Monday, 7 July 2014

Classical Journey 10.30am Tuesday 8 July 2014 Memories of Classical Café & The Tagore Festival, Totnes Nonclassical & EMG's Mandolin Concerto - Looking ahead to the Budleigh Festival and much more to come

John Pearce
Budleigh Festival
 Chairman
(at Temple Church Budleigh)
- joins us to discuss
The Budleigh Festival
11-19 June

Recent Events:


Philippa Mo: Violin


Mats Lidström: 'Cello


Exeter Cathedral

Friday 20 June






Classical Café - Music of Love
Cullompton Community Centre
Friday 20 June
Alan Boxer
  introduces -
Vivace String Orchestra
J S Bach: Brandenburch Concerto No 3
Leader: Anna Cockroft
Bel Canto Choir
Soloist: Rachel Dunn
Christine McVie: "Songbird"


Piano Recital
Rebecca Willson
Fitkin, Beethoven, Feldman & Chopin
A stellar performance



Tagore Festival
Dartington Hall
20-22 June
Wake up Yoga
Bollywood Dance Workshop
Anand Bhatt in Dartington Space
Susmita Bhattacharya
Stories under the Trees
Kalyan Kundu
Tagore and World Peace
Always be Cycling
Elliot gets our bikes working
Quakers for Peace
Jane & Tal
Combatants for Peace
Ex-Israeli Soldier Ben Yeger
leads dance in A Space for Peace
Dartington Ship Studio
Soundart Radio
Chris Booth collects sounds on Dartington Lawn
Lucinda Guy runs a Family Drop in Centre
in the Gardener's Cottage
Amjad Ali Khan
performs a sarod recital
with tabla player, Swapan Chaudhuri
Satish Kumar
& His Eminence Mohamed Mijarul Quayes
discuss the literary works of
Rabindranath Tagore
Imtiaz Ahmed
sings Tagore's songs
Lord Desai
discusses the authorship of the
Bhagavad Gita
in Dartington Great Hall


A couple of interesting events in the past week:

Totnes Nonclassical
Barrel House Ballroom
Thursday 3 July


Nonclassical in the Totnes Barrel House Ballroom
Philip Glass: "Two Pages"
with Keyboard Elie Fruchter
& Flute Ruth Molins
Soprano Saxophone: Andy Williamson
Piano: Bethany Lowe
Soprano Saxophone: Andy Visser
Keyboard: Lona Kozik
Morton Feldman: "Durations 1"
'Cellist Jenny Wigram
and Violinist Chris Eastman
Pianist Sam Richards
joined by Andy Visser under a harsh spotlight
for a little Thelonious Monk


Special Guest
Plymouth Nonclassical Co-Ordinator
Debbie Martindale


Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra
St Peter's School Sports Hall
Saturday 5 July



Opening Address:
Exeter Music Group

Symphony Orchestra Secretary
and violist Rachel Wieck
Musical Exegesis:
EMG Conductor Marion Wood
sporting the green bow of
Macmillan Cancer Support
Flute, Oboe & Trumpet
for Giovanni Gabrielli's "Canzoni"
Susan Mitchell, David Lotinga
& Tony Hindley
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Mandolins RV532
Spinet: Carol GaltonMandolins: Matt Norman & Jonathan Springall
A great performance
acknowledged by the Musical Director
Marion Wood
Isabelle Woollcott
Recounts the last year of her son's life
Tim Woollacott
Shaldon Sinfonietta percussionist
and bon viveur
who died as a result of contracting
Ewings' Sarcoma
Isabelle appeals for support for the
Ewings' Sarcoma Research Trust


- before rejoining Lisa Thorne 
in the double bass section


Trombone: Jacqui Burden
Harp: Jenny Campbell!
Composer: Stephen Perks ("Nocturne")
Marion Wood
presents her miniature score of
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony
and explains how it might
have been cut short



Great sound in an unusual environment
baton vs basketball net!
Flowers for the Leader
from first violinist Ruth James

A hug for the conductor
from first violinist Kit Fotheringham
Flowers for Clare Smith
The traditional bottle of wine for
Marion Wood




Anyone who missed that wonderful Concerto for Two Mandolins can catch it again
at The Church of St John in the Wilderness, Withicombe, Exmouth.
There will be a repeat performance on Saturday 20 September,
together with a repeat of the wonderful piece for strings,
"Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
(performed with his "Sea Symphony" at the Cathedral on Saturday 5 April  2014)





THE FESTIVAL PLAYERS
Tiverton Community Arts Theatre
Tiverton High School Playing Field
(Bolhanm Road EX16 6SQ)
Tuesday 8 July 6.30 for 7.30pm
"THE COMEDY OF ERRORS"
Director: Michael Dyer
Stage Manager: Giles Stoakley
Voice Coach: Trish Knight-Webb
Music & Songs: Johnny Coppin
Antipholus of Ephesus/Syracuse: Giles Stoakley
Dromio of Ephesus/Syracuse: Christopher Finn
Emilia, Angelo, Dr Pinch: Matthew Springett
Duke Solinus: Michael Dyer
Egeon: Paul Mills
Adriana: Robbie Merchant
Luciana: Joel Daffurn
Tickets: £14
Group of Four: £52
Box Office: JT's Partyhouse 01884 233741
TCAT Website  Festival Players Website
Outdoor performance - no seating
Bring chairs/rugs and a picnic!




The Other Compass
The Globe Newtown
Tuesday 8 July
(as in April, when the first Tuesday is the 1st day of the month
'The Other Compass" moves to the 8th)


Jesse Molins
The Other Compass
The Globe Inn Newtown
Tuesday 8 July 8.30pm
NEW COMPOSITIONS
Bass: Al Swainger
Guitar: Jesse Molins
Keyboard: Paul Evans
Admission: FREE







Andrew Daldorph
Chris Gradwell
"Soarin' High"
Chris Gradwell Andrew Daldorph
St Stephen's Church Exeter
Thursday 10 July 1pm
LIGHT MUSIC & JAZZ
Piano: Andrew Daldorph
Saxophone: Chris Gradwell










Flute: Alison Brockbank
Bassoon: Sidney Hemsley

Tenor: Roger Bourgein
Bicton Classics Night
Bicton Inn Exmouth
Thursday 10 July 8.30pm
Classical Musicians play for
and listen to each other
- the pub has a piano.
Admission: FREE
Enquiries: The Bicton Inn
Alison Brockbank / Sidney Hemsley









Powderham Castle
Divertimento Ensemble
Powderham Castle
Friday 11 July 7.30pm
DIVERTIMENTO PLAY BACH
Cantatas for Bass, Oboe & Strings
Violin: Mary EadeBrenda Willoughby
Viola: Andrew Gillett
'Cello: Vicky Evans
Double Bass: Michael Allnatt
Oboe: Lynn Collins

The Divertimento Ensemble
Baritone: Paul Sheehan
1769 Bryce-Seede organ:
Professor George Pratt
Tickets: £15 (Student £7)
Powderham Castle: 01626 890243
Divertimento Entertainments Website

(repeated at Sharpham House
     Sunday 13 July 3pm - see below)






The Starling Octet
Starling Octet
St Michael and All Angels Church Pinhoe
Friday 11 July 8pm
A MODERN MASS
Featuring:
Samuel Barber: "Adagio for Strings"
as "Agnus Dei"
and music by:
Frank Martin
Francis Poulenc
Richard Rodney Bennett
Edmund Rubbra
Leonard Bernstein
James MacMillan
Soprano: Zoe Fitzsimmons & Mary O'Shea
Alto: Marion Wood & Sarah Pennington
Tenor: Ben Pennington & Tim Hampshire
Bass: Malcolm Field & Neville Gibbings
Tickets: £8/£5 includes interval refreshments
Email Enquiriesthestarlingoctet@gmail.com





See below for Exeter Symphony Orchestra at Southernhay
& East Devon Choral Society in Tiverton (both 12th July)
Divertimento Ensemble at Sharpham House (13th July)



Budleigh Music Festival
St Peter's Church & Temple Methodist Church
Friday 11 July - Saturday 19 July


Friday 11 July - Saturday 19 July
A free concert at noon each day
(at Temple Church, except organ recital - at St Peter's)
A £15 concert at 7.30pm each day
(Temple/St Peter's - £7.50 restricted view at St Peter's)

Friday 11th
Kirsty Chaplin (Piano)
Pleyel Ensemble (St Peter's)
Saturday 12th
Kevin Hurst & Joyce Clarke (Clarinet & Piano)
Yuanfan Yang (Piano - Temple)
Monday 14th
Maynard School Musicians
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen (Temple)
Tuesday 15th
Emma Graham & Liz Grier (Harps)
Budleigh Festival Orchestra/Sara Trickey (St Peter's)
Wednesday 16th
Anna Lapwood (Organ - at St Peter's)
Susana Gaspar  (Soprano - St Peter's)
Thursday 17th
Benedetta Dini (Piano)
Laura dan der Heijden ('Cello  - Temple)
Friday 18th
Julian Rippon & Edward Woodhouse (Baritone & Tenor)
Henschel String Quartet (Temple)
Saturday 19th
Tina KimStella Kim & Sally Kim (Piano, Violin & 'Cello)
Red Priest Baroque Quartet (St Peter's)

Full details on the post below
East Devon Choral Society
Tiverton Baptist Church
Saturday 12 July 7.30pm
SUMMER CONCERT

"DAZZLING WORLD OF DISNEY"
Conductor: Andrew Daldorph
Tickets: £8 (1-4 children FREE per adult)
Proceeds in aid of Hospiscare

Ticket Details: 01884 253494
Enquiries: 01392 668020



Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Southernhay Church Exeter
Saturday 12 July 7.30pm
Orchestra Conductor: Brian Northcott
Leader: Gill Crew
Johannes Brahms:
"Academic Festival Overture"
Joseph Canteloube:

"Songs of the Auvergne"
(Soprano: Alison Burnett)
Gerald 
Finzi: "Dies Natalis"

(Tenor: Thomas Hobbs)
Ernest John 
Moeran: "G minor Symphony"
Tickets: £12 (advance £10 U18 FREE)

Box Office: Exeter Tourist Information
01392 665700 9-5 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
     (9-4.30 Thursday & Saturday)
Book Online



Sharpham House
Divertimento Ensemble
Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes
Sunday 13 July 7.30pm
DIVERTIMENTO PLAY BACH
Cantatas for Bass, Oboe & Strings
Violin: Mary EadeBrenda Willoughby
Viola: Andrew Gillett
'Cello: Vicky Evans
Double Bass: Michael Allnatt
Oboe: Lynn Collins
The Divertimento Ensemble
Baritone: Paul Sheehan
Tickets: £15 (Student £7)
Sharpham House: 01803 731801
Divertimento Entertainments Website

(repeat of concert at Powderham Castle
     Friday 11 July 7.30pm - see above)







Young Organists' Competition
Facebook Page
Music at St Michael's
St Michael's Church Mount Dinham
Monday 14 July 7.30pm
YOUNG ORGANISTS' COMPETITION
(Conclusion of 150th Anniversary
                    Festival for John Dinham)
Judges: Andrew Daldorph

               Jonathan Watts
                    Neil Page (Florida)
Full details of judges and competitors
Details of entry conditions & prizes
Admission FREE





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Exeter Community Arts Project
South West Music School
Northcott Theatre
Wednesday 16 - Sunday 27 July 7.30pm
(No performance Monday 21 July)
Matinée Performances:
Saturday 19 July 2.30pm
Sunday 20 July 2.30pm
Saturday 26 July 2.30pm
Gala Performance:
Saturday 2 August 5.30pm
Football in the Theatre
THE DAY WE PLAYED BRAZIL
A NEW MUSICAL
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary
of the football match between
Exeter City & Brazil
Libretto: Nick Stimson
Music: Chris Williams
Director: David Lockwood
Musical Director: Elfyn Jones
The Cast
Choreography: Clair Beckett
120 Exeter actors and singers
plus SWMS students in the band
Tickets: £14
School Groups 10+: £8 per head
Gala Performance: £45
(includes reception & supper)
Box Office: 01392 493493



Ralph Allwood conducts
The Rodolfus Choir
(Mealor: "The Crimson Petal")
The Rodolfus Choir
Exeter Cathedral
Thursday 17 July 7.30pm
BAROQUE & MODERN
Director of Music: Ralph Allwood
A Choir of Eton
Choral Course Alumni
Orlando Gibbons,
George Frideric Handel
Hubert Parry,
Herbert HowellsPaul Mealor
Front Nave: £15 (student £10 U18 £8)
Rear Nave: £12 (student £8 U18 £5)
Side Aisle: £10 (student £6 U18 £4)
Box Office: 01392 285983
Book Online





Adelia Myslov
St Boniface Concert Society
Church of the Holy Cross Crediton
Thursday 17 July 7.30pm
VIOLIN & PIANO DUETS
Violin: Adelia Myslov
Piano: Craig White
J S Bach: Sonata No 2
Franz Schubert: Sonatina in D
Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata
L v Beethoven: Spring Sonata
Henryk Wieniawski: "Faust"
(Fantaisie Brillante after Gounod)
Tickets: £12.50 (NUS £6 child FREE)
(student group 5+ with leader £5 per head)
Advance booking - download form
St Boniface Concert Society Website




Compagnie Giulia
Julia Thomas, Howard Frey
Nick Millington
The Feast of St James
(Granted to Tiverton
by Henry III in July 1257)
Fore Street Tiverton
Saturday 19 July 10am - 4pm
MEDIAEVAL CHARTER FAYRE
Live Music: Compagnie Giulia
Admission FREE
Plus Mediaeval Banquet
Tiverton Pannier Market
7pm until late - £25 per head





St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton






700th Anniversary Celebrations
(St Lawrence Chapel granted to  Ashburton by Bishop Stapledon 1314)
St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton
Saturday 19 July
MEDIAEVAL FAYRE
with traditional Ale Tasting
& Bread Weighing ceremonies
(Members of the Court LeetBaron Jury,
  and Town Council, in medieaval dress,
  continue the traditional role of the Portreeve
  established by the Ale Conners of London
  in 1276 fulfilling the requirements of
  the Magna Carta)




Buckfast Abbey Choir
Buckfast Abbey Choir
Buckfast Abbey
Saturday 19 July 7.30pm
SANCTA MARIA
A Concert of Choral and Organ Music
in honour of the Blessed Virgin MaryMaster of Music
& Organist: Philip Arkwright
Organ Scholar: Phillip Broadhouse
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Anton Bruckner & Francis Poulenc
Admission FREE (retiring collection)





Exmouth Light Orchestra
Exmouth Light Orchestra
Tower Street Methodist Church
              (Exmouth)
Saturday 19 July 7.30pm
SUMMER CONCERT
18 contrasting orchestral pieces
played by a 50-piece orchestra
including - Howard Shore:
"The Fellowship of the Ring"
Aram Khachaturian: "Sabre Dance"
Erik Satie: Gymnopédies
George Bruns: "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Chris Gradwell
Freddie Mercury: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Eric Coates: "Dambuster March"
Robert Kraft: "Fiesta Tropicale"
Jaques Morali: "Go West"
with Clarinet & Guitar Duets
(Chris Gradwell & Richard Llewellyn)
Sidney Bechet: "Petite Fleur"
Cole Porter: "You'd be so nice to come home to"
Benny Goodman: "Don't be that way"
Django Reinhardt: "Minor Swing"
Tickets: £5
from "Best Books" Exmouth Parade
& "The Card Shop" Budleigh High Street
Enquiries: John & Daphne Harlock
(Telephone 01395 278497)

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