Saturday, 14th November – the date for your diary
One of the most popular charity events on the Exeter musical calendar is back for a fifth time in 2015.
Classics Galore! is an extravaganza of entertainment that features familiar and uplifting music performed by a 200- strong ensemble – a full orchestra, a brass band and two choral societies.
The event is staged every two years to raise money for local cancer charity FORCE and this year’s concert will be at the University of Exeter Great Hall on Saturday, November 14.
Meals and Wheels boost for Classics Galore! 2015
Organisers of the popular Classics Galore! concert have introduced changes for this year, designed to make the evening even better for concert-goers.
There will be free shuttle buses running from the university car parks and, for the first time, pre-concert meals will be available.
“The walk from the car parks to the Great Hall is quite long (and uphill on the way back!) so we feel buses will be much appreciated, particularly by older patrons, and even more so, if it is a wet evening,” said Classics Galore! treasurer Liz Hooper.
“Such is the attraction of this wonderful fundraising extravaganza, people often travel a considerable distance from across the county and beyond to give their support. It is therefore a lovely way to start the evening by relaxing after the journey over a meal with friends at the concert venue – so much easier than trying to park in the city and finding a place to grab an early snack before heading for the university,” she added.
The shuttles will operate from 5-11pm between campus car parks A and B and the Great Hall and the University’s Terrace Restaurant will open at 5.30pm.
There is no need to pre-book the buses or pre-order food.
Tickets go on sale at the Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets (EVIT) in Dix’s Field on August 1.
Malcolm Matthews will again be the concert’s musical director, working with 50 top musicians from Exeter and East Devon who have been hand-picked to form the Classics Galore! Symphony Orchestra.
The South West Comms Band from Lympstone, the Ottery St Mary Choral Society and members of St David’s Players will also be back to entertain.