The Kilbourn Concert Series announces Voces8 performing in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. They will also be hosting a master class Wednesday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall that will be free and open to the public.
The British vocal ensemble Voces8 has inspired people throughout Europe, North America, and Asia through their music and their joy of singing. The group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements, versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos.
Voces8 has performed at many well-known venues throughout the world. They are heard all across the world. The ensemble is a Decca Classics artist and has released acclaimed recordings that have all reached the top of the classical charts. Music education is very important to Voces8, they are the flagship ensemble for the music charity VCM Foundation. The group also runs an annual program of workshops and masterclasses at the Foundation’s home, the Gresham Centre at St Anne & St Agnes Church. Voces8 also gives eight annual choral scholarships linked to the annual Milton Abbey Summer School, where students are able to work and perform with Voces8. They are also the associate Ensemble for Cambridge University, which they also have a Masters program in choral studies.
“Eight beautifully integrated solo voices…Every number here has something particularly arresting within it, all supported by persuasive and committed singing.” -BBC Music Magazine Choral and Song Choice, A Purcell Collection.
Tickets for Voces8 are $32-45, with $10 student tickets available. Tickets can be purchased at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 East Main St.; by phone (585) 274-3000; or online at http://eastmantheatre.org
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About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.
More than 900 students are enrolled in the Collegiate Division of the Eastman School of Music—about 500 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. They come from almost every state, and approximately 23 percent are from other countries. They are taught by a faculty comprised of more than 130 highly regarded performers, composers, conductors, scholars, and educators. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Grammy winners, Emmy Winners, Guggenheim Fellows, ASCAP Award recipients, published authors, recording artists, and acclaimed musicians who have performed in the world’s greatest concert halls. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community.