The Impeccable Artistry of VOCES8

February 19, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Portrait of eight singers of VOCES8 in mostly dark, semi-formal attire at night under a street lamp.
VOCES8 (Photo: Andy Staples)

Members of the world-renowned vocal ensemble VOCES8 join Oliver for an interview in advance of their concert at St. James Cathedral on March 4. Topics include the ensemble’s origin, championing and commissioning new music, education initiatives and the VOCES8 Foundation, and the qualities they are looking for as they hold auditions in Chicago!


All selections performed by VOCES8.

Edward Elgar: Lux Aeterna (Nimrod)
Arranged by James Cameron
Decca 478 8053

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Magnificat Primi toni
A Choral Tapestry
Signum Classics SIGCD-283

Nat King Cole: Straighten Up and Fly Right
Arranged by Jim Clements
VCM Records VCM-107

Eric Whitacre: A Boy and a Girl
After Silence
VOCES8 Records VCM-129A

Kate Rusby: Underneath the Stars
Decca 478 5703

Hubert Parry: Songs of Farewell
IV. “There is an old belief”
After Silence
VOCES8 Records VCM-129A

Paul Simon: The Sound of Silence
Arranged by Alexander L’Estrange
VOCES8 Records (for sale at concerts)

Ben Folds: The Luckiest
Arranged by Jim Clements
Decca 478 8053