Choral Workshop and Informal Concert 2002 directed by Sir Neville Marriner
Type: Choral Workshop
Date: Saturday 22 June 2002

Choral Workshop and Informal Concert
Sir Neville Marriner: Conductor
Peter Adcock Organ

Vivaldi: Gloria in D
Handel: Dixit Dominus


It was a marvellous opportunity for the 200 singers attending the choral workshop to be directed by Sir Neville Marriner, who has conducted many of the most famous orchestras and choirs in the world, and the event fully lived up to expectations.

Much time was spent on one of the most challenging and exciting of choral works, Handel's Dixit Dominus, with Sir Neville being enthusiastic, encouraging, patient, diplomatic and good-humoured.

In the evening concert the ebullience and breathless exhilaration of Dixit Dominus sounded amazing in St Peter's and was followed by Vivaldi's wonderfully exuberant Gloria. Both works were accompanied on the organ by the hugely-talented Peter Adcock,who performed throughout the day and for the concert.

Ro Rickett and Janyce Pringle

"Sir Neville Marriner spent most of Saturday studying Handel's Dixit Dominus with 200 amateur singers and, in the evening, the work was sung followed by Vivaldi's Gloria. Many singers admitted that the complexity of Handel's piece was a huge challenge, but Sir Neville was a model of calm, firm control. Voices soared up to the soft grey, green stone of the packed church, enhanced by golden faux violins and horns and glorious floral arrangements. Staging used for the first time, raised performers high enough to be seen by the audience."

Viv Wilson, Herald Express

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.