Hosted by Dean Close Music Department

WHEN IS THE EVENT?

On Tuesday 26 January, at 7 – 8.30pm, Dean Close Music Department is delighted to present a live ‘virtual’ concert and Q&A led by the leading UK Choral group, VOCES8. Join world-renowned vocal ensemble VOCES8 in a private concert and Q&A session streamed live to your home; enjoy a diverse programme of repertoire from Gibbons to Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff to folk song arrangements, and pop and jazz arranged especially for the group.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

The event is open to any pupil/student at school in Gloucestershire, and will be particularly suitable for Secondary age students (KS3 – 5) studying music, or who sing in a choir. Interested parents and teachers are also welcome to attend. Dean Close will cover the cost of the concert, with places offered free to students, teachers and parents. Participants are warmly encouraged to make a voluntary donation to Help Musicians UK, a charity that supports freelance musicians whose careers have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. This charity was nominated by the members of VOCES8 and can be accessed via this link: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/support-our-work/make-a-donation

WHAT WILL THE EVENT INVOLVE?

VOCES8 will perform an exclusive live concert, hosted virtually, from their base in London. They will take students on an aural tour through six centuries of choral music from early Renaissance polyphony to newly commissioned works. Following the concert the singers will answer students’ questions, submitted via an online chat feature on the hosting platform, Vimeo.

WHO IS VOCES8?

VOCES8 is heard regularly on albums, international television and radio, as well as maintaining a vibrant web performance presence. The ensemble is a Decca Classics artist and also releases on its own label, VOCES8 Records. Their latest album ‘After Silence’ topped the charts, and a major new project with Decca Classics is planned for release in 2021. Tonight’s concert will be streamed live from the VOCES8 Centre in London and you can join the chat on the feed. The singers will answer your questions after the concert. Find out more at: https://voces8.com

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Please sign up via the online form link below. Dean Close Music Department will securely collate contact details for attendees and will email a link with login-in details on the morning of the event.

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