MALCOLM MILLER enjoys Voces8 in
London's new Foundling Museum Lunchtime Series
The rich sounds of beautifully blended voices intertwining in pristine velvety textures, and the sazzy upbeat syncopations of a jazz ensemble, voices, saxophones, bass and drums, evoked entirely through vocal effects, would alone have sufficed to energise and elevate and entertain their lunchtime concert audience. Yet the a capella group Voces8 offers more: an impressive stage presence with imaginative theatricality and a well balanced programme concept that combines serious and popular styles.
The eight twenty-somethings star singers have only recently formed their riveting ensemble, clearly in the tradition of the well known Kings Singers, yet also carving out a style of their own, with two international awards in the last six months. They have performed in some interesting major venues including the Tate and Gibson Hall, Shoreditch, and on 23 February 2006 gave the second concert in the newly created Young Performers Concert Series, presented by the New London Orchestra in the Picture Gallery of the Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London UK.
Copyright © 25 February 2006
Malcolm Miller, London UK