Sunday November 26 in Plymouth Guildhall at 7.30pm
Monteverdi’s Vespers has been described as a ‘towering masterpiece’. It is intimate and grand, prayerful and dramatic, exalted and sensual – a dizzying array of textures and sonorities in brilliant instrumental writing, opulent choruses, and moving solo arias and duets.
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Saturday December 2 in Plymouth RC Cathedral at 7.30pm
West Devon Chorale returns to Plymouth this year for their Advent Carol Concert.
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Great Hall, Dartington – Sunday October 29
Devon Baroque first saw the light of day at Dartington, and has since gone on to become the county’s musical jewel in the crown.
Continue reading Devon Baroque: the county’s musical jewel in the crown
Peter Fisher and the Chamber Ensemble of London return to the Duke of Cornwall Hotel on Sunday, November 19th at 3pm to perform Clive Jenkins’ ‘No Man’s Land’ for double bass and string orchestra.
Continue reading ‘We Will Remember’ – The Chamber Ensemble of London at Duke of Cornwall Hotel
On Thursday 7 December, the Great Hall, Exeter will once again host Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Vassily Sinaisky and joined by the award-winning concert pianist Kirill Gerstein, whom the New York Times describes as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation”. ‘An Artist’s Reply’ includes three compositions from Russian composers, each a response to a personal threat.
Continue reading Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Exeter with An Artist’s Reply – Russian response to criticism
One of the many hats I wear is that of CD Reviewer. Each month, or so, I receive a list of newly-released CDs, and pick anything that takes my fancy therefrom to review. In my personal case, I’m especially interested in piano music, of course, and particularly from less-well-known composers.
Continue reading Masterful performance revealed in reissue of Moura Lympany’s ‘Complete Rachmaninov Preludes for Piano’
Directed by Belinda Sykes, Professor of Medieval Music at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Joglaresa (established in 1992) are, in the words of the Times, ‘… at the forefront of singers and instrumentalists whose study informs and shapes their imaginative recreation of medieval music making.’ And they will be performing in Devon
Continue reading Joglaresa: 5 vocalists with medieval folk instruments
On Thursday 23 November, relax and unwind at Exeter’s Great Hall with a concert of some of the most beautiful classical music ever written.
Continue reading BSO to host a sublime evening of relaxing and soothing classical music at Exeter’s Great Hall
Towards the end of the summer the University of Plymouth Choral Society appointed a new Musical Director to take over from Simon Ible, who had just retired after some seventeen years at the helm.
Continue reading ‘A festival of singing and rejoicing’: University of Plymouth Choral Society Christmas Concert
On Friday 3rd November join EMG Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Leo Geyer at Exeter Cathedral for the orchestra’s 50th anniversary celebratory concert, generously supported by Exeter City Council and Exeter BID. This promises to be a fabulous evening which is not to be missed.
Continue reading Unlock the enigmas with EMG Symphony Orchestra
There’s never a Silent Night with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra during Christmas as they’re always out and about bringing festive cheer to thousands with their special series of yuletide concerts. So, step into Christmas at Lighthouse, Poole on Wednesday 13 December as, hallelujah, they perform Handel’s Messiah.
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The Dementia Friendly Awards are the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual celebration and recognition of the achievements of individuals, organisations, projects and partnerships in creating dementia-friendly communities around the UK during the last 12 months.
Continue reading Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra shortlisted as finalists in Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards 2017
South West-based company The Ticket Store have announce that they are now providing an online and telephone box office service for the home venue of the internationally renowned Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Plymouth.
Continue reading The Ticket Store launches online sales for The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth home venue
Totnes Early Music Society has teamed up with the Royal College of Music to bring their best students and former students to perform in Totnes as part of the TEMS annual concert series.
Continue reading Katie Cowling comes home with Convivio as part of Totnes Early Music Society concert series
There’s a great opportunity coming up shortly to join Plymouth’s Lord Mayor, Consort, and distinguished guests, as they celebrate Improving Lives – formerly The Plymouth Guild – as they reach their tremendous milestone of 110 years of service to the City of Plymouth.
Continue reading The 110th Anniversary Concert For Improving Lives, Plymouth
The new season of concerts by the Isca Ensemble opens with an exciting programme of classical works by Brahms and Sibelius.
Continue reading Isca Ensemble kicks off its new season of concerts
Concert pianist and organist Jonathan Delbridge will be returning to Cornwall in October to perform a series of concerts.
Continue reading Delbridge weekend of music making
Calsock Arts is a community arts centre housed in a converted chapel on the banks of the Tamar. The new season is in full swing, with some exciting events ahead.
Continue reading October and November at Calstock Arts
A run down of the Early Music events throughout the South West Continue reading Early Music in the South West
The Wandle Trio is a newly-formed wind trio of three friends that have busy separate performing careers but have also worked together in various orchestras in the UK and abroad.
Continue reading Newly-formed Wandle Trio explore repertoire at Plymouth recital
The Divertimento String Quartet, based in Totnes, have an exciting new programme in October, with five different performances on their tour.
Continue reading Divertimento String Quartet unveil exciting new programme for October