The VOCES8 Foundation announces the first-ever global online vocal festival
‘Live from London’ is a new, paid-for online festival from the VOCES8 Foundation, featuring some of the world’s finest vocal ensembles including VOCES8, I Fagiolini, Stile Antico, The Swingles, Chanticleer and more. Broadcasting every Saturday for ten weeks from the 1st August, ‘Live from London’ has been designed to raise money for artists, venues and promoters to cover their COVID-19 losses, to reunite the world’s many singers, and audiences with much needed live concerts.
Broadcast in HD from the beautiful VOCES8 Centre (St Anne and St Agnes Church), in the heart of the City of London, viewers will be able to pay for exclusive access to season or individual concert tickets. Award-winning artists featured include VOCES8, I Fagiolini, Stile Antico, The Swingles, The Sixteen (from Kings Place), The Gesualdo Six, Apollo5, Chanticleer (from San Francisco) and a special guest appearance by The Academy of Ancient Music. The ensembles will be performing their favourite works, and pieces for which they’ve become renowned, singing repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary A Cappella.
The Festival is a heart-warming display of vocal ensembles helping each other in a crisis. These concerts will be some of the first performances by the ensembles since the start of the lock-down restrictions at the beginning of the year. A portion of all ticket sales will be put towards funding for grassroots music education, and to addressing topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in choral music.
Season passes are £80 (£8 per concert, per household). Single concert ticket will available for £12.50. Concessions have been crafted for students and choirs across the world, as well as special deals for promoters and venues.
More information, a trailer and tickets can be found at: voces8.foundation/livefromlondon