February 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
Devon Baroque has established a strong reputation as the principal orchestra in the South West specialising in baroque and early classical music, played on period instruments and in appropriate style. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from Biber to Bach and Boyce with performances in cathedrals, churches, concert halls and small, private venues. It has worked with international soloists such as Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance and Sebastian Comberti and helps to promote young musicians at the start of their careers. In addition to performing from its large repertoire of instrumental music, Devon Baroque collaborates with vocal ensembles and choirs. The size and composition of the orchestra reflects the demands of the repertoire, from a small chamber ensemble to a larger orchestra with wind players.
Devon Baroque promotes understanding of and engagement and active involvement in the world of Baroque music through its education programme, including workshops on Baroque playing style and composer ‘Experience’ weekends at Dartington Hall.
Contact: Angus Gordon, Chairman
Address: Tiverton Castle, Park Hill, Tiverton EX16 6RP
Telephone: 01884 253200
Location: Devon, including concerts in Exeter
October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment
Our mission is to enrich people’s lives through the experience of taiko drumming.
We create and perform exciting, original repertoire, forging a new style of taiko here in England.
Through our extensive training programmes for young people and adults, we will give taiko a national presence, while enhancing understanding between cultures through international artistic collaboration.
We run public courses and workshops as well as education programmes in schools. We provide teacher training to enable people to start their own taiko groups. We have adult and award-winning youth taiko groups who have performed nationally and internationally, including venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, besides local theatres such as the Corn Exchange, the Barnfield and the Exeter Northcott.
Contact: Kagemusha Taiko
Telephone: 01392 494486
Address: P.O.Box 128, Exeter, EX4 6YT
September 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
Stephen Gordon is one of the most active and diverse guitarists working in the UK today. His activities encompass guitar performance and teaching, conducting and coaching guitar ensembles, orchestral and choral conducting, music publishing and Arch Lute continuo work. In 1994 Stephen founded ESG Music to publish Stephen’s guitar ensemble arrangements of orchestral music. This has now developed into a substantial catalogue of music, used by guitar ensembles worldwide with arrangements ranging from Mozart for guitar trio to complete baroque concertos for 10 guitars.
Contact: Stephen Gordon
Telephone: 01392 254097
Address: 13 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HF
September 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
A performing arts school based in the heart of Exeter since 1994. Our practical and progressive training prepares young performers to become confident all-rounders in singing, dancing and acting, either as a preparation for further vocational training, or simply for the fun of it! Integral to the learning process are the full stage productions we mount, which allow for real on-stage experience for every single student.
Contact: Head of Centre
Telephone: 01392 211244
Address: Stage Studios, Bartholomew Street West, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AJ
August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment
The Music Scholarship Programme is open to any student keen to continue their musical development while studying at Exeter. Opportunities include individual music tuition, music lectures, workshops and performance. Instrumental, vocal, composition and sound engineering scholarships are available in all genres. Entry is by audition.
Contact: Marion Wood, Director of Music
Telephone: 01392 263 813
Location: Exeter University
August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment
Become part of an inspiring and enthusiastic group of musicians, have the opportunity to meet a number of guest speakers and take part in masterclasses and workshops, receive free individual tuition on your chosen instrument and become a Music Academy Ambassador for the college, performing at open events to members of the public. Membership of the scheme is open to students enrolled on at least one Level 3 music course at Exeter College and of a standard approximately equivalent to grade 5 on their chosen instrument or voice.
Contact: Laura Wright
Telephone: 01392 205971/205250
August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
Through education, training, publications, advice and encouragement, we aim to support church music today and to invest in church music for the future. The RSCM Devon has bases for events at Buckfast Abbey and Exeter Cathedral. We invite members of affiliated choirs, individual members and Friends to receive regular information about Area and regional events through our mailing list and website.
Contact: Andrew Maries
Locations: Buckfast, Exeter