Thursday 29 June
Join Voces8 in a late night concert to bring the 2017 Festival on the Close to a magical conclusion. In the historic setting of Rugby School Quad, this promises to be a truly memorable and uplifting end to our week of celebrations and this the 450th Anniversary year of the founding of the school. Established as one of Britain's most versatile and best-loved vocal ensembles, the award-winning a cappella octet has a repertoire that stretches from
Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements."The slickest of the lot..."
(Andrew McGregor, CD Review BBC Radio 3).
The world-renowned vocal group performs a rich tapestry of choral music spanning six centuries - from Gibbons, Palestrina and Purcell, through to
Mendelssohn, Fauré and Rachmaninov, to Simon & Garfunkel, Van Morrison and Kate Rusby. T
he pieces are linked by an overall theme of 'eternity and the journey and longing of the soul'.