Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary
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Concerts in the Exeter Area
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2020
 
Saturday March 21 at 7 pm at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter
Exeter Bach Society with witches, mad kings and huge choruses
25th Aniversary Celebrations
Handel: Saul (oratorio)
Tickets from www.exeterbachsociety.orgor Exeter Tickets, Dix's Field, EX1 1GF, tel 01392 665885
 
Wednesday March 25 at 8 pm at Exeter Phoenix
Ibou Tall & Jazzmates
The dazzlingly impressive Senagalese jazz pianist Ibou Tall takes the classic sounds of piano standards but there is no denying his African influences. He brings a rich and rhythmic Afro jazz fusion to original material and well known tunes.
Tickets £14 on the door, £12 in advance from fougoumusic.com or 01803 898570
 
Saturday March 28 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
ISCA Ensemble, with Joo Yeon Sir - vioolin
Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor Op 61
Alfie Pugh: A newly commissioned work
Rachmaninov: Vocalise for orchestra Op. 34
Marquez: Danzón No 2
Tickets £16 - £6 from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/init/JHLHEF
 
Saturday March 28 at 7 pm at St Margaret's Church, Topsham
Devon Song Festival
Swansong
James Way - tenor, Marta Fontanals-Simmons - mezzo-soprano, Katherine Watson - soprano, with Natalie Burch - piano
Schubert: Schwanengesang, plus poetry and letters, and swan songs of other great composers and song writers.
Tickets £15, u18s free, from www.devonsongfestival.com, Tpsham Bookshop
Supporting the Estuary League of Friends, Moorland Community Care and the Devon Air Ambulance
 
Saturday March 28 at 7.30 pm at United Reformed Church, Southernhay, Exeter
Exeter Synphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Serna, with Giulio Potenza - piano
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto no. 2
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances nos 1, 2, 7 and 8
Tchaikovsky: Sympnony no. 5
Tickets £15 (£12 from ESO members in advance); under-18s £1 from ESO Tickets or from Exeter Visitor Centre 01392 665700
 
Saturday March 28 at 7.30 pm at Buckfast Abbey
University of Exeter Chapel Choir & Orchestra, director Michael Graham
JS Bach: Mass in B minor
Tickets £10 from www.buckfast.org.uk or from the Abbey bookshop
 
Thursday April 2 at 7.30 pm at The Great Hall, Exeter University
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with Sunwook Kim - conductor and piano
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No.4
Beethoven@ Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’
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
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday April 18 at 7.30pm at Barkham, Sandyway, South Molton, EX36 3LU CANCELLED
Divertimento String Quartet: Mary Eade and Lindsay Braga - violins, Andrew Gillett - viola and Vicky Evans - cello
Haydn: String Quartet Op 20 no 6 in
Aaron Copland: Two Pieces for String Quartet
Brahms: String Quartet Op 51 no 1 in C minor
Tickets £15 at the door, £13 in advance from Divertimento 01803 863677, enquiries@divertimento.uk.com, or at the door. Under 18s free. Tickets and accommodation bookings from Leonie at Barkham barkham.farm@gmail.com
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday April 18 at 7.30pm at St
Margaret's Church, Topsham
Katie Bray - mezzo-soprano (winner of the audience prize of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2019)
Recital includes music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell and Mozart.
Tickets from www.exeterbachsociety.orgor Exeter Tickets, Dix's Field, EX1 1GF, tel 01392 665885
 
Sunday April 19 at 7.30pm at Lustleigh Village Hall CANCELLED
Divertimento String Quartet: Mary Eade and Lindsay Braga - violins, Andrew Gillett - viola and Vicky Evans - cello
Haydn: String Quartet Op 20 no 6 in
Aaron Copland: Two Pieces for String Quartet
Brahms: String Quartet Op 51 no 1 in C minor
Tickets £15 at the door, £13 in advance from Divertimento 01803 863677, enquiries@divertimento.uk.com, or at the door. Under 18s free.
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Friday May 8 at 7.30 pm at St James' Church, Mount Pleasant Road EX4 7AH POSTPONED
Exeter Choral Society
Rutter: Requiem
Poulenc: Requiem
Elgar: Te Deum
Tickets £12, students £6, u16s free, from Exeter TIC or from exeterchoral.co.uk
 
Saturday May 16 at 7.30 pm at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter
Exeter Camarata with Joel Munday - violin
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Schubert: Symphony no. 4
Tickets £5.00 - £15.00 online or at the door (to include refreshments).
 
Tuesday May 19 at 7.45 pm at The Music Room, Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8UJ
Sidholme Music Fest 2020
Joel Munday – violin, William Fielding – piano
Bach: B minor Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord
Bartok: Violin Sonata No 1
Brahms: Violin Sonata No 3
Tickets free (required) - max 2 per applicant - from roghendy@gmail.com
There will be a retiring collection for the Music Room restoration fund and Hospiscare.
 
Thursday May 21 at 4.30 pm at The Music Room, Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8UJ
Sidholme Music Fest 2020
Joel Munday – violin, William Fielding – piano, Lewis Graham – clarinet
Sibelius: Six Humoresques
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: The Last Rose of Summer variations
Brahms: E flat Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Stravinsky: Histoire du Soldat Suite for Piano, Violin and Clarinet
Tickets free (required) - max 2 per applicant - from roghendy@gmail.com
 
Sunday May 24 at 4 pm at St. Margaret's Church, Topsham CANCELLED
Divertimento String Quartet: Mary Eade and Lindsay Braga - violins, Andrew Gillett - viola and Vicky Evans - cello
Haydn String Quartet Op 20 no 6 in A
Brahms String Quartet, Op 51 no 1 in C minor
Tickets £15 at the door, £13 in advance from Divertimento 01803 863677, enquiries@divertimento.uk.com, or at the door. Under 18s free.
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday June 17 at 8pm at Exeter Phoeni
Kate & Mike Westbrook's Granite Band.
The Granite Band present Granite. This epic and ground-breaking work is inspired by her love of Dartmoor and its granite quarries. Kate’s astonishing vocal range and strikingly original lyrics are matched by composer Mike Westbrook’s genre bustng score and her brilliant Granite Band.
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 June 20 at 7.30 pm at St Giles’ and St Nicholas’ Church, Sidmouth EX10 8LG
New London Chamber Ensemble - wind quintet
Details & Tickets tba
East Devon Music Festival
 
Saturday June 27 at 7 pm at St. Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter
Elegance Duo - Ekaterina Shetliffe - piano and Yulia Northridge - violin
Handel: Sonata No. 6 E major
Mozart: Sonata A minor (piano)
Brahms: Sonata No. 2
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 27 at 7.30pm at Barkham, Sandyway, South Molton, EX36 3LU
Divertimento Piano Trio
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G, Op 1 no 2
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no 2 in C minor, Op 66
Tickets £15 at the door, £13 in advance from Divertimento 01803 863677, enquiries@divertimento.uk.com, or at the door. Under 18s free. Tickets and accommodation bookings from Leonie at Barkham barkham.farm@gmail.com
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Sunday June 28 at 5 pm at St. Margaret's Church, Topsham
Divertimento Piano Trio
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G, Op 1 no 2
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no 2 in C minor, Op 66
Tickets £15 at the door, £13 in advance from Divertimento 01803 863677, enquiries@divertimento.uk.com, or at the door. Under 18s free
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Monday July 20 at 8 pm at Exeter Phoenix
Dave Holdsworth's New Brew
Legendary jazz trumpet player Dave Holdsworth, a featured soloist with many of the most significant jazz bands in the UK, tonight with his own band, New Brew and his belated debut album as band leader .
Tickets £14 on the door, £12 in advance from fougoumusic.com or 01803 898570
 
Wednesday September 9 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, with Anna Pyne - Flute and Eluned Pierce - Harp
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp
Delius: Two Aquarelles
Schubert: Symphony No.5
Tickets £19 online
 
Saturday September 12 at 7.30 pm at Wellhayes Vineyard, Clayhanger, Tiverton EX16 7NY
Devon Baroque Chamber Ensemble: Persephone Gibbs, Sharon Lindo - Violins, Gay Amherst - cello, Andrew Wilson-Dickson - Harpsichord
Baroque Trio Sonatas, solo sonatas and other chamber music
Tickets £15 from https://wellhayes.uk/concerts-2020/, music@wellhayes.uk or 01398 361612
A part of Devon Baroque's 20th Anniversary concert series
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday October 31 at t.30 pm at Exeter Cathedral
Isca Ensemble and the University of Exeter Chapel Choir, Roger Hendy & Michael Graham - Musical Directors
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem Op. 48
Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No 8 in G major Op. 88
Tickets £12 - £18 at the door or online
 
Saturday Novenber 28 at 7.30 pm at Sidmouth Parish Church
Isca Ensemble with Jordan Black - clarinet
Smetana: Overture 'Bartered Bride'
Takashi Yoshimatsu: 'And Birds Are Still…’
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Dvorák: Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60
Tickets £12 - £16 at the door or online
 
Sunday December 5 at 7.30 pm at Exeter University Great Hall
Exeter University Chapel Choir, Isca Ensemble and chorus, Michael Graham - Musical Director, with Margarita Wood - soprano, Madeleine Shaw - mezzo soprano, Michael Gibson - tenor, Julian Rippon - bass
Handel: Messiah: A special performance in aid of the charity FORCE
Tickets £12 - £20 at the door or online.
 
   

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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