Welcome to Classics Galore!

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Classics Galore! Concerts are held every two years, and have now established themselves as one of Exeter’s largest indoor concerts, filling the Great Hall to capacity with an audience of well over 1000 people.

To date four of these very special, popular concerts have been presented, which have already raised over £50,000 for the Exeter Cancer Charity Force

In 2015 the evening will once again present a feast of varied musical entertainment, with the aim of raising thousands of pounds more for the Force charity. The concerts are specially arranged for those with an interest in the lighter side of classical music. Items are chosen to be of no more than seven or eight minutes duration, and usually immediately recognisable – although one or two works are included that are perhaps not so well known, but nevertheless enjoyable. Film and other music is not forgotten, and in past years music from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dambusters and similar lighter items have been included. Even theme tunes from radio and television have mixed with Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Puccini – so there is something for everyone!

Classics Galore! is not just about orchestral music. A full orchestra is joined by a brass band and two choral societies, singing or playing both individually and also together during the evening – the stage at the Great Hall is specially extended to accommodate over 200 musicians and singers. The finale – with audience participation – is of course in true ‘Proms’ tradition, with Land of Hope and Glory’, Rule Britannia!, etc. complete with a soprano soloist suitably attired!

The next Classics Galore! concert will be on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 7:30pm, and will once more include the South West Comms Band, the Ottery St Mary Choral Society, members of St David’s Players, and the Classics Galore! Symphony Orchestra, comprising top musicians from the Exeter and East Devon areas.