Patron: Emma Kirkby DBE Registered Charity No: 1078475


Exeter Chamber Choir in Exeter Devon

Exeter Chamber Choir

The Choir was formed in 1997 from a nucleus of leading Devon-based singers. Previous musical directors include the composer-conductors Antony le Fleming and Graham Treacher. The current director is Andrew Daldorph.

The Choir’s repertoire includes works with orchestra, new commissions and masterpieces from the Renaissance to the present day. The Choir performs at venues across Devon, including Buckfast Abbey, Dartington Great Hall and Exeter Cathedral, as well as further afield. The choir meets in Exeter and practises every Tuesday in term time.

For information on how to obtain tickets for forthcoming concerts, how to join our mailing list to receive details of forthcoming concerts, or if you are interested in joining the choir, please visit our Contacts page.

Andrew Daldorph

Andrew Daldorph

Andrew Daldorph

Andrew is an organist, harpsichordist, pianist, composer and conductor and performs regularly as a soloist and continuo player at venues across the SW and beyond.  He has been conductor of Exeter Chamber Choir and the East Devon Choral Society since 2003.  Notable performances have included Bach's St. John Passion, B minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio, Mozart's Mass in C Minor and Requiem, Handel's Dixit Dominus and Tallis' Spem in Alium.

Andrew is a prolific arranger and composer of original music.  Exeter Chamber Choir was joined by East Devon Choral Society for the performance of Andrew's oratorio ‘Songs of Hope and Creation' under his direction in Exeter Cathedral in 2009.  This concert won a national award in a competition organised by PRS for Music for the best recording of a live performance by an amateur choir. The choirs performed together again in Exeter Cathedral in October 2013 for a performance of Andrew's ‘ Mass for Life' and his collection of ‘Jazz Psalms' , supported by AJ's Big Band, which had the audience dancing in the aisles and received a standing ovation. 

A former pupil of Tiffin Boys School , Kingston , Andrew Daldorph graduated with a first class honours degree from the University of Southampton in 1993.  He took up the post of organ scholar at Guildford Cathedral and subsequently gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.  Andrew took lessons from some of the country's most eminent organists, and on the harpsichord he has studied under David Woolley.  He frequently gives recitals and has played for concerts and services in concert halls and cathedrals throughout the country. Andrew teaches piano, organ and singing privately and at Exeter School . To relax he enjoys playing jazz piano with his trio at functions across the UK and abroad. Andrew's website is:



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Future Concerts
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Christmas 2015

Tuesday 1st December
7.15pm at Buckfast Abbey

A service of carols and readings with a retiring collection in aid of AgeUK Exeter.

Wednesday 9th December
7.30pm at The Great Barn, Higher Ashton (Teign Valley)

Carols by the choir and seasonal readings.

Tickets are £8 (£4 children/£20 family), including mince pies and mulled wine, and are available from Emma Birkin 01647 252 552 or

Saturday 19th December
7.30pm at St Stephen's Church, Exeter

A carol concert including 17th century music by Schütz, Gabrieli, Praetorius and Monteverdi, together with a brass ensemble.

Tickets are £12 (£6 for full-time students and children under 16), and are available in advance from Keith Wainwright on 01297 553 955 from November. This event is usually a sell-out so please book early to avoid disappointment.