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WORLD LEADING CHORAL ENSEMBLE

VOCES8

ANNOUNCES MESMERISING NEW ALBUM

NIGHTFALL

BRAND NEW WORKS AND COVERS FROM RENOWNED COMPOSERS OF FILM, ELECTRONIC AND ALTERNATIVE CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC; LUDOVICO EINAUDI, SIGUR RÓS, KOJI KONDO, AND MAX RICHTER.

Stream Fljótavík and pre-order Nightfall HERE

Grammy-nominated ensemble VOCES8 is pleased to announce the release of its new album, ‘Nightfall,’ on Decca Classics on 27 September. This album introduces a collection of reflective and transcendent music inspired by the night. It features a mix of choral classics and contemporary arrangements, including new choral versions of popular works by Ludovico Einaudi, Sigur Rós, Koji Kondo, and Max Richter.

This exquisite collection of songs, celebrating a diverse range of composers from the worlds of film, game, alternative, and contemporary classical music, showcases VOCES8’s unique style and versatility. The recording also features world premiere works from British composer and 2024 Classic FM Rising Star Lucy Walker, as well as US composer and regular collaborator, Taylor Scott Davis, known for ‘dreamy vocal lines’.

‘Nightfall’ opens and closes with contemplative psalm settings by South Korean composer Jaeil Jung, known for his work on Squid Game and Parasite.

The album follows the success of VOCES8’s previous collaborative album ‘Home’ with GRAMMY-winning composer Eric Whitacre and their own GRAMMY nomination in the Best Choral Performance category for their 2022 Decca Classics/Decca Gold recording of Christopher Tin’s ‘The Lost Birds’ featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Acclaimed around the world for their skill, subtlety, panache and impressive range of musical styles, recent performances include European venues such as Wigmore Hall and Vienna Konzerthaus, three tours to the US and a return tour to Australia, including the Sydney Opera House.

Stream Fljótavík and pre-order Nightfall HERE

About VOCES8

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 and conductors. 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 is passionate about music education and is the flagship ensemble of the VOCES8 Foundation which actively promotes ‘Music Education For All’, reaching up to 40,000 people annually.

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

The pandemic provided the impetus for 2 continuing initiatives: the VOCES8 Digital Academy, an online choral programme and the LIVE From London digital festival which has broadcast over 100 concerts with 250,000 tickets sold.

VOCES8 is a Decca Classics artist, also releasing on the VOCES8 Records label. The recording of Christopher Tin’s “The Lost Birds” was nominated for a Grammy-Award in 2023. The newest albums are “A Choral Christmas” in which VOCES8 joins its own Foundation Choir and Orchestra in a joyful selection of carol arrangements and featuring the premiere recording of Taylor Scott Davis’s “Magnificat”; “Home” conducted by Eric Whitacre, featuring his work “The Sacred Veil”; and “Seven Psalms” by Paul Simon.

VOCES8 is proud to be working with Ken Burton as Composer-in-Residence and Jim Clements as Arranger-in-Residence. The ensemble publishes arrangements, original compositions and educational material with the new VOCES8 Publishing house and with Edition Peters, including The VOCES8 Method written by Paul Smith.

Nightfall Tracklisting:

jung jaeil • psalm 22.21

Sigur Rós • Fljótavík

Max Reger • Nachtlied

Taylor Scott Davis • Stardust

Ludovico Einaudi • Experience

Hugo Alfvén • Aftonen

Max Richter • On the Nature of Daylight

Caroline Shaw • and the swallow

Kim André Arnesen • Even When He Is Silent

Koji Kondo • Zelda’s Lullaby

Dan Forrest • Good Night Dear Heart

Lucy Walker • O Nata Lux

Kerensa Briggs • Media Vita

Frank Ticheli • There Will Be Rest

jung jaeil • psalm 10.1

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