St James Concert Hall
St Peter Port
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Since the first music was created, music and dance have been constantly entwined. From chapels and courts to cinemas and clubs, this programme rejoices in choral music inspired by dance.
Juxtaposing Renaissance music with jazz and pop creates a rare mix of the ethereal and angelic, along with pure foot-tapping fun: a showcase for VOCES8's inimitable stage presence.
The Workshop - Calling all singers!
Here's a chance to sing with one of the greatest a cappella choirs in the world, right here in Guernsey. Voces8 are leading a workshop designed for all ages and abilities and they will be teaching you how they create their iconic sound. If you like singing, there will be loads of useful tips to help improve vocal technique and ensemble skills - an opportunity not to be missed!
The 2023 Grammy-nominated 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 musicians, orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos which is shared both online and in person.
VOCES8 is passionate about music education and is the flagship ensemble of the VOCES8 Foundation which actively promotes ‘Music Education For All’, reaching up to 40,000 people a year.
VOCES8 has performed at many notable venues since its inception in 2005 including Wigmore Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, NCPA Beijing, Sydney Opera House, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Victoria Concert Hall Singapore, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City amongst many others. This season they perform over 100 concerts in the UK and across Europe and visit the USA for 3 major tours.The pandemic provided the impetus for 2 continuing initiatives: the VOCES8 Digital Academy, an online choral programme; and the LIVE From London digital festivals which to date has broadcast 70 concerts and sold 150,000 tickets in 75 countries.The ensemble is a Decca Classics artist and also releases projects on its own label, VOCES8 Records. The latest Decca Classics album is the Grammy Nominated “The Lost Birds” featuring music by Christopher Tin.
New album projects for 2023 include albums with Eric Whitacre, Paul Simon, and Christmas arrangements for VOCES8 and orchestra by Taylor Scott Davis.VOCES8 is proud to be working with Roxanna Panufnik as the group’s Composer-in-Residence, and Jim Clements as Arranger-in-Residence. As ambassadors for Edition Peters the ensemble publishes educational material including the VOCES8 Method and an ever-expanding VOCES8 Singles range.
Workshop: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Performance Doors7pm | Music 7.30pm