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Concert Programme for June 2018
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Friday June 1 at 7.30 pm at the Methodist Central Hall, Plymouth
Plymouth Area Police Choir
Grand Summer Concert
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Friday June 1 at 7.30 pm at St. Werburgh's Church, Wembury
Gaudeamus - chamber choir from Essex
Anon 13th century: Alle psallite cum luya
Thomas Tomkins: O sing unto the Lord
Parsons: Ave Maria Robert
Felix Mendelssohn: I waited for the Lord
Edward Elgar: The snow
Solo item
Johannes Brahms: O schone Nacht
Johannes Brahms: Abendlied
Eric Whitacre: Sleep
Michael East: Quick, quick away dispatch/no haste but good
Thomas Weelkes: Hark all ye lovely saints above
Arthur Sullivan: Brightly dawns our wedding day
Bela Bartok: 4 Slovak Folk songs
Traditional arranged Nickomo: Wild mountain thyme
Traditional arranged David Austin: I sowed the seeds of love
Traditional arranged R.O.Morris: Blow away the morning dew
Barbershop: Me and my shadow , Yes sir, that’s my baby
Various, arranged David Austin: Operatic weather forecast
John Rutter: A Gaelic blessing
Tickets £10 from 862133 or on the door.
All proceeds to St Werburgh’s church and Plymouth Music Accord
 
Saturday June 2 at 5.30 pm from the Barbican Landing Stage, Plymouth
Plymouth Jazz Club
A Jazz Cruise up the Tamar to Calstock & back with music by "Graham's Gang"
Free ‘welcome aboard’ drink, licensed bar, 1 hour stop at Calstock. Over 18’s only.
Admission £19-50 , includes free welcome drink. (Over 18s only). Tickets from Plymouth Boat Trips or tel. 01752 253153 or online https://online.plymouthboattrips.co.uk/trips/schedule/2018/6/filter:other
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 2 at 7.30 pm at Buckfast Abbey
David Briggs, organist at St. John the Divine, New York
Tickets £10 from www.buckfast.org.uk/boxoffice or the Abbey Bookshop
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 2 at 8 pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Glorious Chorus choir
Tickets: £9 at the door, £8 advance, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £5 under 18s from 01726 879500 or from Lime Kiln Gallery in Calstock.
 
Sunday June 3 at 7.30 pm at The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH
Plymouth Jazz Club
Carol Gasser Quartet
Fine local group led by saxophonist Carol Gasser, ex Ivy Benson and local hero Rod Mason’s bands.
Tickets £9 for visitors – all welcome– (Members £7, Full-Time Students £5). Full info via 01752 721179 www.plymouth-jazz-club.org.uk
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday June 6 at 1.10 pm at St. Andrew's Minster, Plymouth
First Class Brass
Admission free - donations welcomed. Lunch available to buy from noon
 
Friday June 8 at 8pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
The Haldon Quartet: Lindsay Braga, Steve Banks - violins, Andrew Gillett - viola, Rebecca Allnatt - cello
Mozart: String Quartet K.458 ‘The Hunt’
Arvo Pärt: Summa
Imogen Holst: Phantasy Quartet
Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 ‘American’
Tickets: £11 at the door, £10 advance, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £5 under 18s from 01726 879500 or from Lime Kiln Gallery in Calstock.
 
Saturday June 9 (tbc)
Plymouth & District Organists' Association
Visit to churches in Gunnislake and Calstock
 
Saturday June 9 at 7.30 pm at the Minster Church of St Andrews, Plymouth
West Devon Chorale, Director: Michael Johnson, Organ: Richard Line
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Purcell: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Parry: I Was Glad
Elgar: O Hearken Thou
Howells: Behold, O God our Defender
Tavener: Song of Athene
Stanford: Coronation Gloria
Mathias: Let All the People Praise Thee, O God
Mealor: Ubi Caritas
Organ:
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 4in G
Walton: March ‘Orb and Sceptre’
Tickets: £12 (£10 in advance), children and students £3, form the choir administrator on 01752 776479, or online at www.wegottickets.com/westdevonchorale
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 9 at 7.30 pm at Harewood House, Plympton, Plymouth
The Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir, directed by Jenny George
In Concert with The Sunset Swing Band
Some Music for a Summer Evening
Tickets £7.50 - Advance Booking essential. Tel Edward Gigg 01752 405429
In aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 9 at 7.30 pm at St. Germans Priory Church
East Cornwall Bach Choir, musical director Chris Howarth. with Ste[hen Varcoe - bass-baritone
Summer Serenade of English Song
Tickets £14, students £7, under 13s free, at the door or from Liskeard TIC 01579 349148. www.ecbc.co.uk
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 9 at 7.30 pm at St Peter, St Paul & St Thomas Church, Bovey Tracey
Thr Brodsky Quartet
Alvarez: Metro Chabacano
Lavista: Reflejos de la Noche
Elgar: String Quartet op.83
Shostakovich: String Quartet no.3
Tickets £22 (U18 £5) via www.NourishFestival.org or in person from The Cheese Shed, 41 Fore Street Bovey Tracey.
Special one-off concert in association with the Nourish Festival . Arrive early for the best seats!
 
Saturday June 9 at 7 pm at St Petroc’s Church, Harford
Alvington Singers, Musical Director Tim Matthews, accompanist Robin Brett with Jazz Trio
Bob Chilcott : Little Jazz Mass
plus a selection of delightful choral music
Tickets £10 on the door or from choir members
In support of Devon Wildlife Trust
 
Wednesday June 13 at 1.10 pm at St. Andrew's Minster, Plymouth
David Crockert - organ
Admission free - donations welcomed. Lunch available to buy from noon
 
Friday June 15 at 8 pm at the Old Chapel, Calstock
Just Friends - Peter and Marianne: piano and vocals
Free entry - donations for Cancer Research
 
Saturday June 16 at St. John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes
South West Chamber Choir, director Stephen Trahair
Sweet Amaryllis - English madrigals from Byrd to Elgar
Details at swcchoir.org.uk
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 16 at 7.30 pm at Callington Town Hall
Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship
'Trial By Jury' and 'HMS Pinafore' in concert
Details from www.plymouthgilbertandsullivan.com/events/
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 16 at 7.30 pm at St. Eustachius Church, Tavistock
Dartmoor Resonance Festival Orchestra, conductor: Simon Ible
‘Impressions of Dartmoor’
Roger Bolton: New Dawn, Dartmoor Sunrise.
John Woolrich: Wistman’s Wood (world premiere of reworking).
Nigel Shaw: ‘Stone’ – 1st Movement of ‘Dartmoor Symphony’ (world premiere of reworking) with Nigel Shaw solo handmade flutes.
Clive Jenkins: Moorland Music (world premiere).
Judy Whitlock: Three Dartmoor Letterboxes (world premiere of reworking).
Richard Stanbrook: New piece for Oboe and Strings (world premiere).
Tickets £20, Child (14 or under) £5 from The Dartmoor Society
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Saturday June 16 at 8pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Rachael McShane and The Cartographers
Rachel McShane - singer, fiddle, cello, viola; Matthew Ord - guitar and Julian Sutton - melodeon
Tickets: £13 at the door, £12 advance, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8 under 21s from 01726 879500 or from Lime Kiln Gallery in Calstock.
 
Sunday June 17 from 8 am to 9 am at Postbridge
‘Songways of Dartmoor’
Carolyn Hillyer, Nigel Shaw and Danielle Earp
A 9-mile moorland pilgrimage walk from Postbridge to Gidleigh, with pack ponies and minstrels, with a theme of ancient music, travelling by stone circles, etc. New songs and music created.
Free (donations requested).
More details at Seventh Wave Music. Register at info@seventhwavemusic.co.uk.
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Sunday June 17 at 5.30 pm at Sterts, Upton Cross, nr. Liskeard
Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anne Kimber
Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture
Bizet: Suite from Carmen
Verdi: Grand March from Aida
Glazunov: Symphony No. 5
Tickets £10.00 concessions £8.00 Children £6.00 from Sterts Box Office or on the door.
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Sunday June 17 at 7.30 pm at The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH
Plymouth Jazz Club
Richard Leach’s Seven Stars of Jazz.
Classic traditional jazz in the Chicago/Dixieland style of the thirties and forties.
Tickets £9 for visitors – all welcome– (Members £7, Full-Time Students £5). Full info via 01752 721179 www.plymouth-jazz-club.org.uk
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Monday June 18 at 7.30 pm at the Parish Church of Saint Andrew, South Tawton, EX20 2JX
Dartmoor Resonance Festival Orchestra, conductor: Simon Ible
'White Bird'
Clive Jenkins: Pastorale & Allegro.
Clive Jenkins: Sinfonietta.
Clive Jenkins: White Bird with solo soprano Suzanne Manuell.
Andrew Wilson: Tavy Suite.
Andrew Wilson: Three Browne Songs Opus 111 (words by William Browne of Tavistock, 1591–1643).
John Woolrich: Wistman’s Wood.
Tickets £17, Child (14 or under) £5 from The Dartmoor Society
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Tuesday June 19 at 7.30 pm at Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE
VOCES, director Martyn Warren
Sacred Music from the 15th and 17th Centuries
The Dartmouth Magnificat (late 15th century).
Richard Davy (c.1465–1507, based at Ashburton for four years or so).
Sir Thomas Packe (at Exeter Cathedral during the 1490s).
Matthew Locke, Exeter (c.1621–1677).
John Trouluffe (d.1474 – living in Cornwall, and probably based in Exeter).
Use of Sarum plainchant.
Tickets: £10 from Buckfast Abbey Box Office, Abbey Bookshop or on the door.
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Wednesday June 20 at 1.10 pm at St. Andrew's Minster, Plymouth
Isable Martin - harp
Admission free - donations welcomed. Lunch available to buy from noon
 
Wednesday June 20 at 7.30 pm at Plymouth Guildhall
Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anne Kimber
Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture
Bizet: Suite from Carmen
Verdi: Grand March from Aida
Glazunov: Symphony No. 5
Tickets- Balcony £17.50 concessions £15.50, Ground floor £16.00 concessions £14.00, Children/students £5.00 from Mannamead news, 6 Eggbuckland Road, Plymouth PL3 5HF 01752 661451 or wegottickets.com or on the door
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday June 20 at 7.30 pm at at Clearbrook Community Village Hall, Clearbrook, near Yelverton, PL20 6JD
Jim Causley & Friends: ‘A Mighty River of Song’
The Inspiration of Contemporary Folk Music on Dartmoor
Tickets: Adult £10, Child (14 or under) £5 from The Dartmoor Society
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Thursday June 21 at 7.30 pm at Ashburton Community Arts Centre, 3 West Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7DT
‘Granite’ – The Kate Westbrook Ensemble: Kate Westbrook & Mike Westbrook with Roz Harding, Jesse Molins, Matt North, Billie Bottle and Coach York
Kate Westbrook/Mike Westbrook: ‘Granite’ (world premiere).
Mike Westbrook: ‘Tamar River’.
Mike Westbrook: ‘Erme Estuary’.
Tickets: Adult £15, Child (14 or under) £5 from The Dartmoor Society
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Thursday June 21 at 7.30 pm at St Peter's Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon. TQ14 0DB
Shaldon Festival
VOCES
A midsummer theme programme ranging from Renaissance music to jazz and pop arrangements.
Tickets £15 (£5 for students) available online from 2nd April at www.shaldonfestival.co.uk
 
Friday June 22 at 7.30 pm at Seventh Wave Music, Lower Merripit, Postbridge, PL20 6TJ
‘The Call of the Heathered Hills’
Carolyn Hillyer and Nigel Shaw, Woodwose/Daughters of Elvin and Bones
Tickets: Adult £16, Concession £12, Child (14 or under) £5 from The Dartmoor Society
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Friday June 22 at 7.30 pm at St Peter's Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon. TQ14 0DB
Shaldon Festival
Chethams School of Music
Showcase Concert
Six talented students will present a varied programme of ensemble and solo pieces, accompanied by Brenda Blewett.
Tickets £12 (£5 for students) available online from 2nd April at www.shaldonfestival.co.uk
 

Saturday June 23 at 7 pm at St. Eustachius Church, Tavistock
Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir
Gala Concert
Supporting Children's Happy Hospital Fund, Derriford

A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 23 at Fairplace United Church, Okehampton, EX20 1DT
William Andrews Fiddle Day
Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll
A day of workshops, using tunes from the fiddle player William Andrews of Sheepstor. More details at Wren Music
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Saturday June 23 at 7.30 pm at Charter Hall, Market Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AA
‘Gothic Dartmoor’
Songs from, and inspired by, the Baring-Gould folksong collection with Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson (Wren Music), Sarah Owen and Jon Dyer
Tickets: Adult £12, Child (14 or under) £5 from The Dartmoor Society
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Saturday June 23 at 7.30 pm at St Peter's Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon. TQ14 0DB
Shaldon Festival Choir
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
An informal performance following an all day choral workshop directed by Stephen Threlfall, Director of Music at Chetham s School, Manchester.
Tickets £7 available online from 2nd April at www.shaldonfestival.co.uk where there are full details for any singers who would like to take part.
 
Sunday June 24 at 7.30 pm at St Michael & All Angels Church, Tavistock Road, Princetown, PL20 6RE
‘Gothic Dartmoor’
‘Festival Finale: Songs of War, Cuckoos and a Witch’
Okehampton Choral Society, Devonport Park Community Choir, West Devon Benefice Choir with Andrew Wilson and Lucy Luxmoore
Soloists: Geoffrey Bersey and Morag Thomson Findlay
Songs of Dartmoor, Napoleonic Wars, American War of 1812 (including a world premiere of 3 × songs written by an American PoW in 1815) and Conscientious Objectors of First World War, plus ‘The Tavistock Witch’ by Andrew Wilson
Tickets: Adult £10, Child (14 or under) £5 from The Dartmoor Society
Part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival
 
Sunday June 24 at 7.30 pm at St Peter's Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon. TQ14 0DB
Shaldon Festival
Fibonacci Sequence Chamber Ensemble
Dvorak: Four Romantic Pieces Op.75a for two violins, and viola
Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello (after Handel)
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Tickets £15 (£5 for students) available online from 2nd April at www.shaldonfestival.co.uk
 

Sunday June 25 at 7 pm at Warleggan Parish Church
Canoryon Lowen

A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Wednesday June 27 at 1.10 pm at St. Andrew's Minster, Plymouth
Gabrielle Lewis - organ
Admission free - donations welcomed. Lunch available to buy from noon
 
Friday June 29 at 7 pm at Lukesland Housem Ivybridge PL21 0JF
Gina McCormack - violin and Nigel Clayton - piano
Programme includes works by Dvorak, Suk, Brahms and Saint-Saens
Tickets £15, concert and post-concert supper £30, pre-booking essential, from Robert Howell, 01752 896011
In aid of St Petroc’s Church, Harford
 
Saturday June 30 from 9.30 am (performance 5.30 pm) at St Paul's Church, Yelverton
University of Plymouth Choral Society Singing Workshop, directed by Alice Dennis
Elgar's Lux Aeterna, Ave Verum Corpus and The Snow
Participants: £16/£14 UPCS members
Performance admission free - Retiring collection for Brain Tumour Research
Tickets and more information:  01752 844899  email:  jan.fairview@gmail.com
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 30 at 7.30 pm at Stoke Damerel Church, Plymouth
Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship
'Trial By Jury' and 'HMS Pinafore' in concert
Details from www.plymouthgilbertandsullivan.com/events/
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation
Saturday June 30 at 7.30 pm at Sherwell United Church, North Hill, Plymouth
Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship
The Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir, directed by Jenny George.
‘100 Years of Song’ An evening of Musical Nostalgia
Tickets £6.00 to include refreshments, on the door or phone Heather on 01752 665116.
Proceeds for The Plymouth Rainbow Project. (Aid for Children in Romania)
A concert featuring or promoted by a  Plymouth Music Accord Member Organisation


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