News/Reviews

7th July 2015

Welcome to Judith Weir

Judith Weir CBE, recently appointed Master of the Queen’s Music, has generously accepted our invitation to become a Patron of ‘Music in the Castle’. She is one of our most distinguished and accessible composers. The Guardian Music Critic perceptively...
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5th June 2015

Dowland and Friends with Emma Kirkby.

Music in the Castle enjoyed an unforgettable concert given by Emma Kirkby with Jacob Heringman and ‘Dowland Works’. Dame Emma has created this on-going project which brings together theoretical research and practical performance of the music of...
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8th May 2015

Joo Yeon Sir & Kumi Matsuo

Our New Generation Artists concerts continue to reveal the extraordinary level of maturity, technical skill, musicianship and intuitive sense of ensemble among the best of the country’s newly-graduated musicians. Joo Yeon and Kumi produced a truly magnificent...
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6th March 2015

ARTESIAN QUARTET

    This was the third of our New Generation Artists concerts, counting the toe-in-the water visit from Wells Cathedral School which remains truly memorable. It was generously sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Mason of Dawlish Warren.   The Artesian...
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12th December 2014

Senior Choristers & Choral Scholars from Exeter Cathedral – December 2014

We have established the pattern of a visit from Senior Choristers & Choral Scholars from Exeter Cathedral once every three years, and it's always an immensely popular event. This year was virtually sold out, and audience members were asking about the...
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14th November 2014

New Generation Artists – November 2014

We gingerly tested the water for New Generation Artists concerts in March of this year, with six string players from Wells Cathedral School. In the event, the concert was an outstanding event – six solo items testing technique and musicality to the...
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24th October 2014

Masters of the King’s Music

The retirement of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and appointment of his successor, Judith Weir, provided an opportunity to construct an unusual programme at Powderham Castle last Friday. Alison Burnett and George Pratt took songs and keyboard pieces from...
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11th July 2014

Bach cantatas with one-to-a-part strings

The James Wyatt Music Room at Powderham Castle Bach Cantata No 82 – Ich habe Genug Henry Eccles – Sonata for Violin and Continuo Locatelli – Concerto Grosso Op 1 no 2 in C minor Handel/Halvorsen – Duo for two string instruments Bach Cantata No...
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20th June 2014

The Powderham Vocal Consort

The Powderham Vocal Consort; Clare Garton-Sprenger, cello; George Pratt organ and continuo. As Powderham Castle’s 1769 Brice Seede organ was our initial starting point for the whole of this flourishing programme, we ensure that it is heard, in all its...
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7th March 2014

‘Virtuosi’ concert at Powderham Castle

On Friday 7th March 2014, we entertained ‘Virtuosi’, pupils from Wells Cathedral School, one of the country’s Specialist Music Schools. They were staggeringly good. Technically they are already remarkably polished. Hindemith’s Trauermusik for...
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