Welcome to the Great Bowden Music Fest!


We're back! 

Great Bowden Music Fest is returning at St Peter and St Paul Church, Great Bowden:

8th-11th July 2021. 

Programme information can be found: 


Our pledge to you regarding COVID-19


The safety of our audience, performers and volunteer team is paramount.  We will follow the best advice so unless Government guidelines change we will be observing the following:


  • A maximum number of tickets of 75. This is approximately 50% of a comfortable capacity

  • Seating will be arranged to optimise social distancing 

  • The audience will be asked to wear masks until they reach their seat. Whether masks are required for the performance will depend on Government guidelines at the time

  • Hand sanitizers will be available on the door.

  • The Church will be cleaned between performances

  • There will be a one way system to enter and leave the Church

  • Everyone will be asked to remain in their seats once they have sat down

  • The concerts will each last 70 minutes and there will not be an interval in order to minimise the risk of mingling

  • All Performers and volunteers will have had two doses of the vaccine or will have taken a lateral flow test prior to the performance.  


Liz Blades, Kate Hill, Clare Robertson- Hughes and Caroline Summers.

Tesserae is a SSAA quartet based in the East Midlands. Having sung together for several years as part of the acclaimed octet Mosaic, the female

members decided to try out some repertoire for upper voices, and liked what they found. They enjoy performing a wide range of music, from the sacred to the secular, the age- old to the contemporary, exploring the contrasts and connections between pieces. The name of the group is a nod to their origins in Mosaic: Tesserae are the individual tiles that make up a mosaic image. After a long period of rehearsing, planning and re-planning due to the global pandemic, they are delighted to now finally be sharing a programme with an official audience for the first time as part of the Great Bowden Music Fest 2021. Weather permitting, they will be performing a free concert in the churchyard at 5:30pm on Sunday.

Look out for other free Pop-up performances from Tesserae during Sunday afternoon.

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