Festival’s Finale

Saturday 29th June from 7 pm to 10:30 pm at Ashburton Arts Centre

South Devon Singers Community Choir

TAKE CARE OF THE EARTH

Sad, funny, angry, and inspirational songs inspired by humanity’s relationship with Planet Earth


Celebrating twenty years since its first performances – at Dawlish Leisure Centre alongside 300 local children – South Devon Singers Community Choir has included environmentally-themed and science-inspired choral songs since it was founded by its MD, composer David Haines.


As songwriter-in-residence with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Science Festival, David visited Cambridge MA annually from 2007 to 2019 for several weeks each year until the pandemic, when he continued science songwriting workshops with the city’s school students via Zoom from his Teignmouth home.


We’re an open-to-all, non-auditioned choir – branches in Teignmouth (Mondays) and Ivybridge (Tuesdays). We warmly welcome ‘newbies’ all year round. No experience nor ability to read music required, and we have lots of online resources to aid learning and practice. You won’t find a friendlier, more supportive singing group!


South Devon Singers website


Sing and Sign Jukebox Choir, Makaton Choir

We are the Sing & Sign Jukebox Choir. We are an inclusive choir made up of individuals & professionals from the Learning Disabled community, parents, carers & enablers. 

We perform a range of popular songs based on the tastes of our members and use Makaton signing alongside our singing. 

Our mission is to encourage as many people as possible to learn some basic signs in order to open more channels of communication in the community. We believe that everyone’s voices should be celebrated and heard.

Plymouth Climate Choir

Plymouth Climate Choir is a community/street choir that formed after attending The Big One in London in April 2023. We are part of the ever-growing Climate Choir movement which started in Bristol and has spread throughout the country – there are thirteen choirs at present comprising over five hundred singers. All of the songs, the score and audio recordings, can be found on climatechoirmovement.org.

We all care passionately about the planet and love singing so use our voices to peacefully protest calling for a stop to any activity that is harming our planet such as the funding of fossil fuel extraction.

During the past year, Plymouth Climate Choir has sung at two local climate events as well three national events, e.g. joining 75 singers at a climate march in Bath and over 200 singers at a protest at the Houses of Parliament.

Here is a link to a video on YouTube by Zeina Hurst

Torbay Folk Choir

Torbay Folk Choir is part of Wren Music, a charity building communities with music for over 40 years. Led by professional musician, Sarah Owen, who passionately believes that everyone can sing, the choir is open to anyone and there are no auditions. Wren’s inclusive style brings together people with formal music training and those who never believed they could take part. With a repertoire of both contemporary and traditional folk songs, the choir sings a range of folk songs hailing from Devon, from the wider UK and around the world.