Sunday Special: Music at the Priory
We are pleased to welcome Melanie Mehta and Daphne Murphy on Sunday, 20th June, for some wonderful music in the Great Hall! The Programme consists mainly of songs by English 20th Century composers: Michael Head, Armstrong Gibbs and Arthur Sullivan (without Gilbert!) amongst others. Experience our building filled with music while you explore its history…
Melanie Mehta has sung in large and small choirs/ensembles with tours in the UK and abroad. Her solo Opera experience includes Adele (Die Fledermaus), Mother (Hansel & Gretel) and Witch (Macbeth) and has covered roles for Staircase Opera in Devon. Her solo oratorio experience includes Vivaldi Gloria, Haydn Nelson Mass, and the Requiems of Brahms, Mozart and Verdi. Planned concerts include two lunchtime concerts of duets at Glenorchy Church in Exmouth, a lunchtime concert at Wesley Chapel in London and a concert of Rhine related music in Bromley, Kent.
Daphne Murphy started accompanying singers around age 14 and still loves doing so. She studied at the Welsh College of Music & Drama when it was starting in Cardiff Castle which was great fun. She then trained as a teacher and taught in Primary Schools and a prison. She’s played for many Choirs, Theatre groups and, since retirement, is playing for exams and diplomas.
This will be the second time that Melanie and Daphne have worked together, and they are looking forward to continuing the association and exploring more repertoire together.
Do come and join us to soak up the history of Exeter’s oldest building and this quiet corner of the city.
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.
This event has FREE admission, but donations are gratefully received through our donation button: click here!
St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available. Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).
Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.
Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.
If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email our buildings manager firstname.lastname@example.org.