Choir return to the rural church abandoned by time

Fiori Mussicali's choir escape to the wilds of the countryside to perform at the isolated church at Wolfhampcote.
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The group’s annual pilgrimmage to St Peter’s Chuch just about all that remains of the deserted mediæval village on Sunday.

Penelope Rapson, Fiori’s artistic director, said: “Making music in such a splendidly desolate church as St Peter’s is such an atmospheric experience and the acoustic is just perfect for the wonderful renaissance choral music we shall be singing.

“You might say this is Fiori’s alternative to the Glastonbury Festival! There are no mod cons, no electricity, no lighting, no church furnishings.

The concert begins at 6.30pm. Audiences are warmly encouraged to bring a picnic and make the most of this special event. But be warned, access (off the A45 at Braunston by the Boat House, or - rather easier - via Flecknoe) is tricky.

Virtually nothing remains of the original pews – just a few antiquated benches – so a cushion for comfort would not be a bad idea either.

Tickets cost from £15 to £20 and are available from where you can find full details. Discounted tickets are availale for children, students, unemployed and blue badge

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