)
HANDEL Sonata in D HWV371
LECLAIR  Sonata (Premier livre)
CORELLI  Sonata No 12 in D minor Op 5 La Follia
BIBER Sonata No 5 in D minor (1681) and Passacaglia for solo violin
D SCARLATTI  Keyboard sonatas K8, K9 and K430
JS BACH  Sonata in E minor BWV1023
Tickets: Lyme Regis 01297 442394 £14,
Bridport 01308 42420 £10,
Ilminster 01460 55783 £14,
Exeter 01392 667080 £14.

Friday 5 at 7.30pm
St. Peter, St. Paul & St. Thomas of Canterbury, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EP
Devon Baroque
directed from the harpsichord by Jonathan Watts
Programme includes:
J.S. BACH  Brandenburg Concerto No.3
VIVALDI  The Four Seasons
J.C.F. BACH Sinfonia
and a HANDEL Overture
Tickets £18, under 18s £5,
obtainable online at:
Pre-concert talk by Jonathan Watts
with cheese & wine from 6pm in the Church Rooms £10.

Saturday 13 at 7.30pm
St. Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Liam Byrne (viol) & Arngeir Hauksson (lute)
Sound Out My Voice
Works by Josquin des Prez, Binchois, Ortiz, da Milano,
Palestrina, Lassus, Striggio, Pcinini, da Rore and others
Tickets for TEMS members free;
see for membership details.
Non-members £12, students & under 18s £5
from or at the door.

Saturday 27 at 7.30pm
Buckland in the Moor Parish Church, nr. Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HP
The Greenwood Consort
with Pat Browne (recorders, contralto),
Mark Bennett (recorders, viola da gamba),
Ian Hiscock (harpsichord).
Secret Vivaldi
VIVALDI Trio sonata in A minor
VIVALDI Cantata, "Alla caccia dell'alme e de' cori"
VIVALDI Trio sonata in G minor
VIVALDI Sonata in A minor
VIVALDI Sonata in C minor f
VIVALDI Trio sonata fin A minor "La Follia"
Tickets: adults £7.50, accompanied children under 16 free
- funds raised in aid of St Peter's Church.


Friday 17 at 2.30 pm
St Pancras's Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor TQ13 7TA
Julian Perkins harpsichord,
Anna Dennis soprano,
Sarah Moffatt violin,
Henrik Persson viola da gamba
Sounds Baroque
HANDEL Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle
PURCELL Suite from The Tempest
RAMEAU Concert from Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts
DODGSON The Worm The Snail and the Butterfly
HANDEL Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden
Tickets £18, £16, £14 from 01643 831006
Part of the Festival

Saturday 18 at 7.30pm
St. Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes
Musica Domestica
(Kate Semmens soprano, Matt Truscott violin,
Becky Truscott cello & Steven Devine harpsichord)
The Enlightened Music Maker
HANDEL  Allegro fromSonata in F,
Sarabande & Allegro from Suite in G minor,
Meine Seele, Das Zitternde, Cantata: Lucrezia
LECLAIR Sonata for violin & continuo
VIVALDI Sonata for cello & continuo in B flat
J.S. BACH Sonata for violin & obbligato harpsicord
STANLEY Cantata: Teach me, Venus and Aria: Shall Strangers Weep
Tickets for TEMS members free;
see for membership details.
Non-members £12, students & under 18s £5
from or at the door.

Monday 20 at 7.30pm
St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Chulmleigh EX18 7BR
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
BACH Toccata in E minor BWV 914
BACH  Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903
BACH French Suite No.6 in E major BWV 817
BACH Partita No.4 in D major BWV 828
Tickets: £25, £22, £18 from 01643 8320
Part of the Festival

Saturday 25 at 2.30pm
Ugborough Parish Church, nr. Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0NT
The Greenwood Consort.
Sounds Special
MARCELLO Concerto di Flauti
JS BACH Cantata, "Der Friede sei mit dir", BWV 158 -
TELEMANN Double concerto in E minor f
TELEMANN Trio sonata in A
TELEMANN Quartet in D minor from Tafelmusik
JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.4 -
Tickets: free - retiring collection in aid of Music for All.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Ruth Molins and Dorothy Raven play duets & solos The last concert of the St Stephen's Summer Series "Summer Fantasies for Flute and Piano" + Lunch Saint Stephen's Church Exeter High Street Noon/1pm Thursday 31 July 2014

Piano: Dorothy Raven
Flute: Ruth Molins

Summer Concert Series
St Stephen's Church Exeter
Thursday 31 July 1pm
(Lunch 12 noon)
Flute: Ruth Molins
Piano: Dorothy Raven
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D
RV428 "The Goldfinch"
Cecilia McDowall: "7 Impressions"
for piccolo & piano (5 movements)
1. By the River  2. March
3. Cantilena  4. Reel Music
5. Café Anglais
Pierre-Octave Ferroud: "3 Pieces"
for unaccompanied flute
1. Bergere Captive  2. Jade
3. Toan-Yan (La Fête du Double-Cinq)
Arthur Honegger: "Romance"
Gabriel Fauré: "Fantasie"
Admission FREE
For more info: visit Ruth's Website

St Stephen's Church
Exeter High Street

Monday, 21 July 2014

Classical Journey 10am Tuesday 22 July 2014 Patricia Hammond and Ian Rosenblatt discuss the Branscombe Music Festival

Ian Rosenblatt
Founder of
Branscombe Music Festival
Friday 25 July - Sunday 27 July

Soprano Patricia Hammond
will be in touch by phone
to discuss her recital of
early twentieth century songs
with "Albert Ball's Flying Aces"
Branscombe Saturday 26 July
Ian Rosenblatt
at 'The Lookout'
to discuss the
Branscombe Festival
Friday - Sunday
25-27 July
A Musical Union
Pianist Joyce Clarke and Clarinettist Kevin Hurst
Temple Church Budleigh Saturday 12 July
More music from them this week
Soprano Recital by Susana Gaspar
with Pianist Gary Matthewman
Temple Church Budleigh
Wednesday 16 July
The Rodolfus Choir
Exeter Cathedral
Thursday 17 July
Andrew Millington

Percussion: Michelle Hiley
Conductor Ralph Allwood
Tenor Edward Woodhouse
Pianist David Davies
Bass Julian Rippon
Song Cycles by Vaughan Williams and Finzi
Temple Church Budleigh Friday 18 July

Exeter Community Arts Project
Jim Green is Thomas Davey
Bethany Watson is Winnie Prowse
"The Day We Played Brazil"
Northcott Theatre
Wednesday 16 July - Sunday 27 July
& Saturday 2 August

Raphael Wallfisch
(photo: Benjamin Ealovega)
The Amadeus Orchestra
Exeter Cathedral
Thursday 24 July 7.30pm
Conductor: Philip Mackenzie
Richard Strauss: "Don Juan" (Opus 20)
Sir Edward Elgar: 'Cello Concerto (Opus 85)
('Cello: Raphael Wallfisch)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 (Op 93)
Tickets: £16, £20, £24 & £30
Box Office: Northcott 01392 493493

Northcott Online Booking

Bratislava Hot Serenaders
Bratislava Hot Serenaders
Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Thursday 24 July 7.30pm
12 PIECE BAND - PLUS . . .
(Žilíkova BarboraGregová Juliana
Babjaková Andrea)
Leader/Trumpet: Juraj Bartos
The music of:
Paul Whiteman
Duke Ellington
The Serenaders Sisters
The Goldkette Orchestra
Count Basie
Jack Hylton Band
Carroll Gibbons Band
Tickets: £17.50 (student/child £15)
Box Office: 01392 271808
(10am-4pm Monday-Friday)
Book Online  (see Berlin Video)

Mike Westbrook Big Band
(Chris Caldwell centre)
Mike Westbrook Big Band
Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Friday 25 July 8pm
Jazz & Rock Variations
Musical Director: Mike Westbrook
Vocals: Kate Westbrook
Saxophones: Stan WillisRoz Harding
Gary BayleyLou GareSarah Dean
Ian Wellens
Kate Westbrook
Trumpets: Mike BrewerSam Massey
Dave HoldsworthBrian Moore
Trombones: Andy DoreSam Smith
Stewart StunnellKen Cassidy
Keyboard: Billy Bottle
'Cello: Janna Bulmer
Bass: Marcus Vergette
Drums: Coach York
Tickets: £12 (student £10)
Box Office: 01392 271808
(10am-4pm Monday-Friday)
Book Online

Branscombe Festival
Fri 25th - Sun 27th July


Vocal Ensemble: I Fagiolini
St Winifred's Church Branscombe
Friday 25 July 7.30pm
a vocal ensemble with theatrical
interpretations of music from
the Renaissance to the present day
Director: Robert Hollingworth
(front and centre in photo right)
Tickets: £16.50 (restricted view £8)
Box Office: 02079 551446
TICKETMASTER: 08448 440444


'Cello: Philip Higham
St Winifred's Church Branscombe
Saturday 26 July 12 noon
'Cellist and rising star
|Made his debut with several
UK orchestras last year and
has an increasing presence
on the solo recital stage,
including London's Wigmore Hall.
Appeared at the inaugural festival last year
Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 02079 551446
TICKETMASTER: 08448 440444

Soprano: Patricia Hammond
Albert Ball's Flying Aces
Branscombe Village Hall
Saturday 26 July 3pm
leading singer of nostalgic /
war time songs
spear-heading a revival
of the vintage music scene,
and songs from 1870-1950.
Has appeared on Radio 4
UK's only fully-professional ragtime band.
Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 02079 551446
TICKETMASTER: 08448 440444

HOG ROAST: 5.30pm

Soprano Ailish Tynan & Tenor Luis Gomes
Soprano: Ailish Tynan
(Photo: Sussie Ahlburg)
with Pianist: Iain Burnside
Branscombe Village Hall
Saturday 26 July 7.30pm
Ailish Tynan - international opera star,
and a great personality,
usually sings at world-famous venues
including the Royal Opera House,
and Royal Albert Hall, 
has tonnes of Irish charm!
Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 02079 551446
TICKETMASTER: 08448 440444

Saxophone: Leo Green
Branscombe Village Hall
Saturday 26 July 10.30pm
Ronnie Scott's regulars who have played
with everyone from Van Morrison
to Jerry Lee Lewis and their celebrity fans
include Jools Holland and Rod Stewart
to name but a few! (Read their comments)
Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 02079 551446
TICKETMASTER: 08448 440444

Tickets: £8-£77 (concessions available)
              £16.50 per concert / £8 for concerts with restricted view
                       (church concerts only)
              £77 for all 5 concerts / £60 for all concerts with restricted view
                             in the church
              50p from each ticket sold will be donated to RNLI
Box Office: 02079 551446
TICKETMASTER: 08448 440444


Band of the Royal Marines
St Winifred's Church Branscombe &
marching parade to Branscombe Beach
Sunday 27 July 12 noon (beach 1.30pm)


Full programme details at

Somerset Chamber Choir
Berliner Kantorei
(Grunewaldkirche, Berlin)
Somerset Chamber Choir
Berliner Kantorei
Southern Sinfonia
Wells Cathedral
Saturday 26 July 7pm
For voice & orchestra: Sir Edward Elgar
Hubert Parry: "I was Glad"
"Blest Pair of Sirens" & "Jerusalem"
Conductor: Graham Caldbeck
Mezzo Soprano: Victoria Simmonds
Tenor: Robert Murray
Baritone: Gary Griffiths
Front Nave: £30 / £27
Rear Nave: £22 / £18
Side Aisles: £14 / £10
(student/child 1/2 price - not available online)
Taunton Tourist Information: 01823 336344

Ruth Molins
Ruth Molins
Newtown Community Association
"The Hut" Belmont Park
Tuesday 29 July - Saturday 2 August
Early Morning 7.45am - 8.30am
(breathing & tone control)
Mid Afternoon 3.45pm - 5.00pm
(2 flute ensemble pieces)
Saturday Afternoon 2pm - 4.30pm
(rehearsal & informal concert)
Optional One-to-One Tuition 5pm
Prices: All Group Work £90 (U19 £75)
Afternoons & Concert £70 (U19 £55)
Mornings & Concert £60 (U19 £45)
Extra 45min Lesson £18 (if Ruth is free!)
Full details on Ruth Molins Website

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Organ PLUS
Exeter Cathedral
Wednesday 30 July 8pm
David Davies
(Assistant Director of Music, Cathedral)
Michael Graham
(Director of Music, Exeter Uni Chapel)
Tickets: £7 (student £3 U18 FREE)
(Two concerts to come - buy 3 for 2)
Box Office: 01392 285983

Flute Leonie Jones
Soprano Val Howels
Piano Andrew Daldorph

Summer Concert Series
Newton St Cyres Parish Church
Friday 1 August 7.30pm
Soprano: Val Howels
Flute: Leonie Jones
Piano: Andrew Daldorph
Johann Sebastian Bach
Antonio Vivaldi
Albert Roussel
Stephen Sondheim
Tickets: £7 (student £3 U16 FREE)
Pay at the Door

Piano: Dorothy Raven
Flute: Ruth Molins
seen here at St Stephen's
8th August 2013
Summer Concert Series
St Stephen's Church Exeter
Thursday 31 July 1pm
(Lunch 12 noon)
Flute: Ruth Molins
Piano: Dorothy Raven
Antonie Vivaldi: Concerto in D
RV428 "The Goldfinch"
Cecilia McDowall: "7 Impressions"
for piccolo & piano (5 movements)
1. By the River  2. March
3. Cantilena  4. Reel Music
5. Café Anglais
Pierre-Octave Ferroud: "3 Pieces"
for unaccompanied flute
1. Bergere Captive  2. Jade
3. Toan-Yan (La Fête du Double-Cinq)
Arthur Honegger: "Romance"
Gabriel Fauré: "Fantasie"
Admission FREE
For more info: visit Ruth's Website

Roger Woodward
The Great Hall Wellington School
Friday 1 August 7.30pm
Chromatic Fantasy and
Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Three Preludes and Fugues from
The Well Tempered Clavier (Book 1)
C-sharp major, BWV 848
F-sharp major, BWV 856
Roger Woodward

G-major, BWV 860
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Opus 110
- - - - - I N T E R V A L - - - - -
Seven Mazurkas
A-flat major, Op. 41, no.3
F-major, Op 68 (posth.) no.3
C-major, Op.56, no.2
C-sharp minor, Op.30, no. 4
C-sharp minor, Op.63, no. 3
C minor,Op. 56, no.3
Tickets: £20
01823 681168
01823 662604

Exeter Community Arts Project
South West Music School
Northcott Theatre
Saturday 2 August 5.30pm
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary
of the football match between
Exeter City & Brazil
Football in the Theatre
Libretto: Nick Stimson
Music: Chris Williams
Director: David Lockwood
Musical Director: Elfyn Jones
Choreography: Clair Beckett
120 Exeter actors and singers
plus SWMS students in the band
Tickets: £45
(includes reception & supper)
The Cast
Box Office: 01392 493493

Spokes Amaze (every month)
Exeter Bikeshed Theatre
Sunday 3 August 7.30pm

National headline acts, emerging talent
Spoken word in the realm of the moving image.
Steady Slam! 2 quick fire, fun slam rounds
with the whole audience voting.
Winner gets a paid slot at the next Spokes Amaze.
Films TBA

'Cello ricochet: Elie Fruchter
Flugelhorn sampling: Tim Sayer
(October Jazzlab 2013)
The Bay Horse Totnes
Sunday 3 August 8.30-11pm
Piano: Sam Richards
Soprano Saxophone: Andy Visser
Flugelhorn/Electronics: Tim Sayer
Double Bass: David George
Admission FREE

The Other Compass

The Other Compass
The Globe Inn Newtown
Tuesday 5 August 8.30pm
Bass: Al Swainger
Guitar: Mike Outram, Jesse Molins
Clarinet/Saxophone: Charlie Henshaw
Keyboard: Billy Bottle
Drums: Coach York
Admission: FREE