Now beginning its 35th year, the St. Boniface Concert Society was founded in 1981, following a successful series of concerts presented during the 1300th anniversary of the birth of St. Boniface in 680 AD. Since then the Society has presented over 150 concerts, bringing outstanding artists such as the now international baritone Simon Keenlyside, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber – followed recently by cellist Guy Johnston (winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award – 2000), the prizewinning Carducci String Quartet and the international concert pianist John Lill to perform in Crediton.
It has been a policy to encourage up and coming young artists and the Society acknowledges with gratitude the financial support it has receives from musical charities. The Countess of Munster Musical Trust annually enables us to present one of the new artists who has won a place on its prestigious list.
The Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust (in connection with Making Music) also generously offer young artists for our concerts.
The Society is also grateful for the continued loyalty and support of our Patrons.