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Organsied by Rachel Gilmour
An evening of music with poetry and prose

A Golden Sequence for Devon

Friday, October 17th 2014, 6.45pm

In aid of Devon County Junior Choir and
The Charlie Sumption Memorial Fund

Compared by Anthony Gibson OBE

author of “With Magic in My Eyes – literary landscape”
Readings of prose and poetry about or inspired by Devon will accompany the music.

Music by The Devon County Junior Choir

Conductor – by Rachel Smith
Deputy Deirector of Music at Exeter Cathedral School, Conductor of DCJC, Schola Exe, Chivenor and Lympstone Military Wives Choir and The National Children’s Choir of GB.
Soloist – Sophia Gilmour, Perrott Hill Preparatory SChool.


Tickets £30 to include wine and canapés. Tickets are limited, subject to availability and non refundable.

For more Information and to Book

By email:
In person: Caxtons Printing & Stationary – Bampton & Dulverton


The Charlie Sumption Memorial Fund

CSMF aims to support education and help relieve poverty in Africa by raising funds and awareness. We aim to:
Advance the education of the pupils at Mutunyi Government School and/or other similar schools in Africa through the provision of facilities and the funding of human resources.
Advance and promote both the health education of and the teaching of the English language to, the pupils at Mutunyi government school and/or other similar schools in Africa.
Fund scholarships (and travel allowances where appropriate) for pupils attending such schools and thereafter through any further education.

The devon Junior Choir

This is an exciting musical opportunity for children aged 8 to 13.During 2012 – 13, DCJC sang at the first South West performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony at the University Great Hall in September. In November, DCJC participated in the live TV broadcast of Children in Need also at the University. The older members of DCJC also performed at the Cathedral’s Diamond Jubilee Grand Nave Dinner in October. It took part in 3 Outreach Concerts, entertained Christmas shoppers in the Guildhall shopping centre and gave 2 informal concerts for families and friends. During the Spring Term, the choir held a joint vocal workshop with Eltham College, London. The highlight of the Summer Term was joining with Exeter Cathedral Choir, St Peter’s Singers and Schola Exe to perform Britten’s St Nicolas, where DCJC sang from the currently empty organ loft to perform as a true ‘Gallery’ Choir.

DCJC is conducted by Rachel Smith (Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral School) who directs the Full and Girls’ Choirs and David Davies (Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral) who directs the Boys’ Choir. From September 2012, Michael Graham, a Cathedral Choral Scholar, has also assisted with conducting and accompanying the choirs.


Event Sponsors

Caxtons Printing & Stationery
Huntsham Court Country House
John Dawson Fly Fishing
May Liddell-Grainger Hair & Make Up Artist
Perrott Hill
Peter Mundy Catering
Rachel Gilmour Associates
Shalden Shooting School
SW Tree Fellers
Venford Therapies


Huntsham Hotspots

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