Devon Area Annual Festival Service. 2022
Directed by Timothy Noon
A date for your diary. Details of this event will be posted here nearer the time.
Come and Sing Cathedral Evensong
Directed by Timothy Noon. Organist: James Anderson-Besant
Come and join the Cathedral Choir sing Evensong in the Cathedral
Canticles: Walmisley in D minor
Anthem: Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father
Cost £7 Students free
All under 18s attending will need to bring a completed Parental Consent Form
Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion at Seaton
Directed by Leslie Baker
There is no charge, except £1 if you wish to hire a copy. There will be retiring collection for Christian Aid.
This is not an RSCM event, but we are pleased to recommend it.
Come and Sing “The Crucifixion” by John Stainer
Come and Sing Choral Evensong for Lent
Advent Carol Service 2021
The Advent Carol Service was held in Buckfast Abbey on Saturday November 27th. The uplifting and contemplative service was led by Abbot David.
David Davies directed the music which included ‘This is the truth sent from above’, ‘Now the Holly bears a berry’ and Charles Wood’s great anthem ‘O thou the central orb’, as well as favourite Advent hymns.
Matthew Searle was organist, and his concluding voluntary, Bach’s Fantasia in G, demonstrated the versatility and power of the Abbey organs.
As usual the event was well attended with the large choir occupying the Nave, and the congregation seated in the choir stalls and side aisles, and it was enjoyable to one again come together and sing, after the gloom and restrictions of the past two years.
Annual Choral Festival 2021
The Area Festival took place in Exeter Cathedral on Saturday October 23rd.
This was in the form of a “Come and Sing” Evensong, directed by Peter Nardone, with Timothy Noon at the organ.
130 singers had booked, but illness prevented some attending, so the choir comprised 108 singers on the day.
The service book is available to download here.
The download is a.pdf file and is best viewed and downloaded using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This reader may be downloaded free of charge from Adobe’s website using the following link – which will also identify the type of device you are using, and download the correct software. https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/