Classics Galore

The next concert will be on Saturday,18th November, 2017
Tickets will be on sale from 1st July
please put it on your calendar !!

2017 is now upon us which means Classics Galore will be back on Saturday 18th November with a performance in the Great Hall at Exeter University.
This will be the sixth concert organised to raise funds for the Force Cancer Charity.

The first three were organised by Dick and Posy Passmore, who then handed the baton over to our committee to carry on their wonderful work. As well as providing superb entertainment, Classics Galore has now raised in excess of £69,000. These vital funds have made a significant contribution to the work of Force – a local cancer charity which directly supports people in our community.

This year’s gala concert will again offer a wide selection of popular classical music for orchestra, choir and brass band under the guidance of Musical Director, Malcolm Matthews.  We have again arranged for the Terrace Bar of the Great Hall to be open for those who would like to have a meal before the concert. Shuttle buses between the Great Hall and the main car parks will be provided for concert patrons.

There will be up to 200 musicians and singers – a full orchestra, two choral societies and a brass band. The programme will feature a mixture of popular classics, music from films and musicals culminating in a rousing Last Night of the Proms style finale, led by soprano soloist Penny Daw.

Musical director Malcolm Matthews will conduct  the concert with an orchestra featuring top musicians from across Devon plus singers from  Ottery St Mary Choral Society and  Exeter’s St David’s Players  as well as the SW Comms Band from Lympstone under its new musical director Chris Spreadbury.

For the first time in 2017 you will be able to buy your tickets online through the Classics Galore website.   This will make it possible for you to choose precisely where you would like to sit – in the stalls downstairs or in the gallery and boxes upstairs. Tickets will be issued to you directly by email. If you prefer to buy tickets in person or by telephone, this option will still be available through EVIT, the ticketing office in Exeter.

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For 2017, we are delighted to announce that The Exeter and Gilbert Stephens are our main sponsors :





Sponsors include:







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There will also be a Grand Prize Draw with an amazing selection of prizes, generously donated by local businesses, including:



Supporters for 2017 include:




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