Following on from the cancellation of the World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020) in Auckland, we regret to announce that the VOCES8 concerts on Sunday 12 and Tuesday 14 July, which were to headline the Symposium, are also now cancelled.
WSCM2020 Artistic Director John Rosser says, “Given the current restrictions on massed gatherings, along with border controls and quarantine requirements, it is not possible to proceed with the VOCES8 concerts in July. While we are sorry to disappoint their many fans at this stage, we do know that VOCES8 is keen to rekindle their plans to visit New Zealand as soon as conditions and schedules allow.”
All concert tickets will be refunded, but we ask purchasers for their patience as our team works through the process.
If customers have any queries regarding their booking, please contact Ticketmaster
The world-renowned British octet VOCES8 will perform two public concerts in Auckland, each with a unique programme, on Sunday 12 and Tuesday 14 July 2020.
In New Zealand for the first time, and in the city to headline the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (11-18 July 2020), VOCES8 is celebrated around the globe for its rich, blended sound and charismatic style.
With a catalogue of acclaimed recordings that have reached the top of the classical charts, including everything from 13th Century choral music to its own jazz and pop arrangements, VOCES8 maintains a busy concert schedule while continuing to release new music.
This brilliant, young a cappella ensemble, formed in 2003 by former choristers of the Westminster Abbey Choir, will perform two entertaining programmes drawn from a repertoire that ranges across many centuries, countries and vocal styles.
“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
“Eight beautifully integrated solo voices… Every number here has something particularly arresting within it, all supported by persuasive and committed singing.” - BBC Music Magazine Choral and Sing Choice, A Purcell Collection *****