Venue Great Hall
Running time 90 minutes
Artists Black Voices
£15 - £20 (50% off students & under 18s)
Next date 17th August 7:45 pm
Book online below
About this event
For over twenty-five years, Black Voices have captivated global audiences with their passionate performances. This sensational a cappella ensemble has developed a unique repertoire – spirituals, traditional African, Caribbean and English folk songs, jazz, gospel, pop and reggae – that has earned them world-wide recognition. Dartington audiences have taken them to their heart.
Carol Pemberton Music Director
The hugely popular Black Voices return. Formed in 1987 by its Music Director Carol Pemberton MBE, Black Voices has gained a reputation as Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet. For over 25 years the ensemble has captivated global audiences with their singing and performances in the black oral tradition – an early music form that is based on the ancient folklores and story telling of Africa and the Diaspora, which has impacted on classical music, as well as blues and jazz.
Drawing inspiration from that rich tradition, Black Voices has developed a unique repertoire and arrangement of spirituals, traditional African, Caribbean and English folk songs, jazz, gospel, pop and reggae as well as a fusion of contemporary and classical styles that has earned them world wide recognition as a performance and teaching company.
About our Summer Concerts
This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.
Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.
If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.
Food and drink
Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.
Saturday 17th August
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Visiting Dartington Hall
Dartington is an old place with a new story.
The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.
This idea is as true today is it ever was.