Oct 12th 2019: Concert with Box&Fir and Rogers Covey-Crump


5pm St Mary’s Church, Craswall

The Maiden & the Thief

Popular Spanish music from street & stage

In an enchanting programme specially researched by Ian Gammie, featuring renowned tenor Rogers Covey-Crump, the music explores the age-old themes of love, joy and sadness in songs accompanied by early instruments.

For more information, see Concerts for Craswall Autumn 2019 Concert Programme


The Maiden & The Thief

Traditional music from Spain

With eminent tenor Rogers Covey Crump, this concert promises an enthralling programme of 18th and 19th century popular Spanish music from street and stage. The music explores the age-old themes of love, joy and sadness with the songs accompanied by early instruments.

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Ticket Type

Standard, Student under 25

Formed in 1994, the Windsor Box&Fir Co has given many concerts. Appearances include the London Handel Festival, Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Classic FM, BBC1 Television, Channel 4, BBC Radio, Meridian Television, Kensington Palace, V&A, National Portrait Gallery, and many more.

Their many CDs include The Enchanted Garden (National Trust) A Garden of Delights (English Heritage), and, together with Sophie Bevan soprano, Begone Dull Care (DanubiaDiscs): music from Jane Austen’s own collection in Chawton.

Renowned as Evangelist in the great Bach Passion settings for more than half a century, Rogers Covey-Crump has been a member of many early music groups, and has a vast discography. As a member of the world-famous Hilliard Ensemble he appeared in countries as diverse as Japan, Armenia, Australia, Korea, USA, Cape Verde, Siberia and practically everywhere in Europe. Currently he sings with the three-tenor ensemble Conductus, on occasion in St Albans Abbey Choir, and also performs as a continuo player.

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Craswall

Venue Website: http://www.bmgparishes.org.uk/our-churches/our-churches-2413.php

Address: St Mary’s Church, Craswall, Herefordshire, HR2 0PN, United Kingdom


Description: This tiny Norman church has remained pretty well untouched by time, except in the 18th century when the west end was cut off by a wall to provide a school room: at the same time a west gallery was installed. Apart from that, it has remained plain and simple, except for the huge number of hooks around the walls, whether to hang chairs when the church was not being used for worship (as the Vicar thinks) or for hats (as everyone else thinks). Its very remoteness is somehow enhanced by the fact that it stands in a field: the ground is too rocky to have allowed it to be used for burial.