Exeter School Choral Society

Thursday 16th March 2017 at 19.30

Made up of current pupils, parents, staff and guests, Exeter School Choral Society will perform two pieces. Haydn’s dramatic “Nelson” Mass, a favourite within the choral repertoire and contemporary composer John Rutter’s Magnificat which is, in turns, both flamboyant and pretty.

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£16 front nave, £11 rear nave, £8 side aisles (with concessionary prices for children).

Book your tickets online or contact the Exeter School Box Office 01392 458934

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Exeter School is looking forward to performing two contrasting pieces for the annual Choral Society concert held at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 16 March.

Made up of current pupils, parents, staff and guests, Choral Society will perform two pieces. Haydn’s dramatic “Nelson” Mass, a favourite within the choral repertoire and contemporary composer John Rutter’s Magnificat which is, in turns, both flamboyant and pretty.

The soprano and tenor solo parts in the “Nelson” Mass will be sung by former Exeter School pupils Beth Partridge (2006 - 2011) and Jon Schranz (2005 - 2012).

Beth and Jon are both music graduates of Cambridge University and now working as professional singers across Europe.

Sixth Formers Verity Stroud and Zeb Cobb have also been invited to sing solo parts and will be joined by Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Michael Latimer. Zeb and Verity both had principal roles in last term’s hugely acclaimed production of Guys and Dolls, although this is a very different style of music, and they are both looking forward to the challenge

Sixth Form pupils Emily Bairstow, Katy Armstrong and Rebecca Charman have also been invited to sing solos in the Magnificat. They are three sopranos from the flagship Exeter School Chamber Choir; Katy recently sang solo to open the Christmas concert for the Friends of the National Trust in the Cathedral.

Director of Music Peter Tamblyn said that singing in the Cathedral, with a professional orchestra in support, was an exciting prospect for the children.

“This year’s repertoire is representative of the inclusive nature of music at Exeter School where pupils from the whole of the Senior School will take part,” he said.

“I am delighted that people of all ages from across the school community come to sing in our Choral Society and I am certain that the music we are performing this year will satisfy all musical tastes.

“A huge thank you to Packexe for their generous support of this concert.”

Prices for the concert are £16 (in the main body of the cathedral, where sound and vision are at their best), £11 (towards the back of the cathedral) and £8 (unreserved side aisle seats). There are reductions for children. Tickets are available to purchase from www.exeterschool.org.uk/box-office

People with special access requirements are asked to contact the Box Office on (01392) 458934.

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