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Trust Concert: VOCES8
February 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Touring throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, the British vocal ensemble has become one of the most loved singing groups in the world. This versatile ensemble, consisting of “Eight beautifully integrated solo voices,” (BBC Music Magazine) promises to deliver a captivating performance – what could be better for your Valentine’s Day weekend?
Listen to VOCES8 below:
The uplifting and radiant sounds of voices in harmony
Warmth, radiance, guidance and comfort: from the pale glow of moon or starlight to the blaze of summer sun, light has always been a symbol for our most basic human needs, both physical and spiritual. In compiling the music for Light Divine, we found ourselves returning time and again to this idea of the desire for comfort being expressed through music. Composers of the Renaissance era would of course draw on sacred texts, where light is often closely linked to hope, security and salvation, and our more contemporary offerings follow in that tradition. Even those pieces which do not explicitly reference light still hint at the solace which it provides. There is for us something inherently comforting about the sound of unaccompanied voices in harmony, and if this programme shows one thing it is that composers across the ages have felt the same way.
|Haec Dies||William Byrd|
|Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes||Heinrich Schütz|
|Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir||Felix Mendelssohn|
|Maria durch ein Dornwald ging||trad. arr. Stefan Claas|
|Te Lucis Ante Terminum (Festal)||Thomas Tallis|
|Bogoroditse Devo||Sergei Rachmaninov|
|Te Lucis Ante Terminum (Ferial)||Thomas Tallis|
|Cantate Domino||Claudio Monteverdi|
|Jubilate Deo á 8||Giovanni Gabrieli|
|Bogoroditse Devo||Arvo Pärt|
|O Nata Lux||Thomas Tallis|
|Beati Quorum Via||Charles V. Stanford|
|Lay a Garland||Robert Lucas Pearsall|
|Were You There||Spiritual arr. Bob Chilcott|
|Underneath the Stars||Kate Rusby arr. Jim Clements|
A selection of VOCES8’s Jazz and Pop Repertoire to be announced