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.
Our musical director
Our musical director is Hannah Stephenson who brings a wealth of musical talent and experience, together with an energy and enthusiasm that is already raising the standard of Cantilena to new heights!
Listen to us
Here is a sample recording of the choir singing at a recent concert (extract from Vivaldi Gloria).
If you would like to join us
If you think you may be interested in joining the choir, click here to find out to enquire about current spaces, if available.
Our next concert
Date: Saturday 26 November at 7:30 pm
Venue: Culm Valley Centre for Integrated Health, Cullompton
Programme: we will be performing a varied programme of “Music for a Starry Night”
Click on the image below to download a full size poster (PDF).
Our recent concert at Broadclyst
On 2 July, Cantilena performed a choral concert at Broadclyst church, accompanied by the Met Office String Quartet and organist Wensleigh Palmer.
Two major choral works featured in the programme - Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K339. The Met Office String Quartet also performed two waltzes by Anton Dvorak.
The choir, ably led by Musical Director Hannah Stephenson, delivered a sensitive and spirited performance of both works, which was met with very favourable comments from the audience.
A notable highlight of the concert was that the soloists were all members of the choir, including Emma Palmer (soprano) Bridget Faithfull (Alto) Sue Button (soprano) Rosaleen Rashley (alto) Malcolm Hillier (tenor) Tim Steiner (tenor) and Patrick Peglar (bass).
We were treated to a very interesting talk from the Devon Freewheelers which opened our eyes to the amazing work that they do.
Profits from the concert will be divided between Devon Freewheelers and Broadclyst Church.
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