Haarlem & Amsterdam
28 juni t/m 7 juli 2019
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Woodbirds: Voces8

Performers

Voces8

Program

Benjamin Britten – Choral Dances from Gloriana
Felix Mendelssohn – Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir
Anonymous – Maria durch ein Dornwald ging – trad. arr. Stefan Claas
Sergei Rachmaninov  – Bogoroditse Devo
Claudio Monteverdi  –  Six madrigals from Lagrime D’Amante al Sepolcro Dell’Amata
O Waly Waly – Trad. arr. Guy Turner
Shenandoah – Trad. arr. Thomas Hewitt Jones
Kate Rusby – Underneath the Stars
Nat King Cole – The Buzzard and Monkey Song
Simon and Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence
Van Morrison – Moondance

Explanation

Songs about nature, love and time

Voces8, an exceptional British ensemble, has performed all over the globe, from Sydney to Los Angeles and now, finally, at the Choral Biennale in Haarlem. Eight singers cover the whole choral repertoire through crystal-clear, powerful pieces and sweet madrigals. The phenomenal Voces8 could be described as a love-child of the Nederlands Kamerkoor (Netherlands Chamber Choir) and The King’s Singers, or in any case, an exciting mix of these two. Dreamy choral music and sweet madrigals are alternated with powerful classics as only the British can. This young ensemble has been performing together for just under ten years, during which they have been almost constantly on the road, touring America, Europe and Asia. Their approach and performance is incredibly fresh, their video clips can easily compete with the best YouTube has to offer. Especially for Woodbirds, in the middle of nature, the Brits throw themselves into songs from their homeland about nature, love and tranquil times.

After the concert, there is time for a glass of wine and, for those who fancy it, a walk with the forester through the dusky woods to listen to the owls hooting in the late evening.

 

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