STOP PRESS: Change of conductor for ‘An Artist’s Reply’

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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Plymouth College of Art awards Honorary Fellowships to Sir Nicholas Serota and Richard Deacon CBE

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.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Monumental Brahms concert comes to Exeter

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.

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Dartington Community Choir and Dartington Sinfonietta: ‘Elijah’ (Mendelssohn)

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.

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Plymouth Philharmonic Choir superb in bringing Monteverdi’s Vespers to life

Plymouth Philharmonic Choir – Monteverdi Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610)
Plymouth Guildhall

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.

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Internationally-acclaimed Dutch design collective Envisions in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

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.

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University of Plymouth Choral Society – Annual Christmas Concert

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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Jeanie Moore MVO: ‘Christmases Remembered’

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.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Triumph and Passion concert comes to Exeter

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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PSO create musical fireworks and Alexander Ullman shows the panache of his immense pianist power at Plymouth Guildhall (review)

Plymouth Symphony Orchestra with Alexander Ullman (piano)
Plymouth Guildhall

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.

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Poetry, art and hope: poet Prankur Chaturvedi on interesting encounters, inspiring stories and the vibe of performing

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

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Brent Singers Christmas Concert offers something slightly different

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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East Cornwall Bach Choir presents Two Concerts for the Christmas Season

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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‘Proper Job!’: Three Spires Singers and Orchestra in the lovely surroundings of Truro Cathedral (review)

Truro Cathedral – Saturday November 18

As a former schoolteacher, examiner – and now reviewer – it’s always vital to remain objective where any assessments are involved.

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Join Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Torquay to celebrate the New Year with some sparkling Strauss waltzes, marches and polkas

Sunday 7 January 2018 – Riviera International Centre, Torquay at 7.30pm

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under its Young Conductor-in-Association, Victor Aviat, will perform works by the ‘Waltz King’, Johann Strauss at Riviera International Centre, Torquay on Sunday 7 January, 7:30pm. Joining them to welcome in the New Year will be the Welsh born Soprano Rhian Lois.

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Rosafresca with Hayley Guest – Songs Christopher Columbus might have heard

Friday December 1 in the United Free Church, Totnes, at 7.30pm

While Christopher Columbus was off exploring the New World, a fascinating project was unfolding in Spain. Over a period of decades, a collection of songs from across the newly united country was taking shape.

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Organ recital kicks off new series of lunchtime music events at Sherwell United Church

Thursday November 23 in Sherwell Church, North Hill, Plymouth at 1pm

A new series of lunchtime music events kicks off on Thursday 23 November 2017 with renowned local organist Richard Line at the keyboard.

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BSO Change Makers’ programme announces appointment of Composer-in-Residence Alexander Campkin

In August, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra made the exciting announcement that it was recruiting a Composer-in-Residence for its Change Makers project.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Last Night of the Christmas Proms’ to get festivities in full swing at the Great Hall Exeter

Wednesday December 20 in the Great Hall, Exeter University 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.

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National Gallery and Art Fund foster new museum talent

The National Gallery and Art Fund has announced that Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire are the latest organisations set to benefit from two new fully funded curatorial traineeships.

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