Exeter Chamber Choir – Lent Music

Saturday 23rdMarch 2019, 7.30pm at St. Michael and All Angels, Mt Dinham, we are delighted to welcome Exeter Chamber Choir, directed by Andrew Daldorph and with our Vicar Nigel Guthrie among the Basses.  Their Concert will feature a wide variety of Music suited to the Season of Lent.

From the Exeter Chamber Choir website  Tickets: £10  (children/students FREE)  Tickets available online from ECC, and on the door.

Love is strong as death …. our concert of ‘a cappella’ choral music for Lent ranges across five centuries, painting the sorrowful dark and ecstatic light of approaching Easter.  At the heart of the concert are Francis Poulenc’s intense “Four Penitential Motets”, combining anguish with rapture, with striking music composed in the dark months preceding the outbreak of the Second World War.

Though separated by centuries, the music of Englishman Robert White and Estonian Arvo Pärt, shares a sense of purity and devotion.  Two of Purcell’s best-known anthems yearn for forgiveness, whilst William Walton makes a more dramatic plea for the power of love.

Anton Bruckner’s powerful, romantic motets express both awe and humility; the music of his contemporary and countryman Heinrich von Herzogenberg is equally heartfelt and intense.  Join us for an evening of high contrast and deep emotion.

Add to this the stunning, resonant acoustic of St. Michael and All Angels Church, Mount Dinham, and you have an aural feast worthy of some contemplation.”

ECC Lent Concert Poster


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB