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Tour Dates

03/03/2019St. Luke's United Methodist Church / Houston, TX
03/05/2019St. John's United Methodist Church / Albuquerque, NM
03/08/2019V. Sue Cleveland High School / Rio Rancho, NM
03/10/2019Temple Performing Arts Center / Philadelphia, PA
03/12/2019St. John's Episcopal Church / Washington, D.C.
03/19/2019Trinity College / Cambridge, UK
03/22/2019Mylor Theatre / Truro, UK
03/28/2019Bridgewater Hall / Manchester, UK
03/30/2019St Mary's Painswick / Painswick, UK
04/04/2019Cadogan Hall / London, UK
04/17/2019Forum Theatre / Malvern, UK
04/21/2019Eglise Saint-Charles / Monte Carlo, Monaco
04/30/2019Michaeliskirche / Leipzig, Germany
05/05/2019BOZAR / Brussels, Belgium
05/11/2019The Royal Hall / Harrogate, UK
05/22/2019Essen Dom / Essen, Germany
05/23/2019Kirche / Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
05/25/2019Konzerthaus / Vienna, Austria
05/26/2019Stiftskirche / Milstatt, Austria
05/29/2019Festival Voices of Spirit / Graz, Austria
05/30/2019Festival Voices of Spirit / Graz, Austria
05/31/2019Festival Voices of Spirit / Graz, Austria
06/01/2019Stefaniensaal / Graz, Austria
06/02/2019Stefaniensaal / Graz, Austria
06/07/2019St. Martin's Church / Salisbury, UK
06/09/2019St. Oswald's Church / Sowerby, UK
06/11/2019La Seine Musicale / Paris, France
06/13/2019La Seine Musicale / Paris, France
06/16/2019Sydney Opera House / Sydney, Australia
06/21/2019Australian National Academy of Music / Melbourne, Australia
06/22/2019UKARIA Cultural Centre / Adelaide, Australia
06/23/2019UKARIA Cultural Centre / Adelaide, Australia
06/29/2019Stiftskirche / Stuttgart, Germany
06/30/2019Egidienkirche / Nurnberg, Germany
07/04/2019St. Bavo Church / Haarlem, Netherlands
07/05/2019St. Bavo Church / Haarlem, Netherlands
07/14/2019St. John's Church / Buxton, UK
07/17/2019Pfarrkirche Tegernsee / St. Quirinus Tegernsee, Germany
07/19/2019Evangelische Kirche Konigsberg / Konigsberg, Germany
07/20/2019Schloss Filseck / Filseck, Germany
07/30/2019Milton Abbey International Festival / Milton Abbey, UK
07/31/2019Milton Abbey International Festival / Milton Abbey, UK

VOCES8: Bio

""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 proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble's performance and education ethos.

VOCES8 has performed at many notable venues including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Elbphilharmonie, Cité de la Musique, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, NCPA Beijing, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Victoria Concert Hall Singapore and the Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City. This season they will add the Sydney Opera House, Muziekgebouw aan' t IJ and La Seine Musicale Paris to that list. Keen musical collaborators, this season will see concerts with the Academy of Ancient Music, Manchester Camerata, the Edvard Grieg Kor, Hugo Ticciati, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, and with baroque violinist Rachel Podger, with whom the critically acclaimed ‘Guardian Angel' project will continue. Touring highlights of the season include concerts throughout the UK and Europe, across USA and Japan, and debut visits to Australia and Lithuania.

With an on-going programme of recordings, videos and live broadcasts, VOCES8 is heard regularly on international television and radio. The ensemble is a Decca Classics artist and has released acclaimed recordings that have all reached the top of the classical charts. A new album is planned for 2019. VOCES8 has premiered commissions from Roxanna Panufnik, Alexander Levine, Alec Roth, Ben Parry, Ola Gjeilo, Philip Stopford, Graham Lack, Thomas Hewitt Jones and Owain Park. 2019 will see the premiere of a commission by Jonathan Dove to mark the culmination of his period as the group's Composer in Residence.

VOCES8 is passionate about music education and is the flagship ensemble of the music charity VCM Foundation. Engaging in a broad range of outreach work that reaches up to 40,000 people a year, the group runs an annual programme of workshops and masterclasses at the Foundation's home in London, the Gresham Centre at St Anne & St Agnes Church. Dedicated to supporting promising young singers, the group awards eight annual choral scholarships through the VOCES8 Scholars initiative. These scholarships are linked to the annual Milton Abbey Summer School at which amateur singers of all ages are invited to work and perform with VOCES8. The ensemble is proud to be the Associate Ensemble for Cambridge University and delivers a Masters programme in choral studies.

As official Ambassadors for Edition Peters, the ensemble publishes educational material including the ‘VOCES8 Method'. Developed by Paul Smith, co-founder of VOCES8, this renowned and unique teaching tool is available in four languages and adopts music to enhance development in numeracy, literacy and linguistics. Also available are two anthologies of its arrangements, and an ever-expanding ‘VOCES8 Singles' range. This season the ensemble becomes Ambassador for the Tido App, an inspirational resource and learning tool created by Edition Peters. The VOCES8 Method and music arrangements will be made available via Tido during the 2018/19 season.

VOCES8 is very grateful for support from Arts Council England, the Merchant Taylors' Company, the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers, Holman Fenwick Willan and T.M.Lewin.

 

"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

1 Thomas Tallis - Te Lucis Ante Terminum, Festal
2 John Williams - Hymn to the Fallen
3 Patrick Hawes - Reflexionem
4 Sande | Khan - Where I Sleep
5 Eric Whitacre - The Seal Lullaby
6 Ola Gjeilo - Second Eve
7 Patrick Hawes - Quanta Qualia
8 Kate Rusby - Underneath the Stars
9 Paul Mealor - Locus Iste
10 Benjamin Britten - Corpus Christi Carol
11 Karl Jenkins - Benedictus
12 Anton Bruckner - Os iusti
13 Trad - Steal Away
14 Franz Biebl - Ave Maria
15 Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum mysterium
16 Te Lucis Terminum, Pentecostal Tone
VOCES8: Eventide Preview
Voces8 - Corpus Christi Carol
Voces8 - The Interview
Singing Brussels - VOCES8 at BOZAR 2018

One of Britain's most exciting and versatile vocal ensembles, VOCES8, makes their debut on Decca/Universal Music Classics with the release of Eventide. VOCES8 features eight young singers who form one perfect sound while adding a contemporary edge on their new album with original arrangements from plainchant to Paul Mealor and from Saving Private Ryan to Emeli Sandé. Eventide showcases the ensemble's perfectly-blended voices interwoven with haunting melodies for solo cello, harp and saxophone and provides an immersive sonic experience which will soothe, beguile and inspire. Evoking the spirit of Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble, VOCES8 and saxophonist Christian Forshaw create their own captivating sound world with arrangements of the ancient Latin hymn Te lucis ante terminum and Tallis's setting of the same text.

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