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THE EXON SINGERS, founded in 1966, is recognised as one of the UK’s leading chamber choirs. It has become renowned for its dynamic and expressive performances of music from the Renaissance to the present day, with reviews describing the choir’s performances as “brilliantly sung” (Classic FM), with “beautifully tailored singing” (Gramophone), and a “brilliant soprano sound” (The Daily Telegraph), where “The Exon Singers excel” (BBC Music Magazine).

The choir broadcasts regularly on BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 and has made a number of highly acclaimed recordings for Albany, ASV, Delphian and Regent record labels. The choir’s Artistic Director and Conductor is Richard Wilberforce. Richard succeeds Matthew Owens, under whose direction the choir received considerable recognition for its commitment to commissioning new works from some of today’s most exciting composers – Brian ChappleGary Davison, Joseph Phibbs, Richard Allain, David Briggs, Grayston Ives, Francis Jackson, Gabriel Jackson, Howard Skempton, Philip Moore, Philip WilbyMatthew Martin and Robin Holloway. The choir welcomed James Burton as Composer in Residence for the 2015 Festival.

Since 1973, the annual Exon Singers Festival has been based in the historic market town of Tavistock on the edge of Dartmoor, and includes the beautiful venues of Tavistock Parish Church and Buckfast Abbey. The choir’s festival performances include the Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music and the Edinburgh Festival, as well as concerts in St John’s College, Cambridge, Gloucester Cathedral, Wells Cathedral and at venues in Winchester, Salisbury and Belfast.

The 2016 Exon Singers Festival will be its 50th Annual Summer Festival.

Exon Singers People

David Hill

President

Richard Wilberforce

Artistic Director and Conductor