Forthcoming Events & News


Our Treasurer reports that OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS, DONATIONS TO MAINLY LOCAL CHARITIES HAVE TOTALLED OVER £13,300. A wonderful result, and thanks to the Artavian Singers and to our many instrumentalist & singer friends for their generosity to enable this.

            The Artavian Singers pictured at the Hospice Concert in Swimbridge



                                                Michael, me, Jacqui & Peter


Our two concerts - Baroque around Europe and Christmas Words and Music raised over £1,250 for the Calvert Trust; a great result.


AFTERNOON EVENT at St Petrock’s Church, Parracombe EX31 4RJ

Sunday 4th June

WEEKEND EVENT 22nd/23rd July


This weekend event was well attended - the St Anne’s Chapel was almost full, and the next day at the Parish Church was a success and many people made it a two day event, attending both the John Gay event on Saturday and the John Crang organ event followed by Choral Evensong on the Sunday.

John Gay evening: David Pepper, poetry reader, Musicians Michael Williamson, Peter Clarke, Jacqui Robertson-Wade and John Marston with Narrator Jonathan Edmunds

Sunday 24th September at 7pm

The Birthday Concert at Woolhanger was a great success, and in fact we were sold out.

Our young trumpeters and drummer stole the show, but the whole orchestra played beautifully, and the soloists were superb. A memorable occasion.

The final chorus can be viewed here:

Friday 8th December at 7pm

The Music Room, Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe EX31 4RF

Christmas Words and Music with Special Guest, Sue Sherratt, Harp

The Artavian Singers and readers Jonathan Edmunds, David Pepper and Vanessa Marston

presented our popular charity Christmas programme, which included A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, The Angel’s Carol by John Rutter for choir and Harp, and other seasonal offerings in words and music.

The weather had been forecast to be very cold with snow, but all this happened north of us, and in fact we had an audience of over 50, which was fantastic. The choir kindly donated Mince pies etc, and Brian & Wendy brought along wine, and there was a raffle.

All this raised an amazing £880!! Many, many thanks to all who made this possible.

We will be making a donation to Medecins sans Frontières who do such wonderful work in the most dangerous places in the world.

Friday 13th April 2018

Heanton Church, Heanton Punchardon, Barnstaple

Lucky for Some.

Verse and music from the Artavian Singers.

Keep the date in your diary.

More information next year.


Why not join or rejoin the Friends of Artavian Baroque and take advantage of the reduced ticket prices. The cost is £15 per person and your contribution helps to support us in bringing Baroque and Classical music to North Devon.

I look forward to seeing you again at our events, and thank you for your support.

Please contact me by e-mail (, or by telephone (01271-323202) for tickets or more information.