This is the biggest, most ambitious project ever done by Ham Farm Festival, and it's being done in collaboration with St James's Church in Mangotsfield to celebrate their 800 Year Centenary - that deserves a very special concert!
On stage we will have:
- 50 singers (combined choirs of Arnos Vocale, Redcliffe Singers and Nightingale Valley Choir, plus local singers joining for this project)
- Solo voice (Emily Correa Andrews)
- Quena (a Peruvian flute, played by Rowland Sutherland)
- Charango (an Andean stringed instrument, played by Forbes Henderson)
- Guitar (played by Francisco Correa)
- Double Bass (played by BBC National Orchestra of Wales bassist Chris Wescott)
- Bombo (a big Peruvian bass drum, played by Algy Behrens)
- Choir Leader (Anya Szreter)
All these performers will come together to perform Ariel Ramirez's Misa Criolla, an exotic, haunting and beautiful mass, part in English, part in Spanish. It's going to be magnificent.
This concert will be video'd and will be available online after the event, but nothing beats the live performance. Book your tickets now as space in the church is very limited, and this concert will certainly sell out.
Tickets £10*/8/4** from eventbrite
* As with all concerts at Ham Farm Festival, if you want to come to this concert but can't afford the tickets, please contact us - we want our Festival to be accessible to everyone and will be happy to give you a free ticket.
**Note, this concert isn't recommended for kids under 7. We suggest younger kids miss this one if possible and join up for a picnic and then Clube do Choro Bristol back at Ham Farm after this concert finishes.