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Bethany Partridge

5 July|12:00 pm

St Peter’s Church
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Bethany Partridge


5 July


12:00 pm


St Peter’s Church

Accompanist – Andrew Daldorph

Bethany began singing as a chorister at Exeter Cathedral, going on to study music at Trinity College Cambridge as a choral scholar under Stephen Layton. Bethany progressed through the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, and now returns to work with the younger choirs as a member of musical staff. Bethany has sung with a number of the finest professional choirs, including The Tallis Scholars (Peter Phillips), Polyphony (Stephen Layton), The Gabrieli Consort (Paul McCreesh), The Consort D’Astree (Emmanuelle Haim), The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Choir , London Choral Sinfonia and Tenebrae (Nigel Short), with whom she was an associate artist (2016-2019). She is a founding member of Barque Ensemble, Amici Voices which specialises in one-per-part performances of Bach and has released a disc on Hyperion Records. She balances a busy schedule of professional choral work and teaching.

A former pupil of Tiffin Boys’ School, Kingston, Andrew Daldorph graduated with a first class honours degree in music from the University of Southampton in 1993. He then took up the post of Organ Scholar at Guildford Cathedral under Andrew Millington and subsequently gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists. Andrew took lessons from some of the world’s most eminent organists, including Peter Hurford, David Hill, David Sanger and Dame Gillian Weir, and on the harpsichord, he studied with Robert Woolley. He frequently gives recitals and has played for services and concerts in cathedrals and concert halls throughout the country.

He is the conductor of both the Exeter Chamber Choir and the East Devon Choral Society. Notable performances have included Bach’s B Minor Mass in Exeter Cathedral with Devon Baroque orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, Brahms’ Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Andrew has arranged a great deal of music and is commissioned regularly to compose original pieces – mostly choral or jazz. Both his Devon-based choirs regularly perform his arrangements and compositions, from Christmas songs and carols to jazz standards where the voices might be mistaken for a Big Band. His new work – Songs of Hope and Creation – is a modern oratorio and had its première in the spring 2008 and was performed in Exeter Cathedral in October 2009 receiving a standing ovation and much critical acclaim.

This concert has been kindly sponsored by Rohan Wilson.

  • Programme


Handel – O Sleep (Semele)


Schubert – Ganymed


Strauss op. 10, 8 songs

  1. Zueignung
  2. Nichts
  3. Die Nacht
  4. Die Georgine
  5. Geduld
  6. Die Verschwiegenen
  7. Die Zeitlose
  8. Allerseelen


Barber op. 13, 4 songs

  1. A Nun takes the Veil
  2. The Secrets of the Old
  3. Sure on This Shining Night
  4. Nocturne


Purcell – An Evening Hymn