Purchasing of tickets for all concerts.


Tickets for Sidmouth Parish Church concerts may be obtained online at
www.iscaensemble.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk
and at Paragon Books, 38 High Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8EJ, tel. 01395 514516


Tickets for the Exeter Cathedral concert on 19th. October 2019 

and the Gala concert in Sidmouth on Saturday 8th. June 2019

may also be obtained in person or by phone at

Exeter Visitor and Information & tickets tel. 01392 665885, 1 Dix's' Field, Exeter, EX1 1GF


*** Extra event promoted by Roger Hendy and the Isca Ensemble ***



Sunday 9th. June 2019 at 3 p.m.


Sidmouth Parish Church


A special afternoon's piano recital by LUKA OKROS


Haydn : Piano Sonata Hob.XVI:34 in E minor

Chopin : Sonata no.2 Op.35 B flat minor 

Liszt : Sonata in B minor


This globally acclaimed young pianist presents

a special recital by invitation of Roger Hendy

and the Isca Ensemble.


Complimentary tickets available.


Write to roghendy@gmail.com to apply.

There are no other ticket outlets for this recital.

Non ticket holders please queue at the door at 2.30 p.m.


Saturday 13 July 2019 at 12 noon
2019 Budleigh Music Festival
St. Peter's Church, Budleigh Salterton

Admission free

Isca String Ensemble
Joe Sharp - oboe

Mozart : Divertimento in F
Elgar : Serenade for strings - adagio
Ireland : Minuet from 'A Downland Suite'
Morricone : Gabriel's Oboe 
Dag Wiren : Serenade for strings - finale


Saturday 19th. October 2019 at 7.30 p.m.







2019 Joanna Leach Foundation

Celebration Concert





                    Haydn - Te Deum in C



Isca Ensemble and Chorus
 MD Roger Hendy
Exeter University Chapel Choir 

The Maynard School Senior Choir 

Heloise West - soprano   

Michael Graham - tenor   

Tim Mirfin - bass

TICKETS are now available online at www.iscaensemble.org.uk and www.ticketsource.co.uk

or in person or by phone at Exeter Visitor Information & tickets 01392 665885
1 Dix's Field, Exeter EX1 1GF.

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Saturday 23rd. November 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church



Raddon Stephenson - trombone

Robert Millington - organ

Alex Wilson - piano



Programme will include

A specially commissioned work by Exeter composer, Alfie Pugh

Ferdinand David : Concertino for trombone and orchestra

Saint-Saëns : Symphony No 3 'Organ Symphony'

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Saturday 21st. December 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church


A special Christmas Concert


Isca Ensemble

Joel Munday - violin


Handel : 'Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' from 'Solomon'

Mozart : Violin Concerto No 3 in G major K 216

Mendelssohn : Symphony No 3 'Scottish"

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Saturday 28th. March 2020 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church


A special Spring Concert


Isca Ensemble

JOO YEON SIR - violin


This renowned violinist makes a very welcome return to Sidmouth

for a performance of the exquisite Violin Concerto by Elgar.


Elgar : Violin Concerto in B minor Op 61

Copland : Rodeo Suite

Marquez : Danzón No 2

Elgar : Violin Concerto. The concerto was composed for the violinist Fritz Kreisler, who gave the premiere in London in 1910, with the composer conducting. Plans by the recording company His Master's Voice to record the work with Kreisler and Elgar did not reach fruition, Instead, the composer made a recording with the teenaged Yehudi Menuhin that has remained in the catalogues since its first release in 1932.

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Elgar: Violin Concerto Yehudi Menuhin, Elgar / London S.O. 1932, restored



Saturday 31st. October 2020 at 7.30 p.m.



Isca Ensemble

University of Exeter Chapel Choir


Roger Hendy & Michael Graham

Musical directors




Ralph Vaughan Williams : Serenade to Music

Gabriel Fauré : Requiem Op. 48

Antonín Dvořák : Symphony No 8 in G major Op. 88


The Isca Ensemble is delighted to present a stunning programme with the excellent

University of Exeter Chapel Choir and its Musical Director Michael Graham.


Serenade to Music by Vaughan Williams was written in 1938 as a tribute to Sir Henry Wood, and was first performed at the Royal Albert Hall with symphony orchestra and sixteen soloists, for whom the piece was specifically written, each one given a solo passage.  The words… "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank..." come from Act V of The Merchant of Venice – Lorenzo and Jessica are at Belmont, and sit listening to music, gazing at the stars and revelling in the magic of the night.  The music is exquisitely sweet and tender – at the premiere Rachmaninov, a guest of Sir Henry, listened to it and wept, declaring he had never been so moved by a piece of music.

Fauré's Requiem. Fauré wrote of the work, "Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.

Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No 8.  Dvořák tried to achieve a marked difference to his Symphony No 7, a stormy romantic work. No. 8 would be: "different from the other symphonies, with individual thoughts worked out in a new way". The Eighth is cheery and lyrical and draws its inspiration more from the Bohemian folk music that Dvořák loved.