Saturday, 11 March 2017

Music at St Mary's Church Totnes Spring & Summer 2017


Saturday 11 March from 10.00am
Children's music workshop
Organiser: Jan Dietz
Director: Stephen Tanner
See poster in church for further details

Isca Voices
Saturday 11 March 7.30pm
ISCA Voices
Former girl choristers of Exeter Cathedral Choir
directed by Stephen Tanner
a Miscellany of Choral Music Sacred
Classical, Folk and Popular Tunes
in Close Harmony
Tickets: £6 at the door

Saturday 18 March 7.30
Totnes Early Music Society
Dario Castello
The Brewery Band
(note that this duo replaces the group
advertised in the last monthly listing)
Morag Johnston (baroque violin)
Matthew Wadsworth (lute & theorbo)
Grace and Fire
An exciting programme steeped in both
the baroque and folk music traditions,
from the colourful and exciting sonatas
of Castello and Uccellini
to the grace and beauty
of·ground basses by
Purcell and Gibbon
Tickets: £12 (student/U18 £5) at the door
Dartington Box Office: 01803 847070
Online Booking:

Charles Wood
Sunday 19 March: 6.30pm
Choral Evensong
Introit: Never weather beaten sail Wood
Responses: James
Hymn: 547 "Oft in danger, oft in woe"
Psalm 40
Mag & Nunc: Dyson in F
Anthem: Nolo mortem peccatoris
Anthem after the prayers:
A prayer of St Richard of Chichester
Hymn 15 "God that madest earth and heaven" 

Sunday 16 April (Easter Sunday) 6.30pm
Festive Choral Evensong
Further details to be announced

Veronika Shoot
Friday 21 April 7 for 7.30pm
Piano Recital by Veronika Shoot
This is a special recital exploring childhood
through music which will capture the imagination
of children and adults alike.
It will feature Veronika's exciting new project
for her recording for Ulysses Arts later this year.
Veronika Shoot was born in Russia (Moscow)
and moved to England aged 5
when her father was appointed
composer-in-residence at Dartington Hall.
Since her debut piano recital at the age of 7
in Dartington International Summer School,
Veronika's piano career has taken her
for worldwide performances and tours.
She has given concerts extensively
throughout the UK, and has performed
in the major London concert halls including
Debut age 7
The Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall.
Programme to include:
Schumann, Debussy, Shoot – and many more
or £12 on the door subject to availability
Under 16’s FREE
Dartington Box Office:01803 847070
Online Booking: Dartington Website
Totnes Bookshop
Kingsbridge Information Centre
Telephone: 01548 853195
Book early to avoid disappointment

Saturday 22 April 7.00pm
Devon Song Festival
Natalie Burch
with Natalie Burch and others
Songs by Schumann, Schubert,
Vaughan Williams and Barber.
Providing an annual weekend of song
in the beautiful surrounds of Devon,
the Devon Song Festival aims to invite
award-winning young singers to bring
fantastic song to new audiences.
Established in 2016 the festival programmes
concerts that feature well-known repertoire
whilst also exploring some
unjustly neglected gems
in dramatic and accessible programmes.
In a sell-out concert
at the stunning Aeolian Court
Robert & Clara
last year's programme
"A Woman's Life in Love and Song"
featured excerpts from Schumann’s
‘Frauenliebe und Leben’
interspersed with some of
Brahms’ most beautiful songs,
a number of duets by the two composers,
and letters and poetry illuminating
the complicated relationship
between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara,
and her great admirer, Johannes Brahms.
This year we continue our journey
through Devon with a concert
at Totnes' beautiful St Mary's Church
for a programme featuring Schumann's
dramatic Spanisches Liederspiel
and songs by Barber, Schubert and Schumann.
More information: Natalie Burch Website
or buy tickets on the door

Friday 28 April all day
Dartington Arts Party in the Town
Dartington’s annual celebration
for the people of Totnes
to come together and experience
the strength of our community.
After a massively successful
Party in the Town in 2016,
Dartington is doing it again.
In 2017 they will reflect
on the past and look forward,
with a theme of ‘Revolution

Saturday 29 April 7.30pm
Conceptus VII
Totnes Early Music Society
Conceptus VII:
Belinda Paul (oboe & recorder)
Louise Strickland (recorder)
Dan Tidhar (harpsichord)
Sophie Willis (cello)
Et in Arcadia Ego
A programme of secular
solo cantatas and oboe sonatas
by Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Lotti
Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Friderick Handel
Tickets £12 (student/U18 £5) at the door
Dartington Box Office: 01803 847070
Online Booking: Dartington Website

Helga Watts

Saturday 20 May 11am
Concert celebrating the life
of Helga Watts (Details to be confirmed)
We have an interesting programme
for May 20th with children
from the Totnes Harp School
then David Stanley accompanying
the Peruvian singer Claudia Álvarez Calderón
Elie Fruchter on his Jewish ancient clarinet
and (hopefully) a flamenco guitarist, Adam . . . 
BUT Adam too has become very popular.
As a young musician he has to take
every opportunity to perform elsewhere
and at present he is on another Cruise ship
doing very well indeed

Sunday 21 May all afternoon
JD concert/flower/music festival
Further details to be announced

Sirocco Saxophone Quartet

Saturday 27 May lunchtime
Sirocco Saxophone Quartet (JM)
Further details to be announced

Ogwell Village Choir
rehearse at The Jolly Sailor
Saturday 3 June 11-12am
Ogwell Village Choir
Directed by Judy Reeves
A Friends of St Marys coffee concert
Doors open at 10.30am
coffee & cakes available for sale
Entry £5 at the door

Brent Singers
Saturday 15 July 7.30pm
Brent Singers
Musical Director: Philip Arkwright
Secretary: Barbara Wintersgill
Vice-Chair: Alastair Cuthbertson
Telephone: 01364 72190
Further Details: Brent Singers Website

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