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Voices of Hope and Voces8 Concert - 16 December 2023

Date/Time: Saturday 16 December 2023, 7.30pm

Venue: All Saints' Church, Quayside, Newcastle

A Choral Christmas with Voces8 and Voices of Hope

The 2023 Grammy-nominated British vocal ensemble Voces8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading musicians, orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos which is shared both online and in person.

Voces8 has performed at many notable venues since its inception in 2005 including Wigmore Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin Philharmonie, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, NCPA Beijing, Sydney Opera House, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Victoria Concert Hall Singapore, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City amongst many others. This season they perform over 100 concerts in the UK, across Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia and are delighted to be performing in Newcastle.

Voices of Hope is an award winning chamber choir based in the North East of England. Founded in 2011 by Simon Davies-Fidler; Scottish conductor Mark Edwards was appointed as Musical Director in 2020.

Having originally formed for a one-off charity concert, Voices of Hope have since earned wide-spread recognition and success, most notably being championed as 2016 National Choir of the Year and 2017 Let the Peoples Sing finalists.  The choir have been thrilled to perform in distinguished venues including Sage Gateshead, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cardiff Millennium Centre and Helsinki’s Musiikkitalo.  Additionally, Voices of Hope have contributed several broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and have been televised on BBC 4.

Performance highlights include Mainz, Germany; at the City of Derry International Choir Festival and a Remembrance Day concert presented by Ēriks Ešenvalds.