November 9, 2018
VOCES8 performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos. The ensemble welcomed one of the most celebrated contemporary composers, Jonathan Dove, as Composer in Residence for two seasons from September 2017. As well as a commission planned for 2019 (Jonathan’s 60th birthday year), the associateship will provide mentoring opportunities to emerging composers linked with the group’s education programme. The ensemble demonstrates the sheer beauty of voices in harmony though a vast range of repertoire from churches, courts and concert halls, alongside folk, jazz and pop arrangements. The result is a rare mix of the ethereal and angelic, paired with pure toe-tapping fun. This season, the group also welcomes Jonathan Dove as Composer-in-Residence and is pleased to share his choral work with the world."