Choral Society Concert 2018

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Choral Society Concert 2018

Goodall and Mozart

Exeter School is looking forward to performing its annual Choral Society concert in Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 15 March, which this year will feature music by Mozart and Howard Goodall, son of former Headmaster Geoffrey Goodall (1979 – 1993) and composer of theme music for Red Dwarf and Blackadder.

Made up of current pupils, parents, staff and guests, Choral Society will perform four pieces. Goodall’s poignant Eternal Light will be sung by the full chorus, whilst his setting of The Lord is My Shepherd, which is best known as the theme tune of TV’s The Vicar of Dibley, will be performed by pupils from Middle School Choir. The motet Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart will open the second half, sung by the school’s Chamber Choir, followed by Mozart’s splendid Mass in C Minor with full chorus and professional orchestra.

The soprano and tenor solo parts in the Mass will be sung by former Exeter School pupils Eleanor Partridge (2008-2013), Elle Williams (1999-2001) and Jon Schranz (2005-2012), who are all forging careers as professional musicians.

Current Sixth Form pupils Emily Bairstow, Katy Armstrong, Beth Pittman, Ettejean Girvin, Emily Moudiotis, Zeb Cobb, William Partridge and Oran Friar have also been invited to sing solo parts in Eternal Light.

Director of Music Peter Tamblyn said that singing in the Cathedral, with a professional orchestra in support, was an exciting prospect for the children.

“This year’s repertoire is representative of the inclusive nature of music at Exeter School where pupils from the whole of the Senior School will take part,” he said.

“I am delighted that people of all ages from across the school community join us to sing in our Choral Society and I am certain that the music we are performing this year will satisfy all musical tastes.

“We are indebted to Packexe for their generous support of this concert.”

The concert is dedicated to the memory of former Exeter School pupil Marcus Colville (2005-2015), who was a former pupil, friend and musician who often sang and performed in this building.

Prices for the concert are £16 (in the main body of the cathedral, where sound and vision are at their best), £11 (towards the back of the cathedral) and £8 (unreserved side aisle seats). There are reductions for children. Tickets are available to purchase from

People with special access requirements are asked to contact the Box Office on (01392) 458934.