March is definitely a musical month, with no fewer than seven local choirs giving concerts in the Cathedral.
The Exeter Philharmonic Choir presents programme of (mostly) Mozart on Saturday 10th March, with the composer’s iconic Requiem at its heart. There’s more Mozart to come on the 15th March, this time from the Exeter School Choral Society who will sing movements from the Mass in C minor (alongside Howard Goodall “Eternal Light: A Requiem”). Former Cathedral Chorister (and Exeter School pupil) Eleanor Partridge is among the line-up of soloists.
Exeter Festival Chorus performs Rachmaninov “Liturgy of St John Chrysostom” on the 17th March, whilst three village choirs and the Hatherleigh Silver Band will be joining forces for a special musical celebration on Friday 23rd March. Finally, Colyton Grammar School Senior Choir will give a seasonal performance of Handel “Messiah” on Saturday 24th March.
If concerts aren’t your thing then you may be interested in our adult learning programme. As well as the latest two Evening Tours on the theme of Reformation to Revolution (8th and 9th March), there are also short talks about slavery (6th March) and the building of Exeter Cathedral in the 13th and 14th centuries (13th March).
As March comes to an end, we will see the culmination of the season of Lent, and the Cathedral has a programme of special services for Holy Week and Easter (25th March-1st April). Jonathan Greener will give a series of addresses throughout the week on the theme of the Holocaust.
Do take a look at the What’s On pages to keep up to date with the latest news, and look out for the printed “What’s On” guide for April and May which is now available around Exeter.