2012 Concerts

Conductor and Keyboard Players (Christopher Eastwood and Andrew Downton) in conference



Nearly 200 people attended our performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle on May 12th. Here are some of the comments:

One friend said it looked as though we were all enjoying ourselves. Several said it was the best they’d heard from us!


“It was a wonderful sound and a most unusual but enjoyable Mass. The choir has come on tremendously over the last couple of years.”


“The soloists were wonderful and the choir as good as, if not better than, I can remember.”

“Well done one and all.”

“Tremendous! We thought the choir was excellent.”

“An extremely enjoyable performance. Please may we hear more of the choir?”

Andrew Downton (Harmonium)







On Saturday 14th July the choir presented an evening of Jazz.

The programme consisted of

Take the A Train  Band

Let’s Fall in Love and This Masquerade  Vocalist Kay Octigan and Band

Soarin’ High Instrumental movement from A Mass for Life – Band

Night Train Band

Honeysuckle Rose Mike Thorn

Deep Purple Andrew Wilson and Andrew Daldorph

Round Midnight Kay Octigan and Band

Deep River Kay Octigan, Band and EDCS


A Mass for Life by Andrew Daldorph

for Choir and Jazz Quintet

The concert was well received by a large and enthusiastic audience.

Amongst comments were:

“You could see how much the choir enjoyed itself as it was so animated.”

“The choir showed it can rise to the challenge and adapt to Jazz after its classical background.”

“Blending the (hidden) choir into Deep River was very effective indeed.”

“The instrumentalists  were great. I particularly enjoyed the contribution of the saxophonist Andrew Wilson.”


A performance of Handel’s Messiah was given on December 8th at St George’s Church with Orchestra.

“Augmentation by the Tiverton High School was an inspiration.”

“An excellent performance.”

“What a triumph!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed your performance, it was brilliant.”

“You all looked as if you were enjoying yourselves.”


Knighthayes Court

The choir gave two enjoyable concerts of seasonal music in mid December.