2024

Incoming Visit from Terracina

The Italians are coming!

We are expecting an incoming visit from Terracina from13th to 18th July.  More details to follow…

May 2024 Newsletter – Visit from Rennes

To view the newsletter for May 2024 with details and photos of the incoming visit from Rennes, please click on this link:

https://exetertwinningcircle.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/ETC-Newsletter-May-2024.pdf

 

To view the programme for the forthcoming  visit from Rennes, from 14th to 19th April, please click on the link below



The Twinning Circle Annual General Meeting took place at the Devon Motel, Matford on Friday 24th Feb, 2024.
The Lord Mayor attended and a fine lunch was enjoyed by all.

EXETER TWINNING CIRCLE

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCH

FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2024 AT THE DEVON HOTEL, MATFORD,

EXETER EX2 8XU.

2023

November

To see the November Newsletter, please click on the link below:

ETC Newsletter Nov 2023

September

GALA CONCERT AT EXETER CATHEDRAL – 15TH JULY 2023   by Rosalind Beetham

The day before the Gala concert at Exeter Cathedral, I invited 25 of our German choir guests to a traditional English homemade afternoon tea, including cucumber sandwiches! We all had a delightful time despite the rain, which miraculously stopped during tea time, enabling us to get some fresh air and enjoy the beautiful Estuary views.  Many new friendships were made and lively conversation filled the room, in true twinning fashion – definitely a memorable afternoon for all of us.

As a member of the Exeter Twinning Circle and a retired member of Exeter Festival Chorus, I looked forward with anticipation to the 30th Anniversary concert of the Exeter Festival Chorus Choir, celebrated by a performance of the powerful and moving The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar. It was performed by 176 singers, including choirs from Bad Homburg and Hanau, youth and junior choirs from Exeter and all hosted by the Exeter Festival Chorus.

I was not disappointed. This was a sell-out concert in Exeter Cathedral and there was an excited buzz in the audience as we waited for the concert to begin.  Amongst the dignitaries attending was Alexander Hetjes, the Mayor of Bad Homburg, who flew in especially just for the concert. Seeing many young children in the audience was a very pleasant surprise and a standing ovation at the end of the concert showed just how much the audience enjoyed it. For me it was one of those very special evenings, which will always make me smile when I think of it. In front of us were singers from different countries and of all ages, who were at one singing wonderful music together, purely for their enjoyment and to give pleasure to their audience.

Rosalind Beetham

Exeter Twinning Circle

https://exeterfestivalchorus.org.uk/index.php/reviews

 

 

To see the June 2023 newsletter, please click here :

ETC Newsletter June 2023 PDF



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