A concert programme ranging from the spiritual intensity of the medieval cathedral to the suave decadence of the American barber shop. Whilst some songs are traditional or anonymous, acknowledged composers include Clemant Janequin from 15th Century French Renaissance and Eric Whitacre from 21st Century Reno, Nevada.
Octavo was formed in 2013. A bunch of like-minded souls, whose paths had crossed over a number of years in London and West Country vocal circles, decided that they needed an outlet for their talent that comprised smaller forces. That’s about it, but what better excuse do you need to meet than the prospect of 8-part vocal harmony with friends? We have performed in a huge variety of venues ranging from the tiny church of Stanley Pontlarge, a hamlet in Gloucestershire, to the vast and wonderful spaces of the abbeys of Tewkesbury and Bath and from HR Prison at Long Lartin to Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire. Our programmes range across the whole spectrum of choral music from the Renaissance through to the present day and encompass sacred and secular, classical and contemporary, folk songs and songs from the shows.
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