On Tuesday 15th November we welcomed Voces8 to Bradford Cathedral for an afternoon event and an evening concert, which followed on from earlier sessions held in schools.
Alexander Berry, our Director of Music, said of the day:
“VOCES8 led a very engaging Big Afternoon Sing workshop with three Bradford primary schools. We all especially enjoyed the silly warm-ups at the beginning, and it was wonderful to watch the children’s reactions when they heard the group sing beautiful polyphony. The children ended the session with a performance of the songs they’d worked on together.
“It was such a privilege for our choristers, consort sopranos, and lay clerks to work with VOCES8 in the lead-up to the concert. VOCES8 brought out the very best in our children and adults, and they worked together on sound, communication and performance skills. We had such a great time, and are so grateful for this enriching and life-giving experience.”
We are also extremely grateful for the support of the LG Harris Trust who funded the school workshops and the VOCES8 concert. Without their support this wonderful project would not have been possible.