A night out with the Honeymead Ensemble

We’ve been very busy out and about in recent weeks, heading off to all sorts of classical music concerts – the most recent of which was the delightful Honeymead Ensemble at Exeter Cathedral on April 18th.

Each year, the group puts on a series of the concerts in Exeter, Dulverton and Taunton to help raise money for various causes, with the Exeter Cathedral show this year being held in aid of The Third Millennium Fund. The Dulverton concert was put on this time in aid of the Devon & Somerset Hunt and the Calvert Trust, and the programme in Taunton was to raise funds for Go Commando, which supports Royal Marines and their families.

It really was the most wonderful evening, with pieces including Britten’s Quartet in C major No. 2 in celebration of Britten’s centenary, Phibbs’ Quartettino and Schubert’s Quartet in G major, No. 1.

The playing was super and of the highest order, with the musicians spending four days rehearsing at Honeymead, just two hills away from the Two Moors Festival HQ down here in Devon. Even though the acoustics aren’t the best in the cathedral, it was still such a wonderful atmosphere – we can’t wait for next year!


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