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Gothic Voices

Gothic Voices

For more than thirty years Gothic Voices has been world-renowned for the excellence, refinement and spirituality of its performances of medieval music.



The Dufay Spectacle
The Dufay Spectacle
Gothic Voices presents The Dufay Spectacle, featuring special guest Andrew Lawrence-King. 

CKD 568  

Super Audio Collection Vol. 10
Super Audio Collection Vol. 10
Having reached its 10 year milestone Linn's Super Audio Collection series remains as popular as ever 

AKP 564  

The Unknown Lover
The Unknown Lover
Gothic Voices presents the first recording of the complete works of Solage. 

BKD 574  

A Laurel for Landini
A Laurel for Landini
A fitting celebration of one of Italy's greatest composers. 

BKD 573  

Mary Star Of The Sea
Mary Star Of The Sea
Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut. 

CKD 541  

Originally founded in 1980 by the scholar and musician Christopher Page, Gothic Voices has gone on to record twenty-five albums, three of which won the coveted Gramophone Early Music Award. Its first recording A feather on the breath of God - Sequences and Hymns by Saint Hildegard of Bingen still remains one of the bestselling recordings of pre-Classical music ever made. Mary Star Of The Sea is their first release on Linn with a forthcoming second album: The Dufay Spectacle.  

In the UK they have performed at the Aldeburgh and Chester Festivals, the York and Birmingham Early Music Festivals and at the International Festivals of Edinburgh and Cheltenham. They have toured widely throughout Europe, appearing at the Flanders, Utrecht and Stuttgart Early Music Festivals and the Vestfold Festival in Norway. They have also appeared in Israel and in the Americas.

Gothic Voices also enjoy performing contemporary music, particularly pieces with medieval associations. Many of today's composers are influenced by medieval repertoire and its often experimental nature. The group plans to give a renewed emphasis to the combination of old and new alongside its more traditional programmes.

Gothic Voices is committed to bringing medieval music into the mainstream. Their imaginative programmes aim to use their voices in varying combinations to produce performances of great beauty and thereby to continue to win the appreciation of audiences all over the world.


For further information - www.gothicvoices.co.uk
Gramophone
Editor's Choice: 'What a pleasure, then, to be able to welcome this Dufay recording as matching all the qualities that made Gothic Voices absolute leaders in the field.'
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De Volkskrant
5 Stars
'...it is the melodic richness and the rhythmic ingenuity that continue to allow this music, almost six centuries old, to fascinate and amaze.'
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iClassical
5 Stars
Album of the Month: 'This is medieval music at its finest...don’t hesitate to add this to your music collection.'
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Kerk en Leven
'The British ensemble Gothic voices has released a selection of his work in a beautiful new CD.'
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BR Klassik
CD-Tipp: 'For all the clarity of the presentation - and this is exemplary, even when instruments are added - the expression always comes first.'
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Stemband
'Gothic Voices is geen koor, maar wel een vocaal ensemble. Hun prachtige vertolking van motetten en chansons van Guillaume Dufay, klinkt zoals in de tijd van onze grote componist.'


MusicWeb International
'...with this beautifully produced CD more instruments have been added, producing a disc of greater colour and variety...'
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All Music
5 Stars
'...an attractive program of motets and chansons...Highly recommended.'
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Stretto
'This beautiful performance is both vocal and instrumental, with an unparalleled technical and expressive perfection. Can not be missed!'
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The Sunday Times
'The four singers of Gothic Voices, the mezzo Clare Wilkinson and a quartet of instrumentalists seem perfectly attuned to Dufay’s intoxicatingly elegant, graceful style.'
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Fanfare
'Everything on the program is rendered splendidly, as would be expected of this ensemble...Recommended.'
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RSI Switzerland Rete Due
'...deep and inspiring...pure vocal joy...'
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American Record Guide
'These performances are nothing short of amazing for their unanimity of ensemble, perfectly blended tone, and flawless intonation.'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'Just lovely!'
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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'Just four voices, often only one or two at a time but singing with a clarity of focus and keen beauty that’s always affecting...'
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Choir & Organ
5 Stars
'This welcome revitalisation of an iconic group is characterised by warmth of tone and beautiful blend. A thoroughly engaging recording of impeccable clarity.'
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Gramophone
'The disc's highlight comes when [Andrew Smith's] setting of Stond wel, Moder under rode follows the anonymous 13th-century setting of the same text, each piece supercharged with the ensemble's raw, intense but poetic style founded on the very basics of vocal communication.'
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MusicWeb International
'Especially striking on this disc are the works by the American Joanne Metcalf and by the Liverpool-born Andrew Smith...The recording is beautifully spaced.'
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MusicWeb International
'A fascinating release.'
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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
„Es darf als Reverenz an die mittelalterliche Tradition verstanden werden und zugleich an dieses herausragende Ensemble. Wie das Drama der Kreuzigung hier von innen her durchleuchtet wird, im Zusammenklang der klar und transparent geführten Stimmen, ist ergreifend; darin liegt auch ein mystischer Kern."
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El arte de la fuga
'La toma sonora es excelente, diáfana como pocas, ideal para sumergirse en la escucha de estas magníficas composiciones.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'The mood throughout is one of serenity and grace.'
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Andrew Benson-Wilson
'The four singers of Gothic Voices produce an exceptionally good consort sound as well as impressing in their various solo roles...[a] beautiful recording.'
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22 June 2018 to 22 June 2018
Europe
Louth Contemporary Music Society, Ireland, Dundalk


04 August 2018 to 04 August 2018
England
Three Choirs Festival, Leominster Priory, Leominster


19 August 2018 to 19 August 2018
Europe
Sint-Andrieskerk, Belgium, Antwerp