Wednesday 21 & Friday 23 February 2018
Exeter University Great Hall, and Plymouth Guildhall
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under guest conductor Christoph König, will perform ‘Elgar’s Cello Eulogy’ at Exeter University Great Hall, and Plymouth Guildhall on Wednesday 21 and Friday 23 February 2018 respectively, both performances starting at 7.30pm. Christoph König is a conductor of deep intelligence and musicality who is widely admired for his sensitivity, clarity and elegant interpretations.
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Dartington Community Choir: Elijah
Great Hall, Dartington
December 10, 2017
A week or so before Dartington Community Choir’s performance of Elijah took place, social-media site Facebook was somewhat buzzing, following a post from one of the orchestral musicians who would be playing on the night, commenting on some aspects of the oratorio which didn’t always seem to endear the work to everyone – listener or performer.
Continue reading Dartington Community Choir’s enthralling Elijah (review)
University of Plymouth Choral Society
Minster Church of St Andrew
December 9, 2017
When Sir Alex Ferguson retired from Manchester United, he wisely did so when the iconic football club was at its peak, back at the end of the 2012-2013 season. While this ensured that he left right at the top of his managerial career, it then made him a considerably harder act to follow. Simon Ible stood down as Musical Director of the University of Plymouth Choral Society (UPCS) just this summer, and similarly when the choir was riding high.
Continue reading Gusto and enthusiasm from choir with highly praised contribution from the orchestra: Uni of Plymouth Choral Society at Minster Church of St Andrew
Wednesday 20 December at 7.30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, together with popular guest-conductor Pete Harrison, will present an evening of seasonal classics and hits from shows at the Great Hall, Exeter on Wednesday 20 December at 7.30pm. Joining them from the London stages will be talented singers Annie Skates and James Spilling for a Christmas concert with a distinct Broadway flavour.
Continue reading Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Last Night of the Christmas Proms’ to get festivities in full swing at the Great Hall Exeter
Harbour House in Kingsbridge is the venue for a richly varied exhibition of with a Christmas theme. Artists and makers of the South Hams Arts Forum present a wide range of arts and crafts in Present Maker.
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Present Makers 2017 is a vibrant selling exhibition presenting a new selection of craft makers whose work highlights the skill and diversity of craft across the South West region.
Continue reading Present Makers 2017 – the best of South West makers at Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Plymouth College of Art Pre Degree students aged 16 to 19 exhibited and sold their original work as part of the 20th annual Design to Sell event, held in the college’s Palace Court campus, beside the Plymouth Barbican.
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Thursday December 7 – University of Exeter Great Hall at 7.30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has just announced that there will be a change of conductor for tomorrow evening’s ‘An Artist’s Reply’ Concert at the University of Exeter Great Hall.
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In a ceremony held at Theatre Royal Plymouth, 300 students graduated from Plymouth College of Art, with a range of creative degrees at BA (Hons), Foundation and Masters levels, including Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion Media & Marketing, and Ceramics.
Continue reading Plymouth College of Art awards Honorary Fellowships to Sir Nicholas Serota and Richard Deacon CBE
Thursday 1 February 2018 at the University of Exeter Great Hall at 7.30pm
On Thursday 1 February, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under its chief conductor Kirill Karabits, will return to Exeter’s Great Hall. Joining the BSO will be the award-winning concert-pianist Sunwook Kim, who will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1, alongside exploring the Ukrainian symphonic tradition with the 3rd Symphony of Boris Lyatoshinsky.
Continue reading Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Monumental Brahms concert comes to Exeter
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 7.30pm, Great Hall, Dartington
The choir is pleased to announce that this Christmas it will bring one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire to the Dartington Great Hall.
Continue reading Dartington Community Choir and Dartington Sinfonietta: ‘Elijah’ (Mendelssohn)
Plymouth Philharmonic Choir – Monteverdi Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610)
Monteverdi’s Vespers was written over a hundred years earlier than some of the other big guns in Baroque choral repertoire, like Handel’s Messiah, or Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Yet performances only started happening during the 1930s, spurred on by the post-war interest in early music.
Continue reading Plymouth Philharmonic Choir superb in bringing Monteverdi’s Vespers to life
As the realms of design and manufacturing converge and the designer increasingly takes on the role of both inventor and maker, the traditional production process is subject to change.
Classically trained violinist and songwriter, Gaelynn Lea is coming to the UK to play a solo set of her haunting music. She’s calling into London, Bristol, Oxford, Manchester and Dartington.
Continue reading Meditative, layered sound: Gaelynn Lea’s bewitching tunes set for UK tour
Saturday December 9 in the Minster Church of St Andrew at 7.30pm
The University of Plymouth Choral Society present their annual Christmas Concert in the Minster Church of St Andrew on December 9th at 7.30pm, and this year there will be a slightly different feel, as they welcome their new Musical Director – Alice Dennis BEM.
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From the age of 3, music has been a constant thread throughout Jeanie Moore’s life. After her early musical studies, which included piano and voice, Jeanie joined her husband in collecting and singing ballads from around the world.
Continue reading Jeanie Moore MVO: ‘Christmases Remembered’
Friday 26 January 2018 – University of Exeter Great Hall ay 7.30pm
On Friday 26 January 2018, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under guest conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov, will perform a concert filled with triumph and passion.
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Plymouth Symphony Orchestra with Alexander Ullman (piano)
If Saint Cecilia – patron saint of music and musicians – was up there watching a live streaming of Plymouth Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) latest concert, which took place appropriately enough on her annual saint’s feast day, I’m sure she would have been really delighted with what she saw, and heard.
Continue reading PSO create musical fireworks and Alexander Ullman shows the panache of his immense pianist power at Plymouth Guildhall (review)
There are so many art forms which make you feel alive. But poetry, as an art form has always been special. Poetry is considered as the crown of literature and being poetic is more a condition than a profession. Poets, the ever-dramatic, most romantic and not much realistic, play with words and make beautiful verses
Continue reading Poetry, art and hope: poet Prankur Chaturvedi on interesting encounters, inspiring stories and the vibe of performing
Saturday December 9 at 7.30pm in St Petroc’s Church, South Brent
This year’s Brent Singers Christmas Concert on 9th December at 7.30pm in St.Petroc’s Church, South Brent is taking a slightly different form.
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Nine Lessons & Carols
Wednesday December 6 at 7.30pm in St Germans Priory Church
Service led by parishioners of St Germans, featuring East Cornwall Bach Choir (ECBC) in Carols & Motets, and Christmas Hymns for everybody, with Mike Hodge (organ) and Chris Howarth (conductor).
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