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See also: Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary which gives comprehensive listing of all types of classical music events in Plymouth, West Devon and South East Cornwall, including early music events.


Concert listings by Month

December

Wed. 6th, 7.30pm: Yeovil Chamber Choir with Axminster Chamber Choir, Axminster
The Minster, Axminster
Light Out of Darkness: German and English music from the Reformation
- Johann Walter: Ein feste Burg
- Martin Luther: Non moriar sed vivam
- Johann Walter: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
- Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
- Heinrich Schutz: Kyrie, Gott, Vater SWV 420
- Hieronymous Praetorius: Magnificat quinti toni (with interpolated Christmas carols)
- Thomas Tallis: If ye love me
- Christopher Tye: O God be merciful
- William Mundy: O Lord the maker of all thing
- William Byrd: Teach me, O Lord
- Orlando Gibbons: See, see the Word is incarnate
- Edmund Hooper: Behold, it is Christ
- Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands together
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Wed. 6th, 7.30pm: Exeter Chorale: Veni Sponsa Christi, Torquay
Cary Chapel, Torre Abbey, Torquay TQ2 5JE
A thrilling concert of seasonal Renaissance music from Spain, Italy and Germany
www.torre-abbey.org.uk


Fri. 8th, 8pm: Piva, Old Christmas Return’d - Seasonal Music from Shakespeare’s Time, nr Taunton
Halsway Manor, Nr Taunton, Somerset
Old Christmas Return’d - Seasonal Music from Shakespeare’s Time will take you back to Christmas past as Piva relives the Tudor seasonal music and customs of the period. For this concert they will be joined by cornettist and all round superb musician, David Jarratt-Knock.
halswaymanor.org.uk


Sat. 9th, 4.30pm: Exeter Chorale: Veni Sponsa Christi, Exeter
St Michael and All Angel's Church, Mount Dinham Exeter
A thrilling concert of seasonal Renaissance music from Spain, Italy and Germany
www.stmichaelsmountdinham.org.uk


Sat. 9th, 7.30pm: East Devon Choral Society: Messiah, Tiverton
Tiverton Baptist Church, Tiverton
www.eastdevonchoralsociety.org.uk


Sun. 10th, 2.30pm: Handel's Messiah, Exeter
Exeter Cathedral, Exeter
Exeter Cathedral Choir and Devon Baroque
www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk


Wed. 13th, 7.30pm: Handel's Messiah, Bristol
St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
- Bristol Ensemble
- Choir of Royal Holloway
- Rupert Gough conductor
- Roger Huckle director
www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk


Fri. 15th, 6.30pm: Jackdaws Christmas Concert, nr. Frome
Great Elm Church, Great Elm, nr Frome, Somerset
www.jackdaws.org.uk


Sat. 16th, 2.15pm: Bristol Chamber Choir: Music For Christmas, Bristol
The Lord Mayor’s Chapel, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TB
Settings of ‘Ave Maria’ by Biebl, Bruckner, Despres, Liszt, Parsons, Rachmaninov, and Victoria with carols from the countries of these composers.
Poster
www.bristolchamberchoir.org.uk
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Sat. 16th, 7.30pm: Paragon Singers: Puer Natus Est, Bradford-on-Avon
Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon
Paragon Singers conducted by Sarah Latto
- Missa Puer Natus Est Tallis
- Cecilia McDowell- Now May We Singen
- Howells – A Spotless Rose
- Arvo Part – Bogoroditse Devo
- Kerry Andrew – Hevene Quene
- Peter Warlock – Bethlehem Down
- James MacMillan – O Radiant Dawn
- Tallis – Videte Miraculum
Tickets £16 from the Box Office
Poster
paragonsingers.co.uk
wiltshiremusic.org.uk


Sat. 16th, 7.30pm: East Cornwall Bach Choir Christmas Concert, Bodmin
St. Petroc's Church, Bodmin, Cornwall
Once again, the beautiful St. Petroc's church in Bodmin is to be the venue for East Cornwall Bach Choir's annual Christmas concert.
'JOYEUX NOEL' will include the delightful "Messe de minuit sur des airs de noel" (Charpentier), the lovely "Motets Pour Le Temps Noel" (Poulenc) plus a selection of traditional French carols. As is customary, audience participation will feature as part of the celebration and both the audience and the choir will be led by their musical director Chris Howarth. The excellent Liskeard Chamber Players with the well known organist, Tony Phillpot, will provide the instrumental accompaniment. Wine and juice will again be on sale during the interval. This Christmas concert promises to be a wonderful evening. So please join our celebration. Tickets £10, Students £5, Children 12 years and under admitted free of charge.
Tickets available from Bodmin Tourist information 01208 76616 - Liskeard Tourist information 01579 349148 – On line www.ecbc.co.uk and on the door.
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Mon. 18th, 7.30pm: A Carnival of Carols, Bristol
St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
- Bristol Ensemble
- The Carnival Band
- Roger Huckle director
www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk


Sat. 23rd, 7.45pm: A Baroque Christmas, Bristol
St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
- Bristol Ensemble
- Fflur Wyn soprano
- Roger Huckle violin
- Rachel Gough violin
- Roger Armstrong flute
- Imogen Triner oboe & recorder
- John Telfer reader
www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk


January

Fri. 19th, 7.30pm: Masumi Yamamoto and Boris Bizjak: Class of 1685, Totnes
United Free Church, Fore Street, Totnes, Devon
This programme of works by composers born in 1685 covers a wide range of styles. Handel studied in Italy and became British; Scarlatti worked in Portugal and Spain; Dornel was French; and Bach remained in German. While the harpsichord is a continuo instrument in the Handel and Dornel, it is an equal partner in Bach’s Obbligato Flute Sonata and a solo instrument for Scarlatti.
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March

Sat. 10th, 7.30pm: Passamezzo: Music of the Restoration, Totnes
St Mary’s Church, High Street, Totnes, Devon
An evening of music, words and song from Restoration England.
This concert partners a lecture by historian Ian Mortimer on Thu. 8th, 7.30pm, at the Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes.
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April

Fri. 6th: Convivio: A Royal Engagement, Totnes
St Mary’s Church, High Street, Totnes, Devon
Convivio celebrate the anniversary of Bach’s appointment as Kappellmeister to Prince Leopold, exactly 300 years ago. From the court of Frederick the Great in Dresden to that of George I in London, Convivio explores music from some of the most renowned baroque composers working at the royal courts across Europe, alongside lesser known works from composers including the Bach family, Handel, Hasse and Telemann.
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Sat. 28th, 7.30pm: Ensemble Moliere: Telemann and his Friends in Paris, Totnes
St Mary’s Church, High Street, Totnes, Devon
This programme belatedly marks the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death in 1767.
In 1737, he met several great musicians in Paris including Blavet, Guinon, and Forqueray. They performed 12 sets of “Paris Quartets” together – with Telemann on the harpsichord!
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