New work with Robert Fripp | Excelsa Voces
An extraordinary event is set to take place in Tewkesbury Abbey on Saturday 22nd September.
Robert Fripp – the celebrated guitarist and founder member of the progressive rock group, King Crimson, has created a new work – Pie Jesu – with his writing partner – Andrew Keeling – and it is due to be premiered by Pershore-based Excelsa Voces.
Robert Fripp has been voted one of the world’s top guitarists and has collaborated or performed with the likes of Brian Eno, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Blondie.
Excelsa Voces, formed by its musical director Paula Evans and Chris Long in 2016, has been stunning audiences with the purity of their sound and the immersive experience they give audiences. They specialise in a mixture of early music and contemporary compositions.
The Pershore group – which comprises seven women singers – has been touring the region and recently returned from a well-received trip to the Edinburgh Festival. They regularly perform alongside keyboards musician and composer Chris Long and cellist Tom McMahon.
The event promises to be both and audio and visual experience, with lighting design to enhance the atmosphere.
The performance begins at 7.30pm and tickets can be purchased from:
Blue, Broad Street, Pershore
Tewkesbury Abbey – in advance or on the door
Or through www.excelsavoces.com
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Formed in 2016, Excelsa Voces have built a well-deserved reputation for performances of great beauty.
Described as ‘ethereal’ and ‘utterly superb’, Excelsa Voces performances are an immersive experience, seamlessly blending medieval and contemporary music.
Led by soprano Paula Evans, since their formation the ensemble have created full-length, immersive concert experiences featuring ancient & modern music combined with site-specific lighting design – exploring the space and architecture of each venue to create meditative and immersive sonic experiences.
This season Excelsa Voces are delighted to be premiering a brand new work for voices, written by Robert Fripp and Andrew Keeling. ‘Pie Jesu’ was premiered at Edinburgh Festival and Tewkesbury Abbey later this month – for more information, click here.