Tag Archives: Great Hall

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

Wednesday 20 December 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. Joining them from the London stages will be talented singers Annie Skates and James Spilling for a Christmas concert with a distinct Broadway flavour.

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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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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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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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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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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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