A celebration of the human voice, "in all its extraordinary range and beauty" is the focus of the four a capella singing concerts that form Nest of Voices, a series of eclectic, intimate and sublime evenings all held in a large yurt at The Nest, Ledbury, during May.

The four Thursday night concerts feature Nordic folk quartet Akervinda (May 2) songs of Love & Spring from classical choristers Cotswold Canal Singers (May 9) close harmony capers from Men in General (May 16), and the massed ranks of the Hereford Police Male Voice Choir (May 23).

“This will be our second series of Nest of Voices following the successful run last year,” said organiser Oliver Carpenter. “The massive yurt makes a fabulous place to sing, and ensures the audience and performers are up close perfect for unamplified unaccompanied singing. We are limited to 100 tickets per night and you hear every breath and every note.”

Held at The Nest, Little Verzons Farm, Hereford Rd, Ledbury HR8 2PZ, all the performances start at 8pm, there is a full bar and the opportunity to order a pre-concert supper in The Nest’s restaurant.

Details of the May 2 concert have already been announced.

Mr Carpenter said: "Jazz singers at heart, the four members of vocal quartet Akervinda share a deep love of folk music, and give new life to the Scandinavian folk tunes in their original and modern interpretations.

"Like so many storytellers and artists before them, Iris, Agnes, Linda and Lise carry tales of women throughout the ages, embodied in a visual musical live performance. The group have performed at an array of European vocal festivals and folk venues and at venues in Canada and the USA."

Tickets: 01531 670816.