Monday, 14 March 2011

Concert for cancer charity

Glenorchy church, Exmouth
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I suspect that the story about fundraising in the fight against cancer at will be followed by a few more this year as Macmillan celebrates its centenary.

Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton's Macmillan Cancer Support group was set up in late 2010 by some energetic characters - three from Exmouth and two from Budleigh - who are now offering us the chance of hearing great classical music in a local church while contributing to a worthy cause.

The ISCA String Quartet is a Devon-based group who play regularly in charity concerts, and will be performing in Glenorchy Church on Exeter Road in Exmouth.

"This will be a wonderful evening performed by some of the best local musicians and should not be missed," say the organisers.

The programme consists of a movement from a Mozart String Quintet followed by the Brahms String Quartet Op. 51 No. 1. An interval will be followed by Dvorak's String Quintet 'The American.'

The ISCA String Quartet consists of Antony Clements (violin), Trevor Taylor (violin), Roger Hendy (viola), Catherine Warren (cello) and Richard Wood (viola).

Glenorchy Church has a strong tradition of music-making with several members belonging to the United Reformed Church Musicians Guild. From October through to April it hosts free lunchtime concerts of various sorts including piano solos, string quartets, piano and flute duets, organ recitals, and accompanied and unaccompanied vocal perfomances. For more information click on

Admission to the concert on Saturday 26 March 2011 at 7.30 pm costs £8, and includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Tickets are available from Jenny Newman at Glenorchy Church, John Fisher on 01395 274625, Kim Bloxham on 01395 273438/0797 4904208 or from The Card Shop Too, 3 High Street, Budleigh Salterton.

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