From Pub To Pulpit - Responses

If you caught any of the tour performances, Ingrave Epiphany makes for a solid memento as well as offering the group’s interpretations of the songs that Vaughan Williams collected and set his imagination alight, but it also stands a highly enjoyable and significant work in its own right. Full Review

Mike Davies,

It was everything I hoped it would be and more. It's a unique idea and I had visions of everyone raising the roof at the end. And that really did happen. One couple told us they heard about it on the radio and drove up from Truro to be here. They said it was thoroughly worth the effort.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Artistic Director, Two Moors Festival Devon

We were so excited by this. Our choir don’t normally get to sing anything in this vein, and they really threw themselves into it. Would love to do more. And weren’t the audience fantastic!

James Anderson-Besant, Deputy Director Music, Exeter Cathedral

It was a fabulous concert and a great way to start our weekend. – the audience are saying really lovely things about it, so thank you so much for bringing it to us.

Bob Rushton, Derby Folk Festival

It was really exciting and different. We’ve never done anything like that before and it was magnificent. Please let us know if you're doing anything else as we would love to be involved.

Alex Binns, Director of Music, Derby Cathedral

My favourite event at the Festival. Standing room only and it was uplifting to hear them all singing.

Jo Tuffs, Artistic Director Broadstairs Folk Week

We thoroughly enjoyed your fabulous set and the singing the hymns together was electric!"

Wells Cathedral Chamber Choir

“We had been looking forward to this for such a long time and it was magical, beautiful evening. It drew the largest audience of any of our Cathedral’s 900th Anniversary celebrations.

Canon Benjamin Carter, Canon Warden, Carlisle Cathedral

Responses from Media

Chosen as a “Highlight of the RVW150 Year’s celebrations” by The Observer; The Times; Gramophone Magazine ; Living Tradition Folk Magazine and Songlines International Music Magazine

A unique piece of live musical education and entertainment with a truly rollicking flavour.

Choir and Organ Magazine

It’s such a brilliant idea and I’m not surprised that audiences are responding so well. Extremely uplifting.

Jonathan Hallewell BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme

Unique and brilliant - proving that the Devil doesn't have all the Best Tunes.

English Folk Song and Dance Society Magazine

A good concept delivered by good performers with a resounding culmination to the evening.

Classical Music Daily

A wonderful idea brilliantly brought to life by talented and exciting performers. The joy it brings to audiences is amazing.

Jon Bickley: Presenter Invisible Folk Club Radio