May, 2019

This is a recurring event

thu02may7:00 PM11:00 PMNest Of Voices7:00 PM - 11:00 PM The Nest, Hereford Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2PZ, UK

Event Details

Nest Of Voices At The Nest

Four nights of vocal concerts – eclectic, intimate and sublime – all held in a marvellous large yurt  at The Nest, a remarkable café, plant centre and place of events.

This year we are featuring Acappella music from all over Europe. We start with the wonderful Nordic folk music of Akervinda, choral songs from the wonderful, eclectic classical Cotswold Canal Singers, last year’s sell out kings of comedy and close harmony Men in General, and the male voice sounds of the the Hereford Police Male Voice Choir.

Last year our first Nest of Voices was absolutely delightful celebration of the human voice in all its remarkable variation. If you came last year then this year brings more, and if you didn’t then come and experience the voice in our marvellous yurt setting.

Thurs 2 May – Akervinda – Swedish Folksong Quartet –

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 intriguingly 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 mediaeval 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 –

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 –

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.

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Hereford Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2PZ, UK

Future Event Times In This Recurring Series

9th May 2019 7:00 PM16th May 2019 7:00 PM23rd May 2019 7:00 PM