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Concerts in the Exeter Area
for concerts in Teignmouth and further west see this month's listings or select from the left menu

The list below makes no claim to be comprehensive. More details are available via the links or from the respective organisations

Friday November 23 at 7.30 pm at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter
English Touring Opera cond. Jonathan Peter Kenny with Antiphon Choir, Schola Exe, St. Peter's Prep School Choir & Old Street Band
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Tickets £12.50 - £28 (U26 half price) from Northcott Box Office 01392 726363 or online at Northcott
 
Saturday November 24 at 7.30 pm at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter
Exeter Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Northcott, with Ross Knight - tuba
Britten: Dances from Gloriana.
Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E Flat
Tickets £12 in advance, u18s £1, from ESO members; £15 online or on the door; www.exetersymphonyorchestra.co.uk
 
Saturday November 24 from 10 am to 5 pm at Salvation Army Temple, 28 Friar’s Walk, Exeter EX2 4AY
Exeter Bach Society
Britten’s ‘Saint Nicolas’ - Choral Workshop, led by Esther Jones
Workshop fee £20, or £18 if you bring your own score, u18s or students £5. Refreshments included. See EBS website www.exeterbachsociety.org.
 

Thursday November 29 at 7.30 pm at Sidholme Music room, Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth
Helen Porter - singer/songwriter
Constant as the World
Tickets £10 from 01395 515104

 
Saturday December 1 at Sidwell Street Methodist Church, Exeter.
Exeter Bach Society Choir & Orchetra, with Bramdean School Chapel Choir.
Musical Director: Jonathan Lucas Wood, Leader: Anna Cockroft, Tenor: Andrew Henley, Baritone: Ben Tomlin, Horn: William Padfield
Benjamin Britten: Cantata 'Saint Nicolas'
Edward Elgar: The Snow
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.
Tickets £15 on the door, £12.50 in advance, students half price, u16s free, from EBS website www.exeterbachsociety.org.
 
Thursday December 6 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antonio Méndez, with Alexei Volodin - piano
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina Prelude
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 'Winter Daydreams'
Tickets £16 - £40 (u18s £1) from boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk, tel: 01392 726363
 
Sunday December 9 at 2.30 pm in Exeter Cathedral
Devon Baroque with the Exeter Cathedral Choir, conductor Timothy Noon
Handel: Messiah
Tickets £10 - £22 (u18s £5) from the Cathedral 01392 285983
 
Sunday December 9 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Dartington
Dartington Community Choir, conductor Simon Capet Ryba
Czech Christmas Mass
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Tickets £19; students and U16s £7.50 from Dartington Box Office 01803 847070 or online at www.dartington.org/whats-on
 
Tuesday December 11 and Wednesday December 12 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Philharmonic Choir, conductor Howard Ionascu, with Chaconne Brass and Milly Forest - soprano
Carols in the Cathedral
Tickets £12 - £20 (u18s £5) from 01392 278168 or 01392 665865 or online at www.exephil.org.uk
 
Friday December 14 at 7.30 pm at Powderham Castle, Exeter EX6 8JQ
The 8 voices of Powderham Consort & Divertimento
Handel: Messiah
Tickets: £ 16, Students £8 from www.musicinthecastle.co.uk Tel: 01626 890243
 
Saturday December 15 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Festival Chorus & The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Lympstone, conductor Nigel Perrin, with guest artist Roderick Williams baritone
Peace on Earth – The Armed Man (excerpts) Karl Jenkins • Goodall • Parry • Willcocks • Favourite Carols
Tickets Nave £28, £23, £20 (reserved) Limited seating available in side aisles* £14 front, £7 rear (unreserved) *many with restricted view Students ££; Children (under-18 years) £1 Kid for a quid
 
Wednesday December 19 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pete Harrison
Last Night of the Christmas Proms
Seasonal favourites including Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and much, much more!
Tickets £16 - £40 (u18s £1) from boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk, tel: 01392 726363
 
Sunday December 22 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble, conductor Roger Hendy, with Emmanuel Bach - violin, and Joel Munday - violin
Handel : Water Music (excerpts)
Bach : Concerto in D minor for two violins BWV 1043
Vivaldi : Violin Concerto for 2 violins in A minor Op 3 No 8
Corelli : 'Fatto per la Notte di Natale' - 'Christmas Concerto'
Mozart : Symphony No 41 'Jupiter' K 551.
Tickets £7.00 - £15.00 from 01395 514516
 
2019
 
Wednesday January 2 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Rösner, with Fflyr Wyn - soprano
New Year Johhann Strauss Gala
Favourite Johann Strauss polkas and marches and famous Viennese waltzes including The Blue Danube.
Tickets £16 - £40 (u18s £1) from boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk, tel: 01392 726363
 
Saturday January 5 at 5 pm at St Nicholas Priory, Mint Lane, Exeter EX4
Queens in Baroque Opera
Sam Baker - piano, Victoria Armillotta - soprano, Iryna Ilnytska - mezzo sop.
Georg Friderick Handel Claudio Monteverdi Johann Adolph Hasse Giovanni Giacomelli & more
Tickets: £10 on the door
 
Friday January 18 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kirill Karabis, with Augustin Hadelich - violin
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No.1
Tickets £16 - £40 (u18s £1) from boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk, tel: 01392 726363
 
Sunday January 27 at 4 pm at St Margaret’s Church, Topsham
Divertimento String Quartet - Mary Eade, Lindsay Braga - violins, Andrew Gillett - viola, Vicky Evans - cello
Mozart, Britten, Debussy
Tickets £12 on the door, £10 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
Thursday January 31 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Clemens Schuldt, with Baibe Skride- violin
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Dvorak: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No.2
Tickets £16 - £40 (u18s £1) from boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk, tel: 01392 726363
 
Sunday February 2 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble, conductors Roger Hendy and Alfie Pugh, withChris Gradwell- alto sax, Andrew Daldorph - piano, Jim Rintoul - bass and Steve Douglas - drums
Shostakovich: Second Jazz Suite
popular pieces by Leroy Anderson, Eric Coates 'Knightsbridge Suite' and other composers.
Newly commissioned work by Alfie Pugh 'Journey through the Feline Mind'.
Tickets £7.00 - £15.00 from 01395 514516
 
Thursday February 21 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kees Bakels. with Ronald Brautigan - piano
Mozart: Symphony No.26
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4
Tickets £16 - £40 (u18s £1) from boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk, tel: 01392 726363
 
Thursday March 14 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pete Harrison
Williams v Zimmer: Battle of the Hollywood Giants
Award-winning soundtracks of some of the most iconic films of all time include Star Wars, Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, Interstellar, ET, Batman Begins, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Last Samurai, Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman and many, many more.
Tickets £16 - £40 (u18s £1) from boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk, tel: 01392 726363
 
Saturday March 16 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble, conductor Roger Hendy, with Jordan Black - clarinet
Walton : Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Weber : Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich : Symphony No 1
Tickets £7.00 - £15.00 from 01395 514516
 
Saturday March 16 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Philharmonic Choir, conductor Howard Ionascu, with the London Mozart Players
Haydn: Creation
Tickets £14 - £22 from www.exephil.org.uk or by telephone from EPC tickets 01392 278168, at the box office Exeter Visitor Information Centre and Tickets, Dix’s Field 01392 665885
 
Saturday March 30 at 7.30 pm at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter
Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Tickets £1 - £15 - details tba
 
Saturday March 30 at 7 pm at Manor House, Old Town Street, Dawlish, EX7 9AP.
Isca String Quartet: Antony Clements - violin, Trevor Taylor - violin, Roger Hendy - viola, Tirke Linnemann - cello, with Chris Gradwell - clarinet
Haydn : String Quartet Op. 76 No. 1
Brahms : Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op 115
Paul Reade : Prelude from the Victorian Kitchen Garden (arranged for clarinet quintet by Andrew Daldorph)
All welcome. Tickets on the door or telephone 07828899722.
 
Thursday April 11 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jamie Phillips, with Denis Kozhukhin - piano
Smetana: Vltava
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1
Sibelius: Symphony No.1.
Tickets £16 - £40 (u18s £1) from boxoffice@exeternorthcott.co.uk, tel: 01392 726363
 
Saturday April 14 at 7.30 pm at St, Giles Church, 31 Fore Street, Sidbury, Sidmouth, EX10 0SD
Isca String Quartet: Antony Clements - violin, Trevor Taylor - violin, Roger Hendy - viola, Tirke Linnemann - cello, with Chris Gradwell - clarinet
Haydn : String Quartet Op. 76 No. 1
Brahms : Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op 115
Paul Reade : Prelude from the Victorian Kitchen Garden (arranged for clarinet quintet by Andrew Daldorph)
All welcome. Tickets £7 on the door include refreshments
 
Saturday April 28 at 4pm at St. Margaret's Church, Topsham
Divertimento String Quartet - Mary Eade, Lindsay Braga - violins, Andrew Gillett - viola, Vicky Evans - cello
Mozart Oboe Quartet, Bruch, Beethoven
Tickets £12 on the door, £10 in advance from The Topsham Bookshop, 27 Fore St, Topsham 01392-877895, Under-18s free of charge
 
Saturday June 8 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble, conductor Roger Hendy, with Luka Okros - piano
Progamme will include
Mozart: Piano Concerto ( t.b.d.)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4.
Tickets £7.00 - £15.00 from 01395 514516
 
Sunday June 9 at 3 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Luka Okros - piano
Admission by ticket only - Tickets £7.00 - £15.00 from 01395 514516
 
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 www.budleighmusicfestival.co.uk in 2019
 
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
Programme will include a Mozart Piano Concerto
Tickets £12.00 - £25.00 from 01392 665885
 
Saturday November 30 at 7.30 pm at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter
Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Tickets £1 - £15 from 01392 665700 - details tba
 
   

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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