Poster VOCES8 vocal ensemble
VOCES8 vocal ensemble
photo: Andy Staples, courtesy of artist
Performance Today®

VOCES8 vocal ensemble

Two women, six men... together, they're VOCES8, a British vocal ensemble that performs a wide range of genres. On Friday's Performance Today, VOCES8 joins us to sing early classical, classic jazz, and everything in-between.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations: Aria
Igor Levit, piano
Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski
Sony 6096

Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Jones Hall, Houston, TX

William Byrd: Vigilate
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser, St. Paul, MN

Thomas Tallis: God Grant with Grace
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser, St. Paul, MN

Edward Elgar: They are at Rest
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser, St. Paul, MN

Traditional (arr. Josh Pacey): Danny Boy
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser, St. Paul, MN

Nat King Cole: Straighten up and Fly Right
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser, St. Paul, MN

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34: Movement 3 Scherzo, allegro
Soyoung Choi, violin; Camille Poirier-Lachance, violin; Aadam Ibrahim, viola; Kevin Mills, cello; Seonmi Lee, piano
Heifetz International Music Institute, Francis Auditorium, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

Hour 2

Alexander Borodin: Tarantella
Marco Rapetti, piano
Borodin: Complete Piano Music
Brilliant 93894

Alfonso Montes: Llanura
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, NY

Pierre Jalbert: Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Steven Copes, violin; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Thomas Zehetmair, conductor
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Alexander Borodin: Overture to Prince Igor
Houston Symphony; Vassily Sinaisky, conductor
Jones Hall, Houston, TX

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