Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary
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Concerts in the Exeter Area
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2018

 
Wednesday February 21 at 7.30 pm at Exeter University Great Hall
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christoph König, with Leonard Elschenbroich - cello
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 'From the New World'
Tickets £16 - £40 available from 6 September 2017 from Exeter Northcott Theatre, 01392 726363, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Thursday February 22 at The Gateway Theatre, Seaton, Devon
James Lisney and Sarah Beth Briggs - piano duo
Hans Gál: Three Marionettes, op 74
Mozart: Sonata in C, K521
Schubert: A major Rondo, D951
Fauré: Dolly Suite, op 56
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance op 72/2 in E minor
Debussy: Petite Suite
Mozart:
Andante and Variations in G major, K501
Tickets £14, u18s free, from Ticket Source
 
Saturday February 24 from 10 am at Salvation Army Temple, Friars Gate, Exeter
Exeter Bach Society, conductor Gavin Carr, with Jonathan Lucas Wood - tenor
Choral Workshop
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Contact www.exeterbachsociety.org for details
 
Friday March 2 at 7.30 pm at St. Giles' Church, Sidbury EX10 0SD
Musicians from Exeter School
Tickets £7 on the door including refreshment.
In aid of the St Giles' Fabric Fund
 
Saturday March 3 at 7 pm at Salvation Army Temple, Friars Gate, Exeter
Exeter Bach Society, MD Jonathan Lucas Wood, orchestra leader Anna Cockroft, with the Exeter University Singers and the choir of St. Peter's School, Lympstone
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Soloists: Mike Gormley - Evangelist, Tim Mirfin - Jesus, Bethany Partridge - soprano, Juliet Curnow - alto, Edward Woodhouse - tenor and Julian Rippon - bass
Tickets £18 (students half price) at the door, £15 in advance from www.exeterbachsociety.org or from Exeter Tickets at the Tourist Information Centre (01392 665885)..
 
Sunday March 4 at 2.30 om at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Dix's Field, Exeter
Isca Ensemble, musical director Roger Hendy, leader Antony Clements, with Julian Rippon - baritone
Open Rehearsal
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5
Admission free - all welcome
 
Friday March 9 at 7.30 pm at Powderham Castle, Exeter EX6 8JQ
Moriarty Wind Quintet: Amy Yule - Flute, Amy Roberts - Oboe, Matthew Wilsher - Clarinet, Angharad Thomas - Bassoon, Joel Roberts - Horn
Tickets: £ 16, Students £8 from www.musicinthecastle.co.uk Tel: 01626 890243
 
Saturday March 10 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble South West, conductor Roger Hendy, with Julian Rippon - baritone
Rossini: Overture 'Semiramide'
Handel: Aria 'Ombra mai fu' from Xerxes
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen 'Songs of a Wayfarer'
Mozart: Aria 'Si vuol ballare' from The Marriage of Figaro
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor Op. 64
Tickets £7 - £14 online at Ticket Source or from 01395 514516. See also www.iscaensemble.org.uk
In aid of Action Against Hunger
 
Saturday March 10 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Philharmonic Choir, with The Sinfonietta and jordan Black - clarinet
Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Tickets £12 - £24 from 01392 278168
Retiring collection for The Lord Mayor's Charity
 
Thursday March 15 at 7.30 pm at Exeter University Great Hall
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thierry Fischer, with Stephen Hough - piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor'
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Brahms Symphony No.1
Tickets £16 - £40 available from 6 September 2017 from Exeter Northcott Theatre, 01392 726363, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday March 17 at 3 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Tippett String Quartet
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Borodin: String Quartet no.2 in D major
Beethoven: String Quartet no.12 in E flat major, op.127
Tickets £16.50 at the door, from Paragon Books, 38 High Street, Sidmouth; Reflections, 25 High Street, Budleigh Salterton and online
 
Saturday March 17 at 7.30pm at Exeter Cathedral
Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Exeter Festival Chorus, Nigel Perrin conductor
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
 
Thursday March 22 at The Gateway Theatre, Seaton, Devon
Charlotte Aston - flute and William Vann - piano
Handel: Sonata in C major
Poulenc: Sonata for Flute & Piano
Jolivet: Chant de Linos
Bazzini: La Ronde des Lutins
C P E Bach: Sonata “Hamburger”
Barber: Canzone
Roxburgh: Stardrift
Widor Suite for Flute & Piano
Tickets £14, u18s free, from Ticket Source
 
Friday March 23 at 12 noon at St. Giles' Church, Sidbury EX10 0SD
Hilary Boxer - cello with David Cottam - guitar
Tickets £7 on the door including refreshment.
In aid of the St Giles' Fabric Fund
 
Sunday April 8 at 6.30 pm at St. Margaret's Church, Topsham
Choral Evensong with Exeter Bach Society, MD Jonathan Lucas Wood, orchestra leader Anna Cockroft
Bach: Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden BWV6
 
Sunday April 8 at 7.45 pm at St. Margaret's Church, Topsham
Trio Exe: Hilary Boxer - cello, Carina Vince - violin and Alex Wilson - piano
Music by JS Bach and others
Tickets £12 (students £6) at the door or £10 (students £5) in advance from Ticket Source
 
Saturday April 14 at 7.30 pm at St. Giles' Church, Sidbury EX10 0SD
The Isca String Quartet with Chris Gradwell - clarinet
Antony Clements and Trevor Taylor - violins, Roger Hendfy - viola, Tirke Linnemann - cello
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
Haydn: String Quartet op. 76 no. 1
Tickets £7 on the door including refreshment.
In aid of the St Giles' Fabric Fund
 
Friday April 20 at 7.30 pm at Powderham Castle, Exeter EX6 8JQ
Meridies Piano Trio: Jinah Shim - piano, Anja Jamsek - violin, Helena Svigelj - cello
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39, in G major Hob. XV/25
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Tickets: £ 16, Students £8 from www.musicinthecastle.co.uk Tel: 01626 890243
 
Sunday April 22 at 4 pm at St. Margaret's Church, Topsham
The Divertimento String Quartet, with Judith Hall - flute
Flute Quartets by Mozart, Rossini and Panufnik
Brahms: Bb String Quartet, Op 67.
Tickets £12 on the door, £10 in advance from The Topsham Bookshop 01392 877785. Under 18s free.
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Thursday April 26 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Feddeck , with Daniel Müller-Schott cello
Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Dvorák: Cello Concerto
R Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Tickets £16 - £40 available from 6 September 2017 from Exeter Northcott Theatre, 01392 726363, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday May 12 at 7.30 pm at St Luke's College Chapel, Heavitree, Exeter
Thomas Hobbs - tenor with David Davies - piano
Tickets £14 (students £7) on the door or £12 (Students £6) in advance from Ticket Source
 
Saturday May 19 at 7.30 pm in Buckfast Abbey
Exeter Philharmonic Choir with Stephen Tanner - organ
An evening of French and English music
Tickets £12 from 01392 278168
 
Saturday May 19 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
Britten: Hymn to the Virgin Cornysh - My love she mourneth
Britten: Hymn to Saint Cecilia Cornysh - Salve Regina
Britten - Advance Democracy Cornysh - Ave Maria, Mater
Dei Cornysh: Woefully array'd Cornysh - Ah Robin, gentle Robin
Britten: Sacred and Profane
 
Saturday May 26 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Isca Ensemble and Chorus, conductor Roger Hendy, with Julian Rippon - baritone, Heloise West - soprano, Emmanuel Bach - violin and the Maynard School Senior Girls choir
Fauré: Pavane for chorus and orchestra
Mozart: Violin Concerto no 5 in A major 'Turkish'
Brahms: German Requiem
Tickets £12 - £24 online from Ticket Source, from Box Office: 01392 665885 or from www.iscaensemble.org.uk
In aid of HOSPISCARE
 
Saturday June 2 at 7.30 pm at St. Margaret's Church, Topsham
Exeter Back Society, MD Jonathan Lucas Wood, with Anna Cockroft - violin, David Davies - piano and Michael Graham - tenor
Music of Eastern Europe
Janácek: Otce Nas (The Lord's Prayer)
Janácek: Elegy on the death of my daughter Olga
Dvorák: Six Moravian Choruses
Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Pärt: Bogoroditse Djevo
Górecki: Totus Tuus
Tickets £12 on the door or £10 in advance from Ticket Source (students half price).
 
Saturday June 23 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble, conductor Roger Hendy, with Luka Okros - piano
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet' Suite No 2
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances from Op. 46
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tickets tba from www.iscaensemble.org.uk
In aid of HOSPISCARE
 
Friday July 6 at 7.30 pm at St. Margaret's Church, Topsham
The Divertimento Piano Trio
Debussy & Beethoven
Tickets £12 on the door, £10 in advance from The Topsham Bookshop 01392 877785. Under 18s free.
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday July 14 at 7.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Festival Chorus, conductor Nigel Perrin  with The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Voces8 & Schola Exe
Monteverdi: Vespers
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
 
Friday September 28 at 7.30 pm at Powderham Castle, Exeter EX6 8JQ
Steve Tyler & Katy Marchant
Music from medieval and traditional sources along with their own compositions, using hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, shawm, gothic harp, cittern and other exotic early and traditional instruments
Tickets: £ 16, Students £8 from www.musicinthecastle.co.uk Tel: 01626 890243
 
Saturday October 20 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Exeter Festival Chorus, conductor Nigel Perrin, with Peter Adcock - piano
An Evening with JS Bach
Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden BWV230
Suite no. 6 in E major BWV815
Jesu, meine Freude BWV227
Komm, Jesu, komm! BWV229
Suite no. 4 in E flat major BWV817
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV225
Tickets £17 unreserved Students £5 Children (under-18 years) £1 Kid for a quid
 
Friday November 9 at 7.30 pm at Powderham Castle, Exeter EX6 8JQ
The Phase Saxophone Quartet: Saskia Porter-Thaw, Liam Forster, Jonathan Willett, Naomi Butcher
Classical, contemporary and arrangements for saxophone
Tickets: £ 16, Students £8 from www.musicinthecastle.co.uk Tel: 01626 890243
 
Saturday November 10 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble, conductor Roger Hendy, with Pal Banda - cello
Brahms: Saint Antony Variations
Haydn: Cello Concerto No 2 in D major
Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 'Classical'
Tickets tba from www.iscaensemble.org.uk
In aid of HOSPISCARE
 
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
 
   

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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