REQUIEM IN A DAY Exeter Cathedral 19th September 2020

Join over 200 singers to perform Matthew Coleridge's intensely beautiful and deeply moving REQUIEM in the one of Europe's finest medieval cathedrals.

Spend the day learning this exquisite piece of music, before giving an atmospheric evening performance in Exeter Cathedral's stunning acoustics, conducted by the composer.

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Matthew ColeridgeMatthew Coleridge
composer & conductor
Jamal AliyevJamal Aliyev
cello
Karin DahlbergKarin Dahlberg
soprano
Timothy NoonTimothy Noon
organ



Join composer Matthew Coleridge as a massed choir of singers from Devon, Dorset and beyond descend on Exeter for a glorious day of choral singing!

Spend the day learning this exquisite piece of music, before giving an atmospheric evening performance in the beautiful cathedral, conducted by the composer.

Info sheet

On the day...

Details of the day

09:00 singer registration and distribution of music (music loan is included in the workshop fee) at Southernhay United Reformed Church, EX1 1QD.

10:00 morning workshop at Southernhay United Reformed Church

12:30 break for lunch and relocate to Exeter Cathedral

13:30 - 16:30 afternoon rehearsals in the nave of Exeter Cathedral

19:30 - 21:00 concert performance of Requiem, alongside other works and solo items

Booking info

Workshop tickets (£25) includes music loan for the day.

To purchase a vocal score, which will be posted in advance, choose the (£32) option.

Under 18s welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Exeter Cathedral

Southernhay Gardens / Dean Clarke House Premier Parking Solutions car park (EX1 1SG; £7 for 12 hours) is 5 minutes' walk from the Cathedral and our morning rehearsal venue.

Exeter Central station car park (£5.60 all day) is a 10 minute walk.

All-day parking (£3.50) at Flowerpot Lane (EX4 1DH), Okehampton Street (EX4 1DY) and Haven Banks (EX2 8DP) car parks - approx 15 mins walk to the Cathedral.

The main shoppers car parks in Exeter city centre (Mary Arches and Guildhall Centre) cost £12-15 for the day.

Coach transport for singers in West Dorset will be available. Details to follow.

Exeter Central (5 mins walk), St Thomas (13 mins walk), St Davids (15 mins walk)

The Musicians
Matthew Coleridge

Matthew Coleridge
composer & conductor

Matt is rapidly gaining a reputation as an inspiring and energetic workshop leader. His Requiem-in-a-Day workshops are led with "humour, skill and encouragement" (Buckfast Abbey workshop 2019), gathering momentum through the day before culminating in moving performances of his music. He has "an extraordinary ability to make singers believe they can produce what he has in mind" (SWEMF workshop 2018).

His choral music has been performed around the world, and has been recorded and broadcast by professional ensembles including The Queens Six, Kantos Chamber Choir and RSVP Voices.

Jamal Aliyev

Jamal Aliyev
cello soloist

One of the most exciting young cellists of his generation, in 2019 Jamal made his debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the St. Magnus Festival broadcast by Radio 3. Over the last year Jamal has appeared as soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, CBSO Youth Orchestra, Istanbul Symphony, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey and the Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela.

www.jamal-aliyev.com

Karin Dahlberg

Karin Dahlberg

Swedish soprano Karin Dahlberg is an internationally-acclaimed soloist who time and again overwhelms her audience performing works ranging from baroque to contemporary music. She is hailed for her scenic charisma, sense of style and a wonderful timbre throughout her vocal range. She sings on Anne Sofie von Otter's album "Bach" (Deutsche Grammophon) which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010. In recent years, Karin has enjoyed enormous success in Germany, with numerous appearances as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic.

www.karindahlberg.com

Workshops 2020
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Portsmouth Cathedral / Feb 8th 2020

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St James, Sussex Gardens. Image credit: ExploreChurches.org

London / Mar 28th 2020

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in one of London's most beautiful Victorian Gothic churches - St James, Sussex Gardens, Paddington. We'll be working with cello soloist Olivia da Costa and organist George de Voil.

All Saints Clifton

Bristol / May 9th 2020

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in the excellent acoustics of one of Britain's most striking modernist churches - the spectacular All Saints, Clifton. With cello soloist George Owen, and Gloucester Cathedral organist Jonathan Hope.

Pershore Abbey

Pershore Abbey / June 20th 2020

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in the wonderful acoustics of Pershore's Medieval Abbey, with an evening performance conducted by the composer. With cello soloist Maxim Calver (BBC Young Musician finalist 2018) and The Real String Orchestra.

Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Abbey / Aug 2020

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in the picture postcard village of Dorchester-on-Thames, with an evening performance conducted by the composer. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunshine! With cellist Sarah Gait and organist Laurence Caldecote.

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral / Sept 19th 2020

Join 250 singers to perform Matthew Coleridge's Requiem, and experience the rapture of singing in one of England's finest Medieval Cathedrals. With cello soloist Jamal Aliyev, acclaimed soprano Karin Dahlberg, and Exeter Cathedral's organist Timothy Noon.