Exeter Festival Chorus: About Us

Founded in 1993, Exeter Festival Chorus has gained a reputation as one of the liveliest and most adventurous choirs in the South West. EFC is a choir of around 65 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 in Exeter and the surrounding area. We have links with choirs in France and Germany, and have shared concerts with them both here and abroad.

Repertoire

We aim provide a broad range of music for our audiences, covering a 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. A glance at our Reviews will show you the sort of music we have been singing in the last few years or you could look at our alphabetical list of composers, which shows the titles of their works and where and when we performed them.

Our musical director

After an extended recruitment process, Andrea Brown was selected by the EFC singers and committee as the new Music Director for Exeter Festival Chorus and was formally appointed at the beginning of August 2021.

Andrea Brown is leading EFC’s artistic direction in the ambitious repertoire for the 2021-2022 season. The rehearsals for our concerts are under way and we look forward to our audiences joining us for what promises to be a new era in our choral lives.