Music

Exeter Philharmonic Choir and the English Chamber Orchestra perform Beethoven’s masterpiece Missa Solemnis to mark 250 years since the composer’s birth

Beethoven’s magnificent Missa Solemnis, widely considered to be his greatest choral work yet rarely performed in the South West, will be brought to life this March through the combined talent of Exeter Philharmonic Choir, the renowned English Chamber Orchestra and four international soloists.

The one-night performance of this theatrical, yet spiritual work celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Exeter Philharmonic Choir is the city’s longest-established choral group, soon to mark a major milestone of its own - its 175th anniversary.

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis...

Jonas Kaufmann brings his My Vienna performance to cinemas nationwide

Authored by Mary

The world’s greatest tenor Jonas Kaufmann, respected worldwide for his operatic tones, returns to Vienna in a deeply personal tribute to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta.

Filmed live at the magical Wiener Konzerthaus, Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna will be screened in cinemas nationwide on Tuesday 24th March 2020. A must-see event for Jonas Kaufmann fans...

Phoenix Chorale: Christmas concert 2019

Venue: 
St Peter & the Holy Apostles, Wyndham Square, PL1 5EG
Event Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 19:30 to 22:00
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Plymouth chamber choir Phoenix Chorale are performing their festive concert ‘Christmas is here!’ in St Peter’s Parish Church, Wyndham Square on Saturday 14th December at 7.30pm. This will be the first concert with their new musical director Simon Badge, who is also currently serving with the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Plymouth based at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint.

The programme will be a selection of beautiful Yuletide songs, including works by Britten and Vaughan Williams and will also premiere a specially commissioned piece written by local composer Paul Saggers. The choir...

University of Plymouth Choral Society and Sinfonia Summer Concert

For this concert, the University of Plymouth Choral Society and Sinfonia have chosen three contrasting works of Mozart, and a favourite Bruckner motet.

Mozart’s delightful string serenade Eine Kleine Nacht Musik precedes his setting of Ave Verum Corpus – a motet that portrays redemptive meaning of suffering. Bruckner paid homage to this work in his own Locus Iste. Mozart’s Requiem – in the portentous key of D minor – is haunting and powerful.

The programme is led by Musical Director Alice Dennis, BEM.

Programme: Mozart - Requiem Bruckner - Locus Iste Mozart - Eine...

George Stephenson Memorial Concert

La La Choirs are thrilled to present the George Stephenson Memorial Concert raising funds for the George Stephenson Pavilion at Plymouth College and for CLIC Sargent. Come and join us for an uplifting evening of music in celebration of the life of a much-loved former Plymouth College student and Devon Cricket player.

La La Choirs will be joined by Plymouth College pupils and some very talented musicians from the CLIC Sargent music programme who supported George through his battle. George’s life was cut for too short, but his memory and the legacy of a life well lived will be...

Research Concert

Venue: 
The House, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00
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Other Self (Robot piano & Artificial Intelligence) by Marcelo Gimenes Entangled Brains (Brain-Computer Music Interface and Quantum Computer) by Alexis Kirke Queen Canute (Clarinet and Electronics) by Nuria Bonet

The research concert showcases research, new ideas and technologies developed by ICCMR composers. The University of Plymouth is a leader in the development of Artificial Intelligence for music. We are pioneers in Music Neurotechnology and on using quantum computing in music.

Marcelo's research is to do with creating musical Artificial Intelligence models of...

Music: University of Plymouth Choral Society Christmas Concert

Venue: 
Minister Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2AD
Event Date: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:15
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The concert will include congregational carols, three beautiful pieces by Edward Elgar, Lux Aeterna, The Snow, and Ave Verum Corpus and, in the second half, a performance of the famous Vivaldi Gloria.

Accompanied by organ and orchestra under the direction of Musical Director Alice Dennis, this will be a delightful seasonal celebration for all.

Music: University of Plymouth Orchestra Christmas Concert

Venue: 
Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA 
Event Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00
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University of Plymouth Orchestra present their Christmas Concert. Join us for an evening of music for full orchestra as well as the brass, woodwind and string sections.

The Orchestra comprises of students, staff and community members and performs three concerts during the academic year.

Parting donations welcome in aid of concert costs.

Performance: Silva and Adachi

Sound poets Tomomi Adachi and Hannah Silva join forces, presenting Pluto is a Planet! in which they literarily play the shirts off their backs, using gesture and infrared sensors to process their voices live. Silva performs tracks from her acclaimed debut album Talk in a bit and Adachi presents an extraordinary selection of sound poetry, from Japanese dada to his own soaring and percussive vocal compositions.

Date: Wednesday 24 Oct Time: 19:30 Ticket information: £10/£7, UoP students free via SPiA

www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/performance-silva-and-adachi

Music: Peninsula Doctors’ Orchestra Concert

Part of University of Plymouth Music Week 2018

A concert to entertain the family, this annual gathering of the Peninsula Doctors’ Orchestra invites you to share their musical enjoyment. Parting donations welcome in aid of the University of Plymouth Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, which raises vital funds for research into the prevention and treatment of brain tumours.

Date: Sunday 7 Oct Time: 18:00 Ticket information: Free admission, booking advised

www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/music-peninsula-doctors-orchestra-concert

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