Festival will hit all the right notes
12:50pm Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
The Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival takes place starts tomorrow (Friday) in various locations around Narberth, based predominantly at the Queens Hall.
Now in its fifth year, the festival, which is organised by Span Arts, offers a weekend packed full with performances and workshops from a range of artists and styles, including music from the Renaissance period, Hebrew and Yiddish, African harmonies, and one of the UK’s leading all male barbershop quartets.
In addition to performances each day, and a range of workshops on Saturday and Sunday, the festival also features free events.
The enchanting and enthralling award-winning trio Juice Vocal Ensemble will be performing a theatrical show as the opening of the festival tomorrow evening at the Queens Hall.
In an exciting collaboration, they will be teaming up with sensational songwriter, producer and vocal/body percussionist MaJiKer, to present a theatrical show that fuses together ideas from classical and traditional music to world music, jazz, folk and pop.
Headlining Saturday night are The South African Male Zulu Choir.
The choir was formed from a core of artists who came to Britain in 1976 as part of music and dance troupe Ipi Tombi.
South African Zulu Male Choir’s repertoire is called Imbube and Isicathamiya and is sung mostly in Zulu.
Support comes from Silver Tongue Trio, Judith Silver, Hannah Rose Tristram and Sophia Efthimiou, who are all part of the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network, and who will be performing a set of beautiful Jewish songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and English.
Cantiqua Nova will be wrapping up the festival with a spell-binding performance on Sunday afternoon in St Andrew's Church. Cantiqua Nova are a mixed four-piece vocal group who specialise in medieval music, and music inspired by this age.
Cantiqua Nova‘s lunchtime recital will include a variety of pieces from middle ages to present day.
The festival, which is partially funded by Pembrokeshire County Council, the Arts Council of Wales, EDRF and Collaborative Communities, brings people from all over Wales and beyond.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.narberthacappellavoi cefestival.com or call Span Arts.