Choices display great versatility
THIS international award-winning octet was founded in 2003 by former choristers from Westminster Abbey and are considered to be one of the best in British a capella.
The main ensemble Voices Cantabile Music is a music foundation based the South East. They have workshops in 200 schools throughout England with the aim of inspiring creativity through music.
One reviewer said: "To hear them is an aural experience for their crisp intonation, sensitive attention to phrasing and their ability to produce a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour". This statement was certainly true of the group's concert on Friday.
In a diverse programme they opened with a choral work by early English composer Orlando Gibbons O Clap Your Hands.
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In complete contrast, this was followed by a swinging version of Nat King Cole's Straighten Up and Fly Right. The famous Peggy Lee song Fever was given a clever arrangement which certainly suited their style. In the same mood, four of the members presented the Yazoo classic Only You with great feeling. After their version of the American Folk song Shenandoah they showed their tremendous versatility by choosing a double chorus from one of Bach's motets which sounded very authentic.
With James Bond being so much in the limelight at present the group chose Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me. The final item Slap That Bass by Gershwin had some clever backing to Dingle Yandell's bass solo.
A large audience responded enthusiastically and were rewarded with a pastiche of opera excerpts by Bizet, Mozart and Rossini.
Other members of the group were sopranos Andrea Haines and Emily Dickens, altos Chris Wardle and Barnaby Smith, tenors Charlie Macdougall and Robert Smith, the other bass being Paul Smith.