On Saturday 8th July, Buxton Fringe will feature a performance by the extraordinary vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Richard Navarro.
Along with Nicholas Thurston (double bass/guitar/synths), the duo have regularly supported Joan Armatrading on her UK tours and are touring their powerful new collection of songs - 'Firewatching' - throughout 2017, working with hundreds of singers across the UK and Ireland.
For their July concert in Trinity Church, they are inviting singers from Derbyshire to take part in the concert, attending a 'scratch' rehearsal at 1pm on the afternoon of the concert, followed by the evening performance.
Evocative and uplifting, Richard's songs take the folk traditions of melody and storytelling and supercharge them through live looping and improvisation. The choral parts for the songs - which have a strong element of gospel and soul - are available to listen to online in advance of the show, and all levels of ability are welcome. The only qualification needed to take part is an enthusiasm for singing.
For further information, including a link to a sign-up form for the event, visit this page on the musician's website: www.richardnavarro.co.uk/information-for-singers