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early music vocal ensemble
THIS IS ensemble viii
Ensemble VIII’s ambition is to make the vast canon of Renaissance and Baroque vocal music accessible and fresh to Austin and Central Texas audiences.
The ensemble offers a rare opportunity to hear superb specialists in early music perform at the highest degree of technical precision and dramatic intensity.
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WORLD-CLASS MUSIC MAKING
…the resulting wash of vibrant tone colors, ultra-precise intonation, and oneness of sound is nothing short of world-class music-making. This is Ensemble VIII.
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Christmas CD featuring Handel’s Messiah and Carols
Complete Messiah 2-CD Set (with Houston’s Mercury)
SEE WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
MUSIC THAT CAN MOVE ANYONE
For those in the audience…, the music is uniformly spectacular and uplifting…The tight-knit, gifted vocal group transforms these “Carols” into music that can move anyone.
— Austin American-Statesman