Classics Galore at Exeter Autumn Festival

PUBLISHED: 18:04 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:04 10 June 2010

CLASSICS GALORE! on November 14, when the Exeter Autumn Festival will once again include the Classics Galore! concert at the Great Hall of Exeter University.

CLASSICS GALORE! on November 14, when the Exeter Autumn Festival will once again include the Classics Galore! concert at the Great Hall of Exeter University.

Classics Galore! is the brainchild of Dick Passmore, and is based on visits Dick and his wife Rosemary have made to see the annual Classical Spectacular at London's Royal Albert Hall. The evening is a musical feast of popular classics that everyone will know - even if not by name or composer. Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Sousa's Stars and Stripes, The Anvil Chorus from Verdi's Il Trovatore, the overture from The Marriage of Figaro, the Waltz from Shostakovich's Jazz Suite, The Dam Busters March, and Elgar's beautiful Nimrod from his Enigma Variations, together with other well-known pieces, will all come to a climax with the ever-popular "Proms" style finale - Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

The Exeter Symphony Orchestra, the SW Telecoms Lympstone Brass Band, the Exmouth Choral Society, and The Ottery Choral Society - around 220 musicians all on stage at the same time - combine to make this a really memorable evening, and Exeter's biggest indoor concert! Ticket prices are kept as low as possible, and the Gallery at Great Hall has already sold out! However, there are still almost 900 seats to fill in the auditorium, and these are only £12 each. They are available from organisers, Dick and Rosemary Passmore, via email at

classics@classicsgalore.co.uk, or on (01392) 832405. Alternatively they can be purchased at Exeter Tickets (01392 211080) in Dix's Field, Exeter. Further details can be found on the website www.classicsgalore.co.uk


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