Imagine, if you will, a rash promise made at a party to start a choir of professed non-singers. Imagine likewise, the look of sheer pleasure after a few practices when they sang their first harmony.
Stretch your mind even further into a space-time dimension in which they’re singing original songs in four-part harmony. Add sheer joy in singing together and you have, in a nutshell, Village Voices.
For over a decade Drew ran the Flying Shepherds. They became well known for their choral performances, both sacred and secular. Taking their inspiration from a shared love of vocal music, and their name from a musical mistake, the Flying Shepherds performed in South Wales, Dorset, Essex, Sussex and Pembrokehire.
Equally at home with madrigals, motets, and modern part-songs, the choir sang unaccompanied repertoire from 6 centuries of sublime choral music interspersed with poems and solo items.
You can view a selection of video of the Flying Shepherds below.
Drew is proud to direct Dore Abbey Singers, singing monthly for services in the magnificent acoustic of Dore Abbey in Herefordshire
Flying Shepherds Video
William Byrd's Angus Dei
Drew is also now directing Cor Aduniad, a fine local choir with a reputation for finely-crafted performances