The Eric Yeo Memorial Concert
Type: Concert
Date: Saturday 20 June 1998

The Eric Yeo Memorial Concert

The English Mozart Singers and Players
with the Shaldon Festival Chorus

Conducted by Antony Le Fleming (pictured)
Leader Brenda Willoughby
Oboe Soloist Linda Byrt
Organ Peter Adcock

Handel: Zadok the Priest
Handel: Oboe Concerto in G minor
Mozart: Litaniae Lauretanae K109
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Albinoni: Adagio for Organ and Strings
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Antony Le Fleming: Cantate Domino


The third concert of the 1998 Festival was a memorial to Eric Yeo, who was for seventeen years the dedicated and much loved organist and choirmaster at St Peter's, Shaldon, and who was also a founder member of the Shaldon Festival. Conductor, Antony le Fleming, with the English Mozart Players led by Brenda Willoughby, the English Mozart Singers,the Shaldon Festival Chorus and Peter Adcock at the organ opened the Eric Yeo Memorial Concert with a thrilling performance of Handel's Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the 230 strong audience. Linda Byrt played the oboe solo part in Handel Oboe Concerto in G minor most sensitively and this was followed by Mozart Litaniae Lauretanae K109 and Warlock Capriol Suite.

The second half of the concert comprised some of Eric Yeo's favourite works. First was Albinoni Adagio for Organ and Strings in which Peter Adcock played the organ part quite wonderfully, and this was followed by Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine.

Cantate Domino, O sing unto the Lord a new song, a work composed by Antony le Fleming and specially commissioned for the 1995 Shaldon Festival, was conducted by the composer in the rousing and extremely moving finale to this memorial concert.

Ro Rickett

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.