VOCES8 – November 7, 2016 – 8pm

VOCES8-Promo_Suits-6x150dpi“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” – Gramophone

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is now established as one of the most versatile and best-loved singing groups. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.

In recent seasons VOCES8 has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cité de la Musique Paris, Tokyo Opera City, National Concert Hall Taipei, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, Shanghai Concert Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall. Highlights of the 2015/16 season include performances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Barbican Centre, and Utrecht’s Early Music festival. They will undertake a major USA tour including performances at 6 of the 7 ACDA Regional Conventions, and tour Korea including giving the opening concert at the Busan Choral Festival and Competition. Performing Residencies in the season include Houston, the St Andrew’s Voices Festival, Cambridge Early Music Festival, St Magnus International Festival, and Chor.com in Germany. VOCES8 make return visits this season to Bozar Brussels, La Folle Journée Nantes and Festival O/Modernt Stockholm.

With an on-going programme of recordings and live broadcasts, VOCES8 is heard regularly on international television and radio, including MPR, the BBC and ClassicFM. VOCES8 is a Decca Classics Artist and with whom two albums, ‘Eventide’ and ‘Lux’, have been at the top of the Classical Charts on their release. In 2016 a Decca Classics release of the music of Ola Gjeilo will include performances from the group. At the start of this season Signum Classics will release a recording of Benedetto Marcello’s Psalm-settings sung by the group accompanied by Les Inventions. In 2013, the ensemble was nominated for seven CARA Awards, winning in the categories for Best Classical Album and Best Classical Song.

“The slickest of the lot… fans of a cappella ought to hear this.”
 – CD Review, BBC Radio 3

“Eight beautifully integrated solo voices… Every number here has something particularly arresting within it, all supported by persuasive and committed singing.”  – BBC  Music Magazine Choral and Song Choice, A Purcell Collection

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