LiveConnections Presents VOCES8

LiveConnections Presents VOCES8

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$15 GENERAL ADMISSION - $10 STUDENT + FEES

LiveConnections Presents VOCES8
British ensemble VOCES8 takes a cappella chamber singing to a new level. Called “impeccable” (Gramophone) and “slickest of the lot” (BBC Radio 3), the 8-voice ensemble performs everything from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions. Their “VOCES8 Method” of music education enhances the development of numeracy, literacy and linguistics through rhythm and sound. For this concert, they’ll be joined by Philly school and community choirs who have participated in workshops with VOCES8 throughout the school year, as part of LiveConnections’ commitment to building a vibrant Philadelphia music community.

The concert is presented by LiveConnections, a nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live. "These aren't your typical collaborations. LiveConnections creates synergy between unlikely bedfellows" (Philly Magazine). The critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series features collaborative concerts that cross musical boundaries, with adventurous artist pairings, brand new commissions and unique community participation.
VOCES8
“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” (Gramophone Magazine)

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is now established as one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved singing groups. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.

In recent seasons VOCES8 has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, National Concert Hall Taipei, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, the Shanghai Concert Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall. Artistic collaborations have included the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, period ensembles Florilegium, L’Arpeggiata and Les Inventions, violinist HugoTicciati, cellist Matthew Sharp, and pianist/composers Jonathan Dove and Ola Gjeilo. VOCES8 has premiered commissions from Roxanna Panufnik, Alexander Levine, Alec Roth, Ben Parry, Ola Gjeilo, Philip Stopford and Thomas Hewitt Jones. The group also performs bespoke arrangements written by Arranger in Residence, Jim Clements. For more information, visit voces8.com.
[Image: Andy Staples]
LiveConnections
LiveConnections inspires learning and builds community through collaborative music-making. In 2008, a team of artists, educators and entrepreneurs founded LiveConnections to address declining music education in Philly schools and tap into the people-connecting power of music. Bridge Sessions, our signature interactive educational programs, blend live performances with hands-on activities, introducing public school students and people with disabilities to diverse musical cultures. Our in-school and after-school residencies provide students with sustained, in-depth music-making experiences. In addition, our critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series features collaborative concerts that cross musical boundaries. We are a nonprofit organization in residence at World Cafe Live. For more information, visit http://liveconnections.org
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/