Monday, 31 March 2014

Sergei Rachmaninov - No Fool! Classical Journey 10am 1 April 2014

Sergei Rachmaninov
141 years old today
Born in Nizhgy Novgorod (AKA "Gorky")
birthplace of Mily Balakirev
Tuesday 1st April 1873

St Petersburg Ensemble Hermitage: "Cherub's Song"
(University College Otterburn Manitoba)
at Buckfast Abbey: "Богородице Дѣво"
Joyce Clarke, Piano: "How Fair is this Place" Opus 118 No 2
                                   "A Dream" Opus 8 No 5
Duo Teresa Carreño: Sonata for Piano & 'Cello in Gm Opus 19
Anita D'Attellis, Piano: Prelude in G# minor Opus 32 No 12



Events coming up this week
(with some amendments)


Marion Wood
Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: "A Sea Symphony"
Exeter Cathedral  Saturday 5 April



The Other Compass
The Other Compass
The Globe Inn Newtown
Tuesday 1 April 8.30pm            ERROR!
NEW COMPOSITIONS   APRIL'S "COMPASS"
Bass: Al Swainger             IS ON TUES 8 APRIL
Guitar: Mike Outram, Jesse Molins
Clarinet/Saxophone: Charlie Henshaw
Keyboard: Billy Bottle
Drums: Coach York
Admission: FREE





Christine Marsden
Betty Shipp
Frances Waters


Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 2 April 12.30pm
CHRISTINE MARSDEN
BETTY SHIPP
FRANCES WATERS
Piano, Soprano & Clarinet Recital
Admission FREE

SAD NEWS!

FRANCES IS UNABLE TO PLAY
THIS WEEK - SO THIS RECITAL
IS NOT POSSIBLE.  INSTEAD
DAVID LEE AND JOSEPHINE PICKERING
WILL ENTERTAIN WITH THEIR
EVER POPULAR DUET RECITAL




Pop Up Opera: Docteur Miracle
Pop Up Opera
1. The Corn Barn Cullompton
Thursday 3 April 7.30pm
2. Knightor Winery St Austell
Friday 18 April 7.30pm
3. Minack Theatre St Levan
Sunday 20 April 8pm
LE DOCTEUR MIRACLE
(Opera by Georges Bizet)
Producer: Clementine Lovell
Director: Darren Royston
Musical Director: Maria Garzon
Le Docteur / Silvio / Pasquin :
Christopher Diffey Robert Lomax
Piano: Elizabeth Challenger
Tickets:
Cullompton £20
01884 32107  info@thecornbarn.com
St Austell    £19
01726 851101  info@knightor.com
St Levan     £9/11.50 (child £5/6)
book online





VILLAGES IN ACTION
The Old Dance School
THE OLD DANCE SCHOOL
1. Cheriton Bishop Village Hall
Thursday 3 April 7.30pm
01647 24789
2. Clayhidon Parish Hall
Friday 4 April 7.30pm
01823 680347
3. Kenn Centre Kennford
Saturday 5 April 7.30pm
01392 833583





Music at St Michael's
St Michael's Church Mount Dinham
Friday 4 April 7.30pm
A CONCERT OF LENTEN MUSIC
Extracts from Handel'"Messiah"
La Chorale Universitaire de Louvain, Belgium
The Choir of St Michael'& All Angels, Exeter
Admission FREE
(Retiring collection in aid of Exeter Foodbank)


Charlotte Messiaen
La Chorale Universitaire de Louvain





Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra
Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 5 April 7.30pm
"SEA SYMPHONY": Ralph Vaughan Williams
"Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis"
Soprano: Catherine Hamilton
Bass: Julian Rippon
Conductor: Marion Wood
Leader: Clare Smith
Tickets: £15/12/10/8 (U16 £6/5/4)
Exeter Tourist Info: 01392 665885
Devon Strings Workshop (10-4 Wed-Sat)






Laurence Blyth
Exmouth Choral Society
Holy Trinity Church Exmouth
Saturday 5 April 7.30pm
Conductor: Laurence Blyth
Gabriel FauréRequiem in D minor
Leonard BernsteinChichester Psalms
(for treble & countertenor)
Tickets: £12 (U18 FREE)
Advance Booking: £10




St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton



700th Anniversary Celebrations
(St Lawrence Chapel granted to  Ashburton by Bishop Stapledon 1314)
St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton
Saturday 5 April 7.30pm
THE ASHBURTON SINGERS
Director: Bridget Ansell
Ashburton Composers:
Richard Davy (1465-1507) (Chaplain)
Samuel Chapple (1775-1833) (Organist)
Interval Bar
Tickets: £7
01364 653414 11am-4pm Mon-Fri
Proceeds towards restoration of the
St Lawrence Chapel Tower




Dorothy Worthington
 Sidmouth Choral Society
Sidmouth Choral Society
Sidmouth Methodist Church
Saturday 5 April 7.30pm
SPRING CONCERT
Joseph Haydn: "Paukenmesse"
Karl Jenkins: "The Armed Man"
Musical Director: Dorothy Worthington
Mezzo Soprano: Joan Edgecumbe
Baritone: John Brindley





VILLAGES IN ACTION
PuppetCraft Theatre
Mary Tavy Coronation Hall
Saturday 5 April 3pm
NOBODY RIDES THE UNICORN
01822 810092





Exeter Contemporary Sounds
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Sunday 6 April 2pm
EARWORMS
Suitable for family with children
from babies to 11 years.
AMADOU DIAGNE & GRISELDA SANDERSON
(Music from Senegal & Northern Europe)
Host: Mervyn Bedford
Tickets: £4.50 (child £3 U2 FREE)
01392 493493 or book online
Northcott website / Earworms website





David Cottam
The Eloquent Guitar
Lympstone Parish Church
Sunday 6 April 4pm
BACHBARRIOS COTTAM
Solo Guitar: David Cottam
Tickets: £7 (U16 £1)
All Four Concerts: £20
( 6 April / 4 May / 1 June / 29 June )
Demelza Henderson: 2 Brook Cottages
01395 272243  07516 322853
John Welton: 01395 271915
johnwelton68@gmail.com



Jonathan Watts conducts
Dartington Community Choir
Dartington Community Choir
Dartington Great Hall
Sunday 6 April 7.30pm
EASTER CONCERT
Director: Jonathan Watts
Gioachino Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Tickets: £16 (Student/U16 £6)
Dartington Box Office: 01803 847070
(Open daily 12.30-7.30pm)
Book Online



'Cello ricochet: Elie Fruchter
Flugelhorn sampling: Tim Sayer

(October Jazzlab 2013)
Jazzlab
The Bay Horse Totnes
Sunday 6 April 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 8 April 8.30pm
NEW COMPOSITIONS
Bass: Al Swainger
Guitar: Mike Outram, Jesse Molins
Clarinet/Saxophone: Charlie Henshaw
Keyboard: Billy Bottle
Drums: Coach York
Admission: FREE



Friday, 28 March 2014

Soundart Radio & Bicton College present Level 2 Students - on air 12.30-2pm Monday 31 March 2014





















Lucinda Guy
presents her own programme
"Hildegard to Hildegard"
(Thursdays 2-4pm)
Lucinda Guy, Soundart Creative Director, has been working for many years to increase access to the airwaves for members of the public through the Totnes area community radio station, Soundart Radio. In 2013 she became involved in a new project funded by Bicton College, providing radio production training, to help facilitate involvement and inclusion.

In the first few months of its existence the new course has enabled a group of twelve students to work together to create three 30 minute pilot programmes. Collaborating in teams the students will bring together their work in field recording, editing, scripting and live broadcasting to present sound-montage and voice programmes, with music, covering three very different topics.

At noon on Sunday, the Soundart Studio Manager will clear the schedule and bring this exciting experiment to its fruition. Twelve students, working side by side in a 10'x10' studio - a very valuable learning experience for everyone!

Full details of the Soundart schedule,
and where the students fit in,
can be found on the

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Easter Brass Course at Wellington School Somerset Brass Works - Brass Studio - Percussion Academy - Grade V Theory Monday-Thursday 14-17 April 2014 Booking deadline next Friday - Updated details from South West Music School


English Brass Academy
and South West Music School are once again teaming up to offer high quality training to musicians aged 8 - 21 in the form of the Easter Brass Course.

This year as well as the Brass Works and Brass Studio courses we are also running a Percussion Academy and a Grade 5 Music Theory at the same residential.

Based at Wellington School in Somerset, the 4-day course is set to be great fun as well as educational and culminates in a concert for family and friends.

Led by trumpet soloist Paul Archibald, the English Brass Academy team of distinguished performers and educators ensure the highest standard of tuition in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Please note that for all courses you are now able to drop in for a single day, should you not be able to commit to the full course.

Brass Works is for brass players aged 8-13 from beginner to grade 8 standard. This course contains small and large ensemble work, creative composition workshops, performance preparation and sports and activities.

Brass Studio is for brass players aged 14-17 & 18-21 who would like to take their playing to the next level. This course contains masterclasses, chamber music, orchestral excerpts, creative composition workshops, mock auditions, health and wellbeing an early music performance practice.

Percussion Academy is for percussionist aged 8-13 & 14-21. This course focuses on percussion ensembles, brass group repertoire and sectional skills development including work on timpani, tuned percussion, snare drum, drum kit and latin percussion. There will also be options for individual coaching together with masterclasses from the tutors.

Grade 5 Music Theory Julie Edwards, Director of Music at Beechwood Park School, delivers fun-filled lessons using her own specially-devised material culminating in a theory examination at the end of the course. Grade 5 theory can be a bit of a chore, but not with this exciting week of music and music theory.

Dates: Monday 14th - Thursday 17th April 2014 at Wellington School, Somerset

Residential Course - £400
Non-Residential Course - £280
Drop in Day place - £65

To book or for more information visit
or call Paul at English Brass Academy on
01306 508060

Monday, 24 March 2014

Classical Journey 10am Tuesday 25 March 2014

Paul Archibald
Leader of the Easter Brass Course
South West Music School

Last Chance to book for SWMS Easter Courses


Friday 28 March for Grade V Music Theory
Friday 4 April for Brass & Percussion Courses
(Courses Mon-Thur 14-17 April)
Full details below



Tim Othen
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 26 March 12.30pm
TIM OTHEN
Piano Recital
Admission FREE










Exeter Police Choir
Music at St Michael's
St Michael's Mount Dinham
Thursday 27 March 7.30pm
EXETER POLICE CHOIR
Piano: Margaret Chave
Director: David Williams
Admission FREE
Full Programme February-May





Last Chance to book for SWMS Easter Courses


Julie Edwards
Music Theory
     DEADLINE
South West Music School
English Brass Academy
Wellington School, Somerset
Monday-Thursday 14-17 April
EASTER BRASS COURSE
(Full Details Below)
Deadline for Grade V: Friday 28 March
Deadline for Percussion & Brass: Friday 4 April
Paul Archibald: 01396 508060
Book Online: Brass Works  Brass Studio
Percussion Academy  Grade V Music Theory





Classical Café
Cullompton Community Centre
Friday 28 March 7.30pm
"SPRING FEVER"
Piano Solo: Rebecca Wilson
FLUTE CAKE:
Flute: Ruth Molins
Flute: Sophie Brewer
Flute: Jennifer Campbell
BEL CANTO CHOIR
Tickets: £12 (U17 £6)
01884 33265
Kentisbeare Performing Arts








Clyst Valley Soprano
Janet Macdonald
Clyst Valley Choral Society
Holy Trinity Church Exmouth
Saturday 29 March 2.30pm
JOHN STAINER'"CRUCIFIXION"
CHORAL WORKSHOP
Performance: 7.30pm
(with John Ireland's "Greater Love"
performed by the choir)
Tickets: £7.50
01392 271858
(Choir performance: Lympstone 30 March)







David Davies
Exeter Bach Society
Mint Methodist Church Exeter
Saturday 29 March 7pm
ST JOHN PASSION
Conductor: David Davies
Evangelist: Richard Rowntree
Soprano: Elizabeth Drury
Alto: Juliet Curnow
Bass: Julian Rippon
Details of other soloists to follow
Tickets: £15
EBS Website





Exmouth Light Orchestra

Exmouth Light Orchestra
Temple Methodist Church Budleigh
Saturday 29 March 7.30pm
CONCERT OF LIGHT MUSIC
Georges Bizet: Carmen
Edgar Harburg/Harold Arlen:

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
Morton Stevens/Brian Tyler/Keith Power:

"Hawaii Five O"
Paul Desmond: "Take Five"
Oscar Hammerstein/Richard Rogers:
"Oklahoma!"
Tickets: £5
01395 278497
Orchestra Website




Colyton School Orchestra


Colyton Grammar School

Senior Choir & Orchestra
Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 29 March 7.30pm
SPRING CONCERT
Director: David House
Robert Schumann: Am Piano Concerto
(Piano: Samantha Ward)
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Colyton Senior Choir
(Soprano: Chloe Strata
  Bartitone: Daniel Rudge)
Heinrich Schütz
Joseph Rheinberger
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ticket Details: School Office
01297 552327 (9am-5pm)
finance@colytongrammar.devon.sch.uk














Big Noise Chorus
(Exeter Torbay & Plymouth)
Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra
Exeter University Great Hall
Saturday 29 March 7.30pm
BROADWAY - BIG BAND
           - BIG NOISE
Tickets: Stalls £11 Gallery £16
book online








VILLAGES IN ACTION
Rabbit Theatre
Buckland in the Moor Community Hall
Saturday 29 March 7.30pm
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
01364 653525












VILLAGES IN ACTION
Rabbit Theatre
Matt Harvey
Combeinteignhead Village Hall
Saturday 29 March 8pm
WONDERMENTALIST
01626 872266








Clyst Valley Soprano
Janet Macdonald
Clyst Valley Choral Society
Lympstone Parish Church
Sunday 30 March 7.30pm
JOHN STAINER'"CRUCIFIXION"
(with John Ireland's "Greater Love")
Tickets: £7.50
01392 271858














VILLAGES IN ACTION
Angel Heart Theatre
Diptford Parish Hall
Sunday 30 March 3pm
OSHIMA THE BIG SEA
01548 821704









The Other Compass
The Other Compass
The Globe Inn Newtown
Tuesday 1 April 8.30pm            ERROR!
NEW COMPOSITIONS   APRIL'S "COMPASS"
Bass: Al Swainger             IS ON TUES 8 APRIL
Guitar: Mike Outram, Jesse Molins
Clarinet/Saxophone: Charlie Henshaw
Keyboard: Billy Bottle
Drums: Coach York
Admission: FREE

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Budleigh Music Festival: Eight Evening Concerts Friday 11 July to Saturday 19 July 2014




The Pleyel Ensemble
(at Royal Northern College of Music)
'Cello: Heather Bills
Flute: Jonathan Rimmer
Piano: Harvey Davies
Clarinet: Hanet Hilton
Double Bass: Michael Escreet

(Photo: Tony Howard)
The Pleyel Ensemble
St Peter's Church Budleigh
Friday 11 July 7.30pm
TWO CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE WORKS
Franz Schubert: "Octet in F" D803
Wolfgang Mozart: "Quintet in A" K581
Piano: Harvey Davies
Flute: Jonathan Rimmer
Oboe: Melinda Maxell
Clarinet: Janet Hilton
Bassoon: Laurence Perkins
French Horn: Laurence Davies
Violin: Marcus Barcham-Stevens
Sarah Ewins, Benedict Holland
Steven Wilkie, Catherine Yates
Viola: Louise Lansdown
Cello: Heather Bills, Chris Hoyle
Double bass: Michael Escreet



Yuanfan Yang
Piano: Yuanfan Yang

Temple Methodist Church Budleigh
Saturday 12 July 7.30pm
A PIANO RECITAL
J S Bach: "Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue"
Yuanfan Yang: "Waves"
Robert Schumann: "Carnaval"
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Waldstein Sonata"
Sergei Rachmaninov: "Sonata in Bь minor"






Trio Con Brio Copenhagen
Violin: Soo-Jin Hong
'Cello: Soo-Kyung Hong
Piano: Jens Elvekjaer
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen
Temple Methodist Church Budleigh
Monday 14 July 7.30pm
THREE CLASSICAL TRIOS
Bent Sørensen: "Phantasmagoria"
Felix Mendelssohn: "Trio in C minor"
Franz Schubert: "Trio in "
Piano: Jens Elvekjaer
Andrea Guarneri Violin: Soo-Jin Hong
Amati 'Cello: Soo-Kyung Hong








Violin: Sara Trickey
Budleigh Festival Orchestra
St Peter's Church Budleigh
Tuesday 15 July 7.30pm
RENAISSANCE TO MODERN
Giovanni Pergolesi: "Concertino"
W A Mozart: "Violin Concerto in G" K216
Igor Stravinsky: "Pulcinella Suite"
J S Bach: "Violin Concerto in E" BWV1042
W A Mozart: "Linz Symphony" K425
Conductor: Nicholas Marshall
Leader: Malcolm Latchem
Violin: Sara Trickey



Soprano: Susana Gaspar
Susana Gaspar & Gary Matthewman
Temple Methodist Church Budleigh
Wednesday 16 July 7.30pm
LIEDER & ARIAS
Robert Schumann: "Liederkreis"
Richard Strauss: "Vier Lieder"
Manuel de Falla: "Siete Canciones"
Verdi, Dvořák, Puccini, Gounod: Arias
Piano: Gary Matthewman
Soprano: Susana Gaspar




Laura van der Heijden
Laura van der Heijden & Mana Oguchi
Temple Methodist Church Budleigh
Thursday 17 July 7.30pm
'CELLO SUITES & SONATAS
Robert Schumann: "Fantasiestücke" Op 73
Johannes Brahms: "Cello Sonata in F" Op 99
J S Bach: "Cello Suite Number 2" BWV1008
Dmitri Shostakovich: "Cello Sonata in D" Op 40
Piano: Mana Oguchi
'Cello: Laura van der Heijden





Henschel Quartett
(fotograf: Georg Thum)
Henschel Quartett
Temple Methodist Church Budleigh
Friday 18 July 7.30pm
CLASSICAL QUARTETS
Wolfgang Mozart: "Quartet in A " K464
Erwin Shulhoff: "5 Pieces for String Quartet"
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Quartet in C# minor"
Violin: Christoph Henschel & Markus Henschel
Viola: Monika Henschel
'Cello: Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj



Red Priest
Red Priest Baroque Quartet
St Peter's Church Budleigh
Saturday 19 July 7.30pm
CARNIVAL OF THE SEASONS
Antonio Vivaldi: "Quattro Stagione"
(Concerto Interludes Arr. Red Priest)
Heinrich Biber: "The Crucifixion"
Jacob van Eyck "What shall we do this Evening?"
Henry Purcell: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
J S Bach: "Prelude in D minor for solo 'Cello"
Robert Johnson: "The witches' Dance"
Arcangelo Corelli: "Per la Notte de Natale"
(Concerto Grosso in G minor Arr. Red Priest)
Recorders: Piers Adams
Violin: Julia Bishop
'Cello: Angela East
Harpsichord: David Wright