Byrt, John

February 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

John Byrt, D.Phil, FRCO is a free-lance conductor, scholar, and composer. In his youth he directed the Schola Cantorum of Oxford and was conductor of Musica Reservata. He made the first recording of Taverner’s Missa Corona Spinea and over the years has broadcast Gesualdo madrigals, Byrd propers and West Gallery Carols for the BBC. He writes and lectures on baroque music. As a composer he is mainly known for his choral music, folk song arrangements, solo songs and duets. John is also a singing/voice tutor and piano/organ accompanist.

Contact: John Byrt
Telephone: 01884 256806
Location: Tiverton

Tiverton Concert Band

November 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Tiverton Concert Band formed in 2005 and has around 30 members ranging from secondary school children to those in their golden years. All players must be Grade three and above. New brass, wind and percussion players are always welcome.

Contact: Wendy Vigus
Telephone: 01398 341667
Email: tivertonconcertband@tiscali.co.uk
Location: Tiverton

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

Tiverton Junior Operatic Club

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

An award-winning group of 11 to 21 year olds who put on an annual show for the general public and also perform in concerts throughout the year. Formed in 1978 by members of the Tiverton Amateur Operatic Society (TAOS) for the purposes of encouraging youngsters to gain an interest in music and drama and to continue until they were old enough to join the senior society. Auditions normally take place in the October/ November before the show, which is performed during the February half-term break.

Website: http://www.tjoc.co.uk
Email: tjocmail@aol.com
Location: Tiverton

Tiverton Amateur Operatic Society

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

Tiverton Amateur Operatic Society was reformed in 1945 and has continued to stage an annual production since that time. New members are welcome, as well as any offers of assistance backstage and front-of-house.

Website: http://www.t-a-o-s.co.uk
Contact: Pauline Farr
Telephone: 01884 821883
Address: T-A-O-S, c/o 84 Palmerston Park, Tiverton EX16 5PG
Email: info@t-a-o-s.co.uk
Location: Tiverton

Tiverton Town Band

August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Brass band performing regularly in concerts, contests and carnivals. Includes a training band.

Website: http://www.tivvyband.co.uk
Contact: Katrina Barker
Telephone: 07870 647405
Email: secretary@tivertontownband.co.uk
Location: Tiverton

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