Nest of Voices – four nights of vocal concerts – eclectic, intimate and sublime – all held in a marvellous large yurt at The Nest, Ledbury, Herefordshire, a remarkable café, plant centre and place of events.
A celebration throughout May 2019 of marvellous vocal music combined with delicious food and drink
2 May – Akervinda – Swedish Folksong Quartet – www.akervinda.com
Jazz singers at heart, the four members of vocal quartet Åkervinda share a deep love of folk music, and give new life to the Scandinavian folk tunes in their original and modern interpretations.
Like so many storytellers and artists before them, Iris, Agnes, Linda and Lise carry tales of women throughout the ages, embodied in a visual musical live performance. The group have performed at an array of European vocal festivals and folk venues and at venues in Canada and the USA. They come to The Nest straight from a performance with The Swingles in London.
9 May – Cotswold canel Singers
The interestingly named Cotswold Canal Singers were founded in 2016 to bring the best of local classical singers together to raise money for the Cotswold Canal Trust and other local causes. Drawing singers from excellent choirs including Bath Camarata, Cappella, Nova and St.Cecelia Singers, the Cotswold Canal Singers provides variety and entertainment, and a rich musical experience. Works chosen vary madrigal to barbershop, from medieval to contemporary with highlights including Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and William Byrd’s Great Service.
Hugh Barton, the director, also directs the Stroud Refugee Aid Choir, 100+ singers meeting once a year in ‘Come and Sing’ events.
16 May – Men in General – www.meningeneral.org.uk
A barometer of blokedom, Men in General mix à cappella classics with comedy, advice on relationships, what not to wear, home baking and the tender side of Man. Includes highly interactive flights of fancy. Fast-moving and funny, featuring members of The Spooky Men’s Chorale (Australia), Mumbo-Jumbo, a Bargain Hunt expert and a geography graduate.
23 May – Hereford Police Male Voice Choir – www.herefordpolicechoir.org
Hereford Police Choir was formed in 1957 when the then Herefordshire Constabulary celebrated its centenary.
The choir has sung in some of the finest concert halls in the land, including the Royal Albert Hall. However, the Choir’s big claim to fame came with their performance in the BBC1 TV show ‘Last Choir Standing’ which brought them world-wide acclaim. It also earned the Choir the Elgar Award for outstanding achievement, and an invitation to the International Police Music Festival in Zurich.
Concert starts at 8pm, if joing us for supper from 7pm.
All tickets are £12 pp for each event, supper is £8 pp for each event U14s is £4 pp for each event.
Tickets available from www.nestofvoices.co.uk or Tel. 01531-670816.
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