Exeter Chorale

October 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

This small mixed choir focusses on early music but also features more recent works. Programmes include Janequin’s Le chant des oiseaux and Purcell’s Fairy Queen. Regular concerts take place in St Mary Arches Church, Exeter and St Margaret’s Church, Topsham. The director is John Byrt. Membership by audition.

Contact: John Byrt
Telephone: 01884 256806
Location: Exeter, Topsham

Monkey Music Exeter

September 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Monkey Music introduces music to very young children in a way they can easily understand and enjoy. At Monkey Music each child is encouraged to reach their full musical potential. Parents value the progressive content and quality of our award winning Monkey Music curricula. Age specific classes ensure that the children learn and interact with each other effectively.

Website: http://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/location.php/Exeter/51
Contact: Daniele Coombe
Telephone: 0845 0178766
Email: daniele.coombe@monkeymusic.co.uk
Location: Exeter, Topsham

Yates, Tony

September 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Former member of the BBC Northern Singers and of Canterbury and Chichester Cathedral Choirs, and a visiting teacher of singing at Dartington College of Arts. Currently an organist, choirmaster and assistant conductor of Exeter Philharmonic Choir. Teaches organ, piano, singing and theory.

Contact: Tony Yates
Telephone: 01392 875276
Address: 6 Parkfield Way, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0DP
Location: Topsham

Music with Mummy

September 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

Our classes are small and include a mixture of action songs, movement, percussion time and good old fashioned singing with emphasis on having fun and enjoying music. We take the time to develop your child’s confidence and make music part of everyday life. Classes are run by carefully selected class leaders trained to use the material especially designed for their very young pupils. A series of 3 developmental programmes caters for children aged from birth to 5 years old.

Website: http://musicwithmummysouthwest.co.uk
Contact: Kerry Green
Telephone: 01392 433255
Address: Regional Co-ordinator MWM Devon & Cornwall, 17 St Sidwells Avenue, Exeter, EX4 6QW
Email: musicwithkerry@googlemail.com
Location: Exeter, Exmouth, Topsham

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

September 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

Baby Bounce and Rhyme, singing songs and rhymes with accompanying actions has developed into one of the great success stories in Devon libraries. Based on a strong element of participation, the sessions are both lively and stimulating for babies, toddlers, parents, carers and grandparents alike and introduce a BIG fun element to our work with pre-school children. Free Nursery rhyme cards are available at all our Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions. The number of libraries offering Bounce and Rhyme is increasing – contact your local library for details or visit the What’s On section of the Devon libraries website.

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/cultureheritage/libraries/library_services/children/preschool/babybounceandrhyme.htm
Contact: your local library
Location: Budleigh Salterton, Crediton, Exmouth, Exeter (St Thomas), Tiverton, Topsham

Major Minor Music

September 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

Preschool music groups for children aged 18 months to 7 years. Based on Montessori principles and acting as UK agents for the internationally renowned Muiskgarten Programme. While Mervyn’s classes provide a full schedule during term time, we also run training workshops for early years teachers and promote quality, developmentally-appropriate resources. We also work collaboratively as children’s song writers and are passionate about the potential for learning through educational songs and rhymes.

Website: http://www.musikgarten.co.uk
Contact: Mervyn Bedford
Telephone: 01363 83583
Address: Major Minor Music, The Old Granary, Broomsmead, Lapford, Devon, EX17 6NA
Location: Exeter, Crediton, Topsham, Tiverton

Singing on Tuesdays

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

Choral singing in an informal atmosphere at St Margaret’s Church, Topsham. Rehearsals of all styles of music from the 16th to 21st centuries, including classics, folk, popular standards and world music (public performances are not an aim). Age range 16 to 90 years.

Contact: Geoffry Brace
Telephone: 01392 877810
Email: gandsbrace@btinternet.com
Location: Topsham

St Margaret’s Church Choir

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Choir sings a very large repertoire of church music, ranging from medieval plainsong through Byrd and Palestrina to modern pieces by Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells and John Rutter. From time to time we are invited to sing Evensong at Exeter Cathedral. Age range 7 to 80 years.

Website: http://www.limbo.demon.co.uk/topsham/html/choir.htm
Contact: Tony Yates
Telephone: 01392 875276
Address: 6 Parkfield Way, Topsham
Location: Topsham

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