Exeter Festival Chorus
Our next concert
We are joining the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 9 May to perform the Fauré Requiem and the Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms. The concert is sold out, but you may wish to check with their ticketing agent about the availability of returns. Our final concert this season, Much Ado About Shakespeare, is on Saturday 11 July.
We are ready to welcome potential members by holding an Open Rehearsal on Wednesday 3 June. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and meet the choir and work with Nigel Perrin, who is one of the country’s foremost choral conductors. Please click here for details.
St John Passion
Please click to read the review of our most recent concert.
Audience comments on our most recent concert:
"It was not only a wonderful performance but incredibly relaxing and stress-busting!"
"The musicality of the performance was first rate, with the choir supported by the aptly-named Maggie Faultless and Music for Awhile (some beautiful playing here), and some wonderful soloists."
"It is such an amazing work and the choir was very sensitive, particularly in the chorales which were by no means 'just' a comment, but carried the mood forward each time. I thought the Evangelist was excellent, in his fluency and phrasing."
... on our Christmas Gala:
"Just wanted to say congratulations on a fabulous concert! I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the choir was absolutely superb - especially when you took on 'his yoke is easy, his burden is light'.. and made it sound both easy AND light!"
"A triumph! What a fantastic concert. We (all five of us) loved it, thank you. Wonderfully varied programme and the choir was in great voice."
"Super evening, great fun and full value for money!"
... and on our Summer Vespers concert:
"the choir was truly impressive and sang in such an uplifting way all through the concert to the very last note of their lovely encore"
"The blend of the choir's singing in these pieces was especially impressive ... A most enjoyable concert ..."
Our new collaboration with St Loye's
EFC and St Loye's have formed a partnership to mutually support our causes. We plan to work on outreach projects that help build the confidence of St Loye's clients through interactive musical expression. St Loye's staff and clients were guests at our St John Passion on 28 March and they clearly enjoyed the evening, appreciating the beauty and therapeutic value of sacred music. The choir and its Friends and Patrons are looking forward to developing our relationship.
Were you there?
Our Dream of Gerontius workshop was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by nearly 300 people. If you weren't there you missed a treat! Plans are already afoot for next year's workshop on Saturday 16 January 2016.
Come and join us
If you would like to find out more about joining the choir, please click here for further details