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British vocal ensemble VOCES8 returns to Hodgson Concert Hall

VOCES8 returns to Athens on Feb. 23 at Hodgson Concert Hall. (Photo by Andy Staples)

On Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., Hodgson Concert Hall welcomes the return of VOCES8.

This Grammy-nominated British vocal ensemble is musically omnivorous, with a repertoire that ranges from the Renaissance to modern popular song. “Draw on, Sweet Night” is the name of VOCES8’s Athens a cappella program, which includes the Frank Sinatra tune “Come Fly with Me” and music by Paul Simon and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, alongside pieces from the 1500s.

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. Touring globally, VOCES8 performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists.

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 and Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City, among many others. This season, they perform more than 100 concerts in the U.K., across Europe, the U.S., Australia and Asia.

They have collaborated in concert and in the recording studio with musicians including Paul Simon, Jacob Collier, Eric Whitacre, Christopher Tin, Olafur Arnalds, Jonathan Dove, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and others.

VOCES8 is passionate about music education and is the flagship ensemble of music charity the VOCES8 Foundation, which actively promotes “Music Education For All.” Engaging in a broad range of in-person outreach work that reaches up to 40,000 people a year, the foundation runs an annual program of workshops and masterclasses at the VOCES8 Centre at St Anne & St Agnes Church, London.

Audiences may also attend a free pre-performance talk by Theresa Chafin in Ramsey Concert Hall from 6:45-7:15 p.m.

This performance is supported by Robert Paul.

Three ways to get tickets

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  2. Call the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (five-minute parking is available in the drop off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets.)

Single tickets begin at $25, and UGA student tickets are just $10. Parking is free.

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