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Voces8

Voces8

Mixed Choral Ensemble from UK, England.

VOCES8's career has developed both in the classical choral scene and the world of a cappella. In 2009, the group's first commercial album, EVENSONG, was nominated for a CARA. The group's most recent release, ACES HIGH, is a scintillating collection of VOCES8's unique interpretations of jazz and pop favourites and theme tunes from the legendary James Bond movies and is on general release on the Signum Classics label. The group's latest release on the Signum label is a collection of motets by J. S. Bach.

Notable London appearances include the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Alexandra Palace, Kings Place, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. VOCES8 broadcasts regularly on international television and radio, including live recordings for Deutschlandradio Kultur and Radio France Musique.

VOCES8 plays a key role in the education work of the non-profit foundation Voces Cantabiles Music. The group leads innovative workshops as part of larger outreach projects in two-hundred schools throughout the UK, France, Sweden and the USA. Their education work extends to workshops and master-classes with people of all ages and abilities around the world with the aim of inspiring creativity through music.

Discography

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Voces8 : Winter : 00  1 CD :  : Painting a powe : DCAB002573602.2

Voces8 : Winternew

Review: Painting a powerful aural portrait of winter through an evocative choral soundscape. Winter captures the pristine stillness of the season with a meditative, inspiring feeling of solitude and union. Eight exceptional voices are joined by Mari and Hakon Samuelson (violin and cello) performing works by composers from Latvia, Estonia, Iceland and elsewhere.

Songlist: For Now I Am Winter , Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen , Winter, Balulalow Voces, Nunc Dimittis Voces, Plainscape I, Plainscape II, Plainscape III, Come Wander with Me, In the Bleak Midwinter, The Fruits of Silence , Nyne Otpushchayeshi, The Darkness Is No Darkness , The Snow It Melts the Soonest

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43116 | 00 1 CD | $15.95


Voces8 : The Voces8 Method : 01 Book :  : EP72486

Voces8 : The Voces8 Method

Review: The VOCES8 Method is an innovative new system which enhances neurological development, helping to deliver improved academic results. Based on research by the Institute of Education, it contains group activities based on rhythm and melody which are designed to develop key learning skills and improve students' academic learning processes for all subjects. Suitable for small groups or whole-school participation. Requires no musical expertise or expensive equipment. Supported by free online training videos and backed up by CPD training sessions led by members of VOCES8. An interactive app enables students to explore the activities for themselves.

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2704b | 01 Book | $49.95


Voces8 : Lux : 00 SACD :  : 028947880530 : UCLB002260102.2

Voces8 : Lux

Review: This recording features a selection of pieces spanning over 400 years: from Thomas Tallis and Gregorio Allegri to Massive Attack (Teardrop) and Ben Folds (The Luckiest - which appeared on the soundtrack for Richard Curtis's film About Time). The album title 'Lux' refers to the Latin word 'light,' which has inspired composers throughout history with the meaning of hope, banishing darkness, and nurturing both the body and the spirit. Voces8's celestial performances on the album prove how few can better evoke the power of light in all its physical, spiritual and mystical guises than the timeless sound of a choir.

Songlist: Ubi Caritas , O Nata Lux , Lux Aeterna (Nimrod), Teardrop , Mother of God, Here I Stand, Miserere, Stars, Ave Maria 1, Prayer to a Guardian Angel, Bogoroditse Devo, O Nata Lux (from Lux aeterna), The Luckiest, Corde Natus Ex Parentis, My Lord Has Come, Ubi Caritas

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22246 | 00 SACD | $13.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : Eventide : 00  1 CD :  : 028947857037 : DCAB002074002.2

Voces8 : Eventide

Review: Voces8 make an extraordinary debut on Decca with Eventide. Eight young singers forming one perfect sound add a contemporary edge in stunning original arrangements from plainchant to Paul Mealor and from Saving Private Ryan to Emeli Sande. The album evokes the magical space between day and night, a time for unwinding, for finding the calm and solace we all seek. Eight perfectly-blended voices interwoven with haunting melodies for solo cello, harp and saxophone provide an immersive sonic experience which will soothe, beguile and inspire.

Songlist: Te Lucis Ante Terminum, Festal, Hymn To The Fallen, Reflexionem, Where I Sleep, The Seal Lullaby, Second Eve, Quanta Qualia, Underneath The Stars, Locus Iste, Corpus Christi Carol, Benedictus, Os Iusti, Steal Away, Ave Maria, O Magnum Mysterium, Te Lucis Terminum, Pentecostal Tone

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22194 | 00 1 CD | $13.95 | A Cappella Men's Choirs CDs


Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook : 01 Songbook :  : EP72443

Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook

Review: Eight songs for eight-part vocal groups. The VOCES8 A Cappella Songbook includes many of the group's favorite songs - ranging from folk and classical through spiritual and pop.

Songlist: Feeling Good, Nobody Does It Better, Folksong Medley, Erlkoenig, Shenandoah, Opera Medley , Wade in the Water, The Luckiest

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6916b | 01 Songbook | $16.95 | SSAATTBB | A Cappella Arrangements for 8 Parts


Voces8 : Christmas : 00  1 CD :  : 291

Voces8 : Christmas

Review: The international award-winning octet VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group. Performing repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique jazz & pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color.cv

Songlist: Once in Royal David's City, Gabriel's Message, Magnificat Quinti Toni, O Magnum Mysterium, Away in a Manger, Ding Dong Merrily on High, I Wonder as I Wander, Totus Tuus, Coventry Carol, Jesu, Swete Sone Dear, At the Manger Mary Sings, Videntes Stellam, In Dulci Jubilo, Bethlehem Down, There is no Rose, Nesciens Mater, The Three Kings, What Cheer?

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2919c | 00 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella Mixed Choir Christmas CDs


Voces8 : A Choral Tapestry : 00  1 CD :  : 283

Voces8 : A Choral Tapestry

Review: 'A Choral Tapestry' explores the rich timbres of sacred vocal music spanning five centuries. Interweaving genres create an ethereal sonic tapestry that centers around masterpieces from Europe's rich choral history.

Songlist: Os Justi, Vigilate, Kyrie from Mass for Four Voices, Cantate Domino, O Magnum Mysterium, Magnificat Primi Toni, Warum ist das Licht gegeben?, Go Down Moses, O Clap Your Hands, Das Agnus Dei, Wir glauben an einen Gott, Fest - und Gedenkspruche, Unsere Vater hoffen auf dich, Wenn ein starker Gewappneter, Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk, Steal Away, Abendied, The Lamb, Agnes Dei from Mass for Four Voices

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2080c | 00 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella English Choral CDs


Voces8 : Brahms, Bruckner, Reger : 00  1 CD :  : MIR 154

Voces8 : Brahms, Bruckner, Reger

Review: The international award-winning octet Voces8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique jazz and pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performances, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color. Founded in 2003 by ex-choristers of Westminster Abbey, Voces8 first achieved success in 2005, winning first prize at the International Choral Grand Prix in Gorizia, Italy. This collection of German choral music for Mirare finds the group in top voice.

Songlist: Unsere Vater hofften auf dich, Wo ist ein so herrich Volk?, Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligen?, Das Agnus Dei, Wir glauben an einen Gott, Motet Locus iste a Deo factus est, Motet Os justi Meditabitur sapientiam, Wienn ein starker Gewappneter, Motet Virga Jesse floruit, Wiegenlied

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2021c | 00 1 CD | $19.95 German Choral Music


Voces8 : Bach Motets : 00  1 CD : Johann Sebastian Bach : 213

Voces8 : Bach Motets

Review: Voces8 return to disc with this new recording of J.S.Bach's Motets, BWV 225-230. Joined by the Senesino Players, this young group prove their versatility and skill in performing some of Bach's most challenging and engaging compositions. This disc follows their a cappella debut disc with Signum earlier this year, Aces High (SIGCD187) - themed around some stunning jazz arrangements and songs from the James Bond films: "The slickest of the lot ... two parts King's Singers, three parts Swingle Singers, a dash of Bobby McFerrin and California sunshine ... fans of a cappella ought to hear this, not just for the singing but the production values and Jim Clements audacious arrangements" Andrew McGreggor, CD Review, BBC Radio 3

Songlist: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, Fuchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, Jesu, meine Freude, Komm, Jesu, komm, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf

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2395c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella English Choral CDs


Voces8 : Aces High

Review: With a dash of danger, a hint of high society and mixture of three parts suave English gentlemen to one part beautiful femme fatale, this is the new album by vocal ensemble VOCES8. Aces High is a thrilling blend of James Bond themes and classic Jazz and Pop tunes. VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group performing repertoire ranging from early polyphony to unique jazz and popular arrangements. VOCES8 has entertained audiences across Europe, and has been praised for its stunning performance, exquisite singing and a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color.

Songlist: Goldeneye, Slap That Bass, What A Difference A Day Makes, Good Vibrations, Dream A Little Dream of Me, Feeling Good, Anything Goes, From Russia With Love, Cloudy, Losing My Mind, Mack the Knife, Love of My Life, For Your Eyes Only/You Only Live Twice, Thunderball, Smooth Criminal, Nobody Does It Better

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4262c | 00 1 CD | $17.95 | A Cappella English Choral CDs


Voces8 : Evensong

Review: Voces8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group, performing a varied repertoire, from popular and jazz arrangements to early polyphony. The 6-men, 2-women octet performs extensively in the UK, Europe and the US, and has been drawing reviews such as "stunning performance," "exquisite singing" and "a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color." We can only agree with this assessment in every way, and point out that after the octet's recent performance at the ACDA Convention in Oklahoma City, over a hundred people lined up at the PAC booths to buy "Evensong," and only 75 were lucky enough to get one, but we have now managed to get our hands on a bunch more from the group! 12 songs, every one an exquisite gem, so we will simply list them: British composers Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley's title tune, Al Jolson's "Me and My Shadow," Otis Blackwell's jazzy "Fever," "Gabriel's Message" (pop mix), Palestrina's soaring "Magnificat Primi Toni," Nat King Cole's "Straighten Up and Fly Right," Jerry Lieber/Mike Stoller's "Jailhouse Rock," "Good King Wenceslas," Orlando Gibbons' "O Clap Your Hands," Ben Folds' "The Luckiest," Gustav Holst's "Nunc Dimittis" and Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley's "Feeling Good." Be it Choral, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Classical Spiritual or whatever genre you'd care to put them in, Voces8 is one of the best a cappella groups we've ever heard. Buy "Evensong," turn the volume up or put on some fine headphones, and enjoy!

Songlist: Evensong, Me and My Shadow, Fever, Gabriel's Message, Magnificat Primi Toni, Straighten Up and Fly Right, Jailhouse Rock, Good King Wenceslas, O Clap Your Hands, The Luckiest, Nunc Dimittis, Feeling Good, Magnificat, Hallelujah, Gabriel's Message (Cathedral Mix)

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3096c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella English Choral CDs


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