The Line Up and Dates

The Nest of Voices nights happen on the four thursday nights of September 2018. All performances start at 8pm and the delicious pre-concert buffet dinner of lovely local and artisanal products starts at 7pm.

THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER – EXCELSA VOCES

Described as ‘ethereal’ and ‘utterly superb’, Excelsa Voces performances are an immersive experience seamlessly blending medieval and contemporary music. The quintet of singers, led by soprano Paula Evans, will create an immersive soundscape to fill your senses. Enhanced by beautiful lighting they will sing a programme that ranges from 12th century chant to contemporary works by Gavin Bryars and others.  Amongst other exciting news for EV this season marks the premiere performance of a work specially written for them by Robert Fripp (of King Crimson) and Andrew Keeling. ‘An evening of extraordinary beauty, I urge you not to miss it’ (Gloucester Echo) www.excelsavoces.com

THURSDAT 13 SEPTEMBER – 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, car parking 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 and a Bargain Hunt expert.. ‘musicality and life enriching’ Rod Clements, Lindisfarne. www.meningeneral.org.uk

THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER – THE LONGEST JOHNS

The Longest Johns are a Bristol based a cappella folk music band born out of a mutual love of traditional shanties and folk songs. They rock maritime songs alongside more unusual and less traditional folk tunes, retaining just the right balance between quality and hilarity. Whether performing songs that are hundreds of years old or their own creations, the Johns bring a new feel to audiences wherever they go.  www.thelongestjohns.com  

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER – HEREFORD SOUL CHOIR

We finish the series of concerts with a real PARTY! Hereford Soul Choir have rapidly gained a reputation for their vibrant vocals and fresh and funky harmonies. Their style encompasses soul, motown and gospel, has an upbeat vibe and an infectious quality guaranteed to give any audience a dynamic performance. www.herefordsoulchoir.com