Festival Details

52nd Annual Summer Festival
Saturday 29th July 2018 – Exon Festival Chorus workshop day
Tuesday 31st July – Sunday 5th August 2018

More details will be published in Spring 2018.

Based in the beautiful 13th century parish church of St Eustachius in Tavistock, the 2018 Exon Singers Festival will be the first under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Joseph Judge.

Full details of the 51st Exon Singers Festival (1st – 6th August 2017) can be downloaded below.

Exon Singers Festival Information 2017

Conductor & Artistic Director:  Richard Wilberforce
Composer in Residence:             Toby Young

Guest Organ Recitalist:                Peter King
Guest Artists:                                  Katharine Fuge
                                                             Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra

To book Festival tickets, please email tickets@exonsingers.org.uk. We will then confirm the reservation of your tickets, and give details of how to pay.

Tickets priced £12 (under 18s free) will be available at the door for all Festival evening concerts, or in advance from tickets@exonsingers.org.uk . Entry is free to the lunchtime recitals and Festival services, with retiring collection.

A Festival Ticket is available at £35.00 – this covers entry to all concerts, and a Festival Programme, giving a total saving of £28.00. (The Festival Ticket is available to Friends and Benefactors, and choir members’ Tavistock hosts at £30).

Come and Sing Workshop Day

The 2018 Festival will feature a Come and Sing Workshop Day, continuing the development of the Exon Festival Chorus on Saturday 28th July 2018 at Tavistock Parish Church, when the Exon Festival Chorus will prepare anthems by Handel and Parry to sing at the Festival Opening Concert on Tuesday 31st July 2018. Details can be downloaded here.

The Exon Festival Chorus (Come and Sing 2018) workshop day is ticketed separately to the Festival concerts. The prices will be announced in due course.

To book a place for the Exon Festival Chorus workshop day, please email comeandsing@exonsingers.org.uk 

Advance ticket sales:

Festival concert tickets and Festival Chorus Workshop Day tickets will be available for advance sale from Bookstop, 3 Market Street, Tavistock 01822 617244 (Monday-Saturday 09.00-17.30) or by sending an email to tickets@exonsingers.org.ukWe will then confirm the reservation of your tickets, and give details of how to pay.


All concerts and services, including the Exon Festival Chorus workshop day on Saturday 29th July 2017, are held at Tavistock Parish Church, including the recording of the Sequence for Epiphany, for BBC Radio 3, which will be recorded in Tavistock.

How to get there

Car: Via M5 or A303, follow signs for A30 then A386 for Tavistock.
Direct services to Exeter and Plymouth (with connecting bus services to Tavistock) from London Paddington & Waterloo, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham.


Joseph Judge

Conductor and Artistic Director

Joseph is a highly versatile Conductor and Singer based in the UK. Director of the Hallé Choral Academy, he is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the Exon Singers, Music Director of the Leeds Guild of Singers, Lay Clerk at Manchester Cathedral, Conductor with the Hallé Corporate Choir scheme, and regularly sings on live broadcasts with the BBC Daily Service Singers. A graduate of the University of Manchester, he will begin studying for a Master of Music in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2018.

Joseph is in demand as a Countertenor, frequently engaged as an oratorio soloist. He was one of the eight inaugural Fellows of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB), performing as part of an elite vocal octet throughout the UK and in Malta, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He continues to sing and work with many ensembles, including Siglo de Oro, Armonico Consort and Westminster Abbey Choir. He studies with Nick Powell, and has participated in masterclasses given by James Gilchrist, Harry Christophers CBE, Neil Ferris, and Lucy Schaufer.

Joseph has worked with Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Hallé Youth Choirs, St George’s Singers, Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra, as music staff on NYCGB Courses and adjudicator for Jersey Music Service’s PwC Young Musician of the Year, directed the vocal recording session for the PlayStation 4 advert, The King, and conducted in the Bridgewater Hall as part of the Thank Hallé It’s Friday series. He is the founder and director of Turton Consort, who often broadcast live on BBC Radio and whose performances have included a highly acclaimed recital of Monteverdi Madrigals at St Ann’s Church, Manchester, and at the Whitworth Art Gallery for the opening of the Marcantonio Raimondi exhibition.


2018 Programme

Full Festival details to be released in Spring 2018.


SATURDAY 28th JULY 11am-5pm

With Joseph Judge. 

Details to be released in due course; if you would like to register for more information , please email:


Tickets £12 (under 18s free)

Admission free, retiring collection

Admission free, retiring collection