Sunday, 28 March 2010

Exeter Bach Society concert in April

I'm told that a forthcoming Exeter Bach Society concert of musical favourites including Handel's Zadok the Priest and Rutter's Gloria is very ususual as well as stirring.

Why unusual? "Well, it is largely accompanied by only brass and percussion," says Chris Parrish, co-chairman of the Society, who lives in Budleigh. "Almost all the music, like John Rutter's Gloria was written this way but at least one, Zadok the Priest, has been arranged for this combination."

"The whole concert is very exciting," says Chris. "If you do not know the Rutter, come to hear it. It is quite unlike his Christmas Carols!"

The Exeter Bach Society Choir will be accompanied by Farnaby Brass Percussion, with tenor John Pearce and organist Jonathan Watts. The conductor is Budleigh Salterton's Nicholas Marshall, the Society's Director of Music.

The programme, on Saturday 17 April 2010, 7.30 pm, at the Mint Church in Fore Street, Exeter, includes other works by J.S. Bach, Bruckner, Gabrielli, Purcell, Mendelssohn, Buxetehude and Nicholas Marshall himself.

Tickets: £10, unreserved, may be purchased from Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets (Tel: 01392 211080), in Dix’s Field, Exeter; Opus Classical in the Guildhall Centre (Tel: 01392 214044); members of the Exeter Bach Society; online through the Society's website at or by phoning Roger Churchward on 01392 468867. Also at the door before the performance. Wheelchair access.

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