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Based in the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton in East Devon, near Exeter, the Choir was founded in 1974, under the musical direction of Pamela Jones, who sadly passed away earlier this year. 

This year we are 50 years old and are planning a year of celebration. Our 50th Anniversary Concert was held on Saturday 25th May at St Peter's Church, Budleigh Salterton and was a great success.

Look out for more coming concerts to celebrate this landmark event.

Our next concert, for Budleigh Hospiscare, is with the Rock Choir at St Paul's Church Honiton.

If anyone wants to buy tickets online, the link is: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/budleigh-salterton-district-hospiscare/choral-music-for-a-cause/e-xldxpd 

You can also buy tickets from Jenny Hill, or from The Little Shop of Seasons, Dolphin Ct, High St, Honiton, or by calling 01395 267218.

Tickets will also be available on the door, unless it is a sell out!

The Choir exists to provide a stimulating and enjoyable hobby for its forty or so members. It performs 8 to 10 concerts a year, most of which are for the benefit of local and national charities. Recent beneficiaries include The Royal British Legion, Hospiscare, MacMillan Nurses, Marie Curie, Rotary and Lions Clubs, Force Cancer Charity, Devon Air Ambulance Trust and numerous church development funds. The choir is delighted to sing for these worthy causes and has performed extensively throughout the Devon area including Exeter, Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, Exmouth and Clyst St Mary.

We are always looking for new members and you are welcome to attend one of our rehearsals to see what we do. These are held from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Tuesdays in The Village Hall, High Street, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7DZ.

We are now led by our Musical Director, Matthew Jeffrey. He is a Lay Vicar with Exeter Cathedral Choir, Director and conductor of Exeter University Singers, singing Teacher at Blundell’s School, Tiverton, singing and Music Theory Teacher at Exeter Cathedral School and a freelance singer.

We have a repertoire of over 150 songs, and over the years, apart from singing in many venues around Devon, have sung at locations in Kent, South Wales, Yorkshire, France, Belgium and Holland. The choir sang alongside 12 other choirs at the Anglo-Welsh Festival of Male Choirs, making one choir of over 500 voices. It has participated in the Cornwall International Festival for Male Voice Choirs a number of times and competed at Poole in the Bournemouth Festival 2019. Last year we went to Belgium in April and sang at the Menin Gate and Ypres Cathedral.

Eight full concerts were performed in 2023 ending with a Carol concert on 16 December 2023 at St Peter's Church, Budleigh Salterton. We also sang at a wedding in Exeter Guildhall, Sea Sunday for the RNLI and the Blue Light Service at Exeter Cathedral. All were well received and helped raise funds for the chosen charity.

Our first concert this year was on Saturday 13 April in All Saints Church, Sidmouth with a visiting choir from Chatel Guyon in France.

 

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