Carol Concert 9 & 10 December 2015

Carols image...Oh dear, not another Christmas concert – my fifth in a week! However, I am so pleased that I didn’t miss this one. It was excellent –

A carol concert with a difference.

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Haydn / Handel 19 November 2015

Haydn Handel insetAfter the rousing opening chorus, with some thrilling brass playing, of Handel’s 1743 Dettingen Te Deum, I found myself playing ‘Spot the well-known Handel melody’ game....

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Mendelssohn Elijah 16th May 2015

Elijah Insetthe Exeter Philharmonic Choir under Andrew Millington’s firm baton, produced a really quite thrilling sound...

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Elgar and Poulenc 12 March 2015

Music MakersWhat a life-enhancing composer Francis Poulenc was!  His joyful setting of the Gloria opened the Exeter Philharmonic Choir's concert....Read more

Tsunami Requiem 8 November 2014

November 14 ReviewExeter Philharmonic Choir joined by Devon County Junior Choir, reviewed by Matt Hacke

The Mint Methodist Church, 8 November 2014

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Bach: Mass in B minor 17 May 2014

Bach imageFrom the moment we stepped inside the Cathedral on Saturday for the performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor by the Exeter Philharmonic Choir, things looked really promising.

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Mass in Blue 16 November 2013

Will ToddTo have the active involvement of a composer in a concert of his or her works is always a great incentive and, indeed, privilege for the other performers, and so it was on Saturday evening (16 November)

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Choral Workshop 6 February 2016

Choral imageThere was a real mixture of regulars and new faces, with singers from near and far: from Harrow to Plymouth and from Dorset to Cardiff. You can read a full report about the event here.

Baroque Glories 23 May 2013

Baroque imageWarm Italian sunshine greeted the audience on a cool Exeter evening at the Philharmonic’s concert last Thursday,

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Brahms Requiem 16 March 2013

Requiem imageFrom contemporaries like Wagner (‘no German Requiems for me!’) and Tchaikovsky (‘Brahms cannot exult’) to recent composers such as Benjamin Britten, who frequently spoke disparagingly of him,

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