Everyone involved in ‘Music in the Castle’ is very grateful to Charles Courtenay, Earl of Devon, not only for regularly attending our concerts with his young family, but for allowing us to use his beautiful and historic ancestral home.

Lord Courtenay

Charles Courtenay

Bechstein Piano at Powderham CastleAt the end of 2013 we had an opportunity to purchase and renovate a full size Bechstein Piano.

Making this possible, generous financial support was received from:

  • Two of our most enthusiastic concert supporters who wish to remain anonymous – they also provided mulled wine and minced pies for our December 2014 concert.
  • The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.
  • The 29th May Charitable Trust
  • The Stephen Clark 1957 Charitable Trust.

Concert Sponsors

In 2014:

  • Mr D P Matthews of Ashcourt Rowan Financial Planning kindly sponsored Opera singer Mr Paul Sheehan in our 11th July concert.
  • Mr & Mrs R Mason of Dawlish Warren sponsored five singers from the post-graduate Opera School of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama on 14th November who also performed in our first concert for local schools  –  also our evening concert.

In 2015 we are privileged to be receiving generous concert sponsorship from:

  • Arbuthnot Latham, Private Bankers
  • Mr & Mrs R Mason of Dawlish Warren
  • Total Event Hire of Newton Abbot is very generously supporting all our concerts with comfortable chairs.

In 2016 we are delighted to announce that we continue to receive very generous support from:

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