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Concert Programme for December 2019
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Sunday December 1 at 7.30 pm at Plymouth Guildhall
Plymouth Philharmonic Choir, conductor Christopher Fletcher, with soloists Catherine Hamilton, Darren Jeffery and Neil Jenkins
Haydn: The Creation
Tickets £17 in advance, £19 at the door, Students and children £5, from www.plymouthphilchoir.org; Framing Centre, 83 Hyde Park Road, Plymouth and Mainly Stationery, 9 Duke Street, Tavistock
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Sunday December 1 at 7.30 pm at The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH
Plymouth Jazz Club
“The Blue Note Years”
A celebration of the iconic American jazz record label which was devoted to recording the best of jazz from 1953 to 1972. With the Neil Burns Trio plus trumpet star Steve Waterman and saxophonist Terry Quinney.
Tickets £10 for visitors – all welcome– (Members £8, Full-Time Students £5). Full info via 01752 774343 www.plymouth-jazz-club.org.uk
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Wednesday December 4 at 7.30pm at St.Germans Priory Church, St. Germans, PL12 5NP
East Cornwall Bach Choir, Conductor Chris Howarth
Nine Lessons and Carols - A traditional service of music and readings
Free entry; collection for charity
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Wednesday December 4 at 8.30 pm at Churston Golf Club, TQ5 0LA
Fougou Jazz
Irene Serra Quartet
Irene Serra - vocals, Richard Sadler - double bass, Chris Nickolls - drums and John Crawford - piano
Tickets £14 on the door, £12 in advance from fougoumusic.com or 01803 898570
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Thursday December 5 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter University (coaches run from Plymouth & Newton Abbot)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits- Conductor, with Gabriela Montero - piano
Shchedrin: First Concerto for Orchestra ‘Naughty Limericks’
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite
Tickets £42 £35 £27 £23 £17 from 01392 726363, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB; Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets, Dix’s Field, Exeter, EX1 1GF
Coach tickets £7 return from 01202 669925 www.bsolive.com (after 4th September). See more details
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Thursday December 5 at 8 pm at the Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth 
University of Plymouth Orchestra
Christmas Concert
Music for full orchestra as well as the woodwind, brass and string sections, including:
Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Prokofiev: Troika from Lietenant Kijé
Offenback: Overture - Orpheus in the Underworld
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in D minor
Free admission, booking advised from The Arts Institute, 01752 585050 www.plymouth.ac.uk/arts-institute
Parting donations invited in aid of concert costs
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Thursday December 5 at 8 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
The Al Swainger Quartet + Ant Law – The Music of Chick Corea
Tickets: £12 advance, £13 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8 under 18, from 01726 879500 or Limekiln Gallery, Calstock.
 
Friday December 6 at 7 pm at St. Mary's Church, Callington
Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir
Concert
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Friday December 6 at Stoke Damerel Church Paradise Road PL1 5QL
Plymouth Gilbert and Sullivan Fellowship
Christmas at the Musicals concert
Tickets £10 on the door or in advance frpm 01752 564847. Refreshments
 
Friday December 6 at 8 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Tom Moore & Archie Moss
Traditional folk
Tickets £13 at the door, £12 advance, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8 under 18s and students with ID, from 01726 879500 or from the Lime Kiln Gallery.
 
Saturday December 7 at 7.30pm at Plymouth R C Cathedral
West Devon Chorale, Director: Michael Johnson, Organist: Richard Line
Music for Advent
Seasonal music by Howells, Guerrero, Byrd, Rutti, Chilcott, Rutter and others.
Tickets: £12, (£10 in advance), children and students £3 from the choir administrator on 01752 776479, or online at  www.wegottickets.com/westdevonchorale 
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Saturday December 7 at 7.30pm at St.Petroc’s Church, South Brent
Brent Singers, Matthew Searles director, David Davies, organ and orchestra
.“Stille Nacht”. A German Christmas: including the Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai, motets by Praetorius and well-known German carols.
Free Entry, retiring collection. Contact 01752-892703
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Saturday December 7 at 7.30 pm at the Minster Church of St Andrew
University of Plymouth Choral Society and Sinfonia, MD Alice Dennis BEM
Victorian Christmas Concert
Brahms: Der Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Mendelssohn: Von Himmel Hoch (From Heaven Above)
Mendelssohn: Hirtenlied (Shepherd's Song)
Mendelssohn: There Shall Be A Star
Mendelssohn: He, Watching Over Israel
Carols from the Victorian era, including congregational pieces
Tickets £16 (Students & u26 £6) from The Arts Institute, 01752 585050 www.plymouth.ac.uk/arts-institute
 
Sunday December 8 at 3 pm at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
Jeanie Moore MVO
26th International Concert Series
Tango Sonoro
A Devon & Cornwall based band specialising in Argentine Tango and Latin Music. Their varied repertoire includes traditional tango, tango nuevo, milonga, valse and other latin pieces.
Tickets £15 from The Duke of Cornwall Hotel 01752 275850 and www.wegottickets.com/event/471333.
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 8 at Cotehele House
South West Chamber Choir
Carols Under the Garland Entry included in National Trust entry fee.
 
Sunday December 8 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Dartington
Dartington Community Choir; Dartington Sinfonietta, conductor Simon Capet, with Alison Kettlewell - mezzo soprano, David Webb - tenor
Elgar: "Dream of Gerontius"
Tickets £19 (students & U16s £7.50) from Dartington Box Office - 01803 847070 or www.dartington.org/whats-on from June
 
Tuesday December 10 at 7.30 pm at Sharpham House, nr. Totnes
Divertimento String Quartet
An evening of carols and seasonal music in the atmospheric setting of the elliptical staircase at the centre of Sharpham House.
Tickets £14 from 01803 732542 or online
Tea, coffee and Sharpham wine will be served in the interval.
 
Tuesday December 10 at 8 pm at Plymouth Methodist Central Hall
University of Plymouth Choral Society
The University of Plymouth Christmas Carol Service
Free admission, booking advised from The Arts Institute, 01752 585050 www.plymouth.ac.uk/arts-institute
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Friday December 13 at 7.30 pm at St. Peter's Church, Ugborough
Plymouth Area Police Choir
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Friday December 13 at 7 pm at Ashburton Arts Centre
Elegance Duo: Ekaterina Shetliffe - piano and Yulia Northridge - violin
Instrumental Music from the movies this Christmas for piano and violin.
Tickets £12
 
Saturday December 14 at 7.30 pm at St Peter and The Holy Apostles, Wyndham Square, Plymouth PL1 5EG
Plymouth Phoenix Chorale, Musical Director Simon Badge, with Alice Hudson - violin
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Benjamin Britten: excerpts from Ceremony of Carols
Paul Saggers: world premiere of a new work
Neil Ginsberg: The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby
Steven Strite: All Glory be to God on High
John Leavitt: Festival Sanctus
Jay Althouse: Gloria Fanfare
Tickets £12 on the door or £11 in advance from eventbrite.co.uk or for more info visit plymouthphoenixchorale.org
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Saturday December 14 at 7.30 pm at St. Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes
Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
Celebrate The Longest Night with devilish tunes, ancient Norwegian and English folk carols and other festive musical treats on Hardanger fiddles, Swedish nyckelharpa and clarsach (celtic harp).
Tickets on the door at £14 (u18s £5) , in advance £13 (u18s £5) from Dartington Box office 01803 847070
This is a Totnes Early Music Society concert.
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 14 at 7.30 pm at St. Petroc's Church, Bodmin. PL31 2DT
East Cornwall Bach Choir, conductor Chris Howarth
Benjamin Britten: 'A Ceremony of Carols' and 'Saint Nicolas Cantata'
Congregational carols
Tickets £10, Students £5, Children 12 years and under free, from Bodmin TIC 01208 76616, Liskeard TIC 01579 349148 or on line from www.ecbc.co.uk
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 14 at 7.30 pm at Stoke Damerel Parish Church, 85, Paradise Road, Plymouth, PL1 5QL
The Music of the Night Choral Foundation, musical director Scott Angell, accompanist Claire Anderson, guest soloist Imogen Clarke - soprano
'Music of the Night Christmas'
Tickets £5 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/MOTN or phone01752 367021
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 14 at 7.30 pm at Harewood House, Plympton, Plymouth
Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir, directed by Jenny George
Annual sell out Christmas Concert
“The Heavens are Telling” - Christmas Music for ALL
Tickets £7.50 inc seasonal refreshments. Advance booking essential. Tel Edward Gigg on 010752405429.
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 14 at 7pm at Saltash Social Club
RWindband conducted by Ruth Ballantyne
To include A jolly Holly Christmas; Fairytale of New York; A Most Wonderful Christmas ; Minor Alterations; more contemporary pieces along with a few carols.
Tickets on the door: Adult £6, Under 16 £4; in advance: Adult £5, Under 16 £2.50 Under 10 free, from Piglets, Saltash & 01752 844017
 
Saturday December 14 at 4pm at St. Saviour s Church, Anzac Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9DL
Britannia Choral Society
Christmas music, including Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols.
Tickets £12 ( £6 students) on the door
 
Saturday December 14 at 7.30 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Calstock Singers with The Pillaton and St Mellion Handbell Ringers
Tickets: £7 from 01726 879500 or Limekiln Gallery, Calstock.
 
Sunday December 15 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 15 at 3 pm at St Andrew’s Church, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Collati Singers, conductor Trefor Farrow
A selection of seasonal music
Entry free, retiring collection. No tickets, just turn up
More information from www.collatisingers.co.uk or collatisingers@gmail.com
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Sunday December 15 at 2 pm at Lupton House, Churston Ferrers, Brixham
Elegance Duo: Ekaterina Shetliffe - piano and Yulia Northridge - violin
''Tchaikovsky Christmas for children''.
Tickets £10 tbc (adult + child)
 
Sunday December 15 at 6 pm at Lupton house, Churston Ferrers, Brixham
Elegance Duo: Ekaterina Shetliffe - piano and Yulia Northridge - violin
Instrumental Music from the movies this Christmas for piano and violin.
Tickets £12
 
Sunday December 15 at 7.30 pm at The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH
Plymouth Jazz Club
The Two Counties Jazz Band.
A traditional jazz band with Cornish & Devon musicians, featuring popular trumpeter Graham Trevarton. A great Christmas Party band!.
Tickets £10 for visitors – all welcome– (Members £8, Full-Time Students £5). Full info via 01752 774343 www.plymouth-jazz-club.org.uk
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Sunday December 15 at 8 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Peter Knight - violin and John Spiers - melodeon
Tickets £16 at the door, £15 advance, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £10 under 18s and students with ID, from 01726 879500 or from the Lime Kiln Gallery.
 
Sunday December 15 at 8 pm at the Grand Hotel, Seafront, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6NT
Mike Westbrook and the 22-piece Uncommon Orchestra
A seasonal mix of blues, panto music, bebop, jazz carols, cutting-edge originals and well-loved big band classics by Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Tickets £18, u18s £10 from fougoumusic.com
Special concert dinner and room rates available
 
Wednesday December 18 at 7.30 pm at the Methodist Central Hall, Plymouth
Plymouth Area Police Choir, with Montpelier School
Christmas Concert
Tickets from Rod Fowler  01752 339788
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday December 18 at 7.30 pm at Crownhill Methodist Church, Crownhill, Plymouth,
Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir, directed by Jenny George
“The Heavens are Telling” - Christmas Music for ALL
Tickets £5 on the door; enquiries Tel 01752 292118
Proceeds for The Plymouth Soup Run
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday December 18 at 8.30 pm at Churston Golf Club, TQ5 0LA
Fougou Jazz
Beverley Beirne
Jazz singer with smoky alto voice
Tickets £14 on the door, £12 in advance from fougoumusic.com or 01803 898570
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday December 21 at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Minster, Plymouth
South West Philharmonia & Chorus
Christmas Concert
Tickets £11.95 & £14.95 online from www.swpac.co.uk
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday September 21 at Mount Kelly, Tavistock
Mount Kelly Choral Society
Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saens and Christmas music by Rutter, Chilcott, Cornelius and Lauridsen
Tickets tba
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Sunday December 22 at 7.30 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Just Friends: Peter, Marianne, Li and Ross
Jazz standards & Christmas songs
Free entry - donations to charity
 

 

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