Nourish Festival goes into the world of the voice for the first time with one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles. Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae is renowned for its passion and precision.

Led by founder and conductor Nigel Short, the choir has performed at major festivals and venues across the globe whilst its recordings have received numerous accolades.

For their performance in Bovey Tracey, Nigel and the six members of the Tenebrae Consort will be presenting Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars, an international collection of original works and arrangements or traditional pieces arranged by choral icon Bob Chilcott.The range is widened with classic songs from the likes of Gershwin, Kern and Berlin and a sprinkling of Lennon & McCartney.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the very top choirs on a rare visit to the Westcountry!

" For purity and precision of tone, and flawless intonation, Nigel Short’s chamber choir Tenebrae is pretty much unbeatable" | The Times

"There is a hunger for what this finely polished group has to offer" | The New York Times

"A concert by the British choir Tenebrae is more than a performance. It’s an experience that envelops the audience… this is one of the best choirs in the world" | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Choral music doesn’t get more magnificent than this" | Classic FM


world folk songs arr. Bob Chilcott


songs by Gershwin, Kern & Porter


songs by Lennon & McCartney

 tickets £25 (U18 £5)

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Sara Dowling Trio


Continuing the vocal theme, our lunchtime concert presents an emerging star singer.

Voted Best Vocalist in the British Jazz Awards 2019, Sara Dowling is gaining fame as one of the country’s most talented jazz singers. Originally trained as a classical cellist, she reached concerto level before changing tack and moving into jazz as a singer. The fabulous fearlessness with which she approaches the act of singing, her burning conviction, irresistible communicative power and the jaw-dropping musicality she brings to performance all make Sara one of the UK’s leading singers in her field.

Sara has performed in some of the UK’s most prestigious jazz venues and festivals (Ronnie Scott’s, Buxton International Festival, Swanage Jazz Festival, Isle of Wight Festival) as well as headlining festivals abroad in Italy, France and Hungary.

For Nourish she will be accompanied by Dario de Lecce on bass and Ross Stanley on piano.

“Sara is now a real force of nature within Uk jazz ... a remarkable one-off voice” | JAZZ VIEWS

“How soon before it will become normal to think about her as one of the best jazz singers this country has?” | Sebastien Scotney, London Jazz News

“Rarely does a jazz singer grace our scene with such breathtaking authenticity and natural flair. Dowling is this thing” | Ian Shaw

tickets £10 (U18 £5)

tickets can be purchased from

The Cheese Shed (cash only)

or to book tickets online go here

Music in Fore Street

Gypsy Dreams

10.45-12.45 | Fore St

Gypsy Dreams are Tim Heming and Sharon Hubbocks. 

Playing mostly violin and guitar, the pair will range across various folk musics such as Irish, Scottish, Klezmer, Greek, Polish, Bulgarian, Tango, Hungarian, Gypsy Jazz and Bulgarian - with perhaps a few classical and popular tunes thrown in.

David Faulkner & Joel Turk

1-3pm | Fore St

Dave Faulkner is one of the leading exponents of the border pipes. Some years ago a Nourish audience was wowed by the sound of six of these instruments in a concert by Zephyrus, in which he featured. This year he returns with hurdy-gurdy player Joel Turk. Expect music with a strong Central French influence, alongside English and original tunes. The combination of bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy makes for a thrilling sound, so don't on any account miss this!