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Voces8 sings Ben Folds as sacred music

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A surprising and soothing setting to a secular song

Voces8 is a group of extremely talented singers who make this intricate arrangement of Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest” sound effortless. The octet is made up of 6 men and 2 women, rather than the traditional assortment of 4 of each, the bolstered bass lines really help the soprano’s haunting high notes to pop.

Jim Clements arranged the piece to sound like sacred music; in fact set in Latin it would feel right at home in the Crypt Church below the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. His use of dynamics brings the whole work together and allows the group to at times sound a lot larger than eight strong.

Voces8 has been working professionally for about a decade. In their tenure they have released 17 albums of assorted choral works, in which they cover Purcell, Bach, Gershwin and more. They are currently on tour in Europe and have shows booked through 2018.

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Song: The Luckiest | Singer: Voces8

Voces8

Hometown: London, England

Latest Album: Winter (2016)

Fun Fact: An a cappella group from the UK who sings everything from Renaissance choral motets to rearranged modern pop hits. Originally formed in 2005, the group made it's name on their way to a competition and it has stuck for more than a decade. They went professional in 2007 and have released 17 albums of classical and modern music

Website: voces8.com

Facebook: facebook.com/VOCES8

Twitter: @VOCES8
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