Recent Activities at St Stephen’s Church

We have had these fabulous events recently…

Bee Harley with the Grace Notes Choir

Bee Harley held a carol concert ‘O Light Invisible: Peaceful Christmas Music’ on Friday 14th December in aid of St Petrock’s Homelessness Centre. She was joined by the ‘a capella’ group, Grace Notes. It was a lovely evening of beautiful music.

Nina Savicevic Concert

We continue to follow the progress of the exciting and delightful pianist Nina Savicevic. On Thursday 29th November 2018 she performed three pieces, including ‘La Cathedrale Engloutie’ by Debussy to a small but appreciative audience in St Stephen’s during a lunchtime concert. She is currently studying at Wells Cathedral school, Somerset, but is in the process of applying to a number of Conservatoires and Universities to continue her studies next year.

Tour of Exeter Cathedral

A group of about 20 of us gathered at the Cathedral on Wednesday 21st November 2018 for a tour led by our own Jessica Claridge. Through Jessica’s knowledge, stories and anecdotes we became immersed in the history of this iconic building. Huge ‘thanks’ go to her for allowing us to become more familiar with this fabulous building and some of the the characters who created it.

Huge ‘thanks’ also go to Betsy and Sarah who organised a delicious cream tea for us in a warm St Petrocks’ church, which was enjoyed by everyone after the tour.

Fields of Gold Concert

This concert was organised by Bee Harley and held on Friday 27th July 2018 in St Stephen’s church. The donations given were in aid of Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders).

The first photograph shows Grace Notes Choir – a cappella ensemble for upper voices conducted by Daphne West.

The second photograph is of Bee Harley playing the flute with Peter Harflett accompanying Bee on the piano. Bee also played some piano solos of her own composition.

July 2018, Lunchtime Concerts

Our final concert for this year took place on Thursday 26th July where Alex Poulton (baritone) was accompanied on the piano by Andrew Millington.

Thursday 19th July saw the third of our summer series with Nick Cornish on the oboe and Dorothy Raven playing the piano.

The second concert on Thursday 12th July featured Phil Bonser on the clarinet with David Davies on the piano.

Our first lunchtime concert on Thursday 5th July featured Verity Stroud, singer, with Andrew Daldorph on the piano.

Last year, at the July 2017 concerts, David Davies performed with Heloise West, a mezzo soprano.