Young African voices will bring fresh magic to Derbyshire’s historic Haddon Hall in July.
The medieval fortified manor house, home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners, will see the young stars of Cape Town Opera present two concerts which aim to bring traditional African culture to new audiences in a 900 year-old setting.
Six singers will be accompanied by piano for Out of Africa, a mixture of Gospel, traditional South African folk music, jazz and some light opera in the Elizabethan Long Gallery, reputed to be one of the most beautiful rooms in England and blessed with perfect acoustics. Guests will be welcomed before the event with drinks in the terraced Walled Gardens which cascade down to the River Wye.
Grace Notes on Sunday 7 July willsee the singers perform a programme of sacred music from around the globe, in the candle-lit Norman Chapel following a drinks reception in the Banqueting Hall.
Performances begin at 6.30pm, but visitors are welcome to arrive at the Hall beforehand from 5.30pm to relax and enjoy the summer evening in the beautiful walled gardens, where drinks will be available for purchase.
Tickets for both these special events at Haddon Hall will be limited and visitors are encouraged to book early.
Public booking opens 1 April
All bookings for pre-concert dining, please contact Carol Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01629 540363