Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary
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Concerts in the Exeter Area
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The list below makes no claim to be comprehensive. More details are available via the links or from the respective organisations

Friday May 31 at 7 pm at St. Giles' Church, Sidbury
Haldon String Quartet
Beethoven: Razumovsky quartet Op. 59 No.2
and music by Haydn and George Butterworth
Tickets £7 on the door include refreshments and programme
Thursday June 6 at 7.30 pm at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Solem Quartet
Schumann: Quartet no. 3 in A major, op. 4 Britten: Three Divertimenti
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59, No.3 “Razumovsky”
Tickets £22, concessions £17 from RAMM or online
Concert series supported by Hawksmoor Investment Management Ltd.
Friday June 7 at 7.30 pm at Powderham Castle. Kenton. Devon. EX6 8JQ
Music in the Castle
Andrew Millington & David Davies - Organ & Piano
Programme to include Samuel Wesley's Duet for Organ
Tickets £16, Student £8 from
Saturday June 8 at 10.30 am at Southernhay United Reformed Church
'Flute Cake' - Sophie Brewer, Jennifer Campbell and Ruth Molins
Free Coffee Concert
Saturday June 8 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble, conductor Roger Hendy, guest Concertmeister Segei Melyanov, with Luka Okros - piano
Beethoven: 'Coriolan' overture
Mozart : Piano Concerto No 21 in C major K467
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Tickets £6.00 - £15.00 from or Ticketsource or at Paragon Books, Sidmouth (01395 514516) or Exeter Visitor Information & tickets (01392 665885).
Saturday June 8 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Chamber Choir, Musical Director: Andrew Daldorph
J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor
Tickets: £7 to £26 (half-price for children/students) from ticket source and Exeter Box Office 01392 665885.
Saturday June 8 at 7.30 pm at St. Margaret’s Church, Topsham
Exeter Bach Society Summer Concert, Music Director Jonathan Lucas Wood, Leader Anna Cockcroft, Aimee Presswood - Soprano, David Davies - Piano/Organ
Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes (Excerpts)
Schumann: Mondnacht (From Liederkries)
Grieg: Ein Traum
Jonathan Dove: Seek Him That Maketh The Seven Stars
Barber: Sure on This Shining Night
Dvorák: Song to the Moon, from Rusalka
Haydn: String Quartet No. 63 in B-Flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Berlioz: Les Nuits d'Été
Ola Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass
Tickets £15 at the door or £12.50 (u18s £6) in advance from Ticket Source
Sunday June 9 at 3 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Luka Okros - piano
Haydn : Sonata Hob.XVI:34 in E minor
Chopin : Sonata No 2 op.35 IN B flat major
Liszt : Sonata in B minor
Tickets in advance only from (limited number available)
There are no other ticket outlets for this special recital.
Promoted by Roger Hendy
Music Adviser Joanna Leach Foundation
Thursday June 13 at 7.30pm St. Luke's College Chapel, University of Exeter, St. Luke's Campus, 79 Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LT
Exeter College Choral Society, conductor Alfie Pugh
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Tickets: £12, children & full-time students free, on the door or 01392 882000.
Friday June 28 at 7 pm at Exeter Cathedral
The Cathedral Choir with Devon Baroque dir. Persephone Gibbs
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Bach: Cantata: Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest BWV194
Handel: Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major
Vivaldi: Gloria RV589
Tickets £10 - £22 (under 18s £5 in all areas) from Exeter Cathedral or 01392 285983 (Mon. to Fri.).
Saturday June 29 at 6.30 pm at St. Stephen's Church, High Street Exeter, EX4 3LW
Iryna Ilnytska - mezzo-soprano and Ekaterina Shetliffe - piano
Programme will include arias from Mozart: "Le nozze di Figaro" & "Cosi fan tutte", Rossini: Il Baribiere di Siviglia" & "Otello", as well as piano masterpieces.
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) on the door and on
Monday July 1 at 7 pm at The Place to Eat, John Lewis & Partners, Exeter EX4 6NN
4 Girls, 4 Harps
Ravel (Transcribed by Harriet Adie): Three pieces from ‘Ma Mère L’Oye’
Henriette Renié (Arr. Harriet Adie): Légende
de Falla (Transcribed by Eleanor Turner): Danza del Corrigidor and Dance du Meunier from El Sombrero de tres picos
de Falla (Transcribed by Harriet Adie): Danza ritual del fuego from El amor brujo
Prokofiev (Arr. Harriet Adie): March of the Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet, Grand Waltz from Cinderella
Tarrega (Arr. Harriet Adie): Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Harriet Adie: Elemental (2012)
Tickets £20 online or from 01392 665885
Friday July 5 at 7.30 pm at St Margaret’s Church, Topsham
Divertimento Piano Trio
Robert Schumann: Phantasiestücke op.88
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio no 2 in G minor op 17
Schubert: Piano Trio in E flat D 929
Tickets £15 on the door, £13 in advance from The Topsham Bookshop, 27 Fore St, Topsham 01392-877895, Under-18s free of charge
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday July 6 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Philharmonic Choir, St. David s Singers, Exeter University Chapel Choir, Exeter Symphony Orchestra - Conductor Brian Northcott , with Thomas Hobbs - Tenor, Madeleine Shaw - Mezzo Soprano and Tim Mirfin - Bass
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
Tickets £12. £20. £26
Saturday July 6 at 7.30 pm at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marta Gardolinska
Last Night of the BSO Proms
Suppé: Light Cavalry March Overture
Bizet: Carmen Suite
Grieg: Wedding Day At Troldhaugen
Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 “Scottish” – 4th movement
Vaughan Williams: English Folksong Suite
Purcell: Dido’s Lament
Walton: Crown Imperial March Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Parry: Jerusalem
Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1
Tickets: Balcony £24 Stalls and Boxes £19 from, tel: 01392 726363
July 12 - 20 at St Peter's Church on The Lawn and Temple Methodist Church, Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Music Festival - Classical Music on the Jurassic Coast
9 Evening Concerts including Soloists of the 12 Ensemble, Sansara, Pleyel Ensemble, Festival Orchestra, Trio Sitkovetsky, James Martin Bartlett, Elias Quartet and more, plus free lunchtime concerts with up-and-coming local musicians. For further information visit in 2019
Saturday July 13 at 10.30 am at Southernhay United Reformed Church
'No Refunds' - Chris Avis and John Scarfe
Free Coffee Concert
Friday July 26 at 7 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Amadeus Orchestra, Conductor Philip Mackenzie with Mariya Kostenko - piano
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherezade
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 8
Tickets £15 to £35 from
Saturday August 3 at 7 pm at St. Giles' Church, Sidbury
Joel Munday - violin, Julian Trevelyan - piano
Johann Sebastian Bach : Sonata in E major BWV 1016
Leos Janacek : Sonata for Violin and Piano
Robert Schumann : Sonata No. 1 in A minor Op. 105
John Adams : Road Movies
Organiser Keith Dawson
Tickets at the door £7 to include refreshments Tickets £7 on the door include refreshments and programme
Sponsored by the Joanna Leach Foundation
Saturday August 10 at 10.30 am at Southernhay United Reformed Church
John Scarfe - organ
Free Coffee Concert
Friday October 11 at 7.30 pm at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter EX4 3RX
Ashley Riches - baritone and Joseph Middleton - piano
Schubert: 'Die Forelle'
Fauré: 'Dove'
Saint-Saëns: 'La Coccinelle'
Ravel: 'Le Cygne'
Wirth songs by from Samuel Barber and Charles Ives
Tickets £25 (£5 student/child) from 01392 665885 or online
Part of The Two Moors Festival
Tuesday October 15 at 7 pm at Exeter Cathedral
The English Concert with Dame Sarah Connolly - mezzo-soprano and Harry Bicket - director
Arias from the Baroque period
Tickets £42, £32, £20, £10 (student/child £5) from 01392 665885 or online
Part of The Two Moors Festival
Wednesday October 16 at 3.45 pm at The Great Barn, Higher Ashton, Exeter EX6 7QP
Lecture Recital by Tim Kendall, Professor of English at Exeter University, Philip Lancaster - baritone and Timothy Noon - Direcvtor of Music at Exeter Cathedral
Ivor Gurney - composer and Poet of War and Place
Tickets £10 from 01392 665885 or online
Part of The Two Moors Festival
Friday October 18 at 7.30 pm at the James Wyatt Music Room, Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ
Young Artist Showcase - The Next Generation
Toby Hughes - double bass with Havey Davies - accompanis
Desenclos: Aria and Rondo
Bottesini:I Elegy
Dubugnon: Ekskize
Gliere: Tarantella
Clara Sherratt - piano
Bach: Prelude and Fugue No 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848
Beethoven: Second Sonata Op 2 No 2, 1st Mvt
Chopin: Ballade No 4
Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse
Rebecca McNaught - cello with Havey Davies - accompanist
Britten: Cello Sonata in C major Op 65
Tickets £18 from 01392 665885 or online
Part of The Two Moors Festival
Saturday October 19 at 10.30 am at Southernhay United Reformed Church
'Excellent Flutes'
A Flute Chorus
Free Coffee Concert
Saturday October 19 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Isca Ensemble and Chorus, conductor Roger Hendy, with Exeter University Chapel Choir, The Maynard School Senior Chamber Choir, and solists Heloise West - soprano, Michael Graham - tenor, Tim Mirfin - bass
Haydn: The Creation
Haydn: Te Deum in C
Tickets £12.00 - £25.00 from 01392 665885
Saturday November 16 at 10.30 am at Southernhay United Reformed Church
Phil Bonsor - clarinet and Dorothy Raven - piano
Free Coffee Concert
Saturday November 23 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble
Robert Millington - organ
Alex Wilson - piano
Raddon Stephenson - trombone
Alfie Pugh - new specially commissioned work
Ferdinand David - Concertino for trombone and orchestra
Tickets available online at, or at Paragon Books, Sidmouth (01395 514516)
Saturday November 30 at 7.30 pm at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter
Exeter Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Brian Northcott, Assistant Conductor Mark Perry, Leader Clare Marchant, with Kristiana Ignatjeva - cello
Shostakovich: Festive Ouverture
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Bax: Symphony No. 7
Tickets £15 (£12 in advance from orchestra members), u18s £1.
Saturday December 7 at 10.30 am at Southernhay United Reformed Church
The Southernhay Singers
Carols old and new
Free Coffee Concert
Friday December 13 at 7.30 pm at Powderham Castle. Kenton. Devon. EX6 8JQ
Music in the Castle
West Barok Singers & Players
Programme to include
Buxtehude: Der Herr Ist Mit Mir
Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 n.8 (Christmas Concerto)
Handel: Dixit Dominus.
Tickets £16, Student £8 from
Saturday December 21 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble
Joel Munday - violin
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Mozart : Violin Concerto No 3 in G major
Mendelssohn : Symphony No 3 'Scottish'
Wine and mince pies
Tickets available online at or Ticketsource or Paragon Books, Sidmouth (01395 514516) or at Exeter Visitor Information & tickets (01392 665885)

Exeter Music Organisations

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

EMG Symphony Orchestra

Exeter Symphony Orchestra

Exeter Bach Society

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Festival Chorus holds concerts at venues in Exeter and elsewhere. Tickets available from 01626 336619 or via the EFC Ticket booking form on their website.

Exeter Philharmonic Choir

Exmouth Concert Society holds concerts at Holy Trinity Church, Rolle Road, Exmouth. Concerts start at 7.30 pm and tickets cost £8 (students £2.50) at the door

Exeter Choral Society

The ISCA Ensemble South West



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