‘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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Looking for a cultural destination? Check out Leading Culture Destination award winners

Scratching your head about your next cultural excursion? When lounging on the beach might seem a little frivolous, there are plenty of international culture destinations to choose from. And to help you find your ideal one, a jury of nine established cultural gurus from around the world have chosen their Leading Culture Destinations Awards.

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Works by legendary Australian artist on public display for the first time at Oriel y Parc, St Davids

An exhibition which explores how two celebrated 20th century artists were deeply moved by their sense of place has opened at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Continue reading Works by legendary Australian artist on public display for the first time at Oriel y Parc, St Davids

Plymouth Philharmonic Choir perform Monteverdi’s Vespers

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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‘We Will Remember’ – The Chamber Ensemble of London at Duke of Cornwall Hotel

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.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Exeter with An Artist’s Reply – Russian response to criticism

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.

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Masterful performance revealed in reissue of Moura Lympany’s ‘Complete Rachmaninov Preludes for Piano’

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.

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Joglaresa: 5 vocalists with medieval folk instruments

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
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BSO to host a sublime evening of relaxing and soothing classical music at Exeter’s Great Hall

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.

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Plymouth-based artist Clare Thornton to present exhibition of new and existing work at Plymouth Arts Centre

Plymouth Arts Centre has announced a new exhibition by interdisciplinary artist and educator Clare Thornton. This will be the first solo exhibition in Plymouth for PAC Home associate artist Clare, who has shown her work extensively across the UK and abroad.

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