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Exeter Festival Chorus

'The most responsive group of singers that I have worked with' (Scott Inglis-Kidger, Director of Platinum Consort, after a one-day workshop with EFC members). So don't miss our final concert of the season, at Budleigh Salterton this Saturday 11 July.

Next season: a sneak preview
Click here to see some of next year's concerts.

Choral Workshop news
This year's 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. To see part of a previous workshop please click here.

Fauré and Stravinsky
Please click to read the review of our most recent concert.

Audience comments on our most recent concert: 
"Really worked from the audience perspective to have the choir sing the Fauré from memory - intense and effective."

"That was a tremendous concert. What a well-rehearsed choir!"

"The Laudate of the Symphony of Psalms was especially beautiful and the Fauré had so many good things ... great feeling and control from the choir."

... on our St John Passion

"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.

Come and join us
If you would like to find out more about joining the choir, please click here for further details

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