•    EFC 2021-2022 Season Open or Close
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    We are delighted to welcome Andrea Brown who has been appointed as the new Music Director for Exeter Festival Chorus. Andrea has extensive experience in leading award-winning choirs and festivals across the globe. Exeter Festival Chorus is fortunate that its search for a new Music Director coincided with Andrea’s move to the South West.

    Exeter Festival Chorus is in the unique position amongst our local choirs where we are not resuming our choral lives, but beginning a new era and eagerly anticipating Andrea’s leadership to take us in inspiring new directions.

    To extol the positives from the last year, Exeter Festival Chorus has gained inventiveness and flexibility, online experience of making meaningful music, and we have largely retained a smaller number, but still cohesive, group of impassioned singers. We are looking to the regeneration of our choir’s future with a sense of reinvention to engage new members, seek out wider audiences and energise our current members, with Andrea Brown giving us a new artistic vision. In all our planning we have full regard for the COVID regulations, following Government guidance issued via the Department of Culture Media and Sport and the ‘Making Music’ website. We will be careful to address the concerns of our members and audience in our planning.

    We invite potential new singers to get in touch – please see the details under the ‘Join’ tab.
    In the meantime, you may like to read Reviews of our recent concerts, or to consult 'What Was On', the archive list of all concerts since the Chorus was founded in 1993.

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  •    On this Shining Night, Saturday 11 December 2021 Open or Close
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    Saturday 11 December 2021 at 7.30pm in Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter

    Ruth Faber harp
    Peter Adcock organ
    Andrea Brown musical director

    The long-awaited EFC concert offers a diverse range of Christmas music, bringing us from the darkness of Advent to the festival of light and celebration.

    Featuring Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’, with Ruth Faber on harp, Errollyn Wallen’s ‘Peace on Earth’, the evocative ’Stars’ by Eriks Esenvalds and Bob Chilcott’s witty arrangement of ’The Twelve Days of Christmas’, this concert will scintillate and delight audiences anew.

    Join us at our live performance, ‘On This Shining Night’!

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

    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 £1.80 per transaction for this service.

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  •    Joining one of our rehearsals Open or Close
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    EFC is an auditioning choir, but we invite interested singers to attend Rehearsals to get an idea of how we work. As rehearsals have now resumed, you can find more information on this page.


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