THE Church Stretton Arts Festival this year pairs Eisteddfod-winning harpist Louise Thomson with the innovative and versatile new vocal ensemble the Corvus Consort.

They will be performing a rich and varied programme at St Laurence Church in Church Stretton on Friday, July 29 at 7.30pm.

In addition to a selection of works from both Gustav and Imogen Holst, the audience will hear other pieces conceived specifically for this unusual combination of harp and upper voices. Combine this sound with the acoustics of St. Laurence’s Church, and the result should be ‘angelic!’

Louise Thomson’s playing has taken her to concert venues including the Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall in Cardiff and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. She has performed with ensembles, including the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.