Many of you have enjoyed performances by the vocal ensemble Voces8 and this season we are pleased to welcome their ‘sister’ group, Apollo5. The international award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 delight audiences with versatile and engaging performances on the concert platform, singing repertoire ranging from renaissance, classical and contemporary choral music to folk, jazz and pop. Frequently performing in their home city of London they have sung in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place (London A Cappella Festival) and the Barbican. They regularly give concerts at their home in the heart of the City of London, the Voces8 Centre.
Apollo5 sings throughout the UK, and has enjoyed giving performances in many European countries, the USA and Asia. This season the group will perform in the UK (including London’s St John’s Smith Square), France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and in the USA. They will collaborate with the London Chamber Orchestra, l’Orchestre Régional Avignon-Provence and l’Orchestre d’Avignon.
Apollo5 has released albums with Voces8 Records, including their new album “O Radiant Dawn”, which charted in the top 10 of the UK classical charts. They are featured on “Reflections”, with music composed by Paul Smith. Other albums include “The Spirit Like a Dove”, music by Josquin des Prez performed with the Ingenium Ensemble (another top 10 UK Classical Chart album), and “With a Song in my Heart”, an album of folk, jazz and pop. Also released is “Journey” on the Edition Peters Sounds label featuring the group with former King’s Singer Paul Phoenix.
Their programme is entitled ‘O Radiant Dawn’ and they have chosen to include works by composers such as Byrd, Pérotin, Monteverdi, MacMillan, Schumann and Finzi. The programme also features arrangements written especially for Apollo5 . You will also hear some old favourites such as ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ ‘Who Will Buy?’ ‘These Foolish Things’ and many more popular arrangements.
Check them out on their website http://apollo5.co.uk/ If you’d like tickets, then please email: geoffreywhitehead@vinehallschool.com