Past Concerts

We gave our first concert in Exeter in July 2005 (jointly with a local group of singers), which was much enjoyed by a small but discerning audience.

We have since given concerts in Crediton in March 2006 (jointly with a local West Gallery Group), in Exeter in March 2007 (jointly with the Red Square Balalaika & Domra Ensemble), and in June 2008 in Exeter (jointly with Companie Guilia).

Our most recent concerts have been:

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016   2017    


Exeter Cathedral, 14th Jan 2017
Sound Recording of the concert.
Programme:
Holst – Second Suite for Military Band (on folk songs)
Schnabel – Sinfonietta, 1st movement
Mozart – Adagio
Bloodworth – Renaissance Dances
Arnold – Two Cornish Dances

 

Earlier Concerts

17th April 2010: Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral
Movements from Delibes: Airs de Danse
Stabat Mater – Palestrina
Concerto in F Major – Telemann (Soloist Trevor Furness)

5th June 2010: United Reformed Church, Dawlish
Movements from Delibes: Airs de Danse
Mille Regretz – Josquin des Pres
Response: Les Miens aussi brief – Susato Stabat Mater – Palestrina
Concerto in F Major – Telemann (Soloist Trevor Furness)
Traumgesichte – Dietrich Schnabel
Gopak – Mussorgsky

17th July 2010, St James’s Church, Exeter
Same programme as on 5th June, above. See videos of this concert click here

18th June 2011, 7.30pm – Concert at St James’s Church, Exeter.
The programme will include:
Popular Renaissance Dances (arranged by Denis Bloodworth)
Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1 by Handel
O Mater Mundi by William Mundy, played on lower instruments
Ye Sacred Muses by William Byrd (written on the death of Thomas Tallis) played on lower instruments
Symphony No 4 by Steve Marshall

16th July 2011, 7pm – Concert at United Reformed Church, Dawlish
Programme as above.

20th August 2011 – joint concert with the Phoenix Recorder Orchestra at the Cheltenham Recorder Festival

10th December 2011 – Concert in the Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral, Programme and videos here.

Saturday 7th July 2012, 7pm – Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Mamhead, nr Dawlish, Devon

Programme included:
Fantasy (8th Consort Set) – William Lawes
Da Pacem Domine – Arvo Pärt
Concertino No 4 for Contrabass recorder – Steve Marshall
Concerto Grosso No 8 (Christmas Concerto) – Corelli
Fantasy for Three Trebles – Thomas Lupo
Seaport Jump – Hans Joachim Teschner
Ballad, Blues and Riffs – Andrew Challinger

Saturday December 15th 2012, 1.15pm – Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral

Programme included:
Bethlehem Down – Warlock 
Sinfonia Pastorale – Bach 
Carol of the Bells – Trad arr Steve Marshall 
Quem Vidistis pastores – Lassus
In Dulci Jubilo – Trad arr Pearsall

Saturday June 22nd 2013, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Parish Church, Ottery St Mary
Ballads and Blues

Programme:
Fantasy – William Lawes
Fantasy No 2 – John Ward
The Nutting Girl – Traditional tune set by Alyson Lewin
Chinatown – Jean Schwartz, arranged by Denis Bloodworth
Mega-RONY – Pete Rose
English Folk Song Suite – Ralph Vaughan Williams, arranged Stan Davis
Seaport Jump – Hans Joachim Teschner
Purple Neon – Lance Eccles
Greensleeves – arranged Steve Marshall
Ballad, Blues and Riffs – Andrew Challinger

Saturday 20th July 2013 7pm, Mamhead Church
Ballads and Blues (Programme as in Ottery, above)

Saturday 8th March 2014, 7.30pm, St Michael’s Church, Teignmouth
Part of the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival.
Programme consisted of 16th Century to contemporary works, including Telemann’s Concerto in F major, featuring guest soloist, James Risdon

Saturday 19th July 2014 – the orchestra took part in the Orchestra in a Field event at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset.

Saturday 17th January 2015, Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral
Lunchtime concert 

Saturday 9th May 2015, Crediton Parish Church (Videos on the Gallery Page)
Schmelzer – Sonata for Recorders
Summertime, George Gershwin
Mendelssohn – Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn – Nocturne from “Midsummer Night’s Dream (Horn Solo Shirley Brown)
Mussorgsky – Gopak, from Sorochintsy Fair
Schein – Canzon
Zielinsky – Magnificat M Zielenski
Warlock – Capriol Suite
Lyndon Hilling – Midsummer Meadow Suite
Creamer/Layton – After You’ve Gone Creamer/Layton

Saturday 20th July 2015, Sidmouth Methodist Church.
The programme was the same as for the concert in May (above) but with one additional item:
Handel – Harp Concerto, Soloist Robin Ward
Video on the Gallery page.

Saturday 16th January 2016 – Exeter Cathedral
Programme included:
Canzon on “Aechiopica”   – Scheidt
Slavonic Dance in F Major Op.46 No.4    –  Dvorak
Symphony No.2: 2nd & 3rd Movements    –   Hawkes
Overture Miniature from The Nutcracker Ballet Op.71 –  Tchaikovsky
English Folk Song Suite – Vaughan Williams 

Saturday 5th March 2016 St Michael’s Church, Teignmouth with harpist Robin Ward as part of Teignmouth Classical Music Festival (ran from 4th to 6th March)

Sunday 17th July 2016 3pm All Saints Church, Long Ashton, joint concert with the church choir
Canzon on Aeciopica – Scheidt
Slavonic Dance Op 46 no 4 – Dvorak
Jauchzet dem Herrn – Schutz (with choir)
Romance Op 51 No 5 – Tchaikowsky arr Paul Clark
English Folk Song Suite – Vaughan Williams arr Denis Bloodworth
Miniature Overture from Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikowsky arr Schnabel
Symphony No 2 – John Hawkes
Moon River – Mancini arr Paul Clark
On the Trail of the Pink Panther – Mancini arr Leenhouts.