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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: www.andrewdaldorph.co.uk

 

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Future Concerts
(Click here for more details)

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Concerts in 2014

Sunday 6th July, 3pm at
St. Disen's Church, Bradninch

Tuesday 8th July, 7.30pm at Newton St. Cyres Parish Church

Music from Dawn ‘til Dusk

Songs and anthems exulting the joys of each time of day, from day-break to sunset, including such favourites as Sullivan’s The Long Day Closes, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and On the Night of a Thousand Stars from Evita.

Tickets

Sunday 6th July: £7 on the door and from the Bradninch Spar shop, accompanied children free.

Tuesday 8th July: £7, full-time students £3, accompanied children free.

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Autumn concerts

The previously well received folk mass ‘Misa Criolla' by the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez (1921-2010), accompanied by Andrew Barrett (guitar) and Andrew Daldorph (keyboard), will be repeated at 7.45pm on Saturday 11th October at Sidmouth Methodist Church and at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th October at Sandford Parish Church. Details about ticket prices will follow.

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Diary Date:
Bach's St Matthew Passion with Devon Baroque in Exeter Cathedral on:
Saturday 14th March.

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A video of the recent performance in Exeter (16th October) of Matthias Schmitt's "Agnus Dei" by the choir and Edward Scull can be see on Youtube at:
http://youtu.be/wiUJh2CTzfA

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"Unforgettable Choir"

Exeter Chamber Choir
and
East Devon Choral Society have been awarded the prestigious title of
PRS for Music's

"Unforgettable Choir"
for their performance of Andrew Daldorph's
Songs of Hope & Creation
in Exeter Cathedral,
October 2009.
See this link for further details

(See below for how to order a CD of the concert.)

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A recording of Exeter Chamber Choir's and East Devon Choral Society's performance of Songs of Hope and Creation in Exeter Cathedral on 31st October 2009 is available on a double CD priced just £8 (+ £1 postage and packing). (Click here to access the order form.)