King Crimson guitarist founder to premiere new work at Tewkesbury Abbey

Twekesbury Abbey

An extraordinary event is set to take place in Tewkesbury Abbey on Saturday September 22.

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.