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


Two North Devon born lads made it big in London in the 18th Century and we celebrate them in words and music.

Saturday 22nd July at 7.30 pm in St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple Town Centre.

A presentation of the life of John Gay (Born in Barnstaple) with his poetry and music settings with songs from The Beggar’s Opera

St Anne’s Chapel was the Grammar School when John Gay was growing up and an appropriate setting for his story

Tickets £12, Concessions £10, under 15s £5

Sunday 23rd July at 5 pm in Barnstaple Parish Church, Barnstaple Town Centre.

A presentation of the less well known John Crang (Born in North Molton) who made his fortune with a partner in London as a maker of Harpsichords (he made one for Handel) and Organs (he made one for Barnstaple Parish Church, donated by Sir George Amyand Bart., MP for Barnstaple and Handel’s friend and executor of his will) There will be a talk and some organ music of that period on the Crang organ,

followed by a traditional Choral Evensong with the Artavian Singers at 6pm

Canticles: Maurice Greene in C

Anthem: O Lord look down from Heaven by Jonathan Battishill (whose mother was from Torrington!)

Admission BY DONATION to Barnstaple Parish Church restoration fund

Sunday 24th September at 7pm

The Music Room, Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe EX31 4RF

A celebration concert

The Artavian Singers will be joined by Soloists and the Artavian Baroque orchestra to perform C.P.E.Bach Magnificat, W.F.Bach Cantata for Ascension Day and other music of that period.

Tickets £25, Concessions £22, Friends of Artavian Baroque £20 Students £10


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.