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Voces8

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 performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour.

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. Subsequently the group has performed widely in the UK, Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.

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. 

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. VOCES8's 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.  

VOCES8 has received support from Arts Council England, the Musicians Benevolent Fund and The Worshipful Company of Musicians. The group is also grateful for the support of official sponsor, T. M. Lewin.

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  • “VOCES8 is sensational!”
    Brian Blessed
  • “Exceptionally fresh and charming - it already sounds like a classic, both timeless and new. It could be the surprise hit of the season.”
    Melvyn Bragg
  • “VOCES8 have done a super job with the Miss Marple Theme (I love the words!). What a talented young group they are.”
    John Rutter
  • “Britain's choral masterpieces set stratospheric bars for Europe to reach. Good thing, then, that VOCES8 is here to remind of of that...they have the classically trained vocal chops to sing whatever they want.”
    Timeout - Beijing
  • Snowed In
    Snowed In
    Well known Christmas favourites specially arranged for Voces8 [VCM001] 2006
  • Evensong
    Evensong
    Includes Me and my shadow, Straighten up and fly right, Jailhouse Rock, Feeling Good [VCM107] 2008
  • From Gibbons to Gershwin
    From Gibbons to Gershwin
    A varied collection of repertoire, From Gibbons to Gershwin charts a musical journey spanning 500 years and three continents.
  • Bach Motets
    Bach Motets
    The Six Bach Motets - Signum Classics SIGCD213
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