The Mark Saxelby Memorial Choral Workshop and Concert

Rowcroft Hospice
Rowcroft Hospice Raising Funds

South Devon Choir present a post-workshop public concert of Vivaldi’s lively and lovely ‘Gloria’ and Sir Hubert Parry’s stirring ‘I was glad‘.

The workshop and concert which follows it are in aid of Rowcroft Hospice. South Devon Choir hopes our audience will join with us in expressing our thanks for the work of our local hospice and remembering those who have received care there.

In particular the Choir will be remembering a much-loved member, Mark Saxelby, in whose name this workshop and concert are being held.

The concert will be held at Paignton Parish Church (St Johns Church, Church Street, Paignton TQ3 3AQ) on Saturday 10 June 2023 and the public performance commences at 6pm (doors open at 5.45pm).

If you wish to take part in the choral workshop during the afternoon prior to the concert please go to our workshop information page.

All profits from this workshop and concert will go to Rowcroft Hospice.

There will also be a retiring collection if you wish to make a further donation to the Rowcroft Hospice.


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 preferred).

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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 and Robin Stubbs


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.

Parking around St John’s Church, Paignton