The Soldiers’ Charity marks Exeter Armed Forces Day with Waterloo anniversary concert at Exeter Cathedral
Some of the South West’s most talented musicians are joining forces on 20 June, 2015, to support the Devon branch of the Army’s charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
The combined talents of the Exeter Symphony Orchestra and the Exeter Philharmonic Choir will provide a programme of music to honour the courage, service and sacrifice of our soldiers from 1815 to 2015.
Joining them will be internationally renowned violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen whose family roots are in Exmoor. She will be playing The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams. Celebrated Chagford-based harpist, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry has composed a special piece of music “A Song For Our Soldiers” which will be performed at it’s world premiere by soprano and Army wife, Davina Hastings.
Also taking part are Devon favourites Caroline Quentin and Angela Rippon, with readings specially chosen to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. Adding a military flavor will be the Bugles from The Salamanca Band of The Rifles and the Exeter Pipers.
The Pipers will be led by James Robertson, the son of the late and great Pipe Major JB Robertson MBE, Scots Guards. Pipe Major Roberston was the man who taught the pipes to the Concert’s producer, Morchard Bishop resident Hamish Monro.
Hamish said: “This will be a very special and rare musical event combining the best that Devon has to offer in terms of both professional and amateur musicians.
“We are hugely grateful that they are all so willing to support our soldiers. Ticket sales have been fair so far, but we still have seats available at all prices and our aim is a sell out concert.”
Tickets cost from £12 – £25 and are available from Exeter Cathedral. They can be purchased at the Visitors Office, online at www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk or by calling 01392 285983
Tickets to include a reception in the Chapter House at 6.15pm cost £50 and are only available from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Exeter, telephone 01392 492650 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(from a press release)
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