20 Songs from 20 Years
ORLANDO GIBBONS – O Clap Your Hands
OLA GJEILO – Ubi Caritas
JAKE RUNESTAD – Let My Love Be Heard
SERGEI RACHMANINOV – Bogoroditse Devo
NAT KING COLE – Straighten Up and Fly Right (arr. JIM CLEMENTS)
OTIS BLACKWELL – Fever (arr. JIM CLEMENTS)
YAZOO, arr. VOCES8 – Only You
FELIX MENDELSSOHN – Denn er hat seinen Engeln
CAROLINE SHAW – and the swallow
EDWARD ELGAR – Lux Aeterna (Nimrod) (arr. JAMES CAMERON)
ENYA – May it Be (arr. MATTHEW SHEERAN)
KATE RUSBY – Underneath the Stars (arr. JIM CLEMENTS)
BEN FOLDS – The Luckiest (arr. JIM CLEMENTS)
THOMAS WEELKES – As Vesta Was
ORLANDO DI LASSO – Dessus le marché d’Arras
PAUL SIMON – The Sound of Silence (arr. ALEXANDER L’ESTRANGE)
PAUL SIMON – 59th Street Bridge Song (arr. EMILY DICKENS)
DON MCLEAN – Vincent (arr. JIM CLEMENTS)
MARVIN HAMLISCH & CAROLE BAYER SAGER – Nobody Does It Better (arr. JIM CLEMENTS)
GEORGE GERSHWIN – Slap That Bass (arr. JIM CLEMENTS)
Celebrate the first 20 years of VOCES8 in a concert of their favorite and most popular pieces! Featuring music from across the centuries, they'll look back at some of the music they have grown up with and sing pieces by contemporary composers they are proud to call friends. They'll also pay tribute to their arrangers including long-time arranger-in-residence Jim Clements.
“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance,” writes Gramophone Magazine. “They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” The “Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles” (The Arts Desk), the 2023 Grammy-nominated British ensemble brings their signature virtuosity of vocal chamber music to repertoire from early to modern.
Go to Oct 10 VOCES8 performance.