Concert: The London Bulgarian Choir

Sat 05 May 7.30pm - 11.30pm, The Queen's Hall, Narberth
£18 - £22

The London Bulgarian Choir

The award-winning London Bulgarian Choir is a vibrant, sociable and open-hearted group of singers embracing all nationalities, ages and abilities.

The choir was founded in 2000 by Dessislava Stefanova (Dessi), a former singer with the legendary Philip Koutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble in Sofia, and thanks to her patience and dedication this group of largely non-Bulgarian singers has become a performing tour de force, winning hearts and minds from the Welsh valleys to Bulgaria’s mountain villages.

Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy is a singer and songwriter, member of Welsh folk innovators fernhill and a powerful solo performer. Hugely respected for her exquisite interpretations of Welsh and English language folk songs she has also garnered high praise for her own emotive songwriting.

Her remarkable voice, spectrally beautiful one moment and darkly rich the next, has led to collaborations with John Cale and Robert Plant and to TIME OUT declaring her a ’must see, must hear singer’.

She describes herself as “an artist working through the medium of music” whose art school background laid the foundation for her continuing musical explorations.

In 2016 she released her fourth solo album ‘EVERY BIRD THAT FLIES’ on her own ‘Shells in the ocean’ label, receiving support and airplay from across the BBC plus independents like Resonance and FRUK. The album was included in the MOJO Top ten folk albums of 2016 list and was a fROOTS magazine critics choice album.

Tempus Vocal Group

Tempus are a dynamic new group of vocalists and instrumentalists who perform an eclectic variety of music with energy and flair. They enjoy introducing new works to audiences as well as giving well-known pieces a fresh interpretation.

Their music director Seimon Morris, who formed the group in the year 2001, has composed and arranged a wide variety of works for them.

Tempus have performed both locally and nationally to great acclaim. Their repertoire includes works by Handel, Vivaldi and Mozart, as well as Karl Jenkins, Matthew Harris and John Rutter. Their versatility includes lively pop and gospel classic