VOCES8return to the Festival by popular demand for this special programme celebrating their 15th anniversary.
Touring extensively, the group 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. They also have a strong emphasis on education, and will be working with local schools before their evening performance.
The choral works in this varied programme include music by Monteverdi, Gjeilo, Britten, Gibbons, Sibelius and Pärt and accompanies the ensemble’s new compendium album release.
Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Patrick Hungerford, Mr and Mrs Toby Ward
Conductor / Performers
Orlando Gibbons Drop, Drop, Slow Tears
Arvo Pärt The Deer’s Cry
Thomas Tallis O Nata Lux
Tomás Luis de Victoria Regina Caeli á 8
Ola Gjeilo Ubi Caritas
Jack Runestad Let my Love Be Heard
Roxanna Panufnik Love Endureth
Benjamin Britten Hymn to St. Cecilia
Book VI: Lagrime D’Amante al Sepolcro Dell’Amata – Claudio Monteverdi
- Incenerite spoglie, avara tomba
- Ditelo, o fiumi, e voi ch’udiste Glauco
- Darà la notte il sol lume alla terra
- Ma te raccoglie, o ninfa, in grembo ‘l ciel
- O chiome d’or, neve gentil del seno
- Dunque, amate reliquie, un mar di pianto
Jean Sibelius Be Still My Soul (Finlandia)
Jonathan Dove Vertue
Stephen Paulus The Road Home
Eric Whitacre A Boy and a Girl
A selection of the group’s Jazz and Pop arrangements
This event is currently SOLD OUT please contact the box office to add your name to the waiting list.
Please note, some events throughout the festival will be filmed and photographed for promotional materials, this may include shots of the audience at times. If you do not wish to be included, please do let us know in advance of the performance.
Please note all programmes and events are subject to change and last-minute alternation subject to the latest Government Covid guidelines.
Free Learning and Community Participation
18 May We’re delighted to welcome back VOCES8 to the Festival, who will work with local schools to run their popular singing workshops before their evening concert in East Woodhay Find out more.