Acclaimed A Cappella Group VOCES8 to Perform at Samford Feb. 16

Published on February 15, 2010 by Sean Flynt  

Samford University's School of the Arts and the Birmingham Boy's Choir are jointly sponsoring a performance by VOCES8 Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Samford's Reid Chapel.

International award-winning vocal ensemble VOCES8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella group, performing repertoire ranging from early polyphony to unique jazz and popular arrangements.

The group has been praised for its 'stunning performance', 'exquisite singing', and 'a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour'. VOCES8 has won First Prize in the Jazz category of the 44th International Grand Prix and in the sacred and secular categories at the European Choral Grand Prix competition.

The VOCES8 performance at Samford is a fund-raiser for the Birmingham Boys Choir, who also will perform.

Tickets are $12 (adults), $9 (55+) and $6 (students and children).

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