Okehampton Lanterns Procession

Okehampton Lanterns Procession

The Okehampton Lanterns Procession mixes folklore with imagery and music, to celebrate the coming of spring and say farewell to the dark evenings. Huge spectacular lanterns were paraded to light up the darkness in Simmons Park. These images are accompanied by music...

Bideford College Enrichment Week

Bideford College Enrichment Week

Wren musicians Paul Wilson and Jon Dyer with freelance musician Viva Boyer brought their own brand of music magic to Enrichment Week at Bideford College providing a folk experience for 300 young teenagers. Students in year 7 had the opportunity to try a range of...

Her Story 2022

Her Story 2022

Women from the Wren Music team have worked hard through the Winter to produce a fabulous new resource for community and folk choirs of all genders. The Her Story Songbook was launched at the 2022 International Women's Day concert held at The Cygnet Theatre in Exeter....

New Year Wassails!

New Year Wassails!

Wren Music was joined by over 150 members of the public last weekend as we celebrated the new year, blessed the apple trees, sang songs and made noise to chase away the evil spirits - this was our Wassail! We Wasaailed in Exeter and Okehampton. Below is a video of...

Wren in 2021

Wren in 2021

As we close on 2021 we wanted to reflect on some of the projects we have done this year, and we are delighted so many of you could be a part of them. It feels a long time ago now, but we started 2021 still locked down in our houses, and delivering our music online....

Cultural Recovery Grant Awarded!

Cultural Recovery Grant Awarded!

Wren Music is delighted to announce we have received £30,000 in the third round of the government's Cultural Recovery Fund! More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture...

The Torbay choir making physio fun!

The Torbay choir making physio fun!

Do you have a respiratory condition such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? Are you feeling the respiratory effects of long-COVID? Did you know singing has a proven effect to help you manage your breathing? Singing for Wellness is a singing group set up...

MenSing respond to COP26

MenSing respond to COP26

Wren Music’s male voice singing group MenSing have been working hard in their autumn rehearsals. Earlier in 2021 former Wren Musician Nick Wyke wrote and released a song titled 'No Birds in the Air'. MenSing wanted to learn this song and group leader Paul Wilson was...

Try out our music groups!

Try out our music groups!

Thinking of joining Wren Music?  We know it can feel pretty daunting to try new things.   Especially after the two years we’ve had! So much time isolated at home means that walking into a room full of strangers can feel like a very big thing indeed.   In this short...

In person music returns!

In person music returns!

After 18 months, we are delighted that our regular music groups will return in person from the week of 13 September! Since the Covid-19 pandemic began we continued our choirs and orchestras online. We even welcomed new people, and are so pleased they can now meet us...

Hear the Rainbow – A Song for Pride

Hear the Rainbow – A Song for Pride

June is Pride Month, celebrated each year honour the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan and celebrate LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. We recently rediscovered the lyrics to the song 'Hear The Rainbow'. An original song written in 2014 when the Wren team were...

Singing for Wellness launches online for East & West Devon

Singing for Wellness launches online for East & West Devon

Wren Music is delighted to be launching pilot Singing For Wellness choirs for East and West Devon running during summer 2021. The groups are free to join and open to anyone living with a respiratory condition, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and...