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Dartington Community Choir’s enthralling Elijah (review)

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.

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Musical Battles, and the Trumpet, Naturally… Devon Baroque with Russell Gilmour at Dartington

Devon Baroque return to Dartington after their summer break with a scintillating programme of music for String Orchestra and two stunning Concertos featuring the virtuoso musician Russell Gilmour on Natural Trumpet.

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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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Haydn’s The Seasons treated with élan by Dartington Community Choir and the newly-formed Dartington Sinfonietta

If you asked any choir aficionado to name a large-scale oratorio by Haydn, it would be a safe bet to expect The Creation by way of a reply.

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Watch Kurt Perschke’s RedBall UK tour

Redball UK
Redball UK tour

Kurt Perschke’s RedBall has been travelling around the UK, delighting, intriguing and engaging people of all ages.

Kurt told ArtsCulture: “People respond to the RedBall in different ways. All sorts of things happen, people want to take photos, they jump against it and so on. And then there’s another level to the project, which is about imagination.

“On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. It opens a doorway to imagine ‘What if?’.”

The RedBall Watch Danny Cooke’s film as he follows the rolling tour of the UK

Kurt Perschke’s RedBall UK from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

Ways With Words now in its 21st year

Literary Deck Chair at Ways With Words
Literary deck chair. Picture: © Copyright Derek Harper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Telegraph Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas arrives at picturesque Dartington Hall on Friday, July 6. Local, national and international names in literature, history, broadcasting and journalism will flock to the 10-day event, now in its 21st year.

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Ways With Words Bursary scheme 2012 – free festival passes for young people aged between 17-25

Ways With Words
Ways With Words is offering young people a chance to attend the festival

The Telegraph Ways With Words festival of words and ideas is continuing to offer its successful bursary scheme for the much-loved 10-day festival this year at Dartington Hall.

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Award-winning theatre explores rehabilitation, re-offending and penal reform

Release by Icon Theatre
Release: physical performance at Dartington explores hat happens after an offender has served prison time

An award-winning theatre production entitled Release is premiering at Dartington Hall on Thursday, 24 to mark the launch of a new project to help ex-offenders, ahead of a national tour.

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Ways With Words offers free festival passes for young people

Ways with Words is offering Devon-based students the opportunity to attend this year’s festival at Dartington Hall for free. Over the years, the Ways With Words Bursary Scheme has enabled hundreds of young people to experience the festival as Rover-Pass holders.

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