Songs from the Renaissance will move modern hearts when the Academy of Early Music presents VOCES8. The British vocal ensemble performs Friday, Nov. 2 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Ann Arbor and Saturday, Nov. 3 at Christ Church Detroit.
The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and celebrate the joy and beauty of voices in harmony. In their first appearance on the Academy of Early Music series, the a cappella ensemble will present a program of Renaissance and Baroque polyphony, including works by Byrd, Purcell, Tallis, Schütz, Praetorius, Palestrina, and Monteverdi.
VOCES8 has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, the Shanghai Concert Hall, and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall. Artistic collaborators have included the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, period ensembles Florilegium, L’Arpeggiata, and La Folia Barockorchester, and violinist/artistic director Hugo Ticciati.