Nuns and Roses’ – sacred and profane mediæval, classical and contemporary vocal music

No props, microphones or gimmicks, just five stunning female voices form a cappella vocal group Papagena. Weaving together classical music, medieval chants, folk and contemporary ballads and new commissions from around the world, Papagena’s refreshing programming defies pigeonholing. The group has performed throughout the UK and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Papagena’s programme ranges from 12th century abbess Hildegard of Bingen to Katy Perry, from Romanian and Russian Orthodox hymns and lilting Celtic ballads to folk lullabies. Throw into the mix Purcell, Scarlatti, Ravel and Bach on the one hand, and Imogen Heap, a hoovering fantasia, Caitlin Moran’s comedic take on Kipling’s IF and the group’s new cover of ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ on the other and you have Nuns and Roses, a tapestry of sound which is both sacred and profane, tender, witty and urbane.

Event date: 
Saturday, 17 August 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ticket Prices: 
£15 in advance, £16 on the door. Season tickets £90 for nine concerts. Free admission for those between 8 and 25 years of age. First-timers free scheme
St Peter's Church
1 Thames Street
OX10 0BH Wallingford
United Kingdom