Summer Music Series: Pamela, Proms and Pimms

Thursday 18th July 2019 at 19:00

Pamela Greener, the formidable wife of the Dean of Exeter, is famed for her witty ditties. She has teamed up with the University of Exeter Chapel Choir and internationally renowned opera singer Madeleine Shaw to bring you an evening of classic ‘last night of the proms’ tunes and hilarious songs over a glass of Pimms. Bring your union jack flags!

Programme to include:

Land of Hope and Glory

Zadok the Priest

I Was Glad

Hallelujah Chorus

Rule Britannia

Bohemian Rhapsody

and much much more….


Tickets £8 adults, £4 student, and FREE for Under 18s. Booking available from 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday) and online.


Pamela Greener hails from Illogan, Cornwall.   As a youngster she thrived on the Cornish music scene and read music at Worcester College, Oxford (one of the 1st women to do so it having been all male since 1365).  After all that excitement she then modulated to a more secure financial career in chartered accountancy and international corporation tax via PwC Leeds, subsequently becoming the 1st UK Tax Director for the US juggernaut, General Electric. Music was never far away and she has always composed narrative songs in the “Victoria Wood/Richard Stilgoe/Flanders & Swan” mode. When Wakefield Cathedral, of which her husband was then Dean, got into a pickle with George Osborne over his novel (1st budget, erroneous judgement) imposition of VAT on alterations to listed buildings, her “VAT Ditty” and “VAT Ditty – The Sequel” became Youtube sensations and earned her an award as a Daily Telegraph “Briton of the Year”, as well as saving Wakefield Cathedral in total over £500,000 in VAT. Her husband became the Dean of Exeter in late 2017 and since then she has pursued her musical interests as well as supporting his ministry. She is a governor of Plymouth Marjon University and sits on the Exeter Diocese Assets Committee (endeavouring to give the Bishop a run for his money!).

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