South Devon Choir present an afternoon singing workshop followed by a public performance of Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful and well-known ‘Requiem’ in memory of all those affected and lost in the recent Covid-19 pandemic.
The workshop and public performance which will follow it, are in aid of Torbay & South Devon NHS Charitable Fund. South Devon Choir hopes this will go, in some small way, to express gratitude for the dedication and care shown by our local health service in caring for us over the last two years.
The event will be held at Paignton Parish Church (more details below) on Saturday 11 June 2022.
Doors open for singers at 2pm and the public performance will commence at 6pm with doors opening to the public at 5.45pm.
If you wish to take part in the choral workshop during the afternoon prior to the concert please go to our Workshops page Fauré Requiem Workshop & Concert
Robin Stubbs is the locally well-known conductor of Britannia Choral Society, Dartmouth. Robin is a busy professional musician based in Plymouth. He divides his time between running a busy prep school music department, organ playing and choral directing and conducting.
Simon Dunbavand is an accomplished organist, being a graduate of music from Cambridge University, where he was Organ Scholar of Peterhouse, and The University of Sheffield, where he held the Charles Bryers Scholarship. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and the Royal College of Music. Simon has performed throughout the UK and across Europe.
The performance will be held at Paignton Parish Church (St John’s Church), Church Street, Paignton TQ3 3AQ. Car parking is available in Churchward Road Car Park, Crown and Anchor Way Car Park, Victoria Car Park and there is on-street (pay at the machine) parking in Palace Avenue around the gardens.
Public Performance – Tickets at £5 per person (no concessions) are available from South Devon Choir members, online via TicketSource (please note there is a booking fee) or on the door (cash only).
There will also be a retiring collection if you wish to make a further donation to the Torbay & South Devon NHS Charitiable Fund.