exeter festival chorus
Sunday 25 June 2017
David Fanshawe: African Sanctus
Exeter Phoenix17:00 and 19:30
BackBeat Percussion QuartetMaureen Brathwaite (soprano)Conductor: Nigel Perrin
African Sanctus is the best-known work of British composer and ethnomusicologist, David Fanshawe. Described by Antony Hopkins on BBC Radio 3 as “literally unique, both in conception and completion”, this ground-breaking and widely acclaimed choral Mass juxtaposes and interweaves the Latin text of the Mass with the traditional African music heard and recorded by the composer on his epic journey across Africa in the late ‘60s.
Ticket prices: £20 adults for both performances, £1 accompanied children & £10 students for the 5pm performance, £10 child/student for the 7.30pm performance.
Tickets for this concert are also available from Exeter Phoenix 01392 667080 (a transaction fee of £1.50 applies to card bookings) and Exeter Tickets 01392 665 885.
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We are holding our next Open Rehearsal on Wednesday 7 June 2017, when we will be working on music for our 25 June concert: David Fanshawe's African Sanctus.
A further open rehearsal is scheduled for 27 September 2017.
For more information about our open rehearsals please see this page.
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Saturday 20 January 2018
Orff: Carmina Burana
Belmont Chapel Exeter, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Directed by Nigel Perrin, with accompanist Peter Adcock
Our annual choral workshop is an open invitation for singers from far and wide to join us in a day’s exploration and cameo performance of a masterwork in the choral repertoire. In 2018 we are tackling Orff’s Carmina Burana, his settings of 24 mediaeval poems covering a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are today: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust.
Under the compelling and inspirational guidance of Nigel Perrin, here’s your chance to get new insights into this wonderfully vibrant work.
Price: registration fee £20 Score: edition tbaScore hire is £2, payable at the time of booking.We ask for a £10 returnable deposit on the day.When booking online, please select the price for your voice part with or without score as appropriate.Refunds: please visit our website for details of our policy.Venue: Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB
About the day:
9.30 registration opens10.00 we start the day with a selection of warm-ups in Nigel’s inimitable style before we turn to the work itself. The proceedings will be interspersed with practice of vocal technique and a plentiful supply of Nigel’s anecdotes.11.20 a break for complimentary refreshments, followed by further study until13.00 when we break for lunch. You’re welcome to enjoy a packed lunch at the venue or forage in the many catering options in the nearby city centre.We resume at14.15 and break at15.40 for further complimentary refreshments16.00 our cameo performance starts & runs until17.00 when our day ends
Click here to see a short video from our 2013 Choral Workshop.
The Chapel is in the centre of the city. There is no parking at the Chapel itself, but paid public parking is available at Triangle Car Park EX1 2BL behind the Chapel or at Summerland Gate EX1 2LB opposite it. There are Park & Ride services; details are available here.