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Dartington Community Choir: perfect fare for a summer afternoon

Dartington Community Choir

Dartington Community Choir, under inspired conductor Simon Capet, created a super concert built around English music and verse at the time of the Great War

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Shockwaves in The House at Plymouth University with Ten Tors Orchestra and Pierre-Emmanuel Largeron

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Conventional orchestra combines with electronics and technology for Shockwaves at The House, Plymouth Uni with Ten Tors Orchestra and Pierre-Emmanuel Largeron

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Plymouth Symphony Orchestra shows panache with three local composers

Plymouth Symphony Orchestra with Nadine Benjamin (soprano)

Musically speaking, Plymouth Symphony Orchestra’s experiment of performing the work of three local composers in its regular concert worked really well

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Lucidity and poignant expression in the Totnes Early Music Society series (review)

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Philip R Buttal reviews Robin Blaze (counter-tenor) & Elizabeth Kenny (lute) in the Totnes Early Music Society series at Dartington’s Great Hall

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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

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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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