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Octavoce Annual Christmas Concerts 2019

   Fri 20th December - St Andrews Chuch, Fortrose

   Sat 21st December - Morningside United Church, Edinburgh

   Sun 22nd December - Edinburgh City Chambers

O Come O Come Emmanuel 

Riu Riu Chiu

Still, Still, Still

Magnificat - Praetorius

In Dulci Jubilo

Away in a Manger

Bethlehem Down

Lully Lulla Lullay

The Holly and the Ivy

Little Drummer Boy

In the Bleak Midwinter

Let it Snow

Winter Wonderland

Jingle Bells

White Christmas

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

During the concert in Fortrose

Christmas Carol Competition 2019

Classic FM & Making Music UK

 

Octavoce was shortlisted as one of ten choirs across the UK by Making Music UK in their annual Christmas carol compettion. Our recording of Michael Pretorius' Es ist Ein Ros' entsrpungen

was then selected as one of five winners by Classic FM to be broadcast in the run up to Christmas,

Classic FM Drive

5-7pm, Wednesday 18th December 2019

   Es ist Ein Ros' Entsrpungen  Michael Praetorius

City of Derry International Choir Festival 2019

 

St Columb's Hall, Derry

Sat 26th -Sun 27th October, 2019

National Mixed Voice category

   O Radiant Dawn   James MacMillan

   The Barber of Seville (Overture)    Rossini arr. Runswick

National Pop, Jazz and Gospel category

   Lullabye   Billy Joel arr. Lawson

   Let's Do It   Cole Porter arr. Blackwell

National Vocal Ensemble

   Lay A Garland   Pearsall

   Summer Time   Gershwin arr. Williams

Octavoce travelled once again to Derry for the International Choir Festival, this time taking part in three categories. We performed two pieces in each category (all from memory!) for the audience and panel, and were thrilled to be awarded first place National Mixed Voice category, along with second place in the other two categories. It was a surprise to win another category, but we were very pleased with all three results! Well done to all the other choirs we met and performed alongside.

Octavoce Spring series

   7.30pm  ·  Saturday 6th April 2019

St Jame's Episcopal Church, Dingwall

   7.30pm  ·  Sunday 7th April 2019

Cupar Old Parish Church, Cupar

Octavoce travelled to Dingwall and Cupar to present a programme of music inspired by Spring. 

Octavoce Christmas series 2018

   7.30pm  ·  Friday 21st December

St Andrews Church, Fortrose

   7.30pm  ·  Saturday 22nd December

Morningside United church, Edinburgh

   7.30pm  ·  Sunday 23rd December

Edinburgh City Chambers

   Seasonal Repertoire

Octavoce's annual Christmas concert series was, once again, a great success. Due to popular demand, an extra Edinburgh date was added for 2018.

Octavoce and Kalopsia Collaboration

   7.30pm  ·  Sunday 4th November

The Robin Chapel, Edinburgh

   7.30pm  ·  Saturday 24th November

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

   Repertoire included:

     Durufle  Four Motets

     Holst  Nunc Dimittis

     Wood  Magnificat in F

 A collaboration with writer/performer, J. A. Sutherland as part of Kalopsia's OCTAVO FIKA - 2018. Join us to experience an evening of words, music, multimedia and movement

National Vocal Ensemble

City of Derry International Choir Festival 2018

 

St Columb's Hall, Derry

Sunday 28th October, 2018

Hail Gladdening Light  Charles Wood

Feeling Good  arr. Voces8

Octavoce travelled to Derry for the International Choir Festival to take part in the National Vocal Ensemble category. We performed our two pieces for the audience and panel, and were thrilled to be awarded first place. It was a great weekend, and all the hard work paid off! Thanks Derry, and hopefully see you again soon!

Songs of Nature, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

 

Morningside United Church, Edinburgh

Tuesday 21st August, 2018

7.30pm

 

The programme included 'Summertime' by George Gershwin, 'O Radiant Dawn' by James MacMillan as well as works by Esenvalds, Wood, Cole Porter and more! 

Proceeds were split between SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Octavoce.

Songs of Nature, Hampshire, July 2018

 

Octavoce have recently returned from a tour to Hampshire, in partnership with the 'Cameron Bespolka Trust'. We gave two very successful concerts, the first of which was in the church of Hospital St Cross, Winchester. It was a beautiful church, and it had wonderful acoustics. This was followed by a sell out concert in the parish church of Little Somborne. Both concerts were well received, and we were able to help raise over £4000. Our programme 'Songs of Nature' reflected the values of the trust, focusing on nature, and 'birds' in particular.

Read more about our performances on the Cameron Bespolka website.

Octavoce performing at Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester

Christmas Concerts, 2017

Saturday 9th December - Fortrose, Black Isle

Sunday 10th December - City Chambers, Edinburgh

We made our annual trip to the Black Isle, followed by a concert the following night in the Edinburgh City chambers. This year, we were delighted to welcome Esther Swift on harp, to accompany Octavoce in Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols'.

Edinburgh City Chambers

Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester

Church in Little Somborne

Performing in Fortrose

St Andrew's Church, Fortose

 
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