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Saturday 21 May 2022: 7.30 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth: Sacred Jazz with the Exeter Philharmonic Choir

In an exciting new departure for Exeter Philharmonic Choir, the summer concert of our 175th anniversary year, ‘Sacred Jazz’, will fuse sacred texts with music from the jazz idiom, accompanied by saxophone, piano, bass and drums.

We are honoured to be giving the first performance of a work Stephen Tanner has written for and dedicated to the choir, called Jazz Te Deum and Jubilate Deo. This new setting for chorus and jazz quartet of Psalm 100 combines jazz idioms with references to the timeless ancient melodies of plainsong. Stephen Tanner is well known in the South West and beyond as both a classical and a jazz musician and is EPC’s associate director of music.

English composer Will Todd's compositions also merge classical and jazz traditions. His Songs of Peace is not a conventional requiem but a beautiful work about love and loss dedicated to his mother. The concert also features a jazz-inspired piano duet by Richard Rodney Bennett and three spirituals arranged for choir by Stephen Tanner.

Joining us for the concert will be the quartet of Andrew Downton (piano), Steve Wiltshire (saxophones), Phil Williams (bass) and Ryan Carter (drums).

Saturday 11 June - Saturday 18 June: Exmouth Musical theatre Company in 'That's Jazz', Exmouth Pavilion. Details at

Saturday, 8 July until Friday, 16 July: Budleigh Music Festival. Further details at

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July: Exmouth Youth Theatre in 'We will Rock You', Exmouth Pavilion. Further details at

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Local music organisations

(For music venues, see the Venues section)

What's on - larger venues and regular activities

Larger venues

(For all music venues, see the Venues section. Music in cafes, pubs, bars and clubs is in a separate section below. Please scroll down to see this section and also a section on how you can listen to free music via Devon Libraries).

Regular music activities - but please check with the organisers:

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What's on - music in cafes, pubs, bars and clubs

(For all music venues, see the Venues section)

Most local music events and gigs are listed in the excellent Lemonrock Gig Guide - (and click on "Guide" and then "Gigs Near Me", or key in "Exmouth"). Details there are updated very frequently.

Regular gigs - Please note: these events may still be suspended. Please check with the organisers:

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Free music from the Naxos Music Library via Devon Libraries

This link - - tells you about a range of free reference services offered by Devon Libraries. Amazingly this also includes free access to the whole of the Naxos Music catalogue, and you can listen to all the albums (more than 143,000 discs, which is over 2 million tracks!) by keying in your own library number from your library card (see Literature for more details about library services). The music is then streamed to you, so you do need to be online to listen to it. See

The Naxos Music Library is also available as an downloadable app for your tablet or smartphone from your usual app provider (and you will need to register to use this - and it's free - and once done, it's excellent). From the app, music is streamed, and some music can be downloaded so that you can listen to this at any time offline.