Choir's season finale - an ‘Evening at the Opera’

Exeter Philharmonic Choir has a special ‘Evening at the Opera” planned to conclude its 2023/24 season on a high note. On the evening of 18th May, the Choir - accompanied by two rising stars of the professional opera world - will transport concert goers to the opera houses of Europe for a sparkling evening of arias, duets and choruses.

The season finale at St. David’s Church in Exeter...

Midi TV Awards to Recognise and Celebrate Musical Talent in Devon

Community arts enterprise the Music in Devon Initiative CIC (MIDI) are delighted to announce that the first “Midi TV Awards” will be held at Bomba on Exeter Quay, Friday January 26th from 7.30pm.

MIDI TV is an online TV Station, akin to MTV for Devon. The MIDI TV awards aim to recognise and celebrate the huge amount of musical talent in Devon, with awards across 10 categories for the...

Festive fun with Fern Britton and ShelterBox: Christmas Carol Concert at Truro Cathedral 

Join international disaster relief charity, ShelterBox and Fern Britton for a festive evening of singing and goodwill at Truro Cathedral in support of its winter fundraising appeal.

ShelterBox is hosting its inaugural carol concert fundraiser at Truro’s historic cathedral this December with special guest, presenter, writer and journalist, Fern Britton.

The charity supports...

FOLK CONCERT - Songs and Stories by Mike Bosworth

St Mary's Church, East Street, Denbury, Nr Newton Abbot. TQ12 6DH
Event Date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:15

A Folk Concert of Devon Folk Songs from the collection of Rev Sabine Baring-Gould and the first part of the story of his life given by Mike Bosworth.

This will be the first concert in a South Devon Church in the Centenary year of Sabine's death.

SABINE BARING-GOULD was a songman not a musician "A Most Remarkable Devonian", who was a pioneer in the field of Folk Song. His life story is not often told in song and tales. Some of the songs you may even know and there will be opportunity to sing along.

He was an early collector and...

Music of the Baroque concert

Exeter Philharmonic Choir will join forces with the Isca Ensemble and four talented young soloists for November’s ‘Music of the Baroque’ concert in Exeter Cathedral, including Handel’s outstandingly beautiful choral works Dixit Dominus and Zadok the Priest, Vivaldi's Gloria and Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D minor.

Howard Ionascu, Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s Director of Music, says, “The choir’s main work (and challenge!) is Dixit Dominus. For me, it sits alongside Messiah as one of Handel’s sublime choral works. We...

Devon hip hop record label given boost by social enterprise funding

Torbay hip hop record label, Oceanside Records, is producing more music and engaging with more young people than ever thanks to grant funding from Torbay Council.

The record label is run by the social enterprise Sound Communities and provides a platform for marginalised young people to share, promote and celebrate their music.

The organisation was awarded £7,950 from the...

Sidmouth Metal Guitarist Shares the Bloodstock Stage With an International Lineup

Tom's band 'APATHY' took part in the Metal 2 the Masses competition for Devon & Cornwall. APATHY won through stiff competition beating fifteen other bands to be the region's winners, earning a place at the festival. Apathy's band members hail from across the Southwest. Over the last year the band shared the stage with more established local, national and international acts at some of the...

Poster for Hive Live event

Everyone is welcome at Exmouth's Hive Live 2023 event

A lively community and music event taking place in Exmouth’s Manor Gardens in August is open to all.

Hive Live is organised by young people from Exmouth through the charity Space Youth Services, which runs eight youth clubs across the county, including The Hive in the town’s Imperial Road.

The free event includes performances from bands, solo artists, instrumentalists and...

Music in the Library with the Belshaw Band

Join us for an unforgettable musical experience as the Belshaw Band takes the stage at Exeter Library on Saturday 15th of July. Exeter based composer Simon Belshaw returns to his roots to explore his back catalogue with his seven piece ensemble. A unique blend of trumpet, saxophones, violins, ‘cello and piano; immerse yourself in the rhythmic power of the music which is infused with influences from various musical genres including baroque, rock, pop, minimalism, and jazz.

Belshaw formed the band while studying at Bath Spa University and honed his craft with Gavin Bryars at the...

Summer events at RHS Garden Rosemoor

A packed programme of events awaits visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon this summer!

Rosemoor Live! in the Garden Room

Motown Soul & Disco Party, Thursday 29 June

Dance the night away with a whole evening of Motown with Richie Sampson breathing new life into classic Drifters hits followed by Angelo Starr and the Edwin Starr Band performing Motown legend...