FORTHCOMING

We are sorry to have to announce the cancellation of all our Spring concerts below due to the Coronavirus

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming concert at Saint Paul’s with Errol Girdlestone and the Ristretto Chamber Choir and Orchestra on Saturday 28th March at 8pm.  Ristretto will be performing Bach’s sizzling Singet dem Herrn and the first movement of the wonderfully joyous O Ewiges Feuer (Cantate BWV 34).

The Concert will culminate with the powerful Missa in angustiis (Mass in Troubled Times).  Haydn’s great work for chorus, soloists and orchestra, came to be known as the Nelson Mass, in tribute to the Admiral’s decisive victory over Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile, around the time of the first performance in 1798.  Soloists from the choir, and the combined forces of this dynamic chamber choir and orchestra provide a truly celebratory and optimistic note to end the evening.

Information: 06 04 42 62 47 and tickets available via: FNAC


Please note in your diaries the forthcoming concert at Holy Trinity with Errol Girdlestone and the Ristretto Chamber Choir on Wednesday 8th April at 8pm.

Ristretto will be performing some of the most spectacular music for double choir ever written – Bach’s sizzling Singet dem Herrn and

William Harris’s impassioned Faire is the Heaven.  We will also hear Ristretto perform Stainer’s I saw the Lord, Wolf’s Ergebung and Spirituals arranged by their Director, Errol Girdlestone.  The concert will culminate on a truly uplifting note from this dynamic ensemble with a selection of key passages from Monteverdi’s Vespers.

Information: 06 04 42 62 47 and tickets available via: FNAC


Haydn  Nelson Mass

St. David’s Church, Exeter

Saturday 18 April, 2020   6.30pm

(N.B. please note early start & finish – by 8.30pm)

In this special concert, Exeter Chamber Choir welcomes visiting French chamber choir Ristretto, for joint performances of three dramatically different masterpieces.

Based in Nice, Ristretto were hosts for ECC’s visit to the South of France in May 2018, when they performed together to packed audiences and a standing ovation. This concert is the first event of their return visit, which includes an Exeter Cathedral Evensong for Ristretto on Monday, April 20 (5.30pm), and a second joint concert in St. Mary’s Totnes, Tuesday April 21 (7pm).

Music for double choir puts hosts and guests side by side, in Bach’s sizzling Singet dem Herrn and William Harris’s impassioned Faire is the Heaven.  We will also hear Ristretto perform Stainer’s  I saw the Lord, Wolf’s Ergebung and Spirituals arranged by their director, Errol Girdlestone.

Haydn’s great Missa in angustiis (Mass in Troubled Times) for chorus, soloists and orchestra, came to be known as the Nelson Mass, in tribute to the Admiral’s decisive victory over Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile, around the time of the first performance in 1798.  This concert, however, celebrates a more harmonious alliance with our European neighbours, and culminates with the powerful, unified sound of French and English Choirs in Haydn’s joyous work.

Directors :    Andrew Daldorph & Errol Girdlestone

Tickets : £15  in advance (or £18 on the door)

Children/students FREE

available from : www.ticketsource.co.uk

www.exeterchamberchoir.co.uk

and Exeter Box Office : 01392 665885