Dart Music Festival – Classical Round-Up No 1

 The Roger Kempton Memorial Organ Recital with Organist David Davies

David Davies is the Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral. Originally a native of Snowdonia in North Wales, David was educated at Eton College, Magdalen College, Oxford (where he was organ scholar), and Yale University. He has worked in church music on both sides of the Atlantic, living in the USA for five years, and as Director of the Girls’ Choir and Sub Organist at Guildford Cathedral for six years.

David studied with John Wellingham, Nicolas Kynaston, Martin Jean and Thomas Murray, and has given recitals in South Africa, Japan, North America and several countries in Europe. In the UK he has performed at Westminster Abbey and the Royal Festival Hall and has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts.

So You Can’t Sing..? 

Peter Knapp’s inspired singing workshop for all in St Saviour’s Church – find that voice you never knew that you had!

Lift your spirits, dust off all woes, and sing…sing…sing

Piano Recital with Peter Adcock

Peter James Adcock won an organ scholarship to read music at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, where he secured a further music scholarship with the highest first in his year.
A pianist, organist and flautist, he reached the regional piano finals of the B.B.C. Young Musician of the Year at the age of 14; gained his organ diploma before going up to Oxford in 1988; and received a gold award for his flute playing from the Royal Schools of Music.
Peter studied the piano with the eminent Bach specialist and performer, Maurice Cole; the distinguished teacher, Danielle Salomon; and his mentor, the world-renowned Professor Alexander Kelly, late of the Royal Academy of Music, London. He also took organ lessons at Exeter Cathedral, and flute at Dartington College.
Peter Adcock will be performing in St  Saviour’s Church, with a refreshment interval.

Peter Knapp’s ‘All You Ever Wanted to Know About Opera!’

“An evening of sheer delight!” The Observer

“An expert communicator of enthusiasm” The Scotsman

Join us for an evening of sophisticated stand-up comedy, a sumptuous selection of  music for singers and orchestra/audience operatic sing-along. This unique show celebrates opera in a hugely entertaining way.

Based on Peter Knapp’s experience of 40 years in the opera business, which has seen him sing, direct, conduct, translate and train performers, the show offers an opportunity to delve deeper into that wonderful world of divas, drama and unforeseen disasters.

Dazzling performers deliver opera favourites from Verdi, Rossini, Bizet and Puccini and others and the audience is expertly trained by the maestro sing a popular selection of opera choruses.

Discover and enjoy Peter on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J977l0v5TTE

For full details of all performances please check the official DMF programme – out soon.

15th, 16th & 17th May 2015