We celebrated 75 years of singing in 2018
Diary dates 2019
12 February Sectional rehearsals at Palace Gate - see below
19 February Half term, NO rehearsal
5 March Rehearsal at Southernhay United Reformed Church
12 March Rehearsal at Southernhay United Reformed Church
19 March Coffee evening, after rehearsal, at Palace Gate as usual
16 April Easter, NO rehearsal
4 May 2 pm afternoon rehearsal at Southernhay United Reformed Church
4 May 7.30 pm concert at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Haydn The Seasons
11 May 12 for 12.30 pm Choir Lunch at Devon Hotel
3 September Rehearsals commence for Autumn term 7.15 pm
7 December Concert at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Karl Jenkins The Armed Man and Vivaldi Gloria
We will be using Haydn The Seasons, New Novello Choral Edition, ed Michael Pilkington
Available from Choraline or other retailers. For 10% discount from Choraline please contact the Secretary for the code.
The Trustees ask that choir members should attend at least 75% of the rehearsals for any one concert if they wish to sing in the performance. Exceptions for existing members may be made at the discretion of the Trustees - please see your part rep or contact the Secretary if you think you will have a problem.
As the choir continues to grow, please could returning members who have missed a year or more contact the Secretary before returning to rehearsals. Thank you.
Ian Cartwright, Chair
Mark Davie, Secretary
Yvonne Foord, Treasurer
Thank you to those of you who kindly help with tasks including running coffee evenings, setting up our staging, box office and concert management to name but a few. Your help is greatly appreciated by all in the choir.
December 2018 - Mendelssohn's Elijah - the final concert in our 75th anniversary year
A successful venture returning to Southernhay Church (we last performed there in 2012). Many thanks to all who helped with our new staging both before and after the concert. Our collection for Guide Dogs was much appreciated.
May 2018 - A celebration concert, the first in our 75th anniversary year
Music included Mozart Coronation Mass, Handel Coronation Anthems, Haydn Little Organ Mass
A glorious celebration with a full house! Our collections raised a very much appreciated £663 for Exeter, Mid & East Devon Samaritans. Thank you everyone!
November 2017 concert with our partners from Exmouth and Wellington - Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
At the end of an amazing evening in Exeter Cathedral, the retiring collections raised over £1300 for Exmouth RNLI - thank you to all our supporters for your generosity to this amazing charity 'saving lives at sea'.
May 2017 concert - Handel Messiah
Our collections raised a much appreciated £440.27 for SnackPack. We received many comments about how much performers and audience enjoyed the evening, our packed audience even giving us a standing ovation!
November 2016 concert - PEACE and GOODWILL, including Faure Requiem
Our collections raised £549.80 for Honeylands Children's Charity - thank you everyone!
April 2016 concert - Bach St John Passion
A very successful concert to a full house, superb music from our orchestra led by Julie Hill and much enjoyed solos from David Kimberg, Matthew Cann, Julian Rippon, Daisy Walford, Olivia Jane Gomez and Edward Woodhouse. Audience comments included:
"One of my favourite pieces and I thought the choir and orchestra did it full justice."
"I had the usual tingle during the penultimate chorus - terrific evening!"