Welcome to our choir
We are a Community 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.
Our Christmas Concert is on 14 December 2013 at 7.30 pm.
Location: Church of St John the Evangelist, Withycombe, Exmouth.
Our summer concert at Alfington
Our summer concert this year was held in the intimate surroundings of the tiny parish church at Alfington which was decked with beautiful flowers as it was during their festival.
Despite the exceptional heat of the day, the choir gave a spirited performance of varied English and European music conducted by musical director Cor van der Wijngaard with able piano accompaniment by Matthew Clark.
Thank you to all the people who came to the concert and for their kind feedback about the concert. Proceeds were shared between Alfington church and ELF, the charity we are supporting this year.
After the concert, the choir enjoyed a glorious evening at their annual barbecue, with thanks to Bridget for hosting it.
Cantilena’s recent exchange visit to Uppsala
In May, the choir visited Uppsala in Sweden, paying a return visit to their choir who visited us in 2012.
We gave a couple of concerts during the week and experienced warm hospitality from members of the Uppsala choir.
One of the most memorable events during the week was a visit to the opera at Stockholm.
This photo shows Cantilena in performance in Uppsala church.