Welcome to our choir
We are a mixed voice choir, formed in 1987, of roughly 30 members, based at Broadclyst near Exeter.
Our ages and backgrounds are diverse, as is the range of music we sing – mostly in four parts (SATB).
We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who thoroughly enjoy singing together while always striving to improve our knowledge and ability.
Cantilena delighted to have raised £1752 for ELF charity
We are delighted to confirm that Cantilena raised £1,752.32 for the Exeter Leukaemia Fund in 2013.
Here, Rosaleen Rashley, Chairman, is presenting the cheque to Dale Edwards, CEO of ELF.
Our Charity for 2014 is the FORCE Cancer charity based in Exeter.
Christmas Carol singing
Cantilena will be singing carols and other festive music on the evening of Thursday 18 December.
We are singing at The Five Bells, Clyst Hydon at 7.30 pm and then at The Red Lion, Broadclyst at 8.30 pm.
Successful fund-raising concert at Poltimore House
On Sunday 5 July, Cantilena performed a Summer afternoon concert at Poltimore House. The diverse classical and popular programme, which also included pieces performed by the Cantilena Music Group and the Whimple School Choir, was very much appreciated by a sell out audience. Thanks to the generosity of the audience and sponsors, worthwhile sums were raised from the concert, to be divided between FORCE and Poltimore House.
Cantilena’s contribution to the Starcross Past & Present Festival
As part of the celebrations in Starcross Past & Present Festival, Cantilena were invited to sing at a concert at St Paul’s Church on Saturday 24 May 2014.
Our programme included a range of classical and lighter music, ranging from spirituals to the beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré. The musical evening also included vocal solos for soprano and alto, organ works performed by David Hill and Cor van der Wijngaard, plus an enjoyable contribution for piano and flute from the St Paul’s Starcross music group.
Our Spring concert
Cantilena’s Spring concert was at Broadclyst church on 2 April.
The choir sang a range of choral pieces by composers including Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Rutter, and Gretchaninoff. Among the highlights was a solo by soprano Heloise West.
Proceeds were donated to Exeter-based cancer charity FORCE.