Choral Workshop – Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Zadok

Workshop 25/01/2020

Vivaldi Gloria RV 589 and Handel Zadok the Priest

Saturday 25th January 2020

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Exeter School Music Hall

Exeter School, Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NS


We will explore aspects of vocal technique while working on selected movements during the course of the day. Our workshop will culminate in an informal performance from 3.15 pm.

Choral fee is £16 (£6 for under 25s in full-time education). Inclusive of refreshments in tea/coffee breaks. (Please bring your own lunch). Closing date for registration is 23 January 2020.

Please go to our registration page here Choral Workshop or send an email to

We will confirm your registration by email.

Fees cannot be refunded if you cannot attend and your place cannot be allocated to another singer.

You can also download a registration form here and send it by post:

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Meet Matthew Cann – our new Musical Director

We are delighted to introduce Matthew Cann as our new Musical Director. Matthew started in September 2019 and is already challenging us with a beautiful programme of French music featuring Duruflé’s haunting setting of the requiem mass.

Matthew is extremely experienced in the world of church music, having started as a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral. He has been singing and playing every since, studying piano and voice in Colchester where he gained a first in piano performance. He now sings as a Lay Vicar in Exeter Cathedral Choir as well as performing as a bass soloist throughout the region.

His teaching pedigree is equally impressive. Matthew gained a post-graduate diploma from Oxford and is currently a teacher at the prestigious Exeter School. When he is not singing and teaching, he conducts his own choir, “Antiphon”, which was founded in 2011 and has recorded two discs with Willowhayne Records. He is also a composer and has had an anthem broadcast on Radio 3.

This background, including numerous television appearances, radio broadcasts, tours and recordings attracted us to Matthew initially. However, it was his personal warmth and exacting approach to conducting that won us over. We are delighted that he has joined us this term and we can’t wait to see and hear how the choir develops under his baton.

March 2019 – Bach St John Passion

JS BachBach: St John Passion (sung in English)

with orchestra (leader Brenda Willoughby)

and soloists: Daniel Joy (Evangelist), James Oldfield (Christus), Julia Featherstone, Juliet Curnow and Guy Williams

conducted by Tina Guthrie

Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30 p.m.
St Mary the Virgin, St Marychurch, Torquay

Tickets £14 (under 16s free) available from 01803 782677 and 07813 582273
or email us.

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