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Nielsen Concert Series: VOCES8


VOCES8, the first 2012-2013 Nielsen Concert Series event, will be held on Monday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1105 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines.

The international award-winning octet, VOCES8, has established itself at the forefront of British a cappella. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal color.

Founded in 2003 by ex-choristers of Westminster Abbey, VOCES8’s career has developed both in the classical choral scene and the world of a cappella with an annual touring schedule that takes the group to Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia. Highlights include performances at the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

The Nielsen Concert Series was begun by former Grand View president Ernest Nielsen in honor of his wife, Frances.