About the choir
Joining the choir
Message to children
Pictures and sounds
Diary / schedule
ABOUT THE CHOIR
Schola Exe, is the senior choir for students in Years 9 – 13. It is jointly directed by David Davies (Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral) and Rachel Smith (Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral School).
After a successful trial from February to July 2012, we are delighted to announce that Schola Exe will be continuing to provide high quality music making opportunities for young people in Devon.
The repertoire is as varied as possible, with a mixture of sacred and secular music, from the Renaissance to modern day pop classics and songs from the shows. Weekly practices are held on Saturdays from 11.30am – 12.45pm in either Kalendar Hall (the Music Department of Exeter Cathedral School) or the Cathedral Chapter House. Admission to the choir requires the successful completion of an audition. You will need to have a prepared song to sing to us (please bring an accompaniment too) and we shall also do some simple ear tests. Auditions are arranged as soon as possible after the receipt of your application. We invite parents to make a termly donation to contribute towards the running costs of Schola Exe (we suggest £30 a term).
In June, Schola Exe gave its first concert in the Quire of Exeter Cathedral. In October, some of the Schola Exe girls will be joining with Exeter School's Sixth Form Girls' Choir to sing in Holst's 'The Planets' in Exeter Cathedral as part of the Two Moors Festival. In November, Schola Exe will be joining with adult singers under the baton of Laurence Blyth to sing Faure's 'Requiem' in the liturgical setting of the Eucharist for All Souls' Day in the Cathedral.
All staff are subject to Enhanced CRB Disclosure. Parent helpers are Julia Edwards, Ann German and Suzie Nelson.
Summer Term 2013 (THIS term)
27th April 10.30am – 11.30am Practice
4th May 11.30am - 12.45pm Practice
11th May 11.30am – 12.45pm Practice
18th May 11.30am – 12.45pm Practice
25th May HALF TERM
1st June HALF TERM
8th June 11.30am – 12.45pm Practice
15th June 11.30am – 12.45pm Practice
3:30pm - 6:00pm Practice in Kalendar Hall / Cathedral (details to follow)
7 – 9.30pm Concert in the Cathedral
For an application form to join Schola Exe Please click HERE.
Contact email address for Schola Exe is: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rachel Smith)
Contact phone number is: 01392 410303 (Rachel Smith, Exeter Cathedral School Music Department)
Spring Term 2013 (archive)
Autumn Term 2012 (archive)
11.30am – 12.45pm First practice of term
in the Chapter House
For girls in Holst's 'The Planets', there will be a rehearsal at Exeter School (Music School), on Tuesdays 11th, 18th and 25th September, 2nd and 9th October from 4 – 5pm. The performance is on Monday 15th October at 7.30pm.There will be final concert rehearsals in the Cathedral that day, and possibly during the course of the preceding weekend (awaiting confirmation).
Summer Term 2012 (archive)
21st April 11.30 - 12.45 Practice
28th April 11.30 - 12.45 Practice
5th May NO practice (Bank Holiday w/e)
12th May 11.45 - 1.00 Practice
19th May 11.30 - 12.45 Practice
26th May 11.30 - 12.45 Practice
2nd June NO practice (Bank Holiday w/e)
9th June 11.30 - 12.45 Practice
16th June 11.30 - 12.45 Practice
Sun 17th June 2.30 - 4.15 Practice - Song School (tbc)
4.30 - 5.15 Concert - Lady Chapel, Cathedral (tbc)
23rd June 11.30 - 12.45 Practice
30th June 11.30 - 12.45 Practice
7th July 11.30 - 12.45 Practice