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Chamber Music Concerts Presents British Vocal Ensemble VOCES8





Chamber Music Concerts (CMC) presents the British vocal ensemble VOCES8 (pronounced VOH-ches 8) on Friday, November 3 at 7:30pm at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $33/$38, with a special price of only $5 for full-time students and Oregon Trail Card holders. To purchase tickets, visit www.ChamberMusicConcerts.org, where you may choose your seats, or call the Box Office at 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. Please contact Jody Schmidt at 541-552-6154 if you need accommodations for a disability. CMC also provides free pre-concert lectures one hour before each performance in Room 132 of the Music Building.

VOCES8 will present a program they titled “Choral Dances,” featuring music by William Byrd, Benjamin Britten, Sergei Rachmaninov, and several others — including Van Morrison and Duke Ellington! The ensemble describes the concert as “a rich and diverse collection of choral music inspired by dance. From chapels and courts to cinemas and clubs, this rhythmically diverse and harmonically rich programme showcases the ensemble at its versatile best.”

In addition to the concert, VOCES8 will work with vocal students at Southern Oregon University in a master class on Friday, November 3 at 1:30pm in the SOU Music Recital Hall. The master class is free and open to the public.

VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements. VOCES8 has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, and the Shanghai Concert Hall. In the 2017-18 season, the ensemble will be touring Europe extensively, returning to Russia, and making three tours to the USA; they will also make debut tours to Singapore and Mexico.

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