In Devon, the project is run as a collaboration between Exeter Cathedral and the Devon County Council Music Service. It is also supported by the Royal School of Church Music, Devon Area, and the Benedictine Community at Buckfast Abbey. The programme aims to instil and develop the joy of singing among children in primary schools, by offering specialist teaching input, continuing support and high-quality performance opportunities. It also aims to raise levels of access, achievement and aspiration, and to encourage and develop collaborative projects for singing for both pupils and staff.
Devon County Junior Choir
The Devon County Junior Choir was formed in September 2007, as an integral part of the Chorister Outreach Programme. It is for primary school age children from Years 3 to 8 who are really enthusiastic about singing and who would enjoy the opportunity to enhance their singing technique and perform regularly. Full details may be found on the DCJC website.
Schola Exe is the Senior County Girls' Choir for students in Years 9-13. It is directed by Rachel Smith (Exeter Cathedral School).
The repertoire is as varied as possible, with a mixture of sacred and secular music, from the Renaissance to modern day pop classics and songs from the shows.
Full details may be found on the Schola Exe website.