Category Archives: Classical

Poignant, warm, impassioned: Dartington Community Choir with narrator Vanessa Redgrave at the Great Hall, Dartington

Dartington Community Choir is one of those large-scale vocal ensembles that always seems to have the knack of appropriate programming for any time of the year.

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Inspirational North Devon Sinfonia show pzaz at Tavistock Parish Church for special arts festival concert

A packed church was ready to greet their relative next-door neighbours for what was an exciting and highly-enjoyable concert, given as part of Tavistock’s ongoing Arts Festival.

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Ideal end to Totnes Early Music Society season with delightful recital by Concentus VII

There couldn’t have been a better way to finish the current season of the Totnes Early Music Society series, than this delightful recital by Concentus VII.

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A sumptuous feast of moorland music: Dante Quartet with Mark Bebbington at Tavistock Church

Presidents of musical associations and ensembles tend more often to be merely figureheads. But when you’re also a highly prolific and respected local composer in your own right, then you should expect a part of the action on the night.

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Mindful Visions reveals Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta’s musical skill and ingenuity

With the title Mindful Visions: Metamorphosis, Daydreams and Fantasies, it was clear that the small, yet discerning audience would be in for a thought-provoking time. How much of this would appear truly engaging in the musical sense, however, would always be open to conjecture and subject to the listeners’ individual preferences.

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Mesmerising gala concert at Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2017

Hopefully I wasn’t the only one present not quite sure what to expect from a Concerto for Beatboxer. But knowing that the work was co-written by Eduardo Reck Miranda, Professor in Computer Music at Plymouth University, the musical credentials should be well assured.

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Devon Baroque deserves to be renowned way beyond the county boundary

Devonshire Cream is well known across the country, and when Devon Baroque under director, Andrew Wilson-Dickson is on the kind of form it is now, then it, too, deserves to be equally as renowned way beyond the county boundary.

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