We’re delighted to welcome for the first time critically acclaimed Cello Octet Cellophony .
This London based cello octet have rapidly established themselves as the UK’s leading cello ensemble, carving a reputation as accomplished exponents of both the standard cello ensemble repertoire and a diverse array of specially commissioned arrangements and adaptations.
This unique repertoire base and its exhilarating delivery on stage have won the group a following across the globe, with acclaimed performances on the festival scene across Europe and as far afield as South Korea.
As finalists of the Royal Over-Seas League chamber music competition and as Park Lane Group Young Artists, Cellophony have received universal critical acclaim for performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, including the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, The Sage Gateshead, and the world famous Wigmore Hall.
Their collaborations to date have included sopranos Sarah Fox and Susana Gaspar, tenor Ben Johnson, and violinists Roberto Gonzalez and Sasha Sitkovetsky.
“Cellophony – A bold and brilliant bunch”– Richard Morrison, The Times
Hail also to Invicta Voices – a London based a-capella choir formed in October 2014, originally from University of Kent alumni.
The singers come from all walks of life, including; teachers, lawyers, financiers and film producers to name just a few. Although they have a diverse range of backgrounds, they are all united in their shared passion for music and choral singing.
Meeting bi-weekly, the choir enjoys exploring a wide range of choral music from traditional pieces by composers such as Byrd and Hassler right the way through to contemporary choral pieces by Gjeilo, Patterson and Whitacre.
Since the choir was formed, they have had some brilliant performance opportunities, with performances at the University of Kent’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the House of Lords, the Colyer-Fergusson Hall in Canterbury, and most recently in the Gresham Centre, home to VOCES8.
They have also performed in Maidenhead and London. The 2016 programme includes concerts in April in London, May in Dartmouth and October in Germany.
Invicta Voices has also had the pleasure of working alongside Paul Patterson on a number of musical works, which has been a valuable experience and has led to the addition of three fantastic pieces to the choir’s repertoire. We hope to continue working alongside Paul in the future.
The choir is also supported by the Eureka! Foundation. http://www.invictavoices.co.uk/
DART MUSIC FESTIVAL 13TH, 14TH & 15TH MAY 2016