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Written by Helen Friday, 09 August 2019 00:00
The British choral group VOCES8 Concert
Formed by former Westminster Abbey choristers, the British octet performs works ranging from Renaissance polyphony to modern jazz and pop arrangements.
Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, VOCES8 has performed at prominent venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House, and Shanghai Concert Hall. The ensemble has also appeared with the Philharmonia and London Philharmonic orchestras.
Formed in 2005, VOCES8 has a diverse repertoire ranging from early English and European Renaissance choral works to their own arrangements. They came up with the name en route to a competition.
Paul Smith (one of the founding members) said, “We needed a name to go on stage and there were eight of us and we were in Italy. We wanted something that feels like voices but had that Latin vibe to it, so we went with voces.”