Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Victoria Fullick: "Anthos Arts" Assistant Director at the Phonic FM Studio to discuss "Wings in the Way" Tuesday 29 April 2014


Victoria Fullick
Assistant Director of "Anthos Arts"
at the Phonic FM studio
Tuesday 29 April
Many thanks to Victoria Fullick, who joined the "Classical Journey" at 10.45 on Tuesday morning to tell us more about how the "Anthos Arts" project, "Wings in the Way", has been progressing since the visit by the Anthos Arts Artistic Director, Emma-Rose Payne, in January this year.

Twenty students from across Devon have joined the project, four of whom qualified for bursaries to help with travelling and enrolment costs. Many are working towards Arts Awards while they
rehearse and create movement theatre together, under the supervision of the Anthos Arts team.

The final rehearsal will be this Saturday at their Exeter venue, St Luke's College in Heavitree Road. Next Friday, they will give their first public performance at the Cygnet New Theatre in Friar's Gate (above Exeter Quay). Three more performances will follow at Totnes, Honiton and Sidmouth.

Full details are shown in the poster below. For further details contact anthos-arts@outlook.com.



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" meets Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" A musical masquerade by the Concert Theatre Company at the Barnfield Theatre Thursday 1 May 2014 Press Release from An-Ting Chang

The Rite of Spring/Romeo & Juliet
A Concert Theatre Production

fusing classical ballet and theatre
Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Thursday 1 May

"The Rite of Spring/Romeo and Juliet" is a radical interpretation of Stravinsky’s ballet and orchestral concert work, in the theatrical setting of love and hatred between two Shakespeare’s rivalling households, Capulet and Montague.

Conceived by Concert Theatre, the production uses commedia half masks and piano four-hands to create a music-oriented physical theatre piece through the re-telling of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy.

Photos: Lidia Crisafulli

The production involves collaboration between concert pianists from the Royal Academy of Music, and actors (plus director) from the Paris school of Jacques Lecoq. The masks are designed and produced by specialists from Trestle Theatre.

The production is supported by Arts Council England.



"FRINGE THEATRE AT ITS FINEST":  Views from the Gods   «««««

"THE BEST PIECE OF PHYSICAL THEATRE":  Everything Theatre   ««««

"A FASCINATING AND CHALLENGING PIECE"  UK Theatre Network

"INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE, EXCITING AND FRESH"  The Theatre Tourist






The latest work by Concert Theatre, a young company combining classical music and theatre in live performance, brings together pianists from the Royal Academy of Music with Lecoq-trained performers and Trestle Theatre to create an exciting reinterpretation of two great classic works.
A visceral marriage of two tales of slaughtered innocence, The Rite of Spring/Romeo and Juliet pairs Stravinsky’s ballet and orchestral concert work with Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy. Performed in four-hand piano and commedia half-mask, the stories interweave passion, rage, despair and sacrifice to create an exciting reinterpretation of two great classic works.
The Rite of Spring/ Romeo and Juliet is a radical interpretation of Stravinsky’s ballet and orchestral concert work in the theatrical setting of love and hatred between two Shakespeare’s rivaling households, Capulet and Montague. Conceived by Concert Theatre, the production uses commedia half masks and piano four-hands to create a music-centred physical theatre piece through the re-telling of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy with a collaboration among concert pianists from the Royal Academy of Music, actors and director from Lecoq-based system and mask specialists from Trestle Theatre.




Concert Theatre
Concert Theatre
Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Thursday 1 May 7.30pm
RITE OF SPRING/ROMEO & JULIET
in association with Trestle Theatre
Directors: An-Ting ChangRussell Bender
Piano: An-Ting Chang
                 Arabella Pare
                         Bella Chen
Performers: Alex Hehman
                    Ban Hadley
                      Kim Heron
                        Monika Lindeman
                          Nektarios Teodorou
Tickets: £14 (student/child £10)
Box Office: 01392 271808
(10am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Book Online   Concert Theatre Website

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Classical Journey 10am Tuesday 29 April 2014 Choral Evensong at Exeter Cathedral with Colyton Grammar School Senior Choir and David House

Colyton Grammar School Senior Choir
Choral Evensong at Exeter Cathedral
Conductor: David House
Wednesday 23 April

On Wednesday the President at Choral Evensong in the Cathedral was Canon Treasurer Ian Morter. After an organ voluntary by Mark Perry, and introductory prayers and responses by the choir, Canon Morter explained that the Cathedral Choir were taking their 'Post Easter Recess' and the music was being provided by the Colyton Grammar School Senior Choir conducted by the Head of Music at Colyton Grammar School, David House.


Colyton Grammar School
Senior Choir

sing in the Cathedral Quire
Organist: Mark Perry
A beautiful performance of Psalm 105, "O give thanks unto the Lord. Call upon his name", was followed by a reading from "The Song of Solomon". The choir then prefaced, and followed, a reading from The Matthew Gospel Chapter 28 with Thomas Tertius Noble's "Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B minor". Noble had slightly adjusted the words of the dismissal to create a gently lyrical song with colourful organ accompaniment.

The Nunc Dimittis was not the end of the choral service, however. The choir sang William Smith's "Preces & Responses" without accompaniment. Each prayer was lovingly delivered by a solo soprano (name as yet unknown!) followed by perfectly timed and controlled answering words from the full choir. Prayers for Intercession were followed by an anthem with organ, "Most Glorious Lord of Life" by Bob Chilcott. Finally the clergy left the quire, and the congregation broke up to the sound of another organ voluntary played by Mark Perry.

David House had prepared the choir meticulously, and the performance at the service was confident and controlled, while also being extremely moving. The Colyton students filled the Cathedral with emotive and sweet sound. During the service, there was no mention of how often the Colyton Choir would be coming to the Cathedral, but Colyton music teacher, Melanie Lester, explained that the school's choral evensong is now an annual event. We can look out for a return visit just after Easter 2015.



More Exciting Events in the Week to Come





Duncan Honeybourne
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 30 April 12.30pm
PIANO RECITAL
Duncan Honeybourne
Admission FREE












Four of Swords Theatre Company
Midge Mullin is Lord Macbeth

(Photo Matt Austin)
Four of Swords Theatre Company
Beer Quarry Caves
Wednesday 30 April - Saturday May 10
M A C B E T H
(8pm with 5pm matinee on Saturdays)
A mobile show lasting 70 minutes
- comfortable shoes &
        warm clothes recommended
Tickets: £10
Box Office: Exeter Bike Shed
01392 434169  online






Concert Theatre
Concert Theatre
Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Thursday 1 May 7.30pm
RITE OF SPRING/ROMEO & JULIET
in association with Trestle Theatre
Directors: An-Ting ChangRussell Bender
Piano: An-Ting Chang
                 Arabella Pare
                         Bella Chen
Performers: Alex Hehman
                    Ban Hadley
                      Kim Heron
                        Monikc Lindeman
                          Nektarios Teodorou
Tickets: £14 (student/child £10)
Box Office: 01392 271808
(10am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Book Online   Concert Theatre Website



A.J's Big Band

A.J's Big Band
Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Friday 2 May 8pm
17 Piece brass orchestra
featuring: Chris Gradwell
Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman
Duke Ellington
Soprano: Paula Mitchell
Tickets: £15.50
Box Office: 01392 271808
(10am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Book Online






Richard MitchellBen Pennington
Sarah PenningtonZoe Fitzsimmons
The Starling Octet
St Disen's Church Bradninch
Saturday 3 May 7.30pm
MADRIGALI
Claudio Monteverdi
Luca Marenzio
Morten Lauridsen
Soprano: Mary O'Shea Hayward
                                 Zoe Fitzsimmons
Alto: Marion WoodSarah Pennington
Tenor: Ben PenningtonNeville Gibbings
Bass: Malcolm FieldRichard Mitchell
Tickets: £8 (concession £5)
thestarlingoctet@gmail.com







Daughters of Elvin
St. Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN
Saturday 3 May 7.30pm
TEMPUS FUGIT:
THE FLEETING NATURE OF TIME
Hurdy Gurdy/Gothic Harp/Cittern: Steve Tyler
Bagpipes/Recorders/Shawm: Katy Marchant
Shawm/Recorders: Ann Allen
Percussion: Colin Seddon
Soprano: Alison Burnett
Daughters of Elvin
(seen here at Dartington Hall
Sunday 5 December 2010)
Music from Medieval Europe exploring the progress
of time through the seasons with springtime songs
of love and longing from 13th Century France & England,
summer-time ballatas from 14th Century Italy,
joyous carnival songs of harvest time and hunting from
14th & 15th Century Italy and wintery ballads of hardship,
longing and death from 13th Century Spain, England & France;
illustrated with interesting readings of seasonal recipes
and anecdotes from the period.
Tickets: £12 (student/U18 £5) at the door








Exeter Contemporary Sounds

Exeter Northcott Theatre
Sunday 4 May 2pm
EARWORMS
Suitable for families with children
from babies to 11 years.
EXETER CONTEMPORARY SOUNDS
John Williams: "Star Wars"
     ("May the 4th" be with you!)
Julian Rippon
Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue for String Quartet
Leroy Anderson: "The Typewriter"
     (for String Quartet & Typist)
Michael Nyman: "In Re Don Giovanni"
John Flansburgh & John Linnell:
      "They Might Be Giants" for Baritone
Ralf Hütter & Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk):
      "Das Modell" for String Quartet
Steve Reich: "Diff'rent Trains
     (Mvt I with accompanying train video)
Simon Belshaw: "Between Moon and Earth"
     (Opening sequence with video & sound montage)
     "Music Machine 1" (with audience participation)
Violin: Julie HillEmma Welton
Viola: Andrew Gillett  'Cello: Jane Pyrie
Baritone & Typist: Julian Rippon
Exeter Contemporary Sounds
Host: Mervyn Bedford
Tickets: £4.50 (child £3 U2 FREE)
01392 493493 or book online
Northcott website / Earworms website
Exeter Contemporary Sounds FB Page









Hilary Boxer
The Eloquent Guitar
Lympstone Parish Church
Sunday 4 May 4pm
VIVALDIGRANADOS & SCHUBERT
Guitar: David Cottam
'Cello: Hilary Boxer
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






'Cello ricochet: Elie Fruchter
Flugelhorn sampling: Tim Sayer

(October Jazzlab 2013)
Jazzlab
The Bay Horse Totnes
Sunday 4 May 8.30-11pm
Piano: Sam Richards
Soprano Saxophone: Andy Visser
Flugelhorn/Electronics: Tim Sayer
Double Bass: David George
Admission FREE







Artavian Baroque
(photo: Clive Boursnell)
John Marston & Friends
The Coach House,Bishops Tawton
Barnstaple  EX32 0EJ 
Monday 5 May 5pm
SUPPER & BAROQUE CONCERT
Artavian Baroque
Violin: Diane Moore
Flute: Byron Mahoney
Viola da Gamba: Ibi Aziz
Harpsichord: John Marston
Soprano. Ellie Laugharne
Georg Philipp Telemann: Paris Quartets
Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata for Violin & Viola da Gamba
Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonata for  Violin & Viola da Gamba
Jean-Philippe Rameau/Beneddetto Marcello: Opera Arias
Tickets: £25
Box Office: 01271 32320







JanJoost van Elburg




Blackdowns Early Music Projects

Church of St John the Evangelist, Wellington
Monday 5 May 6.30pm
POLYCHORAL MOSAICS FROM IBERIA
An exciting programme of Renaissance and
Early Baroque polychoral music, exploring
200 years of composition from Spain & Portugal
Musical Director: JanJoost van Elburg
Blackdown Early Music Projects
Cross-Strung Harp: Frances Kelly
Bajon: Keith McGowan
Organ: Steven Hollas
Tickets: £12 (student £8 U12 FREE)
Taunton Tourist Info: 01823 336344
'Cloud 9' in Wellington: 01823 667666
Book Online
Blackdowns Early Music Projects Website







Tom Poster Piano Recital Royal Albert Memorial Museum Wednesday 7 May 2014 Press Release from Margi Jervoise RAMM Development Trust


Internationally acclaimed Pianist, Tom Poster
at Royal Albert Memorial Museum


On Wednesday 7th May 2014, Tom Poster, an internationally recognised pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility will be playing Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

Since his London concerto debut at the age of 13, Tom Poster has appeared in a wide-ranging concerto repertoire of over 30 major works ranging from Bach to Ligeti, with orchestras and conductors including the Aurora Orchestra/Nicholas Collon, BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Scottish Symphony/James Loughran, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia/Vladimir Ashkenazy, China National Symphony/En Shao in Beijing, Atlantic Classical Orchestra/Stewart Robertson in Florida, and the State Capella Philharmonic in St Petersburg. He has also won many prizes including First Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition 2007, the Ensemble Prize at the Honens International Piano Competition 2009, and the keyboard sections of the Royal Over-Seas League and BBC Young Musician of the Year Competitions in 2000.

The programme will include Schubert’s Two Impromptus, D.899, Beethoven’s Sonata in D major, Op. 28 “Pastoral”, Chopin’s Two Nocturnes Op.27 and Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat Major, Op.61. and finally Ravel’s "Pavane pour une Infante Défunte" and "La Valse".

Tickets are restricted to 140 and artists play to this intimate audience in an atmospheric gallery with the wonderful Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition displayed.

The concert will commence at 7.30pm. Museum doors open at 6.30pm. Drinks are available prior to concert and during interval. Tickets cost £18 (concessions £16) each.

Advance booking is essential.

To book tickets, please telephone RAMM’s reception on 01392 265858 or visit the website.

The final concert in the Rathbone Spring Concert Series will be given by the Jubilee Quartet on Wednesday 4th June.

For further information please contact:                                                  
RAMM  Development Trust
Margi Jervoise: margi@jervoise.com                                          Tel: 01392 265963

Sponsors: Rathbone Investment Management www.rathbones.com


Tom Poster
Tom Poster
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter
Wednesday 7 May 6.30 for 7.30pm
PIANO RECITAL

Franz Schubert: "Two Impromptus" D899
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Sonata in D major" Op61
Frédéric Chopin: "Two Nocturnes" Op27
             "Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat major" Op61
Maurice Ravel: "Pavane pour une Infante Défunte"

                           "La Valse"
Tickets: £18 (concession £16)

Advance Booking Essential
Box Office: 01392 265858  website
Information: Margi Jervoise 01392 265963
margi@jervoise.com
Sponsored by Rathbone Investment Management

Friday, 25 April 2014

Divertimento Entertainments: Two Sunday Concerts Bridgetown Totnes 27 April Topsham 18 May 2014 Press Release from Vicky Evans

Divertimento String Quartet
Violin: Mary Eade & Lindsay Braga
'Cello: Vicky Evans  Viola: Andrew Gillett

(seen here at Sharpham House Friday 14 March 2014)

TOTNES COMES TO TOPSHAM

The Totnes based 'Pressenda Ensemble'
will be at StJohn's ChurchBridgetown, Totnes
on Sunday 27th April at 3pm

Malcolm Latcham
Leader of the
Pressenda Ensemble

The programme features three Concertos by Vivaldi.

Nicknamed "The Red Priest" because of his hair (not his politics),
he was appointed teacher of violin at the Ospedale della Pietà,
one of four institutions devoted to the care
of orphaned and abandoned children in Venice .

Vivaldi composed over 500 concertos,
mostly intended to be performed
by the youngsters of the school,
probably at the Sunday morning services,
which were reputed to be more like
fully fledged concerts than an act of worship!


Also featured in this programme is music composed
by other musicians equally noted as teachers:

Imogen Holst: Teacher at Dartington College of Arts 1943-5;

Clive Jenkins: Director of Music at Plymouth College (two pieces);

Harold Darke: Organist at St Michael's Cornhill, City of London;

Antonín Dvořák: Composition Teacher, Prague Conservatorium.

Tickets for the Bridgetown concert can be obtained from
Divertimento Entertainments: 01803 863677,
Totnes Tourist Information Centre 01803 863168
or at the door.

«     «     «     «     «

The closely related 'Divertimento String Quartet'
will be visiting St Margaret's Church Topsham
on Sunday 18th May at 4pm.

Tickets for the Topsham concert can be obtained from
The Topsham Bookshop: 01392 877895
or on the door




Malcolm Latcham
Leader of the
Pressenda Ensemble

The Pressenda Ensemble
St John's Church Bridgetown Totnes
Sunday 27 April 3pm
Violin: Malcolm LatchamLindsay Braga
Katina Laoutaris-Smith, Jake Loewendahl
Viola: Andrew Gillett, Steve Gleed
'Cello: Vicky Evans
Michael Allnatt
Continuo: Anna Cockroft
Antonio Vivaldi
Georg Philipp Telemann
Clive Jenkins
Tickets: £12/£10
Divertimento: 01803 863677
enquiries@divertimento.uk.com



Divertimento String Quartet
(seen here at the Chapter House

Wednesday 4 February 2012)

(Photo: Cecil Hatfield/Dorota Turowska)
Divertimento String Quartet
St Margaret's Church Topsham
Sunday 18 May 4pm
AN AFTERNOON CONCERT
Violin: Mary EadeLindsay Braga
Viola: Andrew Gillett
'Cello: Vicky Evans
W A Mozart: String Quartet in G major
Igor Stravinsky: 3 Pieces for String Quartet
Edvard Grieg: String Quartet in G minor
Tickets: £12 (advance £10 U18 FREE)
Topsham Bookshop: 01392 877895
Divertimento Entertainments Website

Counterpoint Choir The Glories of 13th to 17th Century Spanish Polyphony Buckfast Abbey Saturday 24 May 2014


The Glories of 13th to 17th Century
Spanish Polyphony
To include: Excerpts from Missa pro Defunctis 1605 - Victoria
Virgen Santa Maria - el Sabio, Peccantem me quotidie - Morales
O Domine Jesu Christe & Ave virgo sanctissima - Guerrero
Ave Maria à 8 & Versa est in luctum - Lobo, Gloria in excelsis Deo - Esquivel
BUCKFAST ABBEY
Saturday 24th May 2014 - 7.30pm
 Early Booking Advised
Tickets: £8 in advance & £10 on the door (if available)
available by post from Counterpoint,
Summercourt, Lodge Hill, New North Road, Exeter. EX4 4AB
 Please enclose an A5 SAE
Cheques made payable to 'Counterpoint'
Also available from Buckfast Abbey Gift Shop in person

Monday, 21 April 2014

Classical Journey 10am Tuesday 22 April 2014

Frances Waters & Mary O'Shea
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 16 April
Val Howels & Frances Waters
Branscombe Village Hall
Wednesday 16 April





Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society
Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society
Manor Pavillion Theatre Sidmouth
Friday 18 - Saturday 26 April 7.30pm
(NOT Easter Sunday 20 April)
Saturday 26 April 3pm
JERRY HERMANHELLO DOLLY
Director: Lyn Burgoyne
Musical Director: John Griswold
Choreography: Vicky Evans
Tickets: £14 (child 3pm show: £10)
Box Office: 01395 514413 10am-2pm Mon-Sat





Roger Fordham
with Nicholas Marshall
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 23 April 12.30pm
PIANO & ORGAN RECITAL
Roger Fordham
Admission FREE















Colyton Grammar School
Senior Choir
Colyton Grammar School Senior Choir
Exeter Cathedral
Wednesday 23 April 5.30pm 
CHORAL EVENSONG
Musical Director: David House
Thomas Tertius Noble:
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B minor
William Smith: Preces & Responses

Bob Chilcott: Anthem
This is an Anglican church service
There is no charge to attend





When Art Validates Emotion
Roz Harding Presents . . .
Exeter Barnfield Theatre
Friday 25 April 8pm
WAVE
(When Art Validates Emotion)
Saxophone: Roz Harding
Guitar: Mike Outram
Drums: Jim Bashford
Tickets: £10 (musician/NUS £5)
Box Office: 01392 271808
(10am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Book Online




Malcolm Latcham
The Pressenda Ensemble
St John's Church Bridgetown Totnes
Sunday 27 April 3pm
Violin: Malcolm LatchamMary Eade
Viola: Andrew Gillett
'Cello: Vicky Evans
Recorder: Pam Canter
Antonio Vivaldi
Georg Philipp Telemann
Clive Jenkins
Tickets: £12/£10
Divertimento: 01803 863677
enquiries@divertimento.uk.com