175 Anniversary Concert

175 Anniversary Concert
Type of post: Choir news item
Sub-type: Latest News
Posted By: Jenny Lloyd
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 1 Feb 2022
Exeter Philharmonic Choir celebrates its 175th anniversary with a performance of Brahms’ great work, Ein deutsches Requiem. The programme includes Lo, The Full, Final Sacrifice by Gerald Finzi, a rare opportunity to hear this piece accompanied by full orchestra.

Joining us are the renowned London Mozart Players and two of the UK’s most exciting soloists, soprano Jessica Cale, winner of the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Award, and baritone Timothy Nelson.

Despite wars and pandemics, the choir has performed concerts in Exeter every year since its foundation in 1846.  The pandemic has highlighted the importance of live music for both audiences and performers.  The choir were delighted at the size of audiences at their Autumn and Christmas concerts and were overwhelmed by the warmth of thir reception.