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The Category Exeter is a subset of Devon. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Exeter which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Remember That Song

- Spectrum Choir

 

! Exeter KEY

'We provide the opportunity to perform your chosen performing art before an audience and a highly skilled and experienced Adjudicator. Most classes may be entered competitively, but non-competitive entries are welcomed too. Many classes have trophies for the winners.' Held Mid March.

 

* Devon Performing Arts Festival

‘A friendly and mutually supportive group based in Devon UK. Our membership ranges from non-players to Cathedral organists. All are made to feel equally welcome ... We meet during the year to pursue a wide range of activities including visits to interesting organs, master classes and workshops, concerts and recitals and non-musical social events such as the annual dinner.’

 

* Exeter & District Organists’ Association

'Every Sunday (apart from concert nights) for our singers’ nights from 8pm- 10.30pm. Informal tunes session from 7.30pm. Free entry. All welcome – sing, play, listen, join in ... If you’d like to play just ask the evening’s compère. People normally do two songs or tunes in a 10 minute spot.'

 

* Topsham Folk Club
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The DSFRS Concert Band performs across Devon and Somerset throughout the year, including at open days, fêtes and concerts for a wide variety of organisations and charities, both as the full Concert Band and as smaller Wind and Brass Ensembles ...  The band currently has over 40 members and is made up of former professional musicians and keen amateurs. ... not only serving and retired firefighters and support staff, but also people from the wider communities ... We play a varied repertoire including military marches, classical pieces, pop and ragtime numbers, big band classics, and medleys from films and musicals, as well as some contemporary music.’

 

+ Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Concert Band

‘One of the South West's leading symphony orchestras ... The orchestra gives three major concerts each season, often involving professional soloists and local choirs, and in addition contributes to the musical life of Exeter with events such as chamber concerts and collaborations with other organisations. The orchestra was founded in 1967 as the Exeter Music Group, and since that time has grown to the full-scale symphony orchestra which exists today. In 2019, the orchestra relaunched as the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra, to reflect its more contemporary style and approach.’

 

+ Devon Philharmonic Orchestra
Also indexedExeter Music Group | EMG Symphony Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘DYJO is the place for young people to learn jazz in Devon. DYJO teaches young people from across the whole of Devon including Exeter, North & South Devon, Torbay to play and perform a wide variety of Jazz ... DYJO has won many national awards over its history for its performances and educational programme, and continues to play to enthusiastic audiences in Devon and beyond. Our main educational programme includes intensive monthly rehearsals from September to March, as well as a three-day residential in October half-term.’

 

+ Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1995: ‘Since its formation the Society has delved deep into Bach’s repertoire, hosting numerous performances of his Cantatas, Lutheran masses and instrumental works ... We give two or three full-length concerts per year, with additional recitals of Bach’s Cantatas at Exeter Cathedral and local churches ... The choir continues to stay true to its Bach tradition but frequently takes steps into the wider musical world ... In addition to choral performances, the Exeter Bach Society organises a public choral workshop, instrumental recitals and talks throughout the season, which runs from September to early June’.

 

+ Exeter Bach Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘One of the most versatile and accomplished chamber choirs in the South West, attracting singers from all over Devon. It is a friendly, amateur group, comprising c.40 auditioned singers ... The Choir was formed in 1997 from a nucleus of leading Devon based singers ... The Choir specialises in singing a cappella, but also works regularly with instrumentalists, small ensembles and specialist groups ... Repertoire is wide-ranging, covering both sacred and secular choral works from the Renaissance to the present day ... The Choir performs 6-8 concerts per year at venues across Devon.’

+ Exeter Chamber Choir
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘ECO offers children and young people aged 7-18 the chance to play a wide variety of music in a fun, friendly and safe environment. New members are always welcome and there are no scary auditions ... The Exeter Youth Orchestra (EYO) is a subset of the main Exeter Children’s Orchestra (ECO) . Formally known as the Chamber Orchestra it comprises the older and more experienced members of the orchestra in a more balanced form than the all-inclusive ECO ... Exeter Junior Orchestra (EJO) is part of the ECO group and is available to those children who are starting to learn a standard orchestral instrument. Children will need to be able to read music. Not only does it give new starters the opportunity to play as part of a group but teaches them how to follow a conductor, listen to others, counting skills - disciplines they may not put into practice in an individual music lesson. The aim of the group is to give the confidence to play and perform together and to then move up to ECO in the future. EJO are invited to join the full orchestra for one or two pieces in each concert.’

 

+ Exeter Children’s Orchestra
Also indexedExeter Youth Orchestra | Exeter Junior Orchestra

Founded 1943: ‘A mixed voice choir and performs two concerts each year with professional soloists and musicians ... We have around 100 members and rehearse weekly ...  At present we do not have any vacancies for new members. Please contact us ... to be added to the waiting list ... Concerts and social events are organised by the Trustees, of whom there are nine, and other volunteers ... The Trustees ask that choir members should attend at least 75% of the rehearsals for any one concert if they wish to sing in the performance’.

 

 

+ Exeter Choral Society
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1993: ‘Has gained a reputation as one of the liveliest and most adventurous choirs in the South West. EFC is a choir of around 75 singers, attracting people from all parts of the South West region. We perform with professional orchestras and soloists, and aim to bring choral music of the highest quality to our audiences ... We provide a broad range of music for our audiences, covering a great variety of genres and periods; we revisit standard works within the choral repertoire and explore new challenges from the contemporary musical scene. We like to be stretched musically and technically and, above all, we strive to set ourselves high standards ... EFC is an auditioning choir, but you can join us – without the pressure of an audition – at an Open Rehearsal to get an idea of how we work’.

+ Exeter Festival Chorus
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1846: ‘Exeter Philharmonic Choir, which has around 115 members, has a long tradition of singing a wide range of choral music, old and new. The choir gives three major concerts a year and performs evenings of Christmas Carols in Exeter Cathedral ... Choir membership is subject to an audition, both on application for membership and every four or five years thereafter. The audition consists of the performance of a prepared piece of your choice to demonstrate your vocal technique, exercises, such as scale singing, to establish your vocal range, and the singing of a piece unseen’.

+ Exeter Philharmonic Choir
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Orchestra has its origins back in the 1930s, although what you would recognise as "ESO" started life in 1989 ... Since those early days in the 1980s, we have developed to be the leading symphony orchestra in the City. Members are involved in choosing and developing the musical programme for each year, which we hope is a balance between true classics and also more modern and perhaps lesser known pieces.'

 

+ Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An auditioning chamber choir of around twenty musicians based in Exeter ... As one of Devon's premier chamber choirs, we're available for hire for a variety of events, including weddings. We have a reduced rate for charity concerts and have worked with some of the South West's leading charities over the last few years ... Our repertoire spans a myriad of music from Byrd and Vittoria through Bach, Handel, Purcell, Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, to King's Singers' hits, folksongs and modern favourites.‘

 

+ ExeVox Chamber Choir

‘Formed by Stan Hacking, an ex-Royal Marines Band Colour Sergeant ... in 1984 ... Starting with 12 musicians it has since grown to an ensemble of around 60 members with ages ranging from 12 years upwards. The band contains several music teachers and requires all musicians to be at least grade 5 standard or above. After many years of leading the band, Stan decided to “hang up his baton” and retire at the end of 2016 ... The band's aims remain the same: to continue to raise money for charities while having fun making music and providing quality concerts for the public to enjoy.’

 

 

+ Stan Hacking Concert Band
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Cathedral makes a significant contribution to music in Exeter with a regular series of concerts, recitals and other events and also hosts other visiting groups ... In recent times our music department has grown to support other choirs who provide opportunities for adult singers outside of the Cathedral Choir as well as nurturing the next generation of musicians through our successful Outreach Programme ... The main organ at Exeter Cathedral is a particularly fine example of English organ-building. In 1665 local organ builder John Loosemore created what has become one of the most distinctive and striking organ cases ever built; successive generations of organ builders have provided instruments of pedigree which have brought joy to all who have worshipped and attended performances.'

 

@ Exeter Cathedral
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'During the final year in Higher Education, all UK Conservatoires, Universities and Specialist Music Schools are keen to identify quality concert locations for their best graduate instrumentalists and opera students. For at least three concerts each year, Powderham Castle’s very impressive James Wyatt Music Room is now being used as a Concert Hall launchpad for the very best instrumental and opera students – performers of a standard associated with BBC TV’s Young Musician series or BBC3’s "New Generation Artists" programmes. All UK Conservatoires & Specialist Music Schools have warmly embraced this initiative. By encouraging gifted young instrumentalists from across the UK and abroad, these special concerts will play an important part in ensuring the future of classical music.'

 

@ Powderham Castle
Also indexedMusic in the Castle
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A varied arts and culture programme engages a range of audiences through exhibitions, performances, festivals and guest lectures, many in our purpose-built venues on campus. With a strategic approach, Arts and Culture inputs into the research agenda by brokering collaborations between artists and researchers of all disciplines and fostering artistic impacts of research. The University also works collaboratively with other arts organisations in Exeter, regionally and nationally and with other universities.’

 

'Lists resources for contemporary and classical music making in Exeter and the surrounding areas, making it easier for you to find musicians, ensembles and services in a single search. Whether you are looking for information on music teachers, concerts, choirs, instrumental repair or festivals in this area of Devon, you will be able to find it here ...'

 

~ Exe Directory of Music & Musicians

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