FRESH from playing some of the world’s biggest venues, cappella ensemble Black Voices are preparing to play one of the smallest churches in Warwickshire.
The celebrated quintet will perform at the 9th century St Peter’s in Wootton Wawen, near Henley-in-Arden, as part of the village’s 2012 music festival from 10-16 June.
“Singing the first time in a big arena like the Royal Albert Hall was daunting, but you get used to projecting to the audience,” said the singers’ musical director Carol Pemberton.
“St Peter’s will be a much more personal atmosphere and we know from our other shows in small venues we will soon adjust.”
Other evening performances in the festival include Immanuel’s Ground West Gallery Quire on the Georgian period on June 13, Chipping Camden School Swing Band on June 15 and Armonico Consort, re-creating music from the Coronation on June 16.
Tickets at £15, available from Pat Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01564 793114. Proceeds from the concerts will go to the Wagen Trust, a charity supporting St Peter’s and its environs.