New CD from Voces8

Vocal ensemble Voces8, who will be making their Three Choirs Festival debut in Hereford this summer, have today launched  a new CD album, Lux [Decca Classics 478 8053]. It features works by composers from across the centuries and across the world, including Tallis, Allegri, Elgar, Rachmaninov, Gjeilo, Dubra, Lauridsen and Mealor, but there is a consistent mood of tranquil contemplation. To quote the CD liner notes: ‘Warmth, radiance, guidance and comfort: from the pale glow of moon or starlight to the blaze of summer sun, light has always been a symbol for our most basic human needs, both physical and spiritual. In compiling the music for this album, we found ourselves returning time and again to this idea of the desire for comfort being expressed through music.’ Voces8 are hoping that Lux will repeat the success of their previous CD Eventide, which topped the classical charts on its release.

YOu can download or order it here or find out more about Voces8 from their website.

‘The singing of Voces8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’, with meticulous timing and tuning.’ Gramophone magazine