"I have heard several performances of Monteverdi Vespers, both amateur and professional, but none to compare with the outstanding, brilliant and dynamic rendition we enjoyed at Exeter Cathedral."
We hope that our audiences enjoy our concerts as much as we enjoy taking part, and so aim to perform exciting, varied and innovative choral music to the highest standard, while providing opportunities for others to develop their singing skills and enjoyment through public workshops and open rehearsals. We try to reach the widest possible audience by performing in the best venues in and around Exeter. Our programme of concerts shows that we engage professional soloists and orchestras of the highest quality.
Although the Exeter Festival Chorus is a registered charity, we do not receive financial support from public funds. If we are to maintain our contribution to Exeter’s musical life, we must rely on our own fundraising efforts, donations from the public, and grants received from Trusts in support of our work.
Why do we need support?
We work to raise funds to stage our ambitious concerts; costs for the fees of orchestras and soloists, producing publicity material, and hiring venues are increasing significantly. It is impossible to cover these expenses from ticket sales alone.
What can you do?
Various methods by which you can help us to continue making wonderful music are listed on the side bars:
- we are happy to receive donations or legacies
- we offer the scope for Sponsorship of events or activities
- you can join of our Friends and Patrons scheme
- look at our fundraising activities
- advertise in our concert programmes