Friday, November 2, 8 PM
Saturday, November 3, 8 PM
Pre-Concert Lecture starts at 7:15pm
The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and celebrate the joy and beauty of voices in harmony. In their first appearance on the Academy series, the a cappella ensemble will present a program of Renaissance and Baroque polyphony, including works by Byrd, Purcell, Tallis, Schütz, Praetorius, Palestrina, and Monteverdi.
VOCES8 has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, the Shanghai Concert Hall, and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall. Artistic collaborators have included the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, period ensembles Florilegium, L’Arpeggiata, and La Folia Barockorchester, and violinist/artistic director Hugo Ticciati.
“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
“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
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Crane Group.