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Saturday 29th February



Oystercatchers Café 1.30pm


Jazz-Classical Fusion

Jim Rintoul – double bass

Amye Farrell – cello

Kyle Norgate – guitar




Saturday 29th February



Teign Heritage Centre 5pm

(tea served from 4.30pm)


Daring to Question

Dr Daniel King – Exeter University


Ancient knowledge, Renaissance science and the development of medicine from 1500 to 1750, focusing on the importance of a willingness to question, debate, and refute ancient beliefs and authorities.


Tickets: £4 – no concessions but children free


Sunday 1st March



Oystercatchers Café 11.45am


Classical Guitar

David Bailey




Sunday 1st March



St Michael’s Church 3.00pm


Jazz-Classical Fusion

Alfie Pugh – piano

Rebecca Willson – violin

David Jones – guitar


Featuring well-known classics arranged with a focus on jazz improvisation and harmony, à la Jacques Loussier and Eugen Cicero, as well as more traditional pieces originally composed with jazz in mind by Gershwin, Joplin, etc. Also more straight-ahead jazz, but don't expect to hear any standards! Specialists in Gypsy Jazz, and re-inventing popular tunes and TV themes, these musicians strive to bring fun and something different to every performance.


Tickets: £8.50/£7 concessions/£3 children



Friday 6th March



St Michael’s Church 7.30pm


Dare to Know

South Devon Singers Choir

directed by David Haines

Alfie Pugh – piano and percussion

Matt Norman – mandolin


Using both period music and contemporary compositions by

Alfie Pugh and David Haines – including the premiere of two

newly-commissioned songs – the concert will explore the art,

history, science and mores of the transformative period from

the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.


Tickets: £8.50/£7 concessions/£3 children


Saturday 7th March



St Michael’s Church 10am – 12noon


Mini-recitals have been a feature of the Festival

since its inception. They give children, music students,

amateurs or returning professionals the opportunity to

perform for anything from 5 to 20 minutes, depending

on confidence and ability.




Saturday 7th March



St Michael’s Church 12.30pm


The Two Golden Ages of the Mandolin

Matt Norman


The talk will focus on the development of the

mandolin in the early 18th century and its resurgence

in the late 19th century, touching on the background

history and introducing prominent players and

composers – fully illustrated with musical examples.


Tickets £5 – no concessions but children free


Saturday 7th March



St Michael’s Church 3.00pm


Handel, Handbells and Harp

Tor Bells – handbell quartet

Luc Walpot – harp

Iryna Ilnytska – mezzo-soprano

Sam Baker – piano


While the concert will give prominence to the music of Handel,

other composers will also feature - eclectic in both content

and presentation with an unusual mix of accompanied song,

handbells and concert harp.


Tickets: £8.50/£7 concessions/£3 children



Saturday 7th March



St Michael’s Church 7.30pm


From Baroque to Modern

Ekaterina Shetliffe - piano

Yulia Northridge – violin

Oxana Militsina – violin

and guest Tirke Linnemann – cello


Including music by Brahms (1833-1897), Igor Frolov

(1937-2013), Reinhold Glière (1875-1956), Tchaikovsky

(1848-1893) and Vivaldi (1678-1741)


Tickets: £12/£10 concessions/£3 children


Sunday 8th March



St Michael’s Church 3.00pm


Exeter Youth Orchestra

directed by Robert Willis


EYO have been regular guests of the Festival since 2014,

impressing audiences with their verve, energy and enthusiasm.


Tickets: £8/£6 concessions/£3 children


Sunday 8th March



St Michael’s Church 6.30pm


St Peter’s Singers of Exeter Cathedral

directed by Timothy Parsons



Saturday 14th March



The Pavilions 3.00 to 4.00pm


Torbay Symphony Orchestra


Tickets: £3 single price – on the door only


Saturday 14th March



The Pavilions 7.30pm


Torbay Symphony Orchestra

Conductor – Richard Gonski

Leader – Chris Eastman


Sam Richards (b. 1949) – Planetarium (2019)

TSO commission and world premiere

Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) - Petrushka (1910-11 revised 1946)

Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) - Symphony No 5 in E minor Opus 64 (1888)


Tickets: £16/£14 concessions/£5 children

ONLY from pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk or 01626 249049



Saturday 25th April



Chudleigh Parish Church 7.30pm


Red Earth Opera with the Red Earth Chorus

and Orchestra

directed by Jane Anderson-Brown


Tickets: £12/£10 concessions/£3 children



The Festival will also be organising free concerts in the Teignmouth primary schools with the participation of Alfie Pugh, Rebecca Wilson, Ekaterina Shetliffe and Oxana Militsina.