“The soul, like the moon, is new, and always new again.” (Lal Ded).

Together on our ‘lonely planet’, we hold the power to preserve what preserves us yet often misuse that gift. Sprinkling ‘Stardust’ through a summer festival celebrating cycles of renewal and regeneration in nature and spirit, VOCES8 leads an internationally renowned cast joyfully exploring the yin and yang of our existence and looking forward to ‘A New Day’.

Appearing in every main festival performance, VOCES8 unites an exclusive line-up featuring new festival invitees The King’s Singers, Chineke!, Suzi Digby’s ORA Singers, a star quartet of Julian Bliss, Jack Liebeck, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Katya Apekisheva, Mary Bevan, Zeb Soanes, the London Contemporary Orchestra and Robert Ames. Special concerts coming from the International Choral Biennale ‘Live From Haarlem’ include Cappella Amsterdam and the Doelen Ensemble, Consensus Vocalis, Laurens Collegium, Efterklang and the South Denmark Girls’ Choir. Returning favourites include I Fagiolini, Apollo5 and the English Chamber Orchestra.

From Kirkland-Snider’s Mass for the Endangered, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending , Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time , a Mozart piano concerto, through to music by David Lang, Eriks Ešenvalds, a cappella and choral favourites, world premieres by Taylor Scott Davis, Afrodeutsche, Donna McKevitt, Paul Smith, Joanna Marsh and Ken Burton; voices, instruments and dance create a summer adventure to fuel community and give wings to one’s soul.

Watch live or On Demand from 4 July until 31 August. The festival is filmed live from the VOCES8 Centre, a stunning church in the heart of the City of London, and from venues across the world. The festival has been designed to raise money for festival artists and the Arts, and included in the ticket price is a donation to support the VOCES8 Foundation’s education, outreach, and diversity work around the world.


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