The Nest of Voices nights will happen on the four thursday nights of May 2019.
All performances start at 8pm and the delicious pre-concert buffet dinner of lovely local and artisanal products starts at 7pm.
Thurs 2 May – ÅKERVINDA – ENCHANTING NORDIC FOLK 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. www.akervinda.com
Thurs 9 May COTSWOLD CANAL SINGERS – SONGS OF LOVE & SPRING
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.
Thurs 16 May MEN IN GENERAL – CLOSE HARMONY CAPERS
A barometer of blokedom, Men in General mix à cappella classics with comedy, advice on relationships, colour, family, 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.
Our sellout performers last year the ‘Men’ are back to share their beautiful harmonies and their confusion with the world. ‘musicality and life enriching’ Rod Clements, Lindisfarne www.meningeneral.org.uk
Thurs 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 2008 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 2010 International Police Music Festival in Zurich. www.herefordpolicechoir.org