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Concert Programme for December 2018
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Saturday December 1 at 7:30 pm at St Peter's Church, Wyndham Square, Plymouth
Plymouth Phoenix Chorale, Musical Director: Marcus Alleyne
A concert of carols and music for Christmas including Rutter's Magnificat and works by Arnesen, Forrest and Whitacre
Tickets will be available online www.wegottickets.com. For more information see www.plymouthphoenixchorale.org or contact info@plymouthphoenixchorale.org
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Saturday December 1 at 7 pm at Mary Tavy School
Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir with Mary Tavy School Choir
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 1 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's Minster, Plymouth
London Concertante Chamber Ensemble
"Vivaldi by Candlelight"
Vivaldi: Autumn and Winter from The Four Seasons
Handel: Concerto Grosso op. 6 no.7
Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Tickets £19, £24, 28 from 0333 666 3366 or online at ticketsource.co.uk (booking fee £2)
 
Saturday December 1 at 7.30 pm at Buckfast Abbey
Exeter Chamber Choir, director Andrew Daldorph
Tickets £10 from www.buckfast.org.uk/boxoffice or the Abbey Bookshop
 
Saturday December 1 at 8 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Jean Toussaint Quintet: Jean Toussaint – tenor sax, Ashley Henry – piano, Daniel Casimir – bass, Mark Kavuma – trumpet, Ben Brown – drums
A Tribute to Art Blakey
Tickets: £16 at the door, £15 advance, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, under 25s free, from 01726 879500 or from Lime Kiln Gallery in Calstock.
 
Sunday December 2 at 3.15 pm at The Great Hall, Dartington
Devon Baroque with the Welsh Camerata Choir – musical director Andrew Wilson-Dickson
'A Baroque Christmas'
Torelli: Pastorale per il S.S. Natale
Bach: Cantata 61 'Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland'
Esterhazy: Dormi Jesu Dulcissime & Puer Natus
Buxtehude: Das neugeborne Kinderlein & In Dulci Jubilo
Gifford: Rejoice ye Tenants of the Earth
Corelli: Christmas Concert
Charpentier: In Navitatem
Tickets: £18/£5 students & under 18’s from Dartington Box Office, 01808 847070 or www.dartington.org/whats-on
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Sunday December 2 at 7.30 pm at The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH
Plymouth Jazz Club
The Drat Pack
Fine saxophonist Neil Maya leads this lively swing, jive, jazz & Latin band fronted by charismatic singer Adam Moran.
Tickets £9 for visitors – all welcome– (Members £7, Full-Time Students £5). Full info via 01752 721179 www.plymouth-jazz-club.org.uk
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Sunday December 2 at 7.30 pm at The Wharf, Tavistock
Dave Hankin Big Band
Tickets £13 from 01822 611166
 
Tuesday December 4 at 7.30 pm at Ridgeway Methodist Church, Plympton
Plymouth Area Police Choir
Contact: Mrs. Pat Stead 01752 348178
In aid of their ladies group charity
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday December 5 at 7.30 pm at St. German's Priory Church, St. German's, Cornwall
East Cornwall Bach Choir
Nine Lessons and Carols
Retiring collection for charity
Any access concerns contact Ruth Atkinson 01579 362072
 
Wednesday December 5 at 6.30 pm at Ford Park Cemetery Victorian Chapel
Plymouth Clarion Choir
Christmas Carol Service
Tickets £6 - contact 01752 665442
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday December 5 at 8.30pm at Churston Golf Club, Brixham
Fougou Jazz
Julien Marga Quartet
French guitarist influenced by Pat Metheny and Keith Jarrett..
Tickets £12 on the door; £10 in advance from fougoumusic.com
 
Thursday December 6 at 8 pm at Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth University Orchestra
Christmas Concert
Music for full orchestra as well as the brass, woodwind and string sections.
Admission free - Parting donations in aid of concert costs; booking advised from 01752 585050 theartsinstitute@plymouth.ac.uk
 

Friday December 7 at 7 pm at Callington Town Hall
Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir with guests Callington Primary School Choir

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Friday December 7 at 8 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
O’Hooley & Tidow present WinterFolk
Tickets: £13 at the door, £12 advance, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, under 25s free, from 01726 879500 or from Lime Kiln Gallery in Calstock.
 
Saturday December 8 at 7.30 pm at Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth
University of Plymouth Choral Society accompanied by organ and orchestra under the direction of Musical Director Alice Dennis BEM
Christmas Concert
Congregational carols, Elgar's 'Lux Aeterna,' 'The Snow,' and 'Ave Verum Corpus' and, in the second half, a performance of the famous Vivaldi 'Gloria.'
Tickets £16 (u26 £6) from 01752 585050 theartsinstitute@plymouth.ac.uk
 
Saturday December 8 at 7.30 pm in Plymouth RC Cathedral
West Devon Chorale, director: Michael Johnson, with Richard Line - organ
‘Music for Advent’ Carter, Todd, Chilcott, Vaughan Williams, Rutter, Britten and many others.
Tickets: £12 (£10 in advance), children and students £3, form the choir administrator on 01752 776479, or online at www.wegottickets.com/westdevonchorale
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Saturday December 8 at 7.30 pm at Plymouth Central Methodist Hall
Music of the Night Choral Foundation, MD Scott Angell
Christmas Concert
Tickets from 01752 365580 or on the door
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 8 at 7.30 pm at St.Petroc’s Church, South Brent
Brent Singers directed by Matthew Searles
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols plus English music for the Festive Season by Holst, Warlock & John Rutter.
Free Entry with retiring collection
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Saturday December 8 at 7.30 pm at Buckfast Abbey
VOCES, director Martyn Warren
Renaissance choral music for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.|
Tickets £10 from www.buckfast.org.uk/boxoffice or the Abbey Bookshop
Restaurant open from 6pm
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Sunday December 9 at 2 pm and 3 pm in The Great Hall, Cotehele
South West Chamber Choir, director Stephen Trahair
Carols for Advent and Christmas, sung unaccompanied
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation

Sunday December 9 at 7 pm at St. Martin's Church, Liskeard
Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir with Caradon Youth Choir
See tamarvalleymvc.co.uk for details
Supporting Cornwall Air Ambulance

A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Sunday December 9 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Dartington
Dartington Community Choir, conductor Simon Capet
Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass
Hande: Dixit Dominus
Tickets £19; students and U16s £7.50 from Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 or online at www.dartington.org/whats-on
 
Monday December 10 at 7.30 pm at the Flavel Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND
Dartmouth Orchestra, conductor: Tim Pithers, lLeader: Brenda Willoughby, with Krzysztof Moskalewicz - piano
Borodin: Overture to Prince Igor
Liadov: Eight Russian Folk Songs, Op.58
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no.2, Op.18
Tickets £12 (children & students £5) from the Flavel: www.theflavel.org.uk, 01803 839530
 
Monday December 10 at 7.45 pm at Salvation Army Congress Hall, Armada Way,Plymouth PL1 1LD
Plymouth Community Choir
Charity and Love
Featuring Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo
Tickets £4 minimum donation, including refreshments after the concert
Contact Sarah Pennington 01392 437792 plymouthcommunitychoir@gmail.com
Proceeds to St Lukes Hospice Plymouth
 
Tuesday December 11 at 7.30 pm at Mutley Baptist Church, Plymouth
University of Plymouth Carol Service
Admission free - Parting donations in aid of Shekinah Mission; booking advised from 01752 585050 theartsinstitute@plymouth.ac.uk
 
Wednesday December 12 at 7.30 pm at Crownhill Methodist Church, Plymouth.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir, director Jenny George
Christmas Concert
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Thursday December 13 at 7.30 pm at the James Wyatt Music Room, Powderham Castle, Kenton EX6 8JQ
Powderham Consort with Divertimento, conductor Brian Northcott
Handel: Messiah
Tickets: £16 (students £8) from 01626 890243 or online from www.musicinthecastle.co.uk
 
Friday December 14 at 7.30 pm at the James Wyatt Music Room, Powderham Castle, Kenton EX6 8JQ
Powderham Consort with Divertimento, conductor Brian Northcott
Handel: Messiah
Tickets: £16 (students £8) from 01626 890243 or online from www.musicinthecastle.co.uk
 
Friday December 14 at 2 pm at St. Budeaux Merhodist Church
Plymouth Clarion Choir
For Senior Citizens
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Friday December 14 at 7.30 pm at Methodist Central Hall, Plymouth
The Plymouth Area Police Choir, together with Montpelier Primary School and The Legacy Choir present a combined Grand Christmas Concert. Contact: Bob Sheldrake 01752 406995
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 15 at 7.30 pm at Harewood House, Plympton, Plymouth
Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir, director Jenny George
Annual sell-out Christmas Concert
Tickets £8.00 to include Seasonal Refreshments. Advance booking essential - from Edward Gigg, tel: 01752 405429
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 15 at 7.30 pm at St. Petroc's Church Bodmin 7.30pm
East Cornwall Bach Choir
"A Russian Christmas"
Mussorgsky: St. Nicholas Mass plus Russian and congregational carols
Tickets £10 Students £5 children 12 years and under free, from www.ecbc.co.uk and from Liskeard Tourist Information 01579 349148
Any access concerns contact Ruth Atkinson 01579 362072
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 15 at 7.30 pm at Kingsbridge Methodist Church
Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 15 at 7.30 pm at Pilgrim Church, St. Levan Road, Plymouth
Tamar Concert Choir, Musical Director Jonathan Lewsey
Christmas Concert (not just carols)
Tickets £5 on the door
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 15 at 7.30 pm at Buckfast Abbey
Stanborough Chorus, director Christopher Fletcher
A Celebration of Christmas
Tickets £10 from www.buckfast.org.uk/boxoffice or the Abbey Bookshop
 
Saturday December 15 at 2.30 pm at Dultingcote, 10 Earls Wood Drive, Plymouth, PL6 8SF
Earls Wood Drive Music Circle - a piano group for interested piano players
Special pre-Christmas meeting to introduce our bi-monthly events
For details please contact James Webb 07939 343809 or james.webb61@outlook.com
 
Saturday December 15 at 7.30 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Calstock Singers presents Worldwide Christmas
Tickets, to include mince pie and mulled wine or fruit juice £6.50 from Limekiln Gallery from mid-November.
 

Sunday December 16 at 1 pm and at 2 pm at Cotehele
Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir

A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Sunday December 16 at 7.30 pm at The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH
Plymouth Jazz Club Christmas Party
Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants, featuring ace reeds player Zoltan Sagi
The Jazz Giants are a talented group of musicians delivering traditional jazz with a big element of fun. An ideal Christmas Party band!
Tickets £9 for visitors – all welcome– (Members £7, Full-Time Students £5). Full info via 01752 721179 www.plymouth-jazz-club.org.uk
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation

Sunday December 16 at 3.30 pm at Livermead House Hotel, Torquay
Torbay Gilbert & Sullivan Society
A Festive Christmas - concert of G&S songs & choruses
Tickets £11 includes tea and biscuits, from 01803 323801

 
Sunday December 16 at 4 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Sunday Sessions Christmas Special with Just Friends
Free entry, donations please for Crisis at Christmas.
 
Tuesday December 18 at 5pm and 6.30 pm at St. Andrew's Minster Church, Plymouth
Tamar Concert Choir, Musical Director Jonathan Lewsey
Christmas services in aid of St. Luke's Hospice
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Tuesday December 18 at 7.30 pm at St. Paul's RC Church, Pemros Rd., St. Budeaux, Plymouth PL5 1NE
Plymouth Clarion Choir, with the Burraton MVC
For the Holy Trinity Parish & Plymouth Catenians
Collection for charities
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday December 19 at 2.30 pm at The Bethany Home, Woodside Lane, Greenbank, Plymouth
Plymouth Clarion Choir
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday December 19 at 7:30pm at Ivybridge Methodist Church
Claudia Alvarez Calderon - soprano, Alex Wilson - piano
Dr Theodore Marier : "A Child is Born" sung unaccompanied
Max Reger: "Maria Wiegenlied"
Franz Schubert: "Ave Maria"
Johann Sebastian Bach / Charles Gounod: "Ave Maria"
Saverio Mercadante: "Salve Maria"
Anthony Petti / Michael Pretorius: "Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen" (A Noble Flower of Judah)
Traditional 'Vilancico' (Spanish Carol): "Los Peces en el Rio" (The Fish in the River)
St Alphonsus Liguori: "Tu Scendi dalle Stelle" (You Descended from the Stars)
Rt Rev James Chadwick: "Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes" (Angels we have heard on High)
Franz Xaver Gruber: "Stille Nacht" (Noche de Paz - Silent Night)
Adolphe Adam: "Cantique de No l" (O Holy Night)
Tickets £10 ( free for under 16s) on the door and online from: Ticketsource
 
Thursday December 20 at 7:30pm at St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton
Claudia Alvarez Calderon - soprano, Alex Wilson - piano
Dr Theodore Marier : "A Child is Born" sung unaccompanied
Max Reger: "Maria Wiegenlied"
Franz Schubert: "Ave Maria"
Johann Sebastian Bach / Charles Gounod: "Ave Maria"
Saverio Mercadante: "Salve Maria"
Anthony Petti / Michael Pretorius: "Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen" (A Noble Flower of Judah)
Traditional 'Vilancico' (Spanish Carol): "Los Peces en el Rio" (The Fish in the River)
St Alphonsus Liguori: "Tu Scendi dalle Stelle" (You Descended from the Stars)
Rt Rev James Chadwick: "Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes" (Angels we have heard on High)
Franz Xaver Gruber: "Stille Nacht" (Noche de Paz - Silent Night)
Adolphe Adam: "Cantique de No l" (O Holy Night)
Tickets £10 ( free for under 16s) on the door and online from: Ticketsource
 
Saturday December 22 at Plymouth Guildhall
South West Philharmonia & Chorus, conductor Marcus Alleyne
Christmas in the City
Festive favourites, sing alongs, mulled wine and special guests
Tickets from £10 from info@swpac.co.uk, 07891001969
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Sunday December 23 at 3 pm at Buckfast Abbey
Festive Carol Service
A sequence of seasonal music and readings for Christmas. Sung by the Abbey Choir
Free with retiring collection
 

 

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