30th & 31st March 2019

Patron: Sarah Walker CBE

Devon Song Festival 2019


The Devon Song Festival provides an annual weekend of song in the beautiful surrounds of Devon. It brings world-class performers into the heart of the community for intimate and creative concerts that both delight and entertain our audiences.

With very limited opportunities to see live performances of classical song outside of London or other major cities, Devon Song was set up to open up the repertoire to new audiences as well as providing an opportunity for those with a pre-existing passion to see fantastic performances in the heart of Devon.

At the core of the festival is the creative programming of concerts that feature both well-known songs alongside lesser known pieces to create exciting and accessible performances.

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We are thrilled to announce Tozers LLP as our festival sponsors this year. Their support of the arts allows us to bring a bigger and better festival to Devon and to enrich the cultural life of the area. We look forward to working with them more in the future!

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30th March - Songs of the Sea

Rowan Pierce (soprano), Felicity Turner (mezzo), James Way (tenor),
Natalie Burch (piano)

7.30pm St Margaret’s Church, Topsham

31st March - Sarah Walker CBE Masterclass

A vocal masterclass for young aspiring singers

2pm Jubilee Hall, Stover School

31st March - Die Schöne Müllerin

Schubert’s famous song cycle sung by BBC New Generation Artist, James Newby

James Newby (baritone)
Natalie Burch (piano)

7.30pm Jubilee Hall, Stover School

What we do


Through our annual weekend of song we programme varied and exciting concerts featuring both rising stars and established performers. Our concerts are open to all and we invite anyone who is even the slightest bit curious about this fantastic repertoire to come along!


Part of ensuring the future of classical song is about inspiring the next generation. That’s why we’re giving school pupils and university students the opportunity to study with our patron Sarah Walker CBE for an intensive afternoon of song.



We believe that music should be at the heart of a community. So we are working to open up our concerts to those who might feel isolated and lonely in the area. The Estuary League of Friends are able to provide transport to our concerts which are then free of charge to those who might not otherwise be able to attend.