Voces8 at Penkhull

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Philip M
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Voces8 at Penkhull

Post by Philip M » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:03 pm

The British a capella group Voces8 gave a wonderful concert tonight in St Thomas’ Church at Penkhull, a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent. For those that don’t know them, check out their website

http://www.voces8.com/homepage

There are 2 sopranos, 2 altos (one male one female), 2 tenors, a baritone and a bass. They blend superbly and their repertoire ranged from the opening Regina Coeli by Victoria to the closing One Note Samba.

Along the way we heard Madrigals by Weelkes and Lassus, a stunning arrangement of Homeward Bound (originally written by Paul Simon whilst waiting for a train on Widnes station!) and 2019 compositions by Jonathan Dove (Vertue) and Chris Bramall - and more.

They are about to do a US tour (details on their website) so if they are coming to a town near you - go!

As a sample of their music making, try this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwdeqVmXlHk

Philip

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