•    Peace on Earth, Saturday 15 December 2018 Open or Close
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    Saturday 15 December 2018 7.30pm in Exeter Cathedral

    Marines bandThe Armed Man (excerpts) Karl Jenkins • Patterson • Fitkin • Handel • favourite carols and other treats from The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines CTCRM and guest artist Roderick Williams OBE

    The Lord Mayor’s charity concert

    Nigel Perrin conductor

    “Someone once said I write spiritual music for secular people, and it was meant to be an insult. But for me that's a compliment.” Karl Jenkins

    100 years on from the Armistice of November 1918, which marked the end of the First World War, Exeter Festival Chorus commemorates this momentous historical event. We perform excerpts from Karl Jenkins' compelling work, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, which depicts the horrors of war but urges 'Better is peace...'. At the end of the concert there will be a collection for the Lord Mayor's chosen charity, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

    Roderick WilliamsWith leading British baritone, Roderick Williams OBE, and the evocative and rousing sound of the Royal Marines Band, we take you through Advent to Christmas with its message of hope for peace on earth.

    Roderick says "I am looking forward to my appearance with the Exeter Festival Chorus and the Band of the Royal Marines; it promises to be a thrilling occasion. The desire for peace in our troubled world can best be encouraged through music, the most powerful of unifying media. I am sure, under the baton of the wonderful Nigel Perrin, we will all be a persuasive voice for Peace on Earth." Please click to read Roderick's biography.

    Photo of Roderick Williams by Benjamin Ealovega

    To buy tickets please click the Buy Tickets Online tab at the top of this page.
    Nave £35, £28, £22 (reserved)
    Side aisles*: £17 front, £8 rear (unreserved)
    *many with restricted view
    Special Anniversary discounts for Students and Children: Students £5; Children (under 18 years) £1
    Where a disabled person requires an attendant to be able to come to our events, we will be pleased to provide a complimentary ticket for the attendant. Please call us on 0845 600 5441 to take up this facility.

    Tickets may also be booked by phone through TicketSource: 0333 666 3366.
    Lines are open 9am-7pm weekdays (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-5pm Saturdays. Calls are charged at national rate and are included in free minutes. There is a fee of £1.75 per transaction for this service.

    Tickets are also available in person or by phone from Exeter Tickets, Dix’s Field, Exeter: 01392 665 885.

    There is a Group Booking discount of 10% if you buy ten or more tickets for a concert.

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  •    Open Rehearsals: 21 November 2018 Open or Close
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    We are holding our next Open Rehearsal on Wednesday 21 November for our concert in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 15 December, which includes works to be performed with leading British baritone, Roderick Williams OBE, and the Royal Marines Band.

    We are happy to be flexible about a visit date, so if you are not able to attend an Open Rehearsal, it is possible for us to arrange a visit to an ordinary rehearsal.

    For more information about our open rehearsals please see this page.

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  •    Choral Workshop 2019: Mozart's Mass in C Minor Open or Close
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    Saturday 19 January 2019
    Choral Workshop
    Mozart: Mass in C Minor
    Belmont Chapel Exeter, 9.30am - 5.00pm

    Directed by Nigel Perrin, with accompanist Peter Adcock

    Our annual choral workshop is an open invitation for singers from far and wide to join us in a day’s exploration and cameo performance of a masterwork in the choral repertoire. In 2019 we are tackling Mozart's Mass in C Minor.

    Under the compelling and inspirational guidance of Nigel Perrin, here’s your chance to get new insights into this wonderful work.

    Price: registration fee £20 (£5 for children under 18 years and students)
    Score: Peters edition.
    Score hire is £2, payable at the time of booking.
    We ask for a £10 returnable deposit on the day.
    When booking online, please select the price for your voice part with or without score as appropriate.

    To buy tickets please click the Buy Tickets Online tab at the top of this page.
    Tickets may also be booked by phone through TicketSource: 0333 666 3366. Lines are open 9am-7pm weekdays (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-5pm Saturdays. Calls are charged at national rate and are included in free minutes. There is a fee of £1.75 per transaction for this service.
    Tickets are also available in person or by phone from Exeter Tickets, Dix’s Field, Exeter: 01392 665 885.

    Venue: Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB

    About the day:

    09.30 Registration opens.
    10.00 We start the day with a selection of warm-ups in Nigel’s inimitable style before we turn to the work itself. The proceedings will be interspersed with practice of vocal technique and a plentiful supply of Nigel’s anecdotes.
    11.20 A break for complimentary refreshments, followed by further study.
    13.00 We break for lunch. You’re welcome to enjoy a packed lunch at the venue or forage in the many catering options in the nearby city centre.
    14.15 We resume our study.
    15.40 A break for further complimentary refreshments.
    16.00 Our cameo performance starts.
    17.00 Our day ends.

    Click to see a short video from our 2013 Choral Workshop.

    The Chapel is in the centre of the city. There is no parking at the Chapel itself, but paid public parking is available at Triangle Car Park EX1 2BL behind the Chapel or at Summerland Gate EX1 2LB opposite it. There are Park & Ride services; details are available here.

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  •    Miserere, Saturday 6 April 2019 Open or Close
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    Saturday 6 April 2019 7.30pm in St Michael's, Mount Dinham, Exeter

    Allegri Miserere, Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire, Barber Agnus Dei, Levine Morning Prayer from Prayers for Mankind, Scarlatti Stabat Mater

    Peter Adcock organ

    Nigel Perrin conductor

    The sorrows and suffering of Mary, mother of Christ, are the inspiration for our Easter concert programme. Allegri’s Miserere is a penitential psalm for the Tenebrae services before Easter.
    Poulenc’s Litanies à la Vierge Noire were inspired by a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Black Virgin of Rocamadour. Barber’s Agnus Dei, his own choral arrangement of the Adagio for Strings, is followed by Alexander Levine’s Morning Prayer, celebrating the life of a Russian Orthodox priest, assassinated for his beliefs.
    The concert ends with Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater, his setting of the 13th century hymn to the mother of Christ, as she stands at the foot of the cross, beholding her son’s crucifixion.

    To buy tickets please click the Buy Tickets Online icon at the top of this page.
    £18 (unreserved); Students £5; Children (under 18 years) £1

    Tickets may also be booked by phone through TicketSource: 0333 666 3366. Lines are open 9am-7pm weekdays (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-5pm Saturdays. Calls are charged at national rate and are included in free minutes. There is a fee of £1.75 per transaction for this service.

    Tickets are also available in person or by phone from Exeter Tickets, Dix’s Field, Exeter: 01392 665 885.

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  •    Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart Mass, Saturday 13 July 2019 Open or Close
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    Saturday 13 July 7.30pm in Exeter Cathedral

    Vivaldi Gloria in D and Mozart Mass in C minor

    with Southern Sinfonia

    Nigel Perrin conductor

    Sponsored by the Bryan Foster Charitable Trust

    Our summer concert features two of the great masterworks in the choral repertoire.
    Vivaldi’s Gloria in D (RV589), in its combination of exuberant brilliance with moments of sadness and contemplation, is a firm favourite. Highly theatrical, it buzzes with bold contrasts and
    amazing sounds.
    Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (K427) stands alongside his perhaps more famous Requiem as one of the best-loved and greatest works of sacred choral music. The music has been described as having ‘a breathtaking sense of personal utterance’ and some have suggested that it was never completed, as Mozart did not know how to finish a score ‘already beyond perfection.’

    To buy tickets please click the Buy Tickets Online icon at the top of this page.
    Nave £28, £23, £20 (reserved)
    Side aisles*: £14 front, £7 rear (unreserved)
    *many with restricted view
    Special Anniversary discounts for Students and Children: Students £5; Children (under 18 years) £1

    Tickets may also be booked by phone through TicketSource: 0333 666 3366.
    Lines are open 9am-7pm weekdays (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-5pm Saturdays. Calls are charged at national rate and are included in free minutes. There is a fee of £1.75 per transaction for this service.

    Tickets are also available in person or by phone from Exeter Tickets, Dix’s Field, Exeter: 01392 665 885.

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