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Variety and resourcefulness: of Ten Tors Orchestra with an 18th century repertoire (review)

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21st-century audience enjoy the variety and resourcefulness of 18th century repertoire of Ten Tors Orchestra at Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth

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Outstanding showcase from two young performers: Charlotte Badham with James Girling at Plymstock Church (review)

Philip R Buttall enjoys the amazing experience of seeing the development of mezzo-soprano Charlotte Badham with the accompaniment of James Girling on guitar

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Dartington Community Choir show their trademark performance energy (review)

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Philip R Buttall reviews Dartington Community Choir with support from Devon Baroque at Dartington’s Great Hall

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Plymouth Symphony Orchestra play to their strengths with rousing performances

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Philip R Buttall saw the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra at Plymouth Guildhall for an evening of rousing performances from the Amateur orchestra

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Fittingly poignant performance of Verdi’s Requiem by Plymouth Philharmonic Choir (review)

Plymouth Philharmonic Choir, with composer Verdi (left) and former Director of Music and President Philip Liddicoat (right)

Plymouth Philharmonic Choir performed Verdi’s Requiem dedicated to the memory of former Director of Music and President Philip Liddicoat

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University of Plymouth Choral Society: concert review

Soprano Laurie Ashworth

There was a distinctly spring-like feel in the air, even if the temperature outside might have said otherwise, when the University of Plymouth Choral gave its latest concert at the Minster Church of St Andrew to a large and appreciative audience.

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Vienna Festival Ballet 35th Anniversary Gala at the Exeter Corn Exchange

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Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty will feature as the Vienna Festival Ballet celebrate their 35th Anniversary Gala at the Exeter Corn Exchange

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Ten Tors Orchestra at the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2015 (review)

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The Gala Concert is the pivotal event at the annual Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, but this year marked a significant departure on the night.

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Be Spellbound: A season of magical music from Welsh National Opera at Theatre Royal, Plymouth

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The Welsh National Opera are bringing Spellbound to the Theatre Royal Plymouth, with a whole host of beguiling favourites

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Classical Preview for Devon in 2015

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Philip R Buttall previews Devon’s classical music in 2015

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